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Hear from Larry Wood in videos from the Hall

Inductee Larry Wood is a huge figure in the diecast world. As designer for Hot Wheels, Larry penned some of the brand’s most iconic designs, like the Bone Shaker. For his work, we inducted Larry into the Model Car Hall of Fame in 2009 as Model Car Designer and again in 2011. Larry has since […]

8 Real-Life Customs That Became Hot Wheels Vehicles – hobbyDB

If you had a chance to see the Hot Wheels Legends Tour this summer, it was an amazing gathering of customs, hot rods, stock cars, whatever’s cool in car culture. Each stop on the tour featured lots of local cars, but there were also several amazing customs that made it to every location. In addition to being […]

Give the Gift of Free Model Car Accessories!

HW Works, the folks bringing you CAD designed, 3D printed custom accessories for 1:64 model cars, are having a quick giveaway on Facebook for some accessories, like a ladder rack for a 1:64 Ford Raptor. Check it out and tag someone deserving!

Kansas City Hot Wheels Bonanza

Run, don’t walk, to Overland Park, just outside of Kansas City, from today until July 20th. Why? 100,000 Hot Wheels from a personal collection are about to go on sale. From mainlines to rare cars such as Leo Mattels, all the cars belonged to an unnamed collector in the Mo-Kan Hotwheelers group who passed away. […]

NASCAR diecast: Where it All Began

An hour North of Atlanta, just when the highways begin to resemble roads rather than a packed NASCAR starting grid, but before you reach the southern Appalachians, you’ll find an unexpectedly important part of NASCAR history. Dawsonville, the North Georgia suburb and one-time hub for moonshiners, is home to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, […]

Jean Birsens: Matchbox Collector for over 40 years

Like many of us, Jean Birsens played with Matchbox cars and Siku cars on the carpet in his living room, a carpet which was a Highway, a City and many other interesting places. Unlike most though, Jean’s make believe world blossomed into a real-life museum today. Starting with hand-me-downs, Jean now owns his own Matchbox […]