Hot Wheels were always designed with an eye on collecting even before “COLLECTING” became the massive industry it is now. Sure, they were sold as toys for kids to race down orange track and crash and bash around… but the packaging actually said “Collector’s Button” on it. They were way ahead of their time. As […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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. […]
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, […]
The Model Car Hall of Fame is proud to announce the 2021 class of inductees for several categories. Each person or brand is worthy of their inclusion because of current or historical contributions to the model car collecting world. Model Car Designer of the Year – Ryu Asada Ryu Asada found his dream job right […]
The Model Car Hall of Fame is proud to announce the 2021 class of model vehicles for several categories. Each model represents the finest achievements in detail, innovation, and character for various scales. 1/10 Scale Model of the Year – Schuco Zündapp KS 50 Once known primarily for their basic but nice windup car models, […]