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Johnny Lightning Gets to Take a 50th Anniversary Victory Lap

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Hot Wheels took the lion’s share of diecast journalism attention in 2018 with their elaborate, year-long 50th Anniversary celebration. With that in the rear view mirror, Johnny Lightning turns the big 5-0 in 2019, with some special retro packaging and old castings in the works. Several people involved in the brand are also celebrated as […]

0 to 50 at 1/64 Scale: A Commemorative Hot Wheels Book

Don’t want to wait? Click here to Check it out right now in our Store! You’ve collected the cars, but do you know the whole story? Kris Palmer, Inductee Larry Wood and the team behind Hot Wheels: From 0 to 50 at 1/64 Scale are here with a new Hot Wheels book to bring you up to speed. […]

Honoring Hot Rod History: New Ed Roth Custom from Chris Walker

Customizing and the people who do it have always been a driving force in cars and diecast. The Model Car Hall of Fame has inducted dozens of great customizers since 2009, now we’re starting a new project to showcase even more of their great work. Here’s customizer and Inductee Chris Walker to talk about the first […]

Two Weeks Left To Nominate!

“This year I’ll proudly nominate a few important figures in the model car world that have, until now, gone unrecognized.  Throughout the history of our hobby, there were individuals behind every car or truck or model car package you held in your hand.  It’s time we get to know a few more of them.” –Mac […]

Hall Of Flames: Hot Wheels In The Model Car Hall of Fame

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The Model Car Hall of Fame is dedicated to the people and products that make diecast vehicle collecting so special, but no brand has a bigger representation in the MCHOF than Hot Wheels. Someday, when an actual museum is built, there should probably be a strip of orange track that leads to a dedicated Hot […]