Members of the Model Car Hall of Fame

A staple of the automobilia world, the Model Car Hall of Fame is best known for honoring pioneers of the model vehicle industry for their efforts to promote and enhance the hobby. From designers to entrepreneurs, there is no shortage of talented folks on the inductee list. With 173 inductees, including Carroll Shelby, Jay Leno, and Larry Wood, we’ve achieved some amazing things together. Here’s a list of all of the inductees from the class of 2009 through 2017.


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Class of 2018

Brian Moffitt
Brian Moffitt

Class of: 2018

Induction category:
Model Car Customizers

Christian Falkensteiner
Christian Falkensteiner

Class of: 2018

Induction category:
Model Car Historians

Cris Cross
Cris Cross

Class of: 2018

Induction category:
Automotive Artist of the Year

Jim Gallegos
Jim Gallegos

Class of: 2018

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Ken Block
Ken Block

Class of: 2018

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Mike Swiss
Mike Swiss

Class of: 2018

Induction category:
Slot Car Racer of the Year

Rodney Smith
Rodney Smith

Class of: 2018

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

Tom Daniel
Tom Daniel

Class of: 2018

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Wayne Moyer
Wayne Moyer

Class of: 2018

Induction category:
Model Builder of the Year

Class of 2017

Joe Alvarado
Joe Alvarado

Class of: 2017

Induction category:
Model Car Customizers

Paul Lang
Paul Lang

Class of: 2017

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

Robert Fellows
Robert Fellows

Class of: 2017

Induction category:
Model Car Historians

Tim Allen
Tim Allen

Class of: 2017

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Tony Karamitsos
Tony Karamitsos

Class of: 2017

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Woody Itson
Woody Itson

Class of: 2017

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

List of 2017 Nominees


Class of 2016

Billy Gibbons
Billy Gibbons

Class of: 2016

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

James Garbaczewski
James Garbaczewski

Class of: 2016

Induction category:
Model Car Historians

Jimmy Shine
Jimmy Shine

Class of: 2016

Induction category:
Model Car Customizers

Joseph K. Wiggins
Joseph K. Wiggins

Class of: 2016

Induction category:
Model Car Historians

Marcia Walker
Marcia Walker

Class of: 2016

Induction category:
Model Car Customizers

Paul Walker
Paul Walker

Class of: 2016

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Richard Rawlings
Richard Rawlings

Class of: 2016

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

Russell Hughes
Russell Hughes

Class of: 2016

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

Scott Meyers
Scott Meyers

Class of: 2016

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

Steve Vandervate
Steve Vandervate

Class of: 2016

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Class of 2015

Bruce Meyer
Bruce Meyer

Class of: 2015

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Judson Bryan
Judson Bryan

Class of: 2015

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Linda Vaughn
Linda Vaughn

Class of: 2015

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Randy Price
Randy Price

Class of: 2015

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

Rick
Rick "Rickster" Early

Class of: 2015

Induction category:
Model Car Customizers

Tom Sanfratello
Tom Sanfratello

Class of: 2015

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Class of 2014

Albert Avila
Albert Avila

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Andy Goodman
Andy Goodman

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
Model Car Historians

Bruce Terkildsen
Bruce Terkildsen

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Chojiro D. Crazy
Chojiro D. Crazy

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
Model Car Customizers

Chris Grier
Chris Grier

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

David Harwick Sr.
David Harwick Sr.

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
RAOK

Dino Laspada
Dino Laspada

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
Model Car Customizers

Eddie Castro
Eddie Castro

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Geoff Chevalley
Geoff Chevalley

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
RAOK

George Ragsdale
George Ragsdale

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
RAOK

Howard Hitchcock
Howard Hitchcock

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

Jeff Gordon
Jeff Gordon

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Joe Altieri
Joe Altieri

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

John Ragsdale
John Ragsdale

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
RAOK

Larry Wood
Larry Wood

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Marc Denny
Marc Denny

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Mark Boemer
Mark Boemer

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

Myles Kovacs
Myles Kovacs

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Ryan Friedlinghaus
Ryan Friedlinghaus

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Sergio Goldvarg
Sergio Goldvarg

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Swifty
Swifty

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
Model Car Historians

Terence & Jane Chang
Terence & Jane Chang

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
RAOK

Tina Mauer
Tina Mauer

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Walt McTeer
Walt McTeer

Class of: 2014

Induction category:
RAOK

Class of 2013

Anita Smith
Anita Smith

Class of: 2013

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Dan Miller
Dan Miller

Class of: 2013

Induction category:
RAOK

Howard Rees
Howard Rees

Class of: 2013

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Lance Joseph
Lance Joseph

Class of: 2013

Induction category:
RAOK

Lea Knight
Lea Knight

Class of: 2013

Induction category:
RAOK

Lorrie Ray
Lorrie Ray

Class of: 2013

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Mark Kasimoff
Mark Kasimoff

Class of: 2013

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Mike & Patti Price
Mike & Patti Price

Class of: 2013

Induction category:
RAOK

Paul Biddle
Paul Biddle

Class of: 2013

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

Robert Graves Jr.
Robert Graves Jr.

Class of: 2013

Induction category:
Model Car Historians

Class of 2012

Amy Boylan
Amy Boylan

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

Bill Cain
Bill Cain

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Bob Ratliff
Bob Ratliff

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Bruce Schultz
Bruce Schultz

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Charles Kitson
Charles Kitson

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Model Car Historians

Charles Mauer
Charles Mauer

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Chris Leong
Chris Leong

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

Cookie Lind
Cookie Lind

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
RAOK

Cullen Lee
Cullen Lee

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Dave Lopez
Dave Lopez

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Doug Herbert
Doug Herbert

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Frank Kelly
Frank Kelly

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Harry Bradley
Harry Bradley

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Jay Leno
Jay Leno

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Jeff Saddlemire
Jeff Saddlemire

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
RAOK

Jim & JoAnne Michaud
Jim & JoAnne Michaud

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
RAOK

John Kennedy
John Kennedy

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Justin Wilkinson
Justin Wilkinson

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Kenny Bernstein
Kenny Bernstein

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Kyle Petty
Kyle Petty

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Luke Turcott
Luke Turcott

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
RAOK

Mario Andretti
Mario Andretti

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Michael Heralda
Michael Heralda

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Michael Otte
Michael Otte

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Model Car Historians

Mickey Stone
Mickey Stone

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
RAOK

Otto Kuhni
Otto Kuhni

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Parnelli Jones
Parnelli Jones

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Paul Spradlin
Paul Spradlin

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Model Car Customizers

Paul Wooten
Paul Wooten

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Roland Laporte
Roland Laporte

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
RAOK

Sam Bass
Sam Bass

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Thom Taylor
Thom Taylor

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Tom Brust
Tom Brust

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Tony Monzon
Tony Monzon

Class of: 2012

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Class of 2011

Barbara Shannon
Barbara Shannon

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Brian Rollinson
Brian Rollinson

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
RAOK

Chris Parker
Chris Parker

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
RAOK

Connie Basham
Connie Basham

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Curt Bruns
Curt Bruns

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

Darryl Starbird
Darryl Starbird

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Doug Woods
Doug Woods

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
Model Car Customizers

Eric Tscherne
Eric Tscherne

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Francis Choi
Francis Choi

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

John Stukonis
John Stukonis

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Kazy Kustom
Kazy Kustom

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
Model Car Customizers

Kevin Davey
Kevin Davey

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

Mark Jones
Mark Jones

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Richard Petty
Richard Petty

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Rick Castorena
Rick Castorena

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
RAOK

Rohan Day
Rohan Day

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Russ & Carla Burke
Russ & Carla Burke

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

Sean Carney
Sean Carney

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

Sean Taylor
Sean Taylor

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Shirley Muldowney
Shirley Muldowney

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Tom Haverland
Tom Haverland

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Tommy Ivo
Tommy Ivo

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Wayne Scott
Wayne Scott

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Wyatt Davis
Wyatt Davis

Class of: 2011

Induction category:
Model Car Historians

Class of 2010

Bob Rosas
Bob Rosas

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Bryan Pope
Bryan Pope

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Model Car Customizers

Dale Earnhardt
Dale Earnhardt

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Dan Spaulding
Dan Spaulding

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Don Prudhomme
Don Prudhomme

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Fred Blood
Fred Blood

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

Fred Wagenhals
Fred Wagenhals

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

Hank Jones
Hank Jones

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

Ira Gilford
Ira Gilford

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Jay Holt
Jay Holt

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Model Car Customizers

Jeff Glasson
Jeff Glasson

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Jim Lombari
Jim Lombari

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
RAOK

John D’Agostino
John D’Agostino

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

John Force
John Force

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Kevan Bence
Kevan Bence

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Model Car Customizers

Lee Pearlman
Lee Pearlman

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

Mac Ragan
Mac Ragan

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

MiQ Willmott
MiQ Willmott

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Phil Riehlman
Phil Riehlman

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Sid Belzberg
Sid Belzberg

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Tom Lowe
Tom Lowe

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

Tom McEwen
Tom McEwen

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Troy Lee
Troy Lee

Class of: 2010

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Class of 2009

Bob Parker
Bob Parker

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Model Car Historians

Boyd Coddington
Boyd Coddington

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Bruce Pascal
Bruce Pascal

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Model Car Historians

Carroll Shelby
Carroll Shelby

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Carson Lev
Carson Lev

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Chip Foose
Chip Foose

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Chris
Chris "Night Stalker" Walker

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Model Car Customizers

Dave Chang
Dave Chang

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Elliot Handler
Elliot Handler

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Model Car Entrepreneurs

George Barris
George Barris

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Japan George
Japan George

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Jerry Yates
Jerry Yates

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
RAOK

Jimmy “The Boxman” Chavez
Jimmy “The Boxman” Chavez

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Joe Kelly, Jr.
Joe Kelly, Jr.

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Model Car Historians

John Lasseter
John Lasseter

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Larry Wood
Larry Wood

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Luis Tanahara
Luis Tanahara

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Mike Zarnock
Mike Zarnock

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Model Car Historians

Roy Nakamura
Roy Nakamura

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Shane Whittenbarger
Shane Whittenbarger

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Collector of the Year

Sheri Abbey
Sheri Abbey

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Model Car Customizers

Tom Daniel
Tom Daniel

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Automotive Legends

Tom Long
Tom Long

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Tom Zahorsky
Tom Zahorsky

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Model Car Designers

Vince “V-Man” Mosley
Vince “V-Man” Mosley

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Model Car Customizers

“Big Daddy” Ed Roth
“Big Daddy” Ed Roth

Class of: 2009

Induction category:
Automotive Legends