Meet the Team

Along with the Selection Committee, our Community Supporters, Patrons and Industry Affiliates there is also a very small team that works part-time on making this Hall the home for the model and automotive world.

Ron Ruelle - Creative Director, Wheelman

Ron grew up with a plethora of great toys including many cars. His Dad worked for Rambler/AMC, so automotive stuff runs in his DNA. He has worked for car magazines and ad agencies that specialized in transportation stuff. You can see his comics and other writing at

Christian Braun - Chair

Christian has been a collector for 49 years and has been working on the concept of a universal database of collectibles for the last 15 years in a number of ventures, most recently as a co-founder of hobbyDB. Beyond these roles, he is also the Chair of the Pop Culture Hall of Fame and on the board of Auto-Archives.

Fabio Di Pane Masi - Web Developer

Fabio has always been a model car enthusiast and collector. In 2009 he started to catalog all his models linking them to the cars they were based on. This idea was the basis for Fabio's other site Diecastlovers