The Rocky Mountain Diecast Club is now hosting their Official Archive at hobbyDB. Having a collectors club post their history here is the beginning of what we think becomes a big movement in the collecting community.
Consider all the exclusive merchandise a club can generate over time… special T-shirts, club exclusive cars, publications and newsletters you’ve created over the years. Wouldn’t it be great to put those things in a permanent museum here? Even better, each item is linked to variants and other related items and Subjects in the hobbyDB database, making it easy for club members to do research and for other folks to find you.
According to Kevin Feeley of RMDC, the club has been active for over 20 years, starting as the Rocky Mountain Hot Wheelers, and changing the name recently to be more inclusive of other brands and interests. “We are a group of car enthusiasts that enjoy getting together to discuss and trade, the latest releases, and treasured diecast vehicles of the past, he said.” Meetings have been held in various places around the Denver area, and they currently meet every other month in Boulder at hobbyDB’s headquarters, of all places. It’s a great space for collectors, especially diecast, specifically Hot Wheels.
Kevin Feeley of the Rocky Mountain Diecast Club with a small portion of his collection. The club has produced very limited Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars for events.
In addition to the bi-monthly meets, the club does other events. “Several members attend the annual Nationals, and Hot Wheels Convention each year, Kevin said. “The club sponsored a diecast toy show at the local fairgrounds several years ago that was very well attended.” If you were there, you might have been able to snag some very rare collectibles. The club has produced some limited edition custom models from Hot Wheels and Matchbox to commemorate such club activities.
A Sizzlers track is part of the Hot Wheels action at a recent club meeting.
The next event is April 15, 2017 at hobbyDB.The club has about a dozen regular members who attend, but they are always looking for more to join them in the hobby. “Everyone is welcome and we would really love to see some new faces at our bi-monthly meetings. I would also like to thank HobbyDB for all of their help in attempting to expand our club in the Rocky Mountain region!” There’s a simple application and a $20 annual fee to cover the club’s basic expenses like their summer picnic.
The RMDC visited the Shelby American Collection in Boulder.
Are you in a diecast collecting club? Or ANY kind of collectors club for that matter? We’d love to have you host your Official Club Archive here on hobbyDB. It’s a great way to publicize the club and promote events, and you might find a lot easier than maintaining an archive on your own site. Contact us and we can help get you started!
Local collector clubs have been the hub of activity for many hobbyists over many years . More than a few have supported the diecast hobby by assisting major manufactures with their major shows. Several like South Texas Diecast club( San Antonio ) holding the only Hot Wheels regional show or North Texas Diecast (Dallas) supporting Diecast Space shows and the Dallas Hot wheels convention. There are so many more throughout the country who have committed personnel and money to assist manufactures and collectors with local meetings.
Likewise manufactures assist these clubs with dedicated items that should be in the hobbydb data base but are possibly overlooked. More notable would be Hot August Nights, Temecula, Early Times, Woodward Dream cruise. These things don’t just happen but are supported by clubs and personnel that could benefit being in and supporting the data base.
I have followed the hobbydb blog and the announcement of International manufactures supporting the data base with their listed catalogs. Perhaps now I can see the continued interest of local clubs, along with international clubs and their special diecast releases.
Kudo’s to hobbyDB and the RMDC for adding local club information to the data base.
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