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Designer Notes: The 1960s French Slot Car Racing Scene

Designer Notes: The 1960s French Slot Car Racing Scene

Philippe de Lespinay started with Heller, the French model kit company in the 1960s as a designer and project engineer. He also also worked for Cox, who are now known for their remote control and gas powered vehicles, but also created many kits over the years. More recently, he was the curator of the Los […]

Designer Notes: Heller Porsche 907

Designer Notes: Heller Porsche 907

Philippe de Lespinay started with Heller, the French model kit company in the 1960s as a designer and project engineer. He also also worked for Cox, who are now known for their remote control and gas powered vehicles, but also created many kits over the years. More recently, he was the curator of the Los […]

Designer Notes: Cox Can-Am Manta Slot Car

Designer Notes: Cox Can-Am Manta Slot Car

Philippe de Lespinay started with Heller, the French model kit company in the 1960s as a designer and project engineer. He also also worked for Cox, who are now known for their remote control and gas powered vehicles, but also created many kits over the years. More recently, he was the curator of the Los […]

Designer Notes: Heller Alpine-Renault A210 Le Mans

Designer Notes: Heller Alpine-Renault A210 Le Mans

Philippe de Lespinay started with Heller, the French model kit company in the 1960s as a designer and project engineer. He also also worked for Cox, who are now known for their remote control and gas powered vehicles, but also created many kits over the years. More recently, he was the curator of the Los […]

Meet Philippe de Lespinay, Model Car Designer, Historian

Meet Philippe de Lespinay, Model Car Designer, Historian

Just about everyone involved with hobbyDB collects or plays with or at least has a keen interest in toys and collectibles. But every now and then, we run across someone who also has work experience in the toy and game industry. We’ve met designers, marketers, even company founders, and it never fails to amaze us how much […]