Model Cars Posts

Get to Know – Hot Wheels Designer Brendon Vetuskey

Get to Know – Hot Wheels Designer Brendon Vetuskey

As car fans, we explicitly know what drives our fandom. But what about those who help fuel that fanaticism? What are their favorite castings, real-life cars and more? We decided to find out via our new series where we ask icons and veterans from the world of model cars about the automobiles that helped shape […]

Hot Wheels Super Cool Steering Rigs

Hot Wheels Super Cool Steering Rigs
Written by
Willy Washington

When I was a kid, I remember my sister buying me the first six Hot Wheels Steering Rigs before she went into the Army. She told me if I couldn’t take care of them she wouldn’t buy me any more, lol. This was back in 1982. The first Steering Rigs came out in 1981 and there were a […]

Major 1/43 Model Car Event the “Countryside Collectors Classic Toy Show” this Weekend in Chicago

Major 1/43 Model Car Event the “Countryside Collectors Classic Toy Show” this Weekend in Chicago

This show has been running for thirty years and for about half of that period it combined the 1/43 Scale Show with the Countryside Collectors Classic.  If you have not been yet…go!  The combined show is a huge display of collectibles with an emphasis on scale models and automobilia.  Here some photos from last year […]

Collector, Investor, Officer, Evangelist, Youtube Star, Networker Par Excellence and just an all-around awfully nice guy

Collector, Investor, Officer, Evangelist, Youtube Star, Networker Par Excellence and just an all-around awfully nice guy
Written by
Musings By Joschik

hobbyDB Superstar Karl Schnelle AKA Stroget introduced me a while ago to fellow collector John Kuvakas and since then we spoke a lot and, boy, did I enjoy every one of those calls!  So when he did his second video on how to use hobbyDB I felt I just have to pay tribute to all […]

Meet Hot Wheels Icon and hobbyDB Owner Larry Wood

Meet Hot Wheels Icon and hobbyDB Owner Larry Wood

Larry Wood knows a thing or two when it comes to diecast vehicles. How else do you earn the nickname “Mr. Hot Wheels?” Larry began his impressive career as a designer with Hot Wheels in the late 60s. Not long after his first model, Tri Baby (1970) rolled off the production line. It proved to […]

The Essence Of The Car – And All in 1:43 Scale

The Essence Of The Car – And All in 1:43 Scale
Written by
David Roots

The Essence Of The Car started out more or less by accident. In 1994, I began work on creating the powertrain for a special four-wheel-drive supercar for a private collector. As the project progressed, it seemed sensible to gather together scale models of other supercars, by chance, all to the scale of 1/43. As time […]

Brooklin Models and hobbyDB Introduce Brooklin Digital Garage

Brooklin Models and hobbyDB Introduce Brooklin Digital Garage

hobbyDB is sitting shotgun alongside Brooklin Models in a partnership aimed at creating the ultimate resource for fans and collectors of the renowned white metal models. We call it the Brooklin Digital Garage, a tool that allows you to personalize your own collection by perusing every Brooklin Model created in the company’s 40-year history, including […]

Hideaki Tanaka, Director of the Nostalgic Toy Cars Museum and Secretary of the Mini Auto Club of Japan joins our Advisory Council (and you have to see his collection!)

Hideaki Tanaka, Director of the Nostalgic Toy Cars Museum and Secretary of the Mini Auto Club of Japan joins our Advisory Council (and you have to see his collection!)
Written by
Musings By Joschik

Since 1998 Hideaki is the director of the Nostalgic Toy Cars Museum.  He is also a co-founder and Secretary of the Mini Auto Club of Japan (MACJ).  He has always been more than willing to engage in dialog with other model car collectors around the globe.  He already wrote a number of blog posts about […]

Wood or Zamac – only the very best for Hideo Shibahara

Wood or Zamac – only the very best for Hideo Shibahara
Written by
Hideaki Tanaka

Hideo Shibahara, a collector of vintage mini-auto-models and a craftsman of tin toy robots. Shibahara has been collecting antique and vintage mini-auto-models for over 60 years  – since he was a boy. In addition, since around 1990, he has been making handmade wooden model cars. All the works are nostalgic for Japanese people. His models […]

Yoshiki Segawa has been studying model cars for half a century and is still learning

Yoshiki Segawa has been studying model cars for half a century and is still learning
Written by
Hideaki Tanaka

For more than 50 years Yoshiki Segawa has been corresponding to collectors around the globe asking questions, trading models and slowly filling gaps in his collection.  Dinky Toys, Märklin, Tootisetoys from the 1930s onwards, he has 1,000s of them!  Besides that, he is the world record holder for owning most models of the Honda Monkey […]

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