Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be! As curator of a modest museum, dedicated to transport in miniature – and angled towards the motorcar – I have a lot of experience chatting to my visitors about their car experiences of the past. Diecast models have been present in my life since I was a toddler […]
Jere Ryder has been Conservator for the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata at the Morris Museum, since it became the beneficiary of that collection in 2003, a year after Guinness’ passing. Situated in Morristown, New Jersey, the collection comprises over 750 objects, making it one of the largest of its […]
Visiting museums is one of my favorite pastimes and I’ve been to more than 400 of them (including personal collections that are so extensive and well-displayed that I count them as museums!) Museums play an important part in promoting collecting and I think hobbyDB can add enormous value to them as part of the collecting […]
Our ongoing global pursuit of exquisite collections and museums returns us to Italy and an Alfa Romeo lover’s dream with the Museo Fratelli Cozzi. Located in the Milan Province of Legnano, Italy, the Museo Fratelli Cozzi is the culmination of Pietro Cozzi’s love for the fabled Italian automobile…and lots more. The museum tells the Alfa […]
Many people know how much impact Jews and Jewish culture have had on entertainment industries like film, television, and comic books. But Jewish designers, entrepreneurs, and inventors have also shaped the world of toys, games, pinball, and video games, and the products of their careers are a huge part of the collections of both The […]
The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage in Allentown, Pennsylvania is an institution dedicated to preserving America’s automotive heritage through its commitment to craftsmanship, education, and good stewardship. A Car Meet at the NB Center It showcases 250 cars but also a burgeoning library and 20,000 model cars with plans to expand the collection. Christian […]
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 […]
Remember the two heavy metal dudes with a public access television show, Wayne Campbell, portrayed by Mike Meyers, and his best friend and sidekick Garth Algar, portrayed by Dana Carvey? The recurring Wayne’s World skits, first appearing on Saturday Night Live in 1989, were an instant sensation and later spawned two feature films in 1992 and 1993. […]
A while ago I paid another visit to the Matchbox Museum here in Luxembourg. As always I felt with very good friends and as always amazing work has been done in the small but very fine museum. Rooms have been rearranged, additional space has been created, lots of new models have found their place in […]
The folks at hobbyDB recently enjoyed a couple days hanging out with Fireball Tim Lawrence, dropping in on some automotive attractions in the Boulder Colorado area. Fireball was visiting to record video for his Fireball Malibu Vlog on his website fireballtim.com. First, let’s clear up the confusion about his name. “Fireball” is not a nickname, […]
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