Carroll Shelby left an indelible image as a legend in the automotive world. The renowned driver, designer and entrepreneur — who would have turned 100 years old on Jan. 11 — also had an enormous impact in the collectibles universe. From model cars, print ads and lots more, we wanted to honor a century of […]
The racing world lost a legend today with the passing of Bob Bondurant. Bondurant rose to fandom in a golden age of racing during the 1960s, competing in races such as the 24 hours racing series of LeMans and Daytona, Formula One and many more en route to induction into the Motorsports Hall of Fame […]
The earliest Lego blocks did not lend themselves to building vehicles. In fact, wheels were kind of an afterthought at first. But as different size wheels and tires became available, all you needed to build an awesome car was some imagination and maybe a few special new bricks. There have been many automotive building sets […]
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, […]
The hobbyDB Advisory Council‘s newest member is an expert on one of our favorite subjects: Carroll Shelby and his legendary cars. Steve Volk is President of the Shelby American Collection, a museum of everything related to Shelby. The museum, located in Boulder, Colroado, features dozens of Cobras, Shelby Mustangs, and Ford GT-40s as well as other […]
Over the past two years, we’ve contributed articles to Die CastX magazine for publication on their website and in their quarterly print edition. We hope you enjoy reading about the back story of a couple of very different Mustang diecast models. Suppose someone offered you a choice between two vintage Mustangs. The first is a […]
If you were to list all the automotive meccas in the United States, you wouldn’t immediately think of Boulder, Colorado. But it’s the home of the Shelby American Collection, a museum of anything and everything related to Shelby cars and the man behind them. The actual cars on display can vary from month to month, so frequent visits are […]
Anyone who’s interested in American cars can name the principle engineers of the Shelby Mustang. There’s Carroll Shelby, of course, and automotive journalist Brock Yates, who are usually cited as the folks who turned a sporty but mild-mannered coupe into a performance beast. But there were a lot of visual cues that set the Shelby cars apart, and you might […]
Of all the amazing things to experience in Boulder, Colorado – the mountains, the food, hobbyDB’s headquarters – one of the very best is the Shelby American Collection. If you’ve never been to this museum, you’re only missing out on the most incredible collection of Cobra, Shelby Mustang, and Ford GT40 cars that changed the face of auto […]
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