Never Before Seen Larry Wood Designs Coming to hobbyDB

If there’s one name synonymous with Hot Wheels, it’s Larry Wood. Nicknamed “Mr. Hot Wheels,” Larry spent five decades with the company as Chief Designer and consultant, innovating such diecast classics as the ‘49 Merc, Ramblin’ Wrecker and the Boyd Coddington collector set. We’re excited to share that our sister site hobbyDB will be unveiling […]

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Hot Wheels Super Cool Steering Rigs

  From the Desk of Willy Washington. Willy is a longtime Hot Wheels collector and historian. Today he shares some history and details on the little-known early 1980s Steering Rigs series from Hot Wheels. When I was a kid, I remember my sister buying me the first six Hot Wheels Steering Rigs before she went into the […]

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Bruce Kalapach’s … “AUTO” BIOGRAPHY

“AUTO” BIOGRAPHY   Hello……. My name is Bruce Kalapach. I am known as “Redliner” on most sites including ebay, sometimes “Iamredliner” and sometimes “Father Time”.  I am about to turn 65, but I am still a kid and always will be.  My childhood association with the VERY FIRST Hot Wheels shipment to the Chicago area […]

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Takanobu Ochiai’s Collection is a Trip Back into Early Diecast History

Hideaki Tanaka is an enthusiastic model car collector and manages the Mini Auto Club of Japan (MACJ).  In a series of blog posts he will tell us more about models made in Japan, the Club and its members.  Read them all here.   Takanobu Ochiai One of our members, Takanobu Ochiai, had one of the […]

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HOT WHEEL REDLINE HISTORY, THE CLASSIC CORD

            ADAM GRAPES Auburn-Cords-Doozie HISTORIAN     A second resin/acetate Classic Cord has also been found. This one features a fully painted body in white, a black roof and silver windshield/sidepipes/bumper details. The body details are slightly different than the raw version showing continued work on the final concept. There […]

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HobbyDB hits it’s 200,000th model car added to the database!

hobbyDB hits the bit 200K mark with the the 1960 Facel Vega HK500 made by Pathfinder Model thanks to the current migration of the Brooklin Models Official Archive and many others! THE hobbyDB blog for more information!     CONGRATULATIONS TO HOBBYDB!   Look for more and more in 2022!     […]

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