Announcing the Class of 2015

Announcing the Class of 2015

The ballets have been gathered, and the votes have been tallied! The Diecast Hall of Fame is proud to announce the results for the Class of 2015. This announcement encompasses each of the main inductee categories, as well as the People’s Choice Award – all of which were part of a public voting process on the […]

Snake & Mongoose Movie available digitally on March 4th

Snake & Mongoose Movie available digitally on March 4th

Those who weren’t able to attend the private screening of the new Snake & Mongoose Movie at the 2014 DCX Super Convention in Las Vegas will finally able to see the film when it becomes available for On-Demand and Digital Download via Amazon.com this Tuesday, March 4th. As I’m sure those who’ve had a chance […]

Chojiro to be Honored with the Class of 2014

Chojiro to be Honored with the Class of 2014

The collecting world was deeply saddened to hear of the sudden and unexpected passing of Chojiro D. Crazy, one of Japan’s top Pro Customizers. As head of Hell’s Dept., Chojiro was a master of his craft, with an impeccable eye for unique design. His creativity and attention to detail is immediately apparent in all his […]


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Remembering Linda Gale Owens Petty

Remembering Linda Gale Owens Petty

The Diecast Hall of Fame expresses its deepest condolences to the entire Petty family. Lynda Gayle Owens Petty, 72, one of the first women of NASCAR and its most beloved wife, mother and friend, passed away peacefully at her home in Level Cross, North Carolina today. She was surrounded by her family. Affectionately known as […]

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School Zooms into Record Books Using Hot Wheels →

Always great to see kids doing fun things with Hot Wheels!

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio–A group of Shaker Heights fifth grade students attempted to break the Guinness world record for the largest Hot Wheels loop the loop on Monday.

Hot Wheels cars were dropped from high above the gym at Woodbury Elementary to see if they could go around on a giant homemade loop.

“The old record was is 9 feet 3 inches and we built the track. So if we set the record, it will be 9 feet 9 inches,” said Richard Price, a parent in Shaker Heights.

It took a few attempts, but the fifth time was a charm. There was even an accountant there to document the record-breaking Hot Wheels stunt.

via fox8.com

HOT ROD Sends Condolences to the Rad Rides Family on the Passing of Jack Trepanier →

Many of committee members and inductees of the Diecast Hall of Fame had the pleasure of knowing and spending time with Jack. In addition to Hot Rod’s recent post, Carson Lev, Hall of Fame committee member and CEO of Redphin Productions, shared this on Facebook:

“All of us at Redphin were saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Jack Trepainer. Jack was the behind the scenes man at Rad Rods by Troy. I always enjoyed my time with Jack, and specifically gaining his perspective to the business side of Hot Rods. He was always honest and helpful. Our prayers go out to Troy and the entire Trepanier family. God Speed Jack.”

Click the link to jump over to the Hot Rod Magazine blog for their piece on remembering Jack.

via the Hot Rod Blog

Genevieve Chappell Interviews The King of Kustomizers, George Barris

Friend of the Diecast Hall of Fame, Genevieve Chappell recently sat down with the legendary George Barris (Diecast Hall of Fame, Class of 2009) for this great interview that kicks off with a quick tour of his shop by George himself.

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Maisto gives congratulatory nod to Eddie Castro →

While its a pleasure to honor and recognize our inductees during each year’s Hall of Fame Ceremony, but it’s equally nice to see the inductees be recognized by the companies and organizations they belong to. One fine example is Maisto’s recent nod to the Class of 2014′s Eddie Castro.

via maisto.com

Nightstalker VW Drag Bus Chase Bus Sneak Peek

Nightstalker VW Drag Bus Chase Bus Sneak Peek

Attendees of the 2014 DCX Super Convention will have the opportunity to get their hands on one of (5) custom Nightstalker clear 1-of-1 VW Drag Buses. This chase piece matches the regular run piece which will be part of Nightstalker’s Bus sale currently scheduled for Friday, February 21st at 4:30pm. Collectors and fans are encouraged […]

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Steve Strope to Emcee the 2014 Diecast Hall of Fame Ceremony

Steve Strope to Emcee the 2014 Diecast Hall of Fame Ceremony

The Diecast Hall of Fame is proud to announce Steve Strope as the emcee of the 2014 Diecast Hall of Fame Ceremony. Steve is the founder and owner of Pure Vision, a world renown Street Machine, Muscle Car and Hot Rod fabrication shop. Located in Simi Valley CA, Pure Vision has quickly become a world known […]

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Private Screening of Snake & Mongoose Movie added to DCX Super Convention

Private Screening of Snake & Mongoose Movie added to DCX Super Convention

While the new Snake and Mongoose movie won’t be available to the general public until the March-April time frame, attendees of the 2014 DCX Super Convention will have the opportunity to attend a private screening of the film. This is a brand new premium event that requires a separate ticket purchase convention admission tickets and […]

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The Class of 2014: Final Line-Up

The following list represents the final line-up for the Diecast Hall of Fame Class of 2014 after inductees were contacted and accepted, declined or deferred their inductions. Lifetime Achievement Jeff Gordon (Accepted) Automotive Legends Ryan Friedlinghaus (Accepted) Myles Kovacs (Accepted) Diecast Designers Eddie Castro (Accepted) Nathan Proch (Deferred) Diecast Customizers Dino Laspada (Accepted) Albert Avila (Accepted) Jostens’ Motorsports Choice […]

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Larry Wood to receive 2014 Cookie Lind Humanitarian Award

Larry Wood to receive 2014 Cookie Lind Humanitarian Award

The Diecast hall of Fame is proud to announce Larry Wood as the recipient of the 2014 Cookie Lind Humanitarian Award. This award was launched as a new induction category in 2012, not only to honor the memory of Cookie himself, but to carry forward the spirit and passion he brought to the hobby and to […]

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2014 DCX Super Convention T-Shirt Design Revealed

2014 DCX Super Convention T-Shirt Design Revealed

Collectors attending the 2014 DCX Super Convention will have the opportunity to pick up an official convention t-shirt featuring custom Muscle Machines artwork created by Automotive Artist, Rohan Day.   The DCX Super Convention takes place at The Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada from February 20-23, 2014. Visit www.toycarconventions.com for more information about ticket […]

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M2 Machines Camaro featured as 2014 Hall of Fame Dinner Car

M2 Machines Camaro featured as 2014 Hall of Fame Dinner Car

Attendees of the 2014 Diecast Hall of Fame Dinner are in for a treat, as each ticket holder will receive (1) standard Hall of Fame Camaro produced by M2 Machines. This is the second time M2 Machines has produced a Diecast Hall of Fame branded vehicle, and this one is a great addition for 2014. […]

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