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 […]
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 […]
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.
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
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]