A Huge Thank You from the Diecast Hall of Fame Team!

It’s been five days since the big event in Las Vegas and we are still beaming ūüôā We could not be more grateful for the outpouring of support from the diecast community. Folks from all around the world came to celebrate their fellow nominees on Thursday night, which helped make the evening even more special.

Proudly displayed at the front of the¬†House of Blues¬†were¬†the 20 models nominated as Model of the Year for the different scales¬† –


As well as work by the nominated customizers¬† –

From the top John Cobb’s Railton Special by Bannarit, middle row on the left the Next Project by Steve Hamm and on the right Bobba Fett by Kraut Custom and on the bottom The Lunch Box by =Joe Alvarado (2017 Inductee)

And design sheets from the nominated diecast designers –

Design Sheet by 2017 Diecast Designer Inductee Tony Karamitsos


And don’t forget the awesome M2 Machines that were part of the attendee goody bag –


If you didn’t get one, there are still a few left for sale at the new¬†Diecast Hall of Fame store.

At a little past 10pm, Christian Braun (DHOF Chairman) kicked off the ceremony by¬†explaining the exciting changes that the Diecast Hall of Fame underwent this year including –

  • The addition of three new scales¬†–¬† 1:43, 1:24, and 1:18
  • New groups of awards – Models of the Year and Brands of the Year
  • Greater international presence¬†– 1/3 of the selection committee and 20% of the nominees were from outside of the United States
  • More community support – the event now has¬†65 new community supporters including Diecast Society, Diecast X, HobbyTalk, Scale143.com and Scale18.com
  • The largest voter turnout yet – With 2,381 votes in 2017, the Diecast Hall of Fame vote count grew by 150% percent¬†over 2016

Christian then handed the mic off to event MC Andy Goodman, who announced the official inductees to this year’s Diecast Hall of Fame.¬†See the 2017 Class list here.

Andy Goodman announcing the 2017 Class

The rest of the evening was spent toasting and celebrating another exciting and successful year of the DHOF.

It was awesome to see industry people from both the hobby and full scale automotive at this year’s event!
Event MC Andy Goodman talking with fellow Diecast Hall of Fame inductee Albert Avila
M2 Machines designer Sean Taylor with fellow Diecast Hall of Fame inductee, Hot Wheels Collector Bruce Pascal
Diecast Hall of Fame Inductee Tony Karamitsos with Selection Committee member (and Inductee) Mac Ragan

We couldn’t have done this event without the support of our amazing sponsors –

 

Until next time, cheers to a fabulous event and thank you again to everyone for all the love! We hope to see you next year.

7 thoughts on “A Huge Thank You from the Diecast Hall of Fame Team!

  1. Congratulations to all the 2017 nominees and inductees. Unfortunately, I could not attend this year but am looking forward to going to the 2018 induction ceremony. Sure looks like it was a fun event.

  2. The Hall of Fame event is a great place for everyone in the hobby to mix and meet each other. Designers, company owners, collectors…they all come and everyone’s on equal terms. We’re all in this great hobby together and the Hall of Fame is such an important institution for honoring and preserving our history.

    I encourage everyone to vote next year, and also to come to the awards ceremony to meet many of the people who make these toy and model cars possible!

    Mac

  3. Thanks for the great job Christian, my sons and I had good time at the Hall of Fame! Roy Schumacher, Littleton, Co.

  4. Thanks for the great job Christian, my sons and I had good time at the Hall of Fame! Roy Schumacher, Littleton, Co.

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