Building upon a 6 year partnership, the Diecast Hall of Fame and Jostens Motorsports division are proud to announce the creation of an all new induction category called the “Jostens’ Motorsports Choice Award” to be launched at this year’s induction ceremony for the Class of 2014. Furthermore, we’re excited to reveal Mr. Howard Hitchcock as Jostens’ selection for the first inductee to receive this award.
Mr. Hitchcock is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Lionel. Some collectors might recognize the Lionel name from their iconic line of electric trains. However, the company is also home to Lionel Racing, The Official Die-Cast of NASCAR.With more than 15 years of experience in the die-cast industry, Mr. Hitchcock is a celebrity among die-cast collectors and is known by the nickname “Dr. Die-cast,” which was a radio persona he created for the popular Sirius Satellite Radio show “NASCAR Collector.”
Under Hitchcock’s leadership at Lionel, the company has expanded its die-cast line beyond NASCAR to become “The Officially Licensed Die-Cast of the NHRA” and has worked closely with NHRA stars like John Force (Diecast Hall of Fame, Class of 2010) to give the sport’s fans the most detailed die-cast available.
Collectors and fans are encouraged to attend the 2014 Diecast Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony which takes place on Friday, February 21st at The Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada as part of the DCX Super Convention which runs from February 20-23, 2014. Visit www.toycarconventions.com for more information about tickets and accommodations.