The 2017 Diecast Hall of Fame Awards are barely over, and we’re already looking towards 2018. Albert “Kool51” Avila has joined the DHOF Selection Committee and will lend his expertise to the event.
Avila is best known as a model car customizer, creating wild, often strange 3D modifications to his vehicles. A drooling Homer Simpson head on wheels might not make a lot of sense when you hear about it, but he makes it work. His work includes elaborate one of a kind hand painted designs as well. He often works under his online handle “Kool51Designs”. Aliva also creates custom action figures and vinyl art toys.
He was awarded the Diecast Hall of Fame Diecast Designers Award when he was inducted into our 2014 class.