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Nominations Now Open for The Model Car Hall of Fame!

Come one, come all! This year's nomination period for inductees into The Model Car Hall of Fame is now open. Have a favorite kit maker, slot car you've raced, 1/24 scale model you adore? Following a talented and gifted builder or collector? Past winners that have earned their place in our hobby's hall of fame include Jay Leno, BMW, AutoCult and even the legendary Carroll Shelby. This is the time and your chance to put them in the spotlight!

The Model Car Hall of Fame is an excellent resource for all-things die-cast and a perfect online spot to bring the tiny car community together in one place. Check out their blog and gigantic online store. A percentage of each purchase even goes towards supporting the MCHOF. Last year nearly 5,000 votes rang-in the results you see below (view all of 2017's winners here). Winners inducted into the hall of fame receive a trophy, official spot on the MCHOF website, and a prized listing in the hobbyDB database. 

CLICK HERE to cast your nominations now until June 30. Final voting begins in August and last through the month of September. 

Brands of the Year

  1. Automotive Brand of the Year (last year BMW)
  2. Model Brand of the Year (new)
  3. Model Car Dealer of the Year (last year Diecast Models Wholesale)
  4. Novice Model Brand of the Year (last year AutoCult)
  5. Supplier Brand of the Year (last year Falken Tire)


  1. Automotive Artist (new)
  2. Automotive Legend (last year Tim Allen)
  3. Collector of the Year (last year Woody Itson)
  4. Model Builder of the Year (new)
  5. Model Car Customizer (last year Joe Alvarado)
  6. Model Car Designer (last year Tony Karamitsos)
  7. Model Car Historian (last year Robert Fellows)
  8. Model Car Entrepreneur (last year Paul Lang)
  9. Slot Car Racer of the Year (new)

Model of the Year

  1. 1/8 – 1/12 Scale (new)
  2. 1/18  Scale (last year AUTOart Mercedes-AMG GTS)
  3. 1/24 – 1/25  Scale (last year Bburago 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia)
  4. 1/43 – 1/55  Scale (last year Schuco VW Beetle “Lil Bugger” Camper Van)
  5. 1/64  Scale (last year Hot Wheels Fiat 500 Modificado)
  6. 1/87  Scale (new)
  7. Model Kits (new)
  8. Model Trucks (new)
  9. Model Farm Equipment (new)
  10. Slot Cars – 1/24 Scale (new)
  11. Slot Cars – 1/32 Scale (new)
  12. Slot Cars – 1/43 Scale (new)
  13. Slot Cars – HO Scale (new)


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