As a young boy I always had little figurines like GI Joe, the green Army men and plastic tanks and don’t forget the little soldier with the parachute that didn’t always open. Those were fun to play with but when I got my first Hot Wheels that changed everything. It started an interest in cars that never stopped. Those little suckers were fast and there were so many models and bright colors to choose from.
From there I got into watching auto racing, not much on the TV those days (I’m going back a bit), I believe Wide World of Sports carried some of the big races of stock car racing. I’m not sure if it was called NASCAR at time, it’s to far back to remember. As time went on TV coverage got much better, I started watching Indy Cars races some Formula One and drag racing of all forms. By this time I was buying car models spending a lot of time gluing them together, painting and adding decals. Most of the time I made a mess of them, I had no patience, not letting the glue dry fully before moving on to the next step.
Then I discovered diecast cars, they came in so many models and sizes and there was nothing to do except to put them on display and enjoy them. I’ve been collecting NASCAR diecast cars for awhile now and it’s kind of addictive, you can’t buy just one or two because you buy your favorite drivers diecast but his car has different paint schemes. So you buy the different paint schemes and then they come out with a Special Edition and you have to it as well.
Now I’ve got them all lined up on shelves and in display cases, I may have too many but I enjoy them and I think it’s a great hobby to get into and I will continue for along time.
So where do you look for that next special edition, hard to find or the newest NASCAR diecast. Well you can go to your local book store and check out the magazines, there are several good ones out there; you can try hobby shows, flea markets, you never now what you can find a garage or lawn sale or you could always search the internet for websites and blogs. So get out there and start collecting today.