Friday 17 October 2008

Racing History - My Automobilia Collection

Chime tin wind-up racer (Canada) 1930's

I've been slowly collecting my vintage racing automobilia since the late 1990's. Because I lack the funds to support it, I've picked up most of my large collection with a very small investment.

Spanish-language Lobby Card for "Road Racers" (Mexico) 1959

Though most of my collection comprises of vintage (and newer) toys, over the years I've tried to add some variety to it.

The collection includes toys, games, posters, advertisements, items, models, artwork, cards, limited editions, publications, and books.

Here is a small sampling of my collection. You can see more by going to my collection website at


Dinky #23C Mercedes Benz Racing Car (England) 1940-50's

Solido Catalogue (France) 1974

Le superchocolat Jacques "Le Monde des Autos" collector cards (Belgium) 1966

Technofix Rallye 66 Wind-up Racetrack (Germany) 1966


rob ijbema said...

that wind up heart melts..used to have something like that as a kid,with a little train said...

I never had anything like it when I was a kid.
I was hard on my toys ... I used to melt down my Dinky's and Corgi's to use the metal for other things ... creative but stupid.