Looking over the new Petersen Automotive Museum exhibition: Monozukuri, the Creative Spirit in Japanese Automaking and Fine Tuning from last Friday’s post has me excited to see all the rare J-tin on display for all (go see it in person!). There are models I’ve never even seen in Japan! Seeing the JNC heavyweights like the 2000GT, Skylines and Cosmo are a no-brainer, but I want to know what you think should get the museum treatment for styling, performance or cultural significance.
What JNC belongs in a museum?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What made you start collecting Hot Wheels?”
Who knew that a 1:64 scale toy car line created in 1968 would capture our hearts and imaginations for 50-plus years. For many, these small cars were the first cars we “owned,” long before we even knew how to drive. Whether found in the supermarket or under a couch cushion, these little racers captured our imaginations, and at a price point that was hard for our parents to ignore. Last week’s QotW was one of the most commented on in the recent past, and it was hard to choose just one.
Collecting Hot Wheels helped with our project car craving like for Jamie while we saved for the real thing. As children, we accepted themas Matchthebox did as bribes to behave nicely. Sometimes we started collecting to just shift focus off the difficulties of life, as for Robby Morris did.
Jaeson Rey took the prize this week by sharing a story of how collecting Hot Wheels became a source for bonding with his nephew to help overcome tragedy and remember a family member. You can read the story below:
Omedetou! Your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop.