Sometimes in 2011, this private museum will be open to groups of collectors and enthusiasts upon appointment. The museum already contains over 5000 vintage slot cars, most in pristine condition, with nearly 95% of all kits and factory-built RTR models produced in the Classic Era. This unique collection also includes the largest grouping of professional racing hand-built cars, motors, parts in the world. These pictures will give you an idea of the variety of what one will be able to inspect. A large library containing period publications, documents, catalogs, original artwork, press kits etc. will also be available to qualified inquiries.
|Russkit production and prototype cars|
|More Russkit beauties with the prototype
of the PAM-Chevy behind the white Chaparral 2.
|Russkit Honda F1 in standard and “Export” (brown)
|More Russkit cars and parts include a rare
Alfa Romeo “33” that did not reach production. Built by Ron
Klein, it survived in pristine condition.
|A Russkit prototype Alfa Romeo with unusual
brass “Carrera Series” chassis. Only 200 of these test pressings
using a thicker brass instead of aluminum were produced in 1967.
|Part of the Cox display|
|More of the Cox display showing the magnificent
toys produced in Santa Ana, California.
|A few “thingies”, the scarce Monogram “Assassin” in
|Thingies galore include a rare box for the
BZ Banshee. The standard clear-plastic box is in the foreground.
|More thingies and pro-racing lookalike models
by Pactra, Testor, unique and BZ.
|Period chassis include rare late-issue Pactra
and International pro-racing frames.
|Part of the Champion display with rare products
from Champion of Europe.
|More beautiful Champion products including
a rare Ford Galaxie prototype.
|Monogram, Pactra, Testor and hand-built cars
all in pristine condition.
|Jason Boye’s balsa-wood HO cars are incredibly
|Russkit and K&B dragsters co-exist with
British hand-built cars with balsa wood bodies and Monogram “Midgets”.
|MPC and AMT’s desirable stockers.|
|The 1/32 scale racing box of hobby pioneer
Jose Rodriguez Jr. complete with cars, parts, tires, tools and controller…
|John Hale’s cars and famous
|Some of the display of 1966-1972 pro-racing
cars by famous builders and racers.
|Bryan Warmack’s 1967 Team Riggen car.|
|1966-67 pro-racing cars and motors. Some
Team Russkit cars in the background.
|1972-73 racing cars by Lee Gilbert, Ted Coates,
Jan Limpach and Philippe de Lespinay.
|The prototype of Parma’s “Turbo” controller
stands next to the first sub 2.5-second racing car built and donated
by Lee Gilbert.
|More Pro-Racing cars.|
|Pro-racing cars by Mike Steube, Bob Emott,
Bryan Warmack and Russell Sheldon .
|Period pro-racing motors in their original
|John Harris cars
formed one half of Team Pittman. These cars were shown and driven on
the Johnny Carson show in 1967…