Hoo boy, have I got an update.
I just got back in town from the Keystone Diecast CARnival held in Denver, PA this weekend. This is the 3rd time I have been and the show is always a ton of fun. Aside from the vendor tables, there is gravity racing with several different classes and "banger" racing, which is essentially demolition derby and gravity racing combined.
I haven't had time to take real good pictures of these yet, but I will get some better shots of the highlights and post them in the coming days.
I found a ton of great cars, some from the vendors at the show and some at other stores I was able to hit up on my trip. Here are some of the cars I got at other places on my trip, ranging from Walmart to Outback Toys in Lititz, PA. I will always add another Virginia state trooper car to the collection, and the RMZ City sedans were a nice surprise find at the place we had dinner at on Saturday night.
One of the vendors had tubs full of ~10-15 year old 5 packs from MB and HW. Didn't find any HW packs I wanted, but there were 4 MB ones that had to go home with me! There's not quite 20 cars in this picture because there were a few I didn't care to keep. Some of them will be available in an upcoming HWEP post, be on the lookout!
Here are most of the rest of the assorted finds from the show. The Warthog was a cool surprise and I was finally able to snag one of those Minis with roof tampos in decent shape.
Here are the official event cars customized by ColorComp. These were pretty well done and are my favorite event cars from the years I have been able to attend. They are both Greenlights. To my knowledge, they are the only die-cast cars specifically intended to be "parade cars"- let me know if you're aware of any others!
And finally, the 3 highlights. These are actually the first 2 original Redlines I've ever acquired. I have been after a Rolls for a couple of years and its price finally lined up with the cash I had in my wallet. The 917 was a very generous RAOK (random act of kindness) from a good friend of mine. It was also a complete surprise for me to see available as I had never seen one in person. I am a big Porsche nut and was oogling over the car- that's when my buddy swooped in, bought it, and handed it to me. Stand up guy! The Peterbilt 379 is made by a company called Die-Cast Promotions and is a very nice model. It's mostly made of metal and the detail is incredible. It's my second DCP, and hopefully not my last.
Anyway, that's all for this post! I know I skimmed over a good bit, feel free to ask any questions you have about some of the cars I didn't mention.