Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

HAWL: Keystone Diecast CARnival Edition

Hoo boy, have I got an update.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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