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Toy Cars

By Steven S. Brooks Published: December 1, 2010

I have great memories of the toy cars I had as a child. Matchbox and Corgi miniature diecasts were my favorite because they were a window into the world of foreign automobiles we didn't often see on Northeast Ohio streets. The German Schuco brand provided nicely detailed models with exquisitely functioning wind-up mechanisms. Marx and Toostsietoy examples were a bit primitive but cheap and fun as were the Auburn rubber tractors. Of course, I was enthralled with building model cars of all kinds from manufacturers such as AMT, Revell and Monogram. I remember pleading for nearly a year for my parents to buy me a highly detailed and very expensive Tamiya model of a period Honda F1 car. I was so excited when I unwrapped it that Christmas, that I started building it that same day. Now, 43 years later, I can honestly say it's almost done!

 OK, I'm already rambling and I haven't even started on Tonkas, Hot Wheels or slot cars. What special childhood memories do you have with toy cars?

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