Jan 2019: Monthly Meeting

With the holidays behind us, we’ll hold our first meeting of the new year this Saturday, January 19th at 6:00pm at Zion Church in Norwood (directions on the meeting info portion of this site). 

We’ll be talking about plans for 2019 in order to plan our events including discussions about options for our upcoming show in the spring.


Finally, to add some good diecast content to the meeting, we invite everyone to bring in a favorite diecast item for “Show and Tell”.   You can bring one of your favorite castings, a recent purchase / find or even just a diecast item that’s out of the ordinary.  
Hope to see you all there!

GCHWC 2018 Holiday Party

Get ready for the GCHWC’s annual Holiday party on Saturday, Dec 8th at Zion Church (downstairs room) in Norwood from 12:00 noon to approx 2:30pm.

Holiday meal: 
We’ll start at 12:00 noon with a prepared meal with all the fixings catered by Boston Market. There will be a $10 per person charge for members (please pay Paul at the door).   Thank you to all those that have RSVP’d!

We’ll have two kinds of pie provided with the meal, but if you’re feeling merry and would like to bring holiday cookies or another treat, we won’t complain!   (not mandatory).   
We’ll also be providing various soft drinks, however if you want anything special (no alcohol please), plan on bringing that. 

Door prizes
Please consider donating an item or two (diecast or other) for door prizes.  Every paid entry will receive a ticket and it makes it fun to be able to pick from the prize pile.  We should have around 30 people attending!

Steal the Santa” gift exchange 
As the main event this year, after our meal, we’ll kick off our “Steal the Santa” gift exchange.  
To participate, everyone should bring one wrapped gift in the $10-$15 range (or so).  We’ll draw numbers and let the fun / swapping begin!     Clever / creative gifts and imaginative wrapping really add to the event. Can you come up with the one gift everyone wants?

Toy donation:  
At this time of year, we make an effort to give back to the community.  Please plant to bring new, unwrapped toys to donate to a local organization (Toys for Tots or Ronald McDonald house). Toys can be for boys or girls and don’t necessarily have to be diecast.  

As always, we’re incredibly happy that Zion Church is able to have us for this event and please don’t forget to bring non-perishable food items or paper products as donations to their food pantry.  

See you all there!

Nov 2018: Chili cook off!

The GCHWC will be holding our 6th annual Chili Cookoff this Saturday, November 17th at Zion church starting at 6pm (upstairs room).

Get ready for an evening with a chili dinner supplied by our members competing for “best chili” honors as voted on by you… the lucky folks who get to sample them all.

Have a great recipe to share?  Bring a crockpot with enough to share and wow the crowd!  We’ll supply crackers/cheese and ice for the drinks, butif you’ve got an entry, please plan to bring:

– a serving spoon
– any special sides / garnish you’d serve with it
– drinks
– a big appetite!

GCHWC Fall Diecast Show and Swap: Oct 27, 2018

GCHWC Fall 2018 Diecast Show and Swap
Date: Saturday, Oct 27th, 2018
Time:  9:00am – 2:00pm (vendor setup 7-9am)
Location:  American Legion Hall #530
Address:    11100 Winton Road, Cincinnati OH  45218
Admission:  $5 general public, $3 with printed coupon (see below)
Parking:  Free (onsite) plus overflow parking nearby
Special Guest:  Chris Stangler Customs

Join us for door prizes, case raffles, Hot Wheels 16″ bike raffle, split the pot drawing, special guests, custom expo and more!   Vendors will offer new and vintage diecast (all brands) for sale and trade.

Vendor information:  TABLES NOW SOLD OUT!  Table registration will begin Sept 1, 2018.Tables will be $15 each with a limit of 3 (three) per reservation.

Each reservation includes 2 show entries. Due to high demand, all tables must be paid by Oct 13th or tables will be offered to others.

UPDATE:  The American legion has expanded their hall and we’ll now have space for around 60-65 tables for this show. 

Email cincydiecastshow@gmail.com for reservations and details on tables.

Coming in from out of town and need a hotel?  Here’s a list of nearby hotels.

Official Show Flier and coupon ($3 entry):

Display your own customized diecast in our Custom Expo area!

Win this 16″ Hot Wheels themed bike!

Sept 2018: Annual Summer Daze Cookout and Downhill Races!

Mark your calendars because “Summer Daze” are here again!

September’s meeting will be our annual summer cookout / potlock and downhill diecast race.  This is a highlight of every year and this year’s event will be held at Elliott’s house (same location as last year, email for directions) in Green Township on Sept 15th, 2018 starting with dinner at 4pm.

Members should plan to bring a potluck item to share, something to drink, possibly a folding chair and any race entries (see below).  Please RSVP to gchwclub@gmail.com if you’re planning on coming!

After dinner, Larry will have his track up and running and we’ll stage a number of downhill races:

Race 1:  “Grab Bag / Case Race”  For this event, members will buy their race entries at random from a brand new case of Hot Wheels (no peeking!), open them and compete!.  Fastest car will win an unopened case of Hot Wheels.

Race 2:  50th Anniversary “Black/Gold” series cars.  This race is open to unmodified Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Black/Gold series cars from 2018.  This was a seven car series that included the Bone Shaker, Twin Mill, Ford Ranchero, Chevy Impala and a few others.  Here’s a link to the official Mattel page for this series.

Race 3: “Color me red” race: This event is open to all unmodified Hot Wheels (except redlines and drag buses) that are primarily red in color. Race staff will be final judge on colors.

Race 4:  TV / Movie cars  This race is open to any brand diecast (so long as it fits on the track) that has a TV/movie theme or cars that specifically were packaged as vehicles from a movie or TV show.  Examples include Batman, Marvel cars, Star Trek, Fast and the Furious, etc.

Race 5:  “Your car tastes good!”  Qualifying entries to this race include any unmodified Hot Wheels entry that’s food related.   Examples:  Ice cream trucks, candy or cereal tampo’s, toasters, tacos, hot dogs, soda pop, etc.

Race 6:  Japanese cars   Entries for this race should be unmodified Hot Wheels brand diecast of ANY Japanese manufactured marque such as Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, etc.

July meeting: Cancun’s restaurant

For this month’s meeting, we’ll gather at Cancun’s Mexican restaurant in Norwood starting at 6:00pm on Saturday July 28th.

Please find the address below.

4410 Montgomery Rd
Norwood, OH  45212

We’ll try to get a group of tables together as best that we can and enjoy some great food.

July: Indy Summer Celebration

Don’t miss the Indy Hot Wheels Club Summer Celebration on July 21st.   This is a great event with good food, diecast and great people!

More info found on their FB page.

A few members will be attending / hosting tables as vendors.  If you’re going, stop by and see everyone!

We will attempt to have a club meeting on the weekend of July 28th.  More info soon!

April 2018: Hot Wheels BINGO!

This month the GCHWC will be meeting this weekend Sat. April 21st starting at 7pm (Zion Church in Norwood) for our fourth annual Hot Wheels Bingo night!. Directions to the church can be found on this site

For those of you that couldn’t make it in years past, this is similar to a normal bingo game that uses Hot Wheels related items (castings, designers,etc) on the boards instead of numbers and letters.

All players will be able to play one card on the house, but you’ll be able to buy in for more cards as well.   We’ll be playing for fun, prizes and glory!

Tip:  Bring pennies or candy (like M&M’s or jelly beans) to cover the squares on your cards.   

2018 GCHWC Diecast Show & Swap

We’re excited to announce that the GCHWC will hold our own diecast show in 2018!
 
2018 GCHWC Diecast Show & Swap

Date:  Saturday, March 24th 2018
Show hours (public):   10:00 am – 3:00pm (snow or no snow!)
Vendor setup:  7:00 am – 9:45 am
Vendor tables (8 foot!):  $10 each (max 4 per person right now)
Admission price:  $3 per person, children under 10 are free with paid adult
Features:   Case raffles, Split the Pot, Door Prizes and more..  Free “Custom” tote bag to the first 100 fans throug the door!

SPECIAL GUEST:  Diecast Hall of Famer Joe “Loride57” Alvarado.  Joe will be on hand to display his wild customs and perform demonstrations.

JUST ANNOUNCED:   Greenlight Toys will be sending a production designer and their e-Commerce manager to the show along with some special pre-production items to display and items and sell.

Mark your calendars and plan to tell friends, attend the show, reserve a table, etc!  This is going to be a great event.

Vendors welcome!  We have a limited amount of tables and they’re going fast!   Email cincydiecastshow@gmail.com or call 513-692-6303 to reserve your table today! UPDATE: Tables are SOLD OUT.

Coming in from out of town and need a hotel?  Here’s a list of nearby hotels.

Bring your friends…tell everyone!  Here’s the official show flier with all the info!