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)
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!
 

Feb 2018: Night at the Races + Dessert Contest

Feb 2018:   This month we’ve got a special night planned filled with diecast racing and a dessert contest.

The event will start on Saturday, Feb 17th at 6pm at Zion Church in Norwood with “A Night at the Races” downhill diecast race (indoor).  Larry will have his smaller track ready to go for FOUR exciting race categories

1. GRAB BAG RACE:  Racers buy their way into this event by picking a random, unopened (or two) Hot Wheels car from a bag…no peeking!   The entries will then be raced and the fastest car wins half the prize money.

2.  LUCK OF THE DRAW RACE:  This is a new event!  Each participant will put two cars of their choice into a bag (rules below*) and will take turns pulling two random cars out of the collection to race as their entries.  Choose wisely!

*Entries for this event must have four wheels, fit on a standard Hot Wheels track and should not be a helicopter or an airplane.  All submissions will go back to the original owners at the end of the race.

3. COLOR RACE:   This event will feature unmodified Hot Wheels cars** that are mainly YELLOW in color (not gold).

**Redlines and Drag Busses are not permitted for this one. Judges will have final decision on “yellowness” of entries.

4. “HOT WHEELS RACING” TEAM EVENT:  Entries for this event should be unmodified Hot Wheels cars that feature Mattel’s famous “Hot Wheels Racing” decoration theme.   Note that cars included in this category are mainly blue with the HW logo and white accents (all the way back to blue card editions) but also came in white and black in some more recent years.

 Some examples:

More recent versions as found by a GCHWC members at Kroger…

DESSERT CONTEST:  For the sweet tooths and bakers out there, we’ll also hold a dessert contest during this event.  Do you have a knock-out, lights-out sinful dessert entry you’d like to share?   A family favorite?   Bring your dessert to share and you may be voted crowd favorite!