GCHWC Fall Diecast Show and Swap: Save the date!

It’s official, we’ve confirmed the date and venue for our fall show:

GCHWC Fall Diecast Show and Swap
American Legion Hall – Green Hills
11100 Winton Road, Cincinnati Ohio
Saturday, Oct 27th, 2018
Show opens to public 9am – 2pm (vendor setup 7-9am)

New and vintage diecast (all brands) for sale and trade

Join us for door prizes, case raffles, split the pot drawing, special guests, custom expo and more!

Vendor table registration will begin soon, email:  cincydiecastshow@gmail.com for details

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!

Dec 2017: Holiday party

This month, join us as we celebrate the holidays and a whole year of diecast fun!

The event will be held Saturday, Dec 16th at Zion Church in Norwood (12-2:30pm).

Holiday meal (new format): 

We’ll start at 12:00 noon with a prepared meal with all the fixings.  As discussed, there will be a per person fee for the meal.

We’ll have desserts, but if you’re feeling merry and would like to bring holiday cookies or another treat, we won’t complain!   (not mandatory)

Door prizes
If you’ve got prizes to donate (diecast or other), let us know or bring them to the event.

“Steal the Santa” gift exchange
Always a riot… this year we’re continuing the request for NON-DIECAST items as gifts.  We did it last year and this seemed to make it way more fun for families.

Gifts should be $10-$15 (or so) and wrapped.  Clever / creative gifts really add to the event. Can you come up with the one gift everyone wants?

2017 recap slide show:  
If you’ve got photos of this year’s events, send them to us so we can put them in the slide show

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.