Another series that has taken a bit of a hiatus from the blog is the "My Favorite Models" series. We have only had four, but it has come from a prestigious group, from the Design Manager at Matchbox, to two former Matchbox Ambassadors, to one of the brains behind Japanese Nostalgic Car.
One article we have had waiting in the wings is by car nerd Jeff Koch. Jeff makes his living writing from Hemming's Motor News, and is also well known for being one of the most popular sellers at JCCS, Toyotafest, the Matchbox Gathering, and the Hot Wheels convention. He is a vat of knowledge on all things vehicular, as well as diecast, having spent some time over at Johnny Lightning.
I have picked his brain a lot. He is nice enough to answer my dumb questions that make me look like I know what I am talking about on the blog. His connections in Japan have helped me acquire many of the Tomica and Aoshima models I have featured here on the blog. He gets mad at me when he goes to visit his parents in Mesquite, Nevada, and finds that all the nearby Walmarts are devoid of Hot Wheels Celicas because I was there first. He introduced me to the best sweet and sour soup I have ever had. He is a good friend and a great supporter of the Lamley Blog. He has helped a ton.
So I asked him to dig into that nerdy brain of his and tell us about his favorite models. He even let me photograph them when we were in Albuquerque at the Matchbox Gathering. Enjoy the read.
My Favorite Models, by Jeff Koch