Monday, July 18, 2016
The 2016 Matchbox Gathering is in the books. Here is the presentation if you missed it...
Still lots of Gathering coverage to come, but first, sleep is most definitely the priority.
I had a long drive home yesterday, and today the Albuquerque airport staff will be busy loading all kinds of diecast goodies on planes destined for locations all over the world. The Matchbox Team is romping and rolling the brush truck back to LA, and I am sure Jim and Vicki Gallegos are getting some well-deserved zzzzzzzz's.
So once everything settles, look for some more coverage. The Team granted me permission to photograph all the 2017 New Models in their various states of development, so that is coming soon. Dirk will have his final Ambassador Report to post, and there is other stuff to get to as well.
Hopefully many of you watched the presentation live on the mc_gathering Periscope feed or on the Lamley Facebook Page on Saturday night. There were a ton of comments, many of which Gerry from Matchbox read after the presentation. The live feed was definitely a success so look for that to happen again next year.
In the meantime, if you did miss it, the video is posted below. It is 50 minutes long, so give yourself some time, or fast forward through to what you want to see. No one will be offended. New Model presentation starts at 9:05 in, Licensed models at 19.00, and the Skyline Custom Contest winners at 40.00.
The video below that is a quick run through the EP and SLA examples of the 2017 New Models the Team brought to share. Photos of these coming soon.