Sunday, April 26, 2009


My Brother in Law recently emailed me a picture of a 1908 automobile. So, I thought I would share some of my old styled cars with you.

Here are two windup cars made in Japan by a company called Trade Mark. I've had these for over 40 years and they still work!

Here are two Model A Fords. The large one is also made by Trade Mark while its little brother is by Matchbox as part of their Models of Yesteryear collection.

Finally,here are three more Matchbox Cars: The turquoise one is a 1911 Maxwell Roadster, the white one is a 1909 Opel Coupe and the gold car is a 1913 Cadillac.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Matchbox has come up will several ways of packaging their cars at different holiday seasons.

For Easter, they put cars in eggs.

When the eggs were "cracked" open", the hidden car was revealed..

This was a very clever marketing tool. It allowed them to package cars that were maybe not selling very well. They would also add in one or two new cars to entice collectors to buy them.

Happy Easter to everyone.