Model cars are realistic representations of a car brand. They were originally used as a way for manufacturers to promote their cars. It started in Europe, but the tactic quickly moved over to the U.S., too. In the 1920’s the models started to be used to display cars that the brands were considering making, and they became a source of advertising.
Building car models didn’t become a hobby until World War II when Revell created a plastic car model kit in the 1940’s. The hobby died down as electric cars and other technological toys came about, but the NASCAR replica series created in the ‘80s helped to keep the hobby alive.
Some of the most popular model car manufacturers today are Sun Star, TSM Model, Yatming, Revell, Hot Wheels, AUTOart, Bburago, Corgi, Maisto, Minichamps, and many others. Double Play Hobby Consignments in Milford, NH has a large selection of model cars. View our inventory below.