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VW & Toy Car Links Page (Updated August 24, 2001)


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VW TOY & CUSTOM VW SITES, VOLKSWAGEN TOY CAR DISCUSSION FORUMS, VOLKSWAGEN MAGAZINES, TOY CAR DISCUSSION FORUMS, CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS, JOHNNY LIGHTNING SITES, HOT WHEELS SITES, MATCHBOX SITES, GENERAL DIECAST SITES, OTHER CUSTOM SITES, OTHER SITES: Promo Dealers, Misc., etc., VOLKSWAGEN LINKS, VOLKSWAGEN MAGAZINES,

VW TOY & CUSTOM VW SITES

Baja1641's VW Site - offroad VW content as well as HIGE amount of VW toys & customs

Bryan's Customs & Classics - check out the custom VWs

Dave's Custom HotWheels - very nice VW bus custom work, check him out!

Die Cast Pro's Pink Beach Bomb site - an account of the most expensive 1/64 diecast ever

Jan's VW Toys - pics and descriptions of Jan's VW collection, including a newly aquired section!

Jason's Cut Out 'n' Play VW Beetle Toy - print the page, cut out and asseble this VW toy!

Mike's HotWheels & VW Pages - exactly as advertized! Check out the awesome customs!

New Beetle Web German Counterpart - nice stuff, in German of course!

Nubeetlemobilia - THE encyclopedia of new beetle collecting!

O2bNaVW's Home Page - LONG load time but extremely well worth the wait! Fantastic VW Toy collection! There are also customs and great VW shots. Now if only he could create a Virtual Reality tour of his toy room, we'd be set!

Rich's VW Toys - VW toys and aliens?!!! Surely my long-lost brother!

RPM's Custom Diecast site - Seven pages of diecast VW customs!!! Click on the VW Bug!

Sizzler's Hotline VW Beach Bomb page - history, photos and more of this elusive VW

Wreck of the Week - Barry's web site depicts a lot of nicely photoraphed VW toys!! Enjoy!!

VOLKSWAGEN TOY CAR DISCUSSION FORUMS

Volkswagen Toy Group come talk VW toy and literature collecting, look at pics, trade, etc.

PureVWs is a listserv dedicated to Volkswagen Toy Collecting

Volkswagen Diecast Collectors - V Dubs only forum on Matchbox Collectors Community Hall

VOLKSWAGEN MAGAZINES

Dune Buggies & Hot VWs - US magazine.

Super VW Magazine - French VW magazine. No english section.

Total VW - a UK magazine, larger format, great articles and quality photos

Volkswagen Camper and Commercial - Van enthusiasts finally have a magazine!!! Enjoy!

VolksWorld - another UK VW magazine with fantastic pix & features. Site requires java! :-(

Wolfsburg Magazine - New VW/Audi Performance Magazine, email the editor, Justin Brown for details

VW Trends - US magazine. Site has hellish frames. You've been warned.

TOY CAR DISCUSSION FORUMS

Ask Charlie Mack - forum with Mack, the author of the Enclyclopedia of Matchbox Toys

Custom Art Hot Wheels - a custom yahoo club, great photos section too!

Fox Model Cars Discussion Board - any auto toy subjects are appropriate

Johnny Lightning Bulletin Board - the official Johnny Lightning discussion forum

Midwest Die-cast Miniatures Matchbox Message Board - another Matchbox collecting forum

Mr. Bill's Diecast Forum - classified ads

rec.toys.cars newsgroup - high volume but a low signal to noise ratio, some good content though

The Vintage Matchbox Board - discussion forum for vintage matchbox toys

TOY CAR MAGAZINES

Diecast Collector - UK magazine. Great pics & features of infrequently seen toys in the US.

Diecast Digest - diecast magazine devoted mainly to racing toys

Diecast Illustrated - E-zine by Ken McClellan (Alleydude). Content, pix, forums & price guide.

Tales of Toy Cars - monthly diecast toy car webzine.

Toy Car Collector - New magazine from Dana Johnson! Issue #1 shippied January 2001.

Toy Cars & Models - magazine on all aspects of toy car collecting by Krause Publications

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS

DERBY CITY HOT WHEELS CLUB - Louisville, Kentucky Hot Wheels Club. Meetings every 2nd Saturday of the month at 2:00 PM, at the B District County Governement Center, 7201 Outer Loop Road, Louisville, KY
Kentucky Hot Wheels Association - very nice site with plenty of content

Matchbox Northwest - Tom Larson's (founder) regional US matchbox page. Very nice features.

JOHNNY LIGHTNING SITES

Cooper's Johnny Lightning Lola-Colt Page - Sweet pics of the Indy winner and related items.

Diecast Collecting With Johnny Lightning - Topper & Playing Mantis Johnny Lightning content.

Diecast Illustrated - JL and many other boards

HobbyTalk - various boards including JL, General Diecast, & Swap & Sell

Johnny Lightning Club - yahoo club for JL

Johnny Lightning Collecting - Pony's JL boards

Johnny Lightning! forum at MBCCH -

JL-RC group - yahoo group for JLs and Racing Champions

Lightning Lane - Rick's White Lightning price guide and discussion boards

New Jersey Johnny Lightning Club - yahoo group of JL collectors from NJ

Tom Brown's Toyaddict Page - really cool Topper factory content, and check out the gold pants!

The Virtual Johnny Lightning Collection - good source for photos and info

Marco's Johnny Lightning Promo Page - great Johnny Lightning promo reference

Tjet club - yahoo club for new & old Thunderjet enthusiasts

Wyatt's Johnny Lightning Website - new page with nice pictures of many of the JL series

MATCHBOX SITES

All You Need to Know About Matchbox Toys - Shabir Malik has brought it all together in this Matchbox site.

Bay Area Matchbox Collector's Association - an extremely well done site with a LOT of content and photos, especially covering older Matchbox items

Frank & Beth's Matchbox Haven - a lot of info & pix about mostly newer Matchbox

Jim Anderson's Matchbox Links - many quality Matchbox links

The Matchbox Collectors Community Hall - a variety of forums for MB, Corgi, Husky collectors!

Matchbox Forum International - a high quality, content-driven site hosted by John Nijhuis

HOT WHEELS SITES

Jim Anderson's Hot Wheels Links - nice site with a lot of links

Lil' Racer's Hot Wheels -

Randy's Hot Wheels Site - plenty of new release info and pictures as well as promotional offers

David's Hot Wheels - collector info, chat area, free newsletter,

The Original Virtual Hot Wheels Collection - source of model photos & info

GENERAL DIECAST SITES

David Elliott's Land of Squishy - nice site with custom tips, pix, etc. I covet the basket of vans!

Diecast Collector's Pages - interviews, message boards, Canadian issues and more!

Diecast Pro - large database of diecast manufaturers, pictures, info

Lou's Wheels - lots of current info, a message board, links, etc

S.N.O.T.S. - the website of "Say No To Scalpers", need I say more?

Toynutz - Dana Johnson's Diecast Reference Center, large site, heavy on content and pictures

OTHER CUSTOM SITES

Airbrush Action's Airbrush Buyer's Guide - no diecasts but good info on airbrushes

Bluzboy's Diecast & Automobila Page - lots of customs & tips including how to make hinges!

Bud's Custom Shop - step by step instructions for some customs

Hot Customs - want to feel woefully inadequate? ...go here!

Hot Wheels Mann's Web Stop - more great tips and custom photos

Jamie's Custom Tips - tools list, and brief custom building topics & specific brand recomendations

John's Custom Diecast Cars - strongest in Camaros & Volkswagen Bugs

JPS's Custom Hot Wheels - lots of nice customs by category, of course my favorites are the VWs!

King's Customs - plenty of customizing tips & some real fine customs

Kustom City - Wow! Nice Busses...ok and a lot of others, and more great customizing tips

Night's Customs - really fine custom work in many categories

Redline Parts Shop & Custom Hot Wheels by Jon - many custom ideas, LARGE tips section

Ritz' Custom Hot Wheels - lots of photos and tips on customizing

TerryL's School of Customizing - a lot of custom tips including primers for many custom models


OTHER SITES: Promo Dealers, Misc., etc.

Burch Engineering - dealers of promo diecast cars at reasonable prices

Fullgrid - dealer specializing in Johnny Lightning and promotional cars

Tales of Toy Cars - monthly E-zine with lots of interesting articles


VOLKSWAGEN LINKS

Groovy Mel's VWs - VWs, Aliens, & more!!! WE are out there...

Jimmy's EMPI, Old School, & Volkswagen Page - great site, history, pix, etc

The LOWRY Page - page about Dean Lowry, VW EMPI and Dyno racing

VW Family- toys, kit cars, dune buggies and VW of the month

VW-Online! - large, comprehensive UK site for all things Volkswagen. Nice site!!!

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