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I have been collecting 1/64 NASCAR diecast since 12/26/92. It is my primary hobby and how I discovered the sport.
I don't know when I started collecting street cars-possibly as far back as 1985. I also have my brother's collection. I pretty much stopped collecting street cars in 2000, but I have slowly gotten back into it over the past few years. It's a lot cheaper and easier to store than full size cars.
My primary collection will always be NASCAR, though.
I take Christmas 1985 as the date I started collecting. I am not sure if it's correct but that's the date I go by.

Diecast Outings/Events
Events that deserve their own albums
albums: 7
NASCAR By Driver
Any driver who has more than one diecast gets their own album- everybody else goes into the One-Off album. Only includes real race cars- no fantasy finish, censored or wrong cars included.
albums: 255
NASCAR by Me
My goal is to have every car that ever ran a Strictly Stock/Grand National/Winston Cup/Nextel Cup/Sprint Cup race in 1/64 in my collection. Many of these were never produced by the diecast manufacturers, so when possible I make my own. I know it's a project I'll never be able to complete- I can't afford to build all the cars that are possible, and the cars that aren't (yet) possible outnumber those by a wide margin. So I do what I can, when I can.
albums: 6
NASCAR by Year
I had to lock this due to people stealing my images and claiming them as their own. If only I had known how to put my copyright stamp on when I spent 2 months creating this...
subfolders: 1 and albums: 40
NASCAR- Other
Topical subsets, cars sorted by series, etc.
albums: 17
Other Forms of Motorsports
Monster Trucks, NHRA, Indy, Sprint cars, etc.
albums: 15
Small Scale Diecast
Primarily Micro Machines size, but they were not the only company to produce cars in that scale. I have never been able to figure out what scale that is.

This folder is anything smaller than traditional 1/64 cars.
albums: 15
Street Cars
I started taking pictures on 1/15/08. Some of the cars I had not seen in 15 years or more.

Mostly street cars but also includes non-NASCAR auto racing.
albums: 64
All photos © ElCaminoBilly unless otherwise noted
 
Opened cars

Opened cars and random photos.

Album was created 13 years 3 months ago and modified 1 year 6 months ago
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Hot Wheels Mechanix

Roughly 1/43rd scale, these Hot Wheels editions from the late 90s or early 2000s came with a small multi-tool that allowed you to change the appearance of the vehicles, in some cases drastically. I loved these, but the line didn't last very long. I remember having more that are missing now.

Album was created 5 years 3 months ago and modified 5 years 3 months ago
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Diecast Reference
Album was created 5 years 7 months ago and modified 5 years 7 months ago
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Small Scale

This was the original album I had where I combined all small scale diecasts togther. When I created albums for each brand, some images were transferred in, whereas others were not in the same style and remain in this album.

Album was created 6 years 10 months ago and modified 5 years 8 months ago
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Small Scale

Covering the 1/144th scale cars issued by Racing Champions in 1997-98, the various Micro Machines issues, the generic body cars Racing Champions issued with 1/87 scale haulers (I believe the cars are closer to 1/100th scale, though) and the Winner's Circle 1/87 scale cars.

Album was created 6 years 10 months ago and modified 5 years 9 months ago
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Warrior Car Tour 2007
Album was created 10 years 6 months ago and modified 7 years 7 months ago
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Photos are copywright whoever took or owns them.
 
WANTED 1/64 ONLY!

These are photos of items I do not have and want to purcahse (or trade) for.

These photos are taken from various places across the net...I obviously can't photograph things I do not own!

Album was created 10 years 6 months ago and modified 3 years 3 months ago
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Large Scale Diecast

Anything larger than 1/64 scale

NOTE: The Platinum Rusty, the Signed Silver #3, the Jack Daniel's car, and the Warrior Car Tour cars are not in my collection, but were photographed by me.

Album was created 10 years 6 months ago and modified 1 year 4 months ago
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Sealed cars

These are cars still in the packages. Either when I first got them , extras hung on the wall, or the rare car I decide not to open.

Album was created 10 years 6 months ago and modified 1 year 6 months ago
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Random Photos

The few photos that are not of specific cars.

Album was created 12 years 11 months ago and modified 4 years 1 month ago
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Attack Pack
Aug 9, 2012

These were issued by Mattel in 1992-1994, although I don't have any from that late. They all have names, but I don't remember what they are anymore. I was able to find examples of some of them for sale on Ebay and got the names that way, but I would gladly accept some naming help on the rest if anyone knows.

These are 1/64 or close to it, but I couldn't decide to list them with my car collection or my action figure collection, heh. 4 of them make growling sounds when you open them, 3 of them still work, with the original batteries, 19 years after being issued at time of photography, August 2012.

Album was created 5 years 3 months ago and modified 5 years 3 months ago
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