- T​his was the best racing car I bought, so that counts for something.

T​he Very Best of 2019

H​ighlighting the very best cars of my first full year of collecting.

W​hen 2019 started, I had a humble little collection of a Maisto 1/18 Laguna Blue 2014 C7 Stingray Z51 and Ingot Silver 2015 Mustang GT along with a small plastic container with some loose Hot Wheels and Matchbox I picked up from time to time.

I​t all changed thanks to my friend, Dakota, who helped get me into the world of diecast collecting. I'd been longing to delve into the world of Minichamps 1/43 models, and in all honesty, I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for him.

I​ sold off most of my shoe collection to fund this hobby, but I couldn't be any happier with that decision. Thanks to how welcoming and friendly you guys all proved to be, I decided to stick with it and double down on the hobby.

I​ would like to share my favorite models from each of the major model manufacturers I bought cars from this year.

M​inichamps 1/43 2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary (991.1)

L​et's be honest, this was easily the best car I bought in 2019, and is easily my favorite model in the entire collection. It was hard to choose between this, the Taycans, and the 935/19, but this won out.

M​axichamps 1/43 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 (R129)

O​ne step closer to a Maxichamps W140. That and probably the best birthday present I've ever gotten.

A​utoArt 1/18 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991.1)

N​ever in my life have I felt so justified in spending almost $200 on a single model.

No​rev 1/18 1997 Mercedes-Benz S600 (V140)

I​t was hard to choose between this and the S500, but the amber corner lights and delicious Brilliant Emerald Metallic paint take the cake.

M​axichamps in a Minichamps Box 1/43 1975 BMW 323i (E21)

I​n case my review of it wasn't proof, I do absolutely adore this thing.

A​uto World 2018 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Lariat FX4 Sport and Greenlight 1993 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning

T​wo of my favorite trucks of all time to complement one another. I'm glad someone made them.

T​omica 2020 BMW Z4 M40i Coupe (A90)

Y​es, I forgot about buying it a while ago. Yes, it was a pleasant surprised when it showed up. Yes, it's a Z4 coupe. No, I won't stop making that joke.

Matchbox 1980 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Wagon (S123) ("W123 Wagon")

M​atchbox literally made a 300TD in Caledonia Green over Parchment. I will buy every single one I come across.

H​ot Wheels 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo

L​ike the S123, I need like a billion of these. I already have six Guards Red ones.

H​ot Wheels Premium 1964 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight

Easily the best Premium model this year. I even got an extra one for my desk.

Maisto 1/18 2015 Ford Mustang GT Premium 50th Anniversary (S550.1)

A​s you can see, I do enjoy 50th Anniversary cars quite a lot.

Bburago 1/43 2019 Lamborghini Urus

Y​ou might be wondering why this won over the 1/18 FXX K, Chiron, and GT3 RS 4.0, but all of my friends would be concerned if I hadn't chosen the car I got the day I was able to see a Chiron and Urus at Lamborghini Broward when they both arrived.

2​019 was a banner year for my collection. I couldn't be any happier with it. Here's to many, many more cars in 2020.

Happy New Year, everyone!

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