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May 25 12 10:03 PM

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This forum is where you can upload photos of the promotional model cars in your collections.  Its purpose is to be a big photo gallery of "promos", accompanied by the history, explanations, and stories that you, the members, can share about them.

We model car collectors generally agree that the word "promo" refers to scale replicas of vehicles that auto dealers would sell or give to promote their products.  These models, prior to the early 1970's, were also sold in toy stores or hobby shops, and often had friction motors.  They were usually plastic, and were generally 1/25th scale.

Cast metal scale models, such as those made by National Products or Banthrico, are also commonly considered promotionals.

For practical purposes, therefore, we will adhere to the above descriptions as to what we consider to be promotional model cars (and trucks).  There will be a separate category for tinplate toy vehicles (Tinplate Alley), and another for diecast collector vehicles.

Welcome, stay long, and post often.