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As our membership grows, it's important to let new members know that this forum is first and foremost, a forum for promotional model cars. Promotional models (promos) have the primary purpose of showing the real cars that the automakers have produced, so they are representations of factory stock offerings. Tinplate and diecast cars are closely related to promos, if they represent the real car in factory stock form, and if they do, they are allowed, too. Likewise with regard to built kits: they must be factory stock representations.
The whole intent here is to stay within the spirit and intent of promos. This is what distinguishes our forum from general model car forums. This was determined by by a member discussion:
Promos that have been restored with nonstock parts in an effort to replicate a factory stock appearance are allowed, because they are promos, and our interest is in preserving them to the best extent possible.
Built kits that display post-factory dealer-approved items, such as mag wheels that a customer could have ordered with a new car, can be allowed also.
If a diorama is mostly a display of factory stock vehicles, but happens to contain a period-correct hot rod, street rod, or custom, it will be considered for display, if the non-stock car cannot be removed from the diorama.
Factory stock snap-kits are considered, in this forum, to be promos in kit form. They are allowed.
There is no desire to be harsh or dictatorial here, but promotional model cars are the primary intent of this forum, and therefore, we want to keep our other entries in that vein.
Thank you for understanding, and for being members of this forum.