Welcome to Tales of Toy Cars, a monthly publication.
This publication is edited by Doug Breithaupt, who's toy car collection (visit the Toy Room) is featured on the minicars.htm portion of this site (additions to the collection since 2000 are featured in 'Expanding the Collection' in each issue. The purpose of this effort is to create a forum to share a common interest in toy cars, with special attention to 1:64 scale). Back issues are also availble for review from the bottom of this page. We have a link to our new Forum partner. If you are wondering what's missing from the collection, visit the 'Seeking' list. A list of toy cars for sale or trade is on the Sale/Trade page. You can visit our Search Engine to find specific information. Comments and contributions from readers are welcome via e-mail. Volume VII, Number 6

Publisher/Editor: Doug Breithaupt


Contributing Writers:
Brian Willoughby, David Cook, Dave Weber, Remco Natrop, Deanesh David Nair, Ivan Delgado, Wood Smythe, Steve Shaw, Raed Ammari, Tim Phelps, Jeff Koch, Arian Smits, Henk Hendricks, James Price, Kimmo Sahakangas, Steve Masson, Raymond McKee, Christian Falkensteiner, Daniel Vasquez Burke, Rainer Sliwinski, François Rivierre, Nadi Mobarak, Rob Gras, Craig Mueller, Shabbir Malik
Design/Layout: Sinisa Pismestrovic


In the June 2004 Issue
Features
Renault Toy Car Story Continues - The 1980's to Date by Arian Smits
Toy Cars at the Races
Toy F1 Cars from the 1950'S and 1960'S by David Cook
Toy Box Treasures
'I' is for Imperial by Dave Weber and Christian Falkensteiner
The History of Cadillac according to Hot Wheels by Doug Breithaupt
Editorials, Letters, Books and Toy Cars for Sale or Trade
Off-The-Shelf - Most Popular
Expanding the Collection
Letterbox will return next month
Trading Stock


In the May 2004 Issue
Features
The Renault in Small-Scale - Part 1 by Arian Smits
The Renault 5 in Small-Scale by Arian Smits
Toy Cars at the Races
The Penny F1 Racers by Craig Mueller
Toy Box Treasures
'H' is for Honda by Dave Weber and Christian Falkensteiner
The Ertl Story - part 2 by Doug Breithaupt
Editorials, Letters, Books and Toy Cars for Sale or Trade
Off-The-Shelf - The Toy Room
Expanding the Collection
Letterbox will return next month
Trading Stock


In the April 2004 Issue
Features
Aguti of Argentina by Kimmo Sahakangas
Toy Cars at the Races
Sebring in Small-Scale by David Cook
Toy Car Trends
More Mercedes-Benz SL Miniatures by Doug Breithaupt
The Honda NSX by Doug Breithaupt
Toy Box Treasures
'G' is for Geo by Dave Weber and Christian Falkensteiner
Toy Supercars of the 1980's by Doug Breithaupt
Norev Mini-Jets Revisited by Doug Breithaupt
The Best of Bill Mitchell in Miniature by Doug Breithaupt
Mustang by Matchbox by Doug Breithaupt
Editorials, Letters, Books and Toy Cars for Sale or Trade
Off-The-Shelf - 35 Years of Hot Wheels
Expanding the Collection
Letterbox will return next month
Trading Stock


In the March 2004 Issue
Features
Before the merger - Ertl's pre-RC toy cars by Doug Breithaupt
Toy Cars at the Races
Race on Sunday, Sell on Monday by Doug Breithaupt
Toy Car Trends
Hot Wheels Original and Retro Rods by Doug Breithaupt
Toy Box Treasures
'F' is for Ferrari by Dave Weber and Christian Falkensteiner
Toy Supercars of the 1970's by Doug Breithaupt
Miniature Profile - BMW M1 by Doug Breithaupt
Editorials, Letters, Books and Toy Cars for Sale or Trade
Off-The-Shelf - The 'Big Seven' and everyone else
Expanding the Collection
Letterbox will return next month
Trading Stock

 


In the February 2004 Issue
Features
Pennys from Italy by Doug Breithaupt
Toy Cars at the Races
Franco-American Race Team by Doug Breithaupt
Toy Car Trends
Nuremburg Toy Fair by Christian Falkensteiner
Diecast Hotline III by Rainer Sliwinski
Toy Box Treasures
A review of Peugeot 206 in miniature by François Rivierre
'E' is for Edsel by Dave Weber and Christian Falkensteiner
Toy Supercars of the 1960's by Doug Breithaupt
A Break is Tradition for Renault by Doug Breithaupt
Editorials, Letters, Books and Toy Cars for Sale or Trade
Off-The-Shelf - Consummate Cars
Expanding the Collection
Letterbox
Trading Stock - updated listings



In the January 2004 Issue
Features
Toy Supercars of the 1950's by Doug Breithaupt
Toy Supercars of post-2000 by Doug Breithaupt
Toy Cars at the Races
Small-Scale Shelby Cobras by Doug Breithaupt
Toy Car Trends
And the Story Goes - Matchbox 2004 Line Preview Detail by Shabbir Malik
Flexing New Muscle - Hot Wheels' Retro-Muscle Concepts by Doug Breithaupt
Toy Box Treasures
'D' is for DAF by Dave Weber and Christian Falkensteiner
AMT Pups, Mego and Jet Wheels - Part 2 by Craig Mueller
Mercedes-Benz SL Roadsters - Miniatures in Blue by Doug Breithaupt
Editorials, Letters, Books and Toy Cars for Sale or Trade
Off-The-Shelf - Car of the Year in 1:64
Expanding the Collection
Letterbox
Trading Stock - updated listings