Welcome to diecastGT

Hi and welcome to diecastGT. This blog is dedicated to my passion for collecting diecast model cars. Having started collecting in 1990 I have tried to limit my "addiction" to the hobby by collecting only VW Golf as I have always had a passion for this vehicle. That said though, when I do see something else that draws my interest, I normally end up buying it as well.

Currently my collection is in South Africa in storage unfortunately due to recently relocating to the UK. However it has not been very long and I have already started a new collection here so watch this space!

Please take a look at some pics I took just before I left and let me know what you think. 

VW Golf Mk1 1.1L by Corgi Vanguards

I was very excited to find this Mk1 by Corgi, mainly as I have nothing in my collection in this colour, being "Miami Blue" and it comes with an interesting history.

VW Beetle Racer PC Mouse

Well something quite different from my normal diecast collectibles. As mentioned previously with regards to what I collect, my collection is mainly VW Golfs however if there is a VW on sale somewhere that catches my eye then I got to have it. This is exactly what I'm talking about. 

Sandown Toy Collectors Fair

It was great to once again return to the huge Sandown Toy Collectors Fair in Surrey this past Saturday. With over 500+ stalls it was a great and lengthy day out having an awesome time looking for new items to add to my collection and to drool over those hard to get (and sometimes unaffordable) items being displayed in almost every stall.

VW Mk1 Golf GLS by Minichamps

Even though I already have quite a few VW Golf Mk1s by Minichamps, I managed to get this 1980 VW Golf GLS today to add to my collection. 

The detail is awesome as usual, as is to be expected from Minichamps. They are a limited run of only 1008 pieces. Finished in a "Diamantsilber metallic silver" the car looks stunning against the packaging black backdrop. Get one! You wont regret it.

Make: Minichamps
Model: 1980 VW Mk1 Golf GLS
Scale: 1:43
Detail: Diamantsilber metallic Silver
Limited: 1 of 1008

VW Mk1 Golf by Solido

So as promised, here are two new additions to my collection that I have recently purchased at a local swop meet. Even though I have seen quite a few of these models at the swop meets, trade fairs and on line, they are becomeing relitevely hard to come by now. 

These two particular models are both in original boxes, although are showing signs of age with some creases and tears but in fair condition. The cars themselves are in very good condition with very minor wear. Overall a great addition to my collection.