Bestselling Pre-Built Model Cars & Trucks in 2020
Newray Peterbilt Black Tow Truck with Red Peterbilt Cab 1/32 Scale Pre-Built Diecast Model Set
- Newray Peterbilt Black Tow Truck with Red Peterbilt Cab 1/32 Scale Pre-Built Diecast Model Set
New 1:44 KINSMART DISPLAY - BLACK COLOR DODGE RAM PICKUP TRUCK Diecast Model Car By KINSMART
- KINSMART 1:44 DISPLAY
- Licensed By KINSMART
- Scale: 1:44 DieCast Metal With Some Plastic Parts
- Rubber Tires & Detailed Interior
Motor Max 1:24 W/B American Classics 1958 Chevrolet Apache Fleetside Pickup Diecast Vehicle
Novcolxya Model Cars RC Electric Racing Car 1/18 Scale Off-Road 2.4-Ghz Radio Remote Control 4WD High Speed 30MPH, White
- Full proportion 1/18 scale vehicle with 4-wheel drive with independent suspension system
- Indoor safe and outdoor ready! Does not leave mark on furniture or wall, and splashproof with heavy duty chassis and protective film over body.
- All terrain drive! No problem running on carpet, tile, open road, grass, puddle, mud, etc.
- Powerful and fast! GP Brushed 380 motor with overheat protection, combined with 7.4V 850mAh Li-Po in-car battery pack with charge protection, produces 20 mph (miles per hour) top speed
- Novcolxya is a registered trademark and exclusively distributed by Novcolxya Model. Novcolxya trademark is protected by related Law.
New 1:24 W/B AMERICAN CLASSICS COLLECTION - GREEN 1940 FORD PICKUP Truck Diecast Model Car By MOTOR MAX
- Motor Max American Classis
- Licenses By Motor Max
- Scale: 1:24 DieCast Metal With Some Plastic Parts
- Rubber Tires & Detailed Interior
- Brand New Box
New 1:64 GREENLIGHT ANNIVERSARY SERIES 5 COLLECTION - Blue 2016 Ford F-150 Pickup - Ford Trucks 100 Years Diecast Model Car By Greenlight
- New 1:64 greenlight anniversary series 5 collection.
- By greenlight.
- Scale: 1:64 diecast metal with some plastic parts.
- Rubber tires & detailed interior.
- Brand new box 2016 ford f-150 pickup - ford trucks 100 years.
Geekper Electric RC Car - Off Road Remote Control Car RTR RC Buggy RC Monster Truck 1:18 4WD 2.4Ghz High Speed ( with 1 Rechargeable Battery )
- Brilliant, Thrilling Toy: Specially designed with dual steering engines, 4 turning modes and 2 cool color-changing taillights, this 1:18 full proportional RC off-road truck can climb even 45-degree slanting surfaces! Perfect for RC hobbies and young minds
- Easy To Maneuver: With easily-controlled accelerator and a ready-to-go remote with intuitive Forward/Backward, Left/Right Turns and Brake, your car is freely to adjust driving speed, both simple movement and fun stunts
- Roughs It Out: A real monster truck on the road, built with soft anti-skid PVC wheels and shockproof suspension, it runs stably on the most uneven roads, rocks, grassland, marshland etc
- UP to 100M Control: The remote control's 2.4GHz technology broadens the control width to a wide 100 meters range, and keeps a steady connection with the car, even when it's in race mode with multiple RC vehicles in the same area
- READY TO GO: Rev the RC car up with supplied 6.4V battery for a thrilling and continuous fun of rock crunching, boulder stomping and stone slamming drive, that's bound to get the adrenaline racing
Maisto Chevrolet Silverado Special Edition Pickup Truck 1/27 Scale Diecast Model Vehicle Black
- Approximate size: 7.75"L x 2.75"W x 2.5"H.
- Made of diecast metal and some plastic parts.
- Packaging: Original factory retail window box.
- 1/27 scale Chevy Silverado pickup truck.
- Color: Black.
United States Postal Service (USPS) Long Live Postal Mail Delivery Vehicle (Llv) with Mailbox Accessory Hobby Exclusive 1/64 Diecast Model Car by Greenlight 29888
- Limited edition. Has rubber tires. Comes in a blister pack. Has opening rear door. Detailed interior, exterior. Metal body and chassis. Officially licensed product. Dimensions approximately l-2 inches long.
Jada Toys 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup Truck Collectible Diecast Model Car Black
- Pullback action.
- Approximate size 5.25"L x 2"W x 1.75"H.
- 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 collectible diecast model.
- Not suitable for children under 8 years.
Maisto 2010 Ford F-150 STX Pickup Truck 1/27 Scale Diecast Model Car Red
- model car
New 1:32 DISPLAY JUST TRUCKS - BLACK 2011 FORD F-150 SVT RAPTO PICKUP TRUCK Diecast Model Car By Jada Toys
- Jada Display Big JUST TRUCKS Diecast Car (Without Retail Box)
- By Jada Toys
- Scale: 1:32 DieCast Metal With Some Plastic Parts
- Rubber Tires & Detailed Interior
Motormax American Classics 1979 Ford F150 Pickup Truck 1/24 Scale Diecast Model Car White
- 1/24 scale diecast metal with some plastic parts.
- Rubber tires and detailed interior.
- Ships in manufacturer retail window box.
International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum
The tow truck was invented in Chattanooga, Tenn. This one-of-a-kind museum showcases unique tow trucks and teaches the history of the industry.
Probably standing by the side of the road wondering how to get their Model T, Willy Overland and Oldsmobile out of the ditch.
The great auto barons aren't the only motorists who are grateful to Mr. Holmes and his ingenuity. Sooner or later, we all find ourselves in debt to this unsung hero of the hapless highwayman.
Even the elite members of the Automotive Hall of Fame, RV Hall of Fame, Trucking Hall of Fame and Motorcycle Hall of Fame, may have at one time found themselves in need of a tow truck operator. Mr. Holmes and the individuals who followed in his tire tracks are honored at the International Towing amp; Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Holmes' career started in the early 1900's when he received a call from a friend whose car had veered off the road and landed upside down in a creek. Holmes worked all day on a plan that enabled him to pull the Tin Lizzy from the water using a makeshift block strung through a tree.
He was soon busy constructing a vehicle that allowed him to haul disabled vehicles back to his shop in downtown Chattanooga rather than doing repairs along side the road. He patented the invention and in 1916 began manufacturing the first twin boom wreckers for sale to the public.
Holmes was an industry leader for decades. The early customers were local individuals and automotive garages interested in expanding business by retrieving and towing disabled vehicles. As the operation expanded to keep pace with the auto industry, Holmes' products rapidly gained a worldwide reputation.
During World War II, thousands of Holmes wreckers were supplied to the Allied Forces, many of which can still be found scattered around the globe.
In 1942 the Chattanooga Times reported, "They may be found on the uncaptured parts of the Burma Road, scattered at important posts in India, on the Leningrad, Moscow, Yoronezh and Causasus fronts in Russia, in Australia, perhaps on the Solomon Islands and, indeed, wherever motorized units of the United Nations are fighting."
Holmes reigned supreme with little significant competition until after World War II. Today, the five models of wreckers manufactured in Chattanooga are part of a large global industry.
Ninety years after Holmes designed his first tow truck, out of a 1913 Cadillac rigged with poles and chains, the entire $7-billion a year towing industry is honored at the International Towing amp; Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum.
The facility's first location was a block away from Holmes' original shop in Chattanooga. Over 350 members of Friends of Towing from 21 countries raised $1.5 million to renovate the building. Individuals from around the world lent antique vehicles and equipment to the museum.
Today, the Hall of Fame and Museum is located in a larger 16,000-square-foot facility that allows space for additional displays. Most of the funding for the new building was also provided by donations from towing professionals.
Frank Thomas, a 2001 inductee into the Hall of Fame, serves as museum curator. Thomas explains the facility's success, "Many former employees still live in the area and enthusiastically support the museum. When funds were being raised, we received many private contributions. Much of the equipment is lent by tow truck operators and private collectors from around the country."
When asked which vehicle is the crowd favorite, Thomas comments, "Everyone likes old Bubble Nose," as he points to a gleaming red and white 1947 GMC truck with a wooden bumper. "She was used by Pabst Brewing as a delivery truck. A bus company later bought her and installed a boom to tow disabled school buses."
A burgundy and gold 1913 Locomobile, outfitted with a 1919 Holmes wrecker, is currently the oldest displayed vehicle. The Locomobile with its wooden spoked wheels is one of only three remaining in this country. When the car came on the market in 1913, it sold for the astronomical price of $6,000.
Other classics presently on display include a dark blue 1934 Chevy with a Holmes 485 wrecker. Its window has a repair bill from 1935 that lists: two headlights, a horn, and a radiator core for a grand total of $14. One of most flamboyant trucks is the "award winning" emerald green 1929 Chrysler Model 6.5 tow truck that was used from 1930 to 1971 by an Illinois Chrysler dealership.
The museum also houses an extensive collection of toy tow trucks, original towing accessories, artifacts, memorabilia and photographs.
The gift shop sells T-shirts featuring the museum's vehicles, caps, belt buckles and a wide variety of souvenirs and mementos related to the towing industry. Among the most popular items for sale are key rings, postcards and collectible toy wreckers.
Between the museum area and the gift shop is the Wall of Fame where photographs and biographies document the hundreds of inductees into the Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame. Ernest Holmes can be seen with the other members of the initial class of inductees in 1986.
Members include men and women from around the world who have distinguished themselves by making significant contributions to their profession. Large binders provide information on each inductee's accomplishments.
Thomas explains the significance of the Hall of Fame, "There are people in the industry who are killed every day just doing their jobs. But yet they are not looked on as professionals and we wanted to change that."
During September, a new class is inducted into the Hall of Fame. The ceremony takes place during Chattanooga's annual Tow Fest.
Events at Tow Fest feature:
- Special exhibits including both the world's largest and the world's fastest tow trucks.
- Tours of the Miller Industries Plant, the largest manufacturer of tow trucks in the world.
- Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
- Trade show.
- Carnival and live concert.
- Training and certification classes.
At last year's induction ceremony, the Wall of the Fallen was unveiled. Situated in front of the International Towing amp; Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum, the monument is engraved with the names of industry professionals who gave their lives while serving the motoring public. The wall's dual purpose is to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and to generate public awareness of the dangers involved in the towing and recovery industry.
Chattanooga mayor Ron Littlefield stated, "Towing and recovery is one of those services you hope you'll never need, but when your car breaks down and you need help, there is no one more significant than the operator of the tow truck. I find it very sad that tow truck operators working to help stranded motorists are dying on roadways. It is an honorable mission to build this memorial to these worthy people."
The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum is located at 3315 Broad Street, Chattanooga, Tenn. 37408; (423) 267-3132; www.internationaltowingmuseam.org. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm and Sunday 11 am - 5 pm. Admission for $8 adults; $7 seniors; $6 children ages 6 to 18; and free for children under the age of 6.