The 2014 Lamley Awards got off to a good start, right?
After our announcement of the 2014 Lamley Custom of the Year, the next few posts should be pretty tame. But hopefully just as interesting. Here is what you have to look forward to this week as we close out 2014:
Monday – 2014 Lamley Awards Reader’s Choice Results
Tuesday – 2014 Lamley Awards Lamley’s Choice Results
Wednesday – 2014 Lamley Awards Best Diecast Models of the Year
Thursday – 2014 Super Treasure Hunt Experiment recap
It should be pretty fun, and we hope you enjoy the write-ups.
So as promised, the 2014 Lamley Reader’s Choice Awards. Over the last few weeks, we asked Lamley readers to vote for their favorites (and least-favorites) in several categories, all Hot Wheels-related. So this becomes the most cut-and-dry Lamley Awards post of all. You voted based on whatever criteria you were most comfortable with, and we are posting the results. Of course many of you will not agree, but after thousands of votes, the readers have definitively spoken.
Of course this cannot be scientific. We posted the polls, and we asked you to vote, but this is obviously based on Lamley readers. Thankfully the Lamley worldwide audience has grown quite a bit, so we can assume the results represent some sort of slice of the collector community, but there are too many factors that keep it from being a clean representation.
What we can take from the results is the fact that certain groups of collectors are more passionate about what they like than other groups of collectors. For example, while many clamored last year that Lamley’s JDM bias would mean non-JDM models would not be well represented, the Hot Wheels ’55 Gasser took the Best New Model award. There was a strong group of collectors passionate about that model, and they made sure their voice was heard.
So here we go. Each category is listed, with the winners announced along with the two runners-up in each. Let us know what you think. Did the reader’s get it right? And how will it differ from Lamley’s choices, which will be posted tomorrow?
Let’s find out. Once again, these are the Reader’s Choices, based on the polls we posted on the blog over the last few weeks:
- ’71 Datsun Bluebird 510 Wagon (32%)
- ’55 Chevy Bel Air Gasser (20%)
- Chevrolet SS (6%)
- Porsche 934 RSR Turbo (15.2%)
- Datsun 620 (14.85%)
- 1990 Honda Civic EF (14%)
- ’12 Ford Fiesta (28.5%)
- Custom El Camino (28.2%)
- Subaru WRX STi (20%)
- Twin Mill (36%)
- Sandblaster (15%)
- Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (14%)
- Max Steel Turbo Racer (49%)
- Jetsons Capsule Car (6%)
- Porsche Panamera (5%)
- ’71 Datsun Bluebird 510 Wagon Super Treasure Hunt (25%)
- Porsche 934 RSR Turbo New Model (12.2%)
- ’55 Chevy Bel Air Gasser Super Treasure Hunt (11.7%)