This is part preview, part history.
The Matchbox team is allowing me to preview the latest version of one of my favorite Matchbox castings, the 1957 GMC Stepside. The Stepside has enjoyed all kinds of decos, from plain to military to farm to police. I’ve liked them all.
The latest version is a treat. This time the Stepside takes the role of a police vehicle, in a licensed livery. I livery that you have seen before, not only with Matchbox but with other brands. It’s the Boone County Sheriff’s Department in Missouri.
So why are diecast makers so into Boone County? Keith Hoskins. Keith is an avid police and diecast collector, as well as a Boone County Sheriff. Take those two, and you have a licensor’s dream. And we collector’s get some cool stuff.
I’ve known Keith for awhile, and he was cool enough to give us a history of Boone County diecast models, leading up to the Stepside, due on the pegs in a couple of months.