In less than a month I will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico with a multitude of other Matchbox aficionados for the Matchbox Gathering of Friends. Lots to come, to be sure, including the unveiling of the 2018 Matchbox New Models.
With all that in mind, the first teases are starting to hit. Event organizer Jim Gallegos dropped the first hint:
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That is part of the deco for the Dealer Model, done by Matchbox exclusively for the event. There will be a Dinner Model as well, and look for them to be unveiled here in the coming weeks. Matchbox always goes all-out on these, so we are in for a treat.
Matchbox themselves are dropping little teases as well. It looks like they are reviewing possible prototypes and preproduction models to bring with them for the charity auction. What can you make out? And what do you want them to bring?
Stay tuned for more coming.