The lines stretched as far as one could see outside of the Long Beach Convention Center as hundreds of enthusiasts - remote control and diecast - were waiting their turn to enter Air Age Media’s 10th annual RCX show. Filling the Long Beach Convention Center, this year’s event was the most interactive to date, offering both the experienced and newly curious countless opportunities to try everything the hobbies have to offer. Vendors were plentiful selling everything from ready to run remote control kits to diecast collectibles to slot car tracks - and never before seen deals were to be had all weekend long as consumers were leaving the show with their hands full of goodies. Mid-day Saturday became a who’s who as celebrities were seen at RCX all weekend long. Jarrod and Brandi from Storage Wars, Jimmy Shine from Car Warriors, Mad Mike from Pimp My Ride, Catherine Bach - Miss Daisy Duke herself, George Barris of Barris Kustoms, and NHRA driver Shirley Muldowney are just a few of the countless celebrities found signing autographs and walking around RCX testing their skills behind many of the interactive activities
On August 25th, the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island held the 4th Annual Summer Smash, hosted by the Rhode Island Hot Wheels® Club. It was a four-day event where you could meet other collectors, trade room-to-room, race your best cars on a downhill track, get autographs from special guests, and much more!