April 26th, 2010:
Cars from Die Cast Alley came in!! :-) Very nice.
I am also fixing up my office to display a lot of my cars and other collectibles. Finally.
April 21st, 2010:
Ordered 5 more M2s and the JL Wicked Wagon from Die Cast Alley. They will be here any day but I couldn't wait and added to my website already.
April 19th, 2010:
Reached my 600th '57 Chevy today. :-)
April 16, 2010:
Created a page just for M2s since there are so many coming out. I added 4 1:24 scale M2s that I've had but forgot to add.
April 14th, 2010:
Just added over 20 duplicates as well as a few new ones to the collection thanks to a generous friend in Belgium. New ones include Matchbox and Majoretes.
April 12th, 2010:
Added a new Matchbox. It's a turquoise convertible from the Showroom Models 10-pack.
April 1st, 2010:
Added over 30 new pics to the my collection pages. Mostly Hot Wheels.
March 22nd, 2010:
Added the two new Jada Battle Machines to the collection. Pics posted.
March 19th, 2010:
Finally have some Matchbox "Cherry Bombs" in the collection thanks to a very generous friend. Check all the variations out on the Matchbox page or just search for "Cherry Bomb".
February 22nd, 2010:
Added the Hot Wheels Wayne's Garage and Edelbrock '57s in the new body style and new lime green Avenger from the the 2-pack in the original body style. Sorry, no picks yet.
October 29th, 2009:
Added 3 Hot Wheels and 6 M2 Machines cars today thanks to a very generous friend of mine.
October 7th, 2009:
Added 3 Hot Wheels 1:50 scale "Custom Classics" to the collection. They are the Winning Trophy Series 1, Weekend Warrior Series 2, and the Altered Egos.
September 8th, 2009:
Added a few new ones. Some I just picked up while a few have been waiting. Among them are:
Jada 1/24 scale Old Skool
Jada Battle Machines (Blue flamed and Taxi)
Hot Wheels Larry's Garage (purple)
Hot Wheels Summer Racin'
M2 Machines Auto-Stretch Rods (red flamed)
Maisto Elite Transport (black flamed and blue classic)
May 17th, 2009:
Wow, it's been almost a year since I did anything with this. I was having some issues with the site and didn't have time until recently to do anything about it. I added a few new cars I had lying around here. Several pieces went to storage before getting on here so I'll have to do those some other time. Nothing really new except for the black Larry's Garage hard top from Hot Wheels.
June 2nd, 2008:
Got the new Hot Wheels "4th of July" car in the mail. I actually got two of them as well as an extra Matchbox Taco Bell car which takes me over the 1000 '57s mark (including duplicates). One day I'll have 1000 unique '57s.....
June 1st, 2008:
Over the past couple of weeks I've found a couple 57s at a thrift store in the area and also my first 1/64 scale R/C car. I also finished my collection of the 1/64 scale Police USA series with the addition of the Colma Fire District variation that only comes with the 1/18 scale version of the car. Just recently had a friend send the yellow 57 from the Jada Toys "For Sale" series as well as the Racing Champions Mac Tools car from 2001. I have the new Hot Wheels "4th of July" car on the way which will make my 1000th 57 in my collection. (I'm pretty sure about that # anyway).
March 19th, 2008:
I was able to find time to fix the bugs in the new search engine and I'm happy to say that it's up and running! (click on the link above or to the left. It's a very simple search in that you can search key words and phrases but you can't create anything complex. I hope to have time to add an advanced search function to the site soon.
March 18th, 2008:
I've been working on a new search engine. Instead of the one currently available, this one will pull results directly from the database and will display them to look similar to the existing tables. This way you can easily find the exact car you are looking for. With the current search it only takes you to the page the car is on which isn't really that helpful since most of the time you know who makes a certain car and I already have them broken out on my site by manufacturer.
March 18th, 2008:
Added the new Hot Wheels Since '68 black and white '57 Chevy. Also the yellow Hot Wheels from the '50's Favorites 5-pack with the DW (Sawblade) wheels and the gray base. Last but not least, the Hot Wheels new casting Flying Customs in white with blue and red flames.
January 7th, 2008:
OK, I couldn't wait. All of the new items have been posted.
January 7th, 2008:
Well, my very good friend Felix just hooked me up with over 30 new items which I will be adding here shortly.
January 1, 2008:
Got some very nice gifts for Christmas this year. I got the Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Phoenix Mint convertible. Beautiful car. I also got the McDonalds "The Golden Arches Holidays" ornament.
November 15th, 2007:
Picked up two of the Classics Series 3 in the blue spectra-flame paint and 5-spoke redlines. Also picked up the Annual 2007 Chevy Classics magazine highlighting fifty years of the '57. Interestingly the table of contents page was inserted upside down and backwards so that it's at the back of the magazine.
October 26th, 2007:
I was at Toys R Us letting the kids pick up some stuff and I found two of the Hot Wheels '57s from Team: Engine Revealers series. I also pick up a Matchbox 5-pack with a dark blue convertible in it. There were several of those but I only grabbed one. Still looking for the '57 in Before '68 series.
September 9th, 2007:
Stumbled upon the Classics series 3 in Gold with ghost flames and 5-spk redlines. Very nice piece.
July 24th, 2007:
It's been awhile since I've made an update. I added the Sharper Image R/C car finally and also the "Go, Diego, Go!" '57 from the Nick Mobiles 5-pack.
February 2nd, 2007:
Finally got the Hot Wheels 4th Annual Collector's Nationals '57. Very nice piece. Also got the KB Toy Store Exclusive metalic green Hot Wheels. On the way soon will be the red 2003 Ronald McDonald House Charities car.
January 24th, 2007:
Just past the 500 mark for the diecast side of the collection! I now have the complete set of Holiday Rods and also a nice tin model display piece.
January 9th, 2007:
Went to Florida to visit family and picked up the 1/24 scale CarQuest '57. It's two-toned black and gray and has dice hanging from the rearview mirror. Very nice! Also go two of the Hot Wheels Custom Classics in red. There's a yellow one out as well but I haven't seen it yet. Also got another Hot Wheels Real Riders and was given some other cars I alread have as well as a very nice book covering the Tri-Chevy years.
December 30th, 2006:
Added my Christmas booty to the site. I got another 1/8 scale Muscle Machines R/C '57. This one was black. The only one I need now is the blue one and I'll have all four.
December 21st, 2006:
Looks like the new Ultra Hots for 2007 are out. The '57 is all red with Real Riders and chrome mags. Also look out for Custom Classics - Fresh Paint series 1. This series also has a '57 Chevy and it's sweet. It's solid red w/ large low-profile multi-spoke chrome rims.
December 6th, 2006:
Be on the lookout for the new Hot Wheels Holiday cars. There's a solid blue '57 Chevy in the old body style and red, green, and gold ones in the new body style. The blue on is actually on a different card than the others too.
August 11th, 2006:
There's a new Hot Wheels '57 Chevy out that is apparently limited to less than 2000 pieces. I don't have a pic on the site yet but a friend was lucky enough to get two of them at a K-Mart recently. It's the old body style and is all black with flames. It came in some sort of action set.
August 11th, 2006:
All of the cars I received are listed on the site. They include the two black Hot Wheels Treasure Hunts from last year, the white flamed Newsletter, two older Racing Champions dragsters, two Trace-Aces, and another pair of the Winner's Circle Cool Customs Earnhart Coke set for my friend's Coke collection.
August 4th, 2006:
I received the box containing severel new '57s mentioned below on July 6th. Things are hectic right now so I don't know when all them will be added or when I can get pics of them. I have a few up today.
July 24th, 2006:
Just got back from vacationing in St. Thomas and actually found a few '57s there. My wife found an American Classic 2-pack at a small convenience store (see the 'Other Diecast' page) and I picked up several at just one stop to one of the two K-Marts there: a second Turquoise Muscle Machines from the the 5th Anniversary series, another Hot Wheels Bone Blazers '57, and the new additions to the collection are the Johnny Lightning Zingers red Nomad and the Hot Wheels Track Aces with the 5-spokes. Not bad for a tiny island. I can't seem to do that well here at home.
July 8th, 2006:
Fixed the search page. I had to get rid of the Yahoo! search because it wasn't seeing my whole site; only a couple of pages. The new one is much more thorough. I also added some pics of a few very rare Hot Wheels. Check out 'The Gallery' to see them.
July 6th, 2006:
Just got the White Lightning version of the Milzone 'Flames' '57 and added it the site w/ pic. Also picked up and addeed the Hot Wheels Real Riders '57 Chevy. No pic yet for that one. Check back soon as I'm in the works of aquiring the Hot Wheels white flamed Newlsetter '57, the two latests Treasure Hunt variations, and a couple Racing Champions as well.
June 21st, 2006:
Just added a "Wanted" page so don't forget to check it out if you have any diecast '57s to sell.
June 13th, 2006:
Made a few updates recently. I added a section to feature other '57 Chevy collectors' collections. The first one listed above is amazing and probably second to none. Also, I've added some lists to the Hot Wheels and Johnny Lightning pages that you can download. They contain all of the '57 Chevys these companies have made to date, save for convention cars, promos, etc.
June 10th, 2006:
I've added the 30 new cars I got earlier this week including my first White Lightning. I don't have them listed down below in the "New Additions" section yet but I added several new Hot Wheels, Johnny Lightnings, Muscle Machines, and a few Matchbox. Pictures will come later when I get more time. Enjoy!
June 9th, 2006:
I finally got around to adding the guestbook entries back in from the old guestbook. I had one even prior to that awhile back but didn't save those. It would have been nice to get the whole history into the new one. I initially created '57 Heaven back in 1998 and had it hosted on Geocities for the longest time. This is the 3rd redesign of the site. I wish I had kept an archive of the other design so I could look back on them and see the changes the site has gone through over the years. Oh well.
June 5th, 2006:
Just received an email from a friend and fellow collector that a new Hot Wheels '57 Chevy will be released in the Track Aces series. It's #8 of 12 and is the old casting in white, red, and black with 5-spoke wheels. Very cool looking. I hope to get the pic up on the site soon.
June 5th, 2006:
Well my package was waiting for me when I got home from work so I will be listing all of them soon. I've added 2 of them but there are 29 more to list! I will be adding some Hot Wheels, Johnny Lightning, Muscle Machines and a couple of Matchbox. I hope to have them up by this weekend. Getting the pics up will take more time.
May 30th, 2006:
Added four more items to the collections including the Hot Wheels Classics stunt set and an older Ertl 210 model. I will be featuring a friend's '57 Chevy collection that dwarfs mine so check back in a week or so (hopefully) to see what he calls "Chevyland".
May 26th, 2006:
Picked up 2 new Hot Wheels and a duplicate as well as a 1:24 scale R/C car by FastLane. I've picked up several new items over the last week or so and I'll be add them this weekend.
May 24th, 2006:
For some reason the Google hasn't spidered my site yet so the search I put on my site doesn't work. Bummer. I should have a working search feature up soon though.
May 16th, 2006:
Fixed the issue with the images and everything seems to be running smoothly. Check back soon for an image gallery that will display all of the images available on the site. Also, I just picked up some new '57s and will be adding those soon.
May 12th, 2006:
The list of my diecast '57 Chevy duplicates for trade is up and running. If you're interested in what I have, this is the easiest way to see them all. Go to the 'For Sale and Trade' page and click on the link from there.
May 11th, 2006:
You are now looking at the database-driven version of the site. It came much more quickly than I thought it would. The total number displayed in the 'Stats' area has gone down by about 20 from what I had listed previously because it's counting the actual numbers in the database. So, it looks like I need to find the missing items and add them in. One of the next additions will be a page of just my '57 Chevy duplicates I am willing to trade. Should make it a lot easier to find.
May 2nd, 2006:
My site is finally frames-free. I've been wanting to convert it to PHP for quite awhile and finally found the time to do it.
On bonus besides being able to bookmark each page, is that it now looks good in both IE and Firefox. My next goal (which is in the works) is to get
it database driven. No completion date yet on that.
April 19th, 2006:
Added a '57 Chevy pen and 3 magnets.
April 19th, 2006:
Well, after a very frustrating ordeal with my last host, I am finally back online! I will be adding
a few new item soon.
January 22nd, 2006:
Here's a list of everything I got for Christmas that I haven't had time to list:
Muscle Machines "Build It" 1:24 sscale yellow hard top with cowel induction
Joy Ride - Boyd Coddington American Hotrod; 1:24 scale blue Nomad
Dub City - Old Skool; 1:24 scale custom yellow hard top
The Ridgewood Collection - 1:24 scale green and yellow resin convertible; "Cruisin'" University of Oregon Ducks
Matchbox "Burger Zone" - Blue hard top with white checkers.
Hot Wheels "Monster Jam" green hard top; Avenger #43
Hot Wheels Classics magenta convertible. #4 of 30 (x2)
Hot Wheels "Shiners" 5-pack - gold chrome '57.
American Classics light blue conv. with brown interior. (x2)
October 26th, 2005:
Picked up the Muscle Machines 5th Anniversary '57 Chevy in Turquoise and Red.
September 7th, 2005:
Got the Hot Wheels Racing Square D, an extra Matchbox Burger Zone, and a cool magnet with a drawing of
a Sea Green convertible.
August 5th, 2005:
Got the Johnny Lightning Collector Club set and the black Muscle Machine with flames from the Christmas 5-pack.
July 28th, 2005:
Saw a Muscle Machines West Coast Choppers Chevy Wagon in black for sale on eBay. Haven't seen them
locally yet but start looking for them.
July 28th, 2005:
Got the Hot Wheels green '57 Chevy Funny Car limited to 7000.
July 23rd, 2005:
Finally added the Hot Wheels Fireball Roberts car to the collection. Been wanting that once since
I saw it in about 1996. Should have pics soon.
July 7th, 2005:
Added a new shirt and categorized the "Other Collectibles" area so that it's easier to find items.
July 1st, 2005:
Updated the website. Added over 30 new pictures.
June 27th, 2005:
Yesterday turned out to be a fruitfull day of hunting. I picked up the Motorworks 1:24 scale Red HT
and purple custom cars, two of the 1:64 scale red version DubCity cars, and the Matchbox Burger Zone.
In addition to that, my wife found the red Muscle Machines 1:8 scale R/C '57 in FL. I've only been
able to find the yellow one around here.
June 24th, 2005:
Added three new items to the "Other Collectibles" section.
June 16th, 2005:
Picked up the DUB City smoke blue, flamed HT and an extra Muscle Machines Vote USA 57 (red).
June 7th, 2005:
Stumbled upon the Muscle Machines 1/8th scale yellow R/C 57 Chevy. It's huge!. Also picked up a couple
of the purple JL Wicked Wagons.
June 1st, 2005:
Picked up the purple Homie Rollerz 1/64 scale 57 Bel Air. Pictures coming soon.
April 28th, 2005:
My email form is now working! If you sent me an email in the last week, I probably didn't get it. Please
resubmit using the new form. Thanks!
April 26th, 2005:
Got a magnet with information from 1957 on it.
April 18th, 2005:
Added the '57 Roadsters from the Speed Circus gift pack.
April 18th, 2005:
Added the Orange and Blue '57 Chevy Nomad from the Wagon Wheels Series.
April 11th, 2005:
Picked up a 16 x 12 inch metal sign with a blue convertible.
April 11th, 2005:
Picked up a box of blank cards with artist drawing of two people in a black flamed convertible.
April 11th, 2005:
Found a NewRay "Press and Launch" toy pack with a close rendition of a '57 Chevy.
March 27th, 2005:
Added 2 1/24 scale West Coast Choppers Wagons.
March 10th, 2005:
Added 2 diecast cars and one 1/18 scale remote controlled one.
January 16th, 2005:
Added 4 diecast cars, two remote controlled ones, a model kit, and 3 plastic minis.
November 28th, 2004:
Added 9 more cars and one "other collectible".
March 15th, 2004:
Just added my 400th diecast car. Forgot about a couple I got with this last load.
March 13th, 2004:
All of the new Johnny Lightnings and Muscle Machines have been added. Hopefully will have the rest up today and start
work on the images.
March 12th, 2004:
All of the new Hot Wheels have been added. Will be adding the rest and working on the
March 11th, 2004:
The cars have arrived! I just got 9 new Muscle Machines,
8 new Hot Wheels, 15 new Johnny Lightnings, 1 Route 66 cars, a few duplicates, and several misc collectibles. I will be adding them to the site over the next few days.
March 5th, 2004:
Comming soon! Over 30 new additions to the collection. Check back in about a week.