Video: Slot Car Colin - Our 'Stuff is Great' Collector #1
About the collection
Colin Hughes, 43, works in IT and is the image of a suburban husband and dad. He also happens to own over 1,200 slot cars. He collects everything from classic rally to modern GT, LeMans, and prototypes… anything that’s got four wheels and looks good.
He calls himself a petrol head and started collecting cars 6 months after getting into racing. The cars were being damaged and he liked them to be pristine so he started buying one to race and one to go on the shelf. And the collection snowballed from there.
“Oh, when I pop me clogs the children have got a great inheritance; it’ll be worth a fortune by then!"
The first car he bought was a Scalextric limited edition Corvette L88. Colin’s favourite car is his sterling silver Dodge Viper. They only made 300 and it’s made out of handcrafted sterling silver. His wife bought it for him as a wedding present, so it holds a special place in his heart.
The full interview
with Colin can be found over on our 'Social Stuff' Hub.
Slot Car Collector
Number of Slot Cars owned
Collecting for how long?
Meters of track owned
Total storage space need
16 sq ft
Most valuable item
Dodge Viper £800