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Identify the Best Classified Category and Sell Your Toy Car For More

If you’re going to place an ad in the local newspaper or online then do a little research first to ensure that you put it in the right classified category. Don’t just mark it to go in a generic “toys” category. Do a little research first and you’ll find that you can raise your earning potential considerably.

First of all take a look through a few back issues of a classified ad magazine, or go through a lot of pages at an online classified ad site. Look at what people are selling and where they are selling it. Take a look at the index page and note the number of classified category sections there are under each general heading.

The reason for this is that if you are selling a toy car, then it may look as if it’s worth a couple of dollars. Even if you state that it’s in mint condition or new in its box, anyone who sees that in the generic “toys” section is not going to think of that car as anything special. It may have a good brand name, but if you’ve put it in a general section you won’t find it attracting much attention.

However, place it in the right classified category, perhaps under “collectible” or “1960s” or perhaps under a section for the TV series/movie the car was a merchandising item for, and suddenly you have a different ballgame. Collectors really do scan these classifieds looking to add to their collections, but they don’t all take the time to go through the thousands of “regular” toys looking for the extraordinary ones. Instead, they go to the classified category that’s most likely to have items in it that they are looking for.

If you have collectors looking at your toy car, you can be sure that you are going to get more or it than someone just looking for cars to add to their son’s toy box. So another thing you should do before placing the ad in the correct classified category, you should do a little investigation to find out what your car is worth!

You can usually do a search online for the kind of model car you are going to sell. You should find a current auction value for it, and perhaps a specialty store value. Keep in mind that the store/auction are likely to be a higher value than you will get because the sellers have to make a profit on what they paid for their toy car. However it does give you an indication of the kind of price you should ask for it.

When you place the ad (in the best classified category remember), don’t fix the price at whatever you believe to be a good rate for the item based on your research. Instead give the price you’d like, which shouldn’t be the lowest you will accept, and note that you will consider offers from interested parties. Depending on the rarity of your toy car you may find it sells immediately at your asking price, on the other hand you may find that you are contacted by collectors who will try to negotiate a better price. Whether you accept it or not is up to you – but one thing’s for sure, you probably wouldn’t be getting those offers at all if you hadn’t taken the time to identify the right classified category in the first place.

Remote Control Car Racing Is a Great Hobby for Racing Fans of All Ages

People of all ages find a great way to spend some recreation time without endangering life or limb in remote control car racing. Everyone and anyone can have fun doing this. The first time I got my hands on a model rc car, I couldn’t forget it; it was just a great experience.

Hobby’s are a great way to pass your free time, and there are some that can include the whole family. RC car hobbyists have a whole world of activity all their own; if you like cars you will like the activity that surrounds rc car racing. For some people say there’s nothing like it.

Radio controlled racing can be fun for all ages and sexes of people. Just about everyone can have fun with rc racing cars. This is a hobby that can cost a great deal of money or relatively little, thus rc car racing is a great way to pass the time.

Grandparents will love a gift of a car given to the kids for Christmas or any other occasion, because it’s really a gift for everyone when you do this. You make it a day to play.

There are even local competitions for racing and clubs that people can join to become members. Of course, when you join a club then there are group gatherings and events to go to.

Sometimes you will find photographers at these events for people who want to register their adventures for all times. The kids will want to keep them as well, as a memento of good times with moms and dads.

Depending on how involved you get, you may even plan family reunions around car racing. The good times you have doing this will be remembered forever. Male and female bonding can occur around this social experience, and sometimes even jobs can be generated from it.

Hobbies often cause ancillary interests to occur, and whether you volunteer your time to make these events happen or not, eventually it could become more, perhaps even develop into a job. Lots of volunteer postilions become more permanent for people who are race car enthusiasts.

There are hobby stores that carry nothing but rc cars like the hobby train stores. But most of all there’s a big variety in model cars, collectors and styles. The possibilities are endless in the model car world for these race cars.

Some people even make their travel plans and vacations dependent on when these get together happen and the racing season, which for models can be year round. You might even want to go rv-ing when you go racing. The possibilities are endless.

You might be able to find hotel and travel packages; there is an especially nice track in Orlando Florida that has electrical and water hook up available.

Like trains some adults take these cars very seriously as well, and even build tracks for them. Also, if that’s not enough, there are magazines to enhance your pleasure for racing and collecting. A whole world has been created around this hobby, and it can be an unforgettable adventure if you decide that’s what you like to do. If you try it just once, you won’t be able to quit; it will bring you great joy.

So, if even if you’re retired, have a family, like to race and enjoy free time doing things that will make you happy, toy rc racing is a great hobby. If you have children or grandchildren, its a natural for you to develop this as a way to do things with them. Perhaps the behavior behind such activities might further evolve into go cart racing or motorcycle racing; it often does.

Canadian Automotive Artists

While Canada does not figure prominently in the manufacturing of automobiles the country does have artists who are enthusiastic about automobile subject matter. One of these is Paul Chenard. Paul graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design with a BComDes. Graphic Design in 1983. He is now employed by Communications Nova Scotia, as a graphic designer. Communications Nova Scotia is a government relations industry whose mission is to project the image of Nova Scotia to the world. However, cars have been his passion since childhood. He spent innumerable hours drawing any object mounted on wheels. He collected toy cars and even melted them down to create new ones. Paul still collects toy racecars, racing board games, vintage magazines, and history books about racing. His art specializes in the history of racing particularly Grand Prix Sports and GT. While, like most automotive artists, he supplies enough detail to identify the car and the race, his ultimate aim is to depict the feeling of competition that the spectator watching the race experiences. Paul’s artwork has its whimsical side as well. He also creates usable art such as greeting cards and T-shirts. Racecar driver Phil Hill is a favorite subject and Paul has not only pictured Hill in his winning Ferraris on greeting cards but has honored his racing success with a series of archival prints.

Gordon Drysdale is another Canadian devoted to automotive art. Gordon was born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada and his artistic talent and love of automobiles were evident in his early childhood. In 1988, Gordon decided to devote his energies full time to art. He first worked in oils but then changed to acrylics. He has also worked in other media including watercolor, conte and pen and ink. Gordon’s style is realistic as he endeavors to capture the nostalgic and historical appeal of the automobile. Many of his pictures show vintage autos in period scenes. His works have been purchasing by corporate clients and two of his paintings are displayed in the permanent collection of the Province of Ontario. In 1999 Gordon won national first place in the Art of the Automobile competition sponsored by the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Then in 2000 he won national third and national second in 2002.

Chris Phillips is another prize winning Canadian automotive artist. He was actually born in England but his parents immigrated to Canada when Chris was a teenager and he still lives there. Chris first worked for an advertising agency but when the agency closed he accepted a job in a service station. Later Chris decided to return to school and obtain a degree. After graduating with a BA and MA in history, he was employed by a community college first as an instructor, and later as an administrator. After ten years, he decided to launch a full time art career. Chris devotes himself exclusively to painting antique, classic, sports racing cars, Formula 1 and Indy cars. He received an Award of Merit at the 1996-97 Art of the Automobile Competition sponsored by the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada.