Michael Zarnock is an American author and columnist, who writes collector guides and articles about Mattel “Hot Wheels®” toy cars and accessories.
Michael’s knowledge along with his massive Hot Wheels collection has earned him notoriety around the world. Whether it be because of the 14 books he has written on the subject, the numerous chapters in other books and countless magazine articles that he has written about Hot Wheels toys or just the sheer size and diversity of his die cast vehicle collection, this extensive knowledge has earned him the label, “One of the worlds leading Hot Wheels Historians.”
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Michael’s collection has also earned him 2 Guinness World Records! First in 2003 and then again in 2007!
He is in the record books for owning the “Largest collection of different model cars”.
He is featured in the 2008 “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!” book #5 “Prepare To Be Shocked!”
And the 2011 “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!” book “Utterly Crazy!”
February 2009 Michael was inducted into the “Diecast Hall Of Fame” and later that year Mattel Hot Wheels ® honored Michael by reproducing his old Altered Roadster Race Car as part of their Nostalgic “Drag Strip Demons ®” Series!