Patron of the Diecast Model Arts
You can’t have too much of a good thing.
Bob Jackman has over 5,000 model cars. That’s a big enough collection to warrant broadcast of a PBS segment on him. Click here to see.
Bob started with 1:43, got caught in the 1:24 bonanza, and eventually gave in to the rush of 1:18. His collection spans the spectrum of makes and apparently the rooms of his house and garage.
This honor goes to Bob not just because he is a prodigious collector. But because he is a collector par excellence. It’s not just the heft of the collection, but its eclectic and all encompassing subject matter. His collection is a mother lode of inspiration and creativity.
He is a modern day Medici of models.
Through sharing his collection so generously with car clubs and audiences everywhere, he is spreading and strengthening the hobby.