I was captivated from as early as I can remember
My folks always talked about being amazed that I could name the cars around us at three years old. My dad would take me to all the new car introduction events in town. They gave away promos back then.Matchbox started getting popular when I started building 1/25 models. I was seven-years-old. So, sadly, I never got caught up in that fad. However, I did have a huge collection of little plastic cars, no detail, no working parts. They came in a big plastic bag and had the names of the cars written across the trunk. I had hundreds of them. I also had a huge array of toy cars, some of them "remote controlled" with little steering wheels on the controls. I also had a sizeable slot car track. Recently, I found some of the little plastic cars on eBay. They now sit on my monitor, a daily trip into nostalgia.