Most people's perception of model cars is very concrete because they can see and touch and play with them, but those who know a little about cars should know that model cars are not as simple as we think. Today, AlphaModel will take you through a brief history of the development of model cars.
A car model is a scale model made in strict proportion to the shape, structure, color, and even interior parts of a real car. According to incomplete statistics, from the birth of car models to date, the world's car manufacturers have introduced tens of thousands of models, and broke the monopoly of the production and collection of car models in Europe and the United States, and gradually developed into a popular collection and investment projects around the world.
The world's first model cars were born in 1913, when the American Ford Motor Works gave buyers a small model of the exquisite Model T while selling the newly produced Model T. Ford's intention was purely to compete with General Motors. Surprisingly, this kind of gift car model was used for giving, and it was soon favored by car lovers.
In 1925, the Buick miniature car model appeared. In 1925, the Buick Mini model appeared, followed by the British, French and other European countries.
Some people say that the car model is the toy car we had back then ...... in fact, it is not. The so-called authorization in the car model industry refers to the brand authorization, that is, the well-known car manufacturers grant the car model manufacturers the right to use the brand car trademarks and models. Through the authorization, each car model factory can design the car model according to the shape of the real car, and can use the trademark and shape of the real car in the model itself, internal and external packaging and various activities. Toy cars do not have this right.
Initially, car models were only used as props for free publicity by car manufacturers, and the brand had not yet emerged. It was not until the 1980s that the concept of "branding", "licensing" and "agreement" emerged in the model car market, and the expensive license required model car manufacturers to have a series of very strict standards when manufacturing models. The expensive power of attorney required model manufacturers to have a series of very strict standards when manufacturing models.
Car models (finished models) are generally made of resin, and our resin model car kits are very popular. Car scale is generally 1:18 / 1:24 / 1:43 as the mainstream specifications.
The common 1:18 / 1:24 alloy car models are openable, while the common 1:43 is closed. To produce car models must obtain the manufacturer's authorization, some auto 4S stores will use the model as a gift to promote the sale of real cars. Theoretically the more moving parts a car model can have, the more expensive it will be.
Car model is a carrier of car culture and a microcosm of car development. ALPHAMODEL sells 1/24 scale model car kits, contact us if you need, we provide high quality price and perfect service!