Commonly known as RCCA, the Racing Collectables Club of America was founded more than 20 years ago when the popularity of NASCAR die-cast cars was booming.
Since the club began in 1991, RCCA has evolved from a small, core membership to include more than 14 thousand active members. Today, the club is known as the premier motorsports club and welcomes fans and collectors of NASCAR, NHRA and more.
As the club has grown through the years, RCCA has simultaneously expanded the membership experience to include monthly die-cast catalogs, invitations to members-only events, at-track tours, exclusive die-cast, a dedicated call center, and more. RCCA is also the exclusive provider of ELITE die-cast. First produced in 1997, the ELITE die-cast has grown to feature over 250 individual parts and pieces, making it the most detailed collectible on the market and a true collector’s piece.
In late 2010, Lionel LLC, maker of the iconic Lionel Electric Trains, acquired the exclusive rights to produce licensed NASCAR die-cast and launched Lionel NASCAR Collectables, which became the new home of RCCA.
In its first full year with Lionel, RCCA celebrated its 20th anniversary in May 2011 with a party for several hundred of its members at the Lionel warehouse in Concord, NC. A 20th anniversary die-cast was designed to mark the occasion and NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison stopped by to meet with RCCA members and sign autographs.
Since 2010, as the NASCAR side of the club continued to grow, RCCA was busy expanding its product line to include officially licensed NHRA die-cast, which brought new motorsports collectors on board.
In 2013, to reflect its new partnership with NHRA and its continuing license with NASCAR, Lionel NASCAR Collectables was rebranded as Lionel Racing and launched a newly designed direct-to-consumer web site, which became the new home of RCCA.
LionelRacing.com is now the place for RCCA members to find out about upcoming events, official members-only announcements, and exclusive die-cast offers. It’s also the new place for non-members to discover the RCCA experience and add their names to the rolls of this rapidly growing motorsports club.
This commemorative ELITE die-cast marked the 20th anniversary of RCCA and was released at the 20th anniversary RCCA party in May of 2011.
NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison helped RCCA celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2011.