ARC – Action Racing Collectables
For more than 25 years, the Action Racing Collectables brand has been the staple for die-cast collectors and enthusiast.
Produced by Lionel Racing, ARC die-cast are an integral part of a race fan’s experience. Still the Choice of Champions, Action Racing Collectibles (ARC) cars have been promoted by star drivers and teams for the past 25 years. In 2018, Lionel Racing consolidated the ARC Platinum, ARC Gold and ARC Silver brands under one brand, Action Racing Collectables.
From the 1:64 scale, toy-sized cars that children and collectors can’t get enough of, to the larger 1:24 scale cars that are highly sought after by fans at the track, these souvenirs are unique to the sport and bring fans close to their drivers.
Action Racing Collectables die-cast are carefully produced to replicate what fans see on race day. Each 1:24 scale Action Racing Collectables die-cast features replica paint schemes and detailed parts and pieces.
The Action Racing Collectables brand is wildly popular for both kids and adults.
ELITE – Because Details Matter
ELITE diecast are the most detailed NASCAR® diecast available on the market today.
As the premium 1:24 scale diecast brand for Lionel Racing, ELITE diecast are painstakingly designed to replicate every inch of a real NASCAR stock car. Not only does each diecast body reflect the contour and body shape of the cars fans see on track, the details under the hood are also second to none.
What else makes RCCA ELITE diecast so collectible?
- Each ELITE diecast is crafted with realistic parts and pieces.
- ELITE diecast are produced in very low production numbers, adding to their collectability.
- Select ELITE diecast are produced in high-end plated finishes (link to Special Finishes page) that add value and collectability to the final production piece.
The crowd goes wild, team members are high fiving, a burnout is taking place and confetti rains from the sky. This is the ultimate goal of every NASCAR driver - taking the black-and-white checkered flag and driving the car into Victory Lane.
These are the moments fans also want to remember and that’s why Lionel Racing produces Raced-Win die-cast.
A replica of what the winning car looked like in Victory Lane, Raced Win die-cast give each fan a way to seize those winning moments and remember them for years to come.
Making a Raced Win replica diecast takes time, patience and expertise. And this is how it is done…
There was a time when racers were tougher than the cars they drove. When drivers had scores to settle on the white-hot asphalt and sometimes beyond it. These pioneers raced to live and lived to race and it is their competitive spirit that has made NASCAR what it is today.
The NASCAR Classics die-cast line honors these motorsports heroes with historic die-cast cars that have never before been available to collectors. Spanning the era from the early 1940s to the late 1990s, NASCAR Classics die-cast are detailed, authentic, and they each capture an important moment from the sport’s storied past.
Lionel Racing introduced the first die-cast in this line in 2011. Each year, at least one of the NASCAR Classics cars makes it onto Lionel Racing’s annual best-sellers list.
NASCAR Classics are offered in 1:24 scale and also in 1:64 scale if that tool is available.
Lionel Racing gives collectors the opportunity to acquire the most collectible die-cast in motorsports –cars that have been signed by the driver who made them famous.
Why are autographed die-cast so collectible? These signed cars give fans the chance to personalize their collection with one of the most coveted of all mementos – a legitimate signature from a motorsports star. These die-cast are also sold in limited production runs, which adds to the collectability of these exciting cars.
Each 1:24 scale NASCAR die-cast is signed on the windshield, typically in silver metallic ink. This makes the signature bold and more legible. Black ink is hard to see on a windshield and the metallic ink gives contrast to a darker background. Also, when signed in silver, the signature doesn’t fade as easily.
Because of the shape and dimensions of the cars, NHRA die-cast from Lionel Racing may be signed on the hood in an ink color that contrasts with the car’s paint scheme.
When purchasing an autographed car, authenticity is one of the most important factors to consider. At Lionel Racing we take the necessary steps to authenticate each autograph. Enclosed with each autographed die-cast is a Certificate of Authenticity that states the car has been personally signed by the driver, team owner, or crew chief.
In most cases, a member of the Lionel Racing team is present when a driver signs die-cast and photographs are taken and shared via our social media channels. This lets fans in on a behind-the-scenes moment with a driver and also proves that the autographed die-cast they’re receiving is the real deal!
In addition to the standard, die-cast cars that Lionel Racing produces, we also produce several unique cars that are highly-collectible and much sought after by NASCAR fans.
One of those items is special finish die-cast. Each year, Lionel Racing offers a standard finish die-cast, which is based on how the car ran at the track, in addition to what we call Special Finishes.
Special Finish die-cast feature either a special paint additive or are actually chrome plated to produce a more high-end look and feel. These are also produced in very limited numbers, which makes them highly collectible.
For details on the various Special Finish die-cast available from Lionel Racing, such as Color Chrome, Liquid Color, Raw, Galaxy Color, and Flash Coat, please view the video below.
Lionel Racing's ICON die-cast is a legendary new finish reserved for the sport's legendary moments.
Inspired by the championship trophies that Lionel Racing creates for Goodyear at the end of each race season, each ICON car is fully plated in a gleaming chrome finish — the body, the chassis, the engine, the interior and the wheels. Then each one is polished to perfection creating a trophy piece that any collector would be proud to own and display.
Lionel Racing – The Official Die-Cast of NASCAR – is the sport’s official mass retail partner when it comes to die-cast cars and other vehicles. Lionel Racing’s mass retail line is merchandised under the NASCAR Authentics brand, and includes 1:24-scale die-cast cars, 1:64-scale die-cast cars and 1:64-scale haulers. NASCAR Authentics die-cast can be purchased at major retailers like Walmart, Target, Meijer, and more.