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Keystone Diecast CARnival 2022 - April 23, 2022

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  • Keystone Diecast CARnival 2022 - April 23, 2022

    The annual Keystone Diecast CARnival returns after an unscheduled two-year delay due to the global covid-19 pandemic on Saturday, April 23rd at the scenic Comfort Inn at 1 Denver Rd, Denver, Pennsylvania. Denver is located right off the Pennsylvania Turnpike, within minutes of Ephrata.

    A family-friendly event, Keystone Diecast CARnival celebrates all aspects of the hobby, from basic Matchbox and Hot Wheels, to collector brands like Johnny Lightning, M2 Machines, AutoWorld, and GreenLight. We feature gravity racing on a custom-built downhill track, with classes for cars, trucks/vans/SUVs, and a Rip ‘n’ Race, a race for cars that must be sealed in the packaging at the time of entry (and opened by event staff). That makes the racing accessible to anyone in the hobby, from novices to pros.

    In additional to gravity racing, KDC boasts the original ‘banger track’. While this track has been imitated, there can be only one original. This four lane track tapers to one lane at the finish line, and has created many memorable moments, photo finishes, and plenty of CARnage. In addition to the aforementioned classes, this track also hosts an Outlaw class, where racers are encouraged to build their own car using any tricks or ‘cheats’ available to them.

    Our newest event, having debuted at our most recent show in 2019, is Criss Cross Crash. The cloverleaf configuration leads to many crashes and near misses at the intersections. The addition of ‘spoiler’ cars as the race progresses encourages participants to knock their opponents out of contention.

    Looking to sell some diecast? Tables are just $25. A limited number are still available. Please respond to this thread if interested in a table(s). More details on tables will be available Tuesday March 8th.

    A few things to note: Keystone Diecast CARnival will be a one-day show this year, due to the Hershey AACA Museum having a diecast show Sunday April 24th. That’s right – two great shows in one weekend! For those who have stopped at the Kiddie Kar Kollectibles store in Reading on their way to the show in years past, please note that while they’re still in business, they no longer have a storefront. For those coming in on Friday, our yearly tradition of raiding Outback Toys (in Lititz) on Friday afternoon will leave the hotel at approximately 3:00 PM.

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    While it is way too far away for me to attend it is neat to see this toy show return. I know it has always been a very popular for collectors in that part of the country. We actually drove by Denver when we were in PA a couple of years ago for our church conference.