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    Road Champs is one of those diecast afterthoughts and also rans. The company got their start commissioning models from other makers, notably Yatming, before producing their own. As far as I understand, this Step Van is a Road Champs developed model.

    For a time, I want to say about 1990 to about 1996-7, Road Champs (which is easily confused with Racing Champions - there is no business connection between the two that I have found) had a series of larger vehicles like this Step Van, a School Bus, a limousine (Majorette copy?) and a few others, all in about 1/64 scale, give or take.

    I know some folks get caught up in some sub-collections around brands like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Fritos and Moonpie. To each their own, there is no incorrect way to collect diecast. I thought it would be better to add some lesser known brands for a sub-collection, and why I have Dr. Pepper and Cheetos as the brands I keep. So this Step Van, which probably would be passed over otherwise for my collection, made it because of Chester Cheetah.

    It's not easy being Cheesy!
    The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.

  • #2
    Welcome that truck is awesomely done well done pictures.
    Due to the recent budget cuts,
    the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
    current state of the economy, the light at the end
    of the tunnel has been turned off.


    • #3
      That is really a nice truck for diorama photos!!


      • #4
        Road Champs did offer some unique models in this series. This is a great delivery truck. They also had a street sweeper and roll back truck, a series of fire engines as well as the school bus. Like other brands that have disappeared, I wonder whatever happened to the molds/castings for these models.


        • #5
          i would have taken the cheetos van.


          • #6
            I got one of these in a lot a little over a year ago, and I have to admit, I'm really impressed. The thing I like the most is the sliding doors--something I'm surprised I haven't seen on any step vans since (I think Budgie's REA van had a sliding door?).


            • #7
              Nice one! I’d snap one up if I see one in an antique/collectible store.


              • #8
                Nice, I personally only collect realistic cars with sorta real liveries, so stuff like this I miss, but it can be a cool casting, and maybe cheap to mod as well