A gentleman had old diecast cars for sale. The only ones I know about are Hotwheels and even then, not much.
Basically I consider them too much work and I have too little interest. Not quite at the level of stamp collecting but getting there. So I wasn't too, too excited about the trip itself.
The gentleman is 80 years old and can barely walk. Sure enough he has a box to sell me of 2002 on up Johnny Lightning and other assorted for $100. Typical stuff bought at flea markets etc. He has other boxes in the basement which he lets me rummage through. Kind of fun but not much to get excited about. Models, more 21st century cars, the usual juck. Some old train cars (no engines). He goes to leave and says I can go through what ever's down there. Which is cool.
I come across a few things of interest.
Some original pen and ink drawings of 1930s sports cars - size of business cards but backed by stiff board, professionally done. About 40 of them. Cool but simplistic.
Then in a lower box are folders of stuff. Turns out they are his graduate degree projects from 1958. He created a new version of a Taxi, an advanced tweezer handling tool, and an electric rotating sander. Each one was 20-30 sheets (21x26) hand drawn or large photographic presentation materials. Meticulously done and classic 60s styling and graphic design. Plus he had all the studies and drawings along the way.
Oh, and the sports cars cards were from a published article where he writes (and draws) about the GT cars from pre World War II.
Really neat to meet the guy and see his work from a while back and how clean it all was. I did buy 2 dozen cars but the art packages were really something special.
I'll post some of them as they are fun to show off.