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Way back in 1996, Autofest City began without a definite focus. But soon the brothers recognised the need for one.

After much thought and debate, they decided to showcase the development of automobiles manufactured by international brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Ford, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Volkswagen, to name a few. Automobile history was very hard to come by as the printed media was the sole source of inputs.

With the advent of the Internet, a plethora of information was available to track the evolution and growth of automobile majors. It was like throwing open many encyclopedias of information simultaneously. Collecting, collating and summarizing all the available data was in itself a huge exercise. But all the study proved invaluable in fine-tuning the collection. Autofest City was finally on the right road. Going forward, only those scale replicas that represented model change or historically important events from selected marques were added.

Autofest City has been a great source of inspiration for budding collectors in India, having ignited the passion of collecting authentic replicas among many enthusiasts. The brothers have also received a wide range of queries from fellow collectors as a result of which they felt the need to create a source-book to help guide new collectors through the very vast world of automobile miniatures. The pages here are not necessarily the index of knowledge on the subject but will definitely steer collectors in the right direction.  The brothers firmly believe that from the wide array of scale model replicas available worldwide, a collector without a clear focus or direction can amass a huge collection and ultimately end up with an unsustainable collection.

Linked here are their guidelines to build a fulfilling collection.

An Insight Into Miniatures
Building A Collection
God Is In The Details (Part 1)
God Is In The Details (Part 2)
Photographing Your Collection (Part 1)
Photographing Your Collection (Part 2)
Reality Show - Dioramas
Showing Off - Good Display (Part 1)
Showing Off - Good Display (Part 2)
The Big Boys - Buses & Trucks (Part 1)
The Big Boys - Buses & Trucks (Part 2)
The Joys Of DIY - Kit Building (Part 1)
The Joys Of DIY - Kit Building (Part 2)
The Joys Of DIY - Kit Building (Part 3)
Value-Addition In Displays
Accessories For Realistic Dioramas


All the best!!