Howard Hitchcock Senior VP and General Manager of Lionel will receive first Jostens’ Motorsports Choice Award on February 21.
On January 27, the Diecast Hall of Fame and Jostens
Motorsports division announced the creation of an all new induction category
called the “Jostens’ Motorsports Choice Award” to be launched at the 2014
induction ceremony.

It is with great excitement that we are pleased to
announce that Lionel Racing’s very own Senior Vice President and General
Manager Howard Hitchcock will be the first inductee to receive the award.

Hitchcock is recognized throughout the diecast
community, and has more than 15 years of experience in the industry. Many
collectors know him as “Dr. Diecast,” which was a radio persona he created for
the popular Sirius Satellite Radio show “NASCAR Collector.”     

“I’m deeply honored to have been selected as the
inaugural recipient of the Jostens Motorsports Choice Award,” Hitchcock said.
“It is truly an honor to be in the presence of some of the greatest people who
have had such a dramatic impact on the industry we operate in every day.”

Fans and collectors can attend the 2014 Diecast Hall of
Fame Induction Ceremony on February 21, at the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las
Vegas, Nevada.