I used to collect action(from the tool truck) but that got expensive reeeeal quick,then I started 0n Racing Champions,Hot Wheels and some of the 'new' action at the stores. usally just 1/64 cars now. But now a days I just keep an eye out for old stuff at garage sales and what not,I have aquired a nice size collection. But since Earnhardt died racing and racing collectables have not been the same.
As far as NASCAR is concered I only collect Richard Petty Enterprise stuff. Obviously RP cars and any driver for them. In fact I have been limiting myself to just the Hot Wheels stuff. I don't have the resources or the room to collect everything!
I used to collect the HWs stuff until I got fed up with them starting a series and then not releasing all the cars. Especially last years TH debacle, nine of the ten cars released and the last one they didn't release was the series champion Matt Kenseth! Go figure? The only thing I've bought so far this year was a little something I found over the weekend at a KB Toy Outlet. I made a special trip to L.A. just to check this specific store out to see what they might have for JL stuff. WEEELLLLLL, all I find is two pegs for the Johnny stuff, c'mon now even the mall KB stores carry more than that, when from the corner of my eye I spot this 2002 RC #36 M&M's Rain Delay car. !!!!!!! First one I have ever seen on the pegs, woohooo! After going through the other 5 pegs of the RC cars, this was the only RD. Not too bad of a price either, 3/$5.00, came out to less than $2.00 after taxes!
God I love KB Toys!