More about Michael Zarnock

Did you know?
•    Michael's collection has earned him 2 Guinness World Records! First in 2003 and then again in 2007! He is in the record books for owning the "Largest collection of different model cars".
•    Michael is featured in the 2008 "Ripley's Believe It Or Not!" book #5 "Prepare To Be Shocked!"
And again in the 2011 "Ripley's Believe It Or Not!" book "Utterly Crazy!"
•    In 2009, Mattel Hot Wheels reproduced Michael’s old Race Car and included it as part of their nostalgic “Drag Strip Demons Series” as “Mike Zarnock’s Altered Roadster”.
•    2009 brought yet another true accolade to Michael as he was inducted into the 
Diecast Hall of Fame as a Hot Wheels Historian!
Michael is currently producer/editor and host of “Hot Wheels TV” an Internet based program where he takes his audience deep within the Sub-Culture of Hot Wheels Collecting and the people that make it happen via Conventions, Car Shows and other events around the world including amazing collections and of course unboxing of the latest Hot Wheels product as soon as it’s released! 
He is Senior Contributing Editor at “Die Cast X Magazine” where he has two Hot Wheels feature columns “The Hot Wheels Highway” and “Hot Wheels Flashback” since 2011.
Michael also provides Hot Wheels Collection Appraisal services for Insurance Riders, Insurance Claims, Ebay Fraud Claims, US Postal Damage Claims and Court Cases including Estate and Divorce Settlements, including services to authenticate or disprove fraudulent Hot Wheels product including issuing Certificates of Authenticity when needed.
For more information about Michael Zarnock, his Latest Books, Appearances and Services go to his official website


2011-Present – “Die Cast X Magazine” (Hot Wheels Highway & Hot Wheels Flashback)
2009-2010 – “The Car Room Magazine” (Monthly Hot Wheels Column)
2008-2009 – “Die Cast X Magazine” (Monthly Hot Wheels Column)
2002 to 2008 – “Toy Cars & Models Magazine” (Hot Wheels Column and Price Guide)
2015 – “Picker's Pocket Guide - Hot Wheels” (Picker's Pocket Guides Series)
2014 – “Hot Wheels Variations 2000-2013 Identification & Price Guide”
2012 – “Warman’s Hot Wheels Field Guide 4th Edition”
2011 – “Hot Wheels Prototypes” (Bruce Pascal & Michael Zarnock)
2010 – “Warman’s Hot Wheels Field Guide 3rd Edition”
2010 – “Hot Wheels Variations, The Ultimate Guide 4th. Edition”
2009 – “Once Upon A Street Race” (Unreleased)
2009 – “Hot Wheels: A Warman’s Companion Guide 2nd Edition”
2009 – “Toys & Prices – 16th Edition”*
2008 – “Toys & Prices – 15th Edition”*
2007 – “Warman’s Hot Wheels Field Guide 2nd Edition”
2007 – “Toys & Prices – 14th Edition”*
2007 – “Hot Wheels Variations, The Ultimate Guide 3rd Edition”
2006 – “Toys & Prices – 13th Edition”*
2006 – “Hot Wheels: A Warman’s Companion Guide”
2005 – “The Standard Catalog of Die-Cast Vehicles III”*
2005 – “Toys & Prices – 12th Edition”*
2005 – “Hot Wheels Accessories, The Ultimate Guide”
2004 – “Toys & Prices – 11th Edition”*
2004 – “Hot Wheels Variations, The Ultimate Guide, 2nd Edition”
2003 – “Warman’s Hot Wheels . Field Guide”
2002 – “The Standard Catalog of Die-Cast Vehicles II”*
2002 – “The Ultimate Guide to Hot Wheels Variations”
* denotes (Hot Wheels Collector Number chapter only)

2006-Present - Hot Wheels TV (YouTube Series documentary) (Himself)
2017 – Redlines to Treasure Hunts: The Cars, The Collectors, The Community (Documentary) (Himself)
2015 - Passion or Obsession: Inside the World of Extreme Collecting (Short) (Himself)
2006 - Anchor Eddy's (Actor)
2004 - The Death of Daniel Whately (Actor)
2002 - Detour (Actor)