01-31-2011, 08:22 AM





Any toy vehicle (i.e. car, tank, motorcycle, boat, etc.) is eligible to be entered! Condition is unimportant!

Prizes Available for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners!


Prize Donations Kindly Submitted by the following:

1935, 1944 Silver Half Dollars & .999 Silver 1oz. ~ Donated by Dimeman



1875 & 1879 British Penny Coppers ~ Donated by angellionel



3 Pce. Loupe Set ~ Donated by Pulltabsteve



. Toy MUST have been found with a metal detector from any year
. Members will be allowed ONE ENTRY to submit to the contest thread ONLY
. ONLY 1 PHOTO allowed (so make it a good one)
. All photos MUST follow forum rules for size requirements - Please try to size them approx. 680x450 - this allows dialup users and no scrolling to properly view
. NO photoshop enhancing
. NO videos allowed - must respect those on dialup
. A member may change their entry before the ENTRY thread is closed - only by EDITING their ORIGINAL post ... NO double postings allowed
. NO remarks, comments, etc. will be allowed in the CONTEST ENTRY THREAD OR POLLING THREAD
. All registered members of American Detectorist will be eligible to vote for their favorite toy when I officially open the CONTEST POLL after the ENTRY thread is CLOSED
. Winners will be placed as 1st, 2nd, 3rd - as voted by the members on the Polling thread


[b]* ENTRY THREAD IS CLOSED SAT. FEB. 5th ~ 9 p.m. EST. *

01-31-2011, 09:46 AM
Here is my entry. A little yellow truck found in a yard.

01-31-2011, 11:51 AM
Here's my Resto found a coupla years ago. It's a 1964 Matchbox Lincoln Continental with suicide doors, modified with mag wheels and 24k gold plated finish ;) ;) ;) Couldn't keep air in the old tires. Thanks for putting on the show Judy!! Indy!

dave in iowa
01-31-2011, 12:08 PM
heres mu entry , found just down the block from my house in an old yard , its a hubley crash car , harley davidson , from the 1930's i think,

01-31-2011, 02:12 PM
Thanks to Judy for doing all the work on the contest!!!!:clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: Also, Thanks to the donors who are giving away some sweet prizes!!! :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

Here's my entry,,, found in an old house yard on a hunt with Logos007 (Kevin)

01-31-2011, 05:26 PM
I'll play thumbsup01 A BIG Thank You to Judy for putting this on. You put alot of time in these contests and its very much appreciated :clapping:

01-31-2011, 05:36 PM
Here is my entry. I dug this from my brothers front yard back in 1972 using my 1st detector bought in 1969, an old Relco BFO detector.

Ill Digger
01-31-2011, 05:54 PM
I too have to commend Judy for a well run and put together contest. Very professional thumbsup01
Also a special thanks to Rob, Angel, and Steve for the prize donations !! Very cool !! 8)

O.K. here's my entry. It's a old Tootsie Toy race car. 8)
Dug last summer in front of an old house, right along the edge of the side walk.

Good luck everyone !! :grin:

01-31-2011, 07:59 PM
A note of interest concerning the Tootsie Toy Race Car pictured here is that I lost it in the backyard of my family home somewhere between 59 and 62 years ago (I guess what goes around comes around). I found it buried in the backyard on January 30, 2011. I am the only child that has lived in that house since 1950 (I lived there with my mother and father from 1948 through 1950). So, I must conclude that I was the one who lost it. The era for this car is correct. The home where I found this car has been in the family for around 100 years, and is still occupied by my dad.

01-31-2011, 10:01 PM
Found this in 2010's finds. Didn't even know I had it :dontknow: Must have found it hunting with Angel in the parks :confused:

01-31-2011, 10:04 PM
Very good auto show contest Judy....Thanks... :happydance01: :clapping: ... and ..... a special thanks to all those forum members who put up the prizes... <: :clapping:

I found this entry several months ago, in large gravel tot lot and it was buried about 8 inches deep.... It would appear, that someone really wanted it gone.... :grin: :grin:

Thanks again Judy....Very well done... :clapping: :clapping: :peace:

Cheap Thrills
01-31-2011, 10:48 PM
Tootsietoy MG

01-31-2011, 10:55 PM
:confused: :confused:

02-01-2011, 07:50 AM
Here's the red firetruck I found a few days ago, there's a video and other pics on the post in relic finds. I gave it a nice paint job and put an insert in the pic from the video right after I found it.

02-01-2011, 03:12 PM
As i only have four cars. This is the one i like best. The Tootsie Rabbit!

Carl in Louisiana
02-01-2011, 03:31 PM
Here's my Space Cop. lol

02-01-2011, 04:24 PM
here is my entry

02-01-2011, 07:14 PM
here's my tootsie toy truck with a fresh paintjob and a gasoline trailer.

Salty Dog
02-02-2011, 07:50 AM
here is my cobra resto...resized :yes:

02-02-2011, 06:29 PM
Here is my pre 65 Baja Buggy that I dug last year at the local High School. I had one just like it when i was a kid.


02-02-2011, 09:41 PM
Dug this beauty at about 4 or 5 next to my mom's flowerbed, the house where I grew up :) I found it a year ago and was shocked to see it was a collector's item between $1600-$1800k in mint condition :huh: My husband Tom said perhaps this is one time we should invest in some bodywork and a paint job...

We cracked up- thinking about taking it to a body shop and seeing reaction from the clerk lol

Redline Hotwheels 1969 Sand Crab


02-05-2011, 10:11 AM
My oldest...

02-05-2011, 11:01 AM
Mine is a 1963 Corvette Split Window.
I found this Car 7'' down with My V3i :peace:

02-05-2011, 04:53 PM
Great job Judy. thumbsup01

The ever so common Tootsie Toy.


02-05-2011, 09:01 PM
Thanks and good luck to everyone! The contest thread is now closed.

POLL THREAD will be opened to cast your votes Mon. Feb. 7th 9 a.m. - Closing Fri. Feb. 11th 9 p.m.