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Paolo Rampini

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Paolo Rampini is an Italian author and publisher of books on cars and vintage toys who has been writing about automobiles since 1965. He became an author and editor of collectible toys and models in 1982.

Between 1982 through 2007, Rampini released 17 books, including the Golden Book of Model Cars (1995) and Slotcars Made in Europe: 1930 - 1980 (2003), which found success in the United States. His last book, Model Cars in the World was published in 2007 and holds the record for most individual cars photographed at around 16,000 cars. 

A lifelong collector, Rampini now has a collection of approximately 21,000 pieces, mostly diecast cars and including 9,000 Hot Wheels.

Paolo's published books include: 

  1. Encyclopedia of Auto-Toy 1890-1940, Milano, Edizioni Paolo Rampini, 1985
  2. Italian Toy Cars 1890-1960, Milano, Edizioni Paolo Rampini, 1986
  3. Encyclopedia of 1/43 Model Cars 1900-1975, Milano, Edizioni Paolo Rampini, 1990
  4. Cars Ferrari 1946-1992, Milano, Edizioni Paolo Rampini, 1992
  5. Cars 1/43 Made in Italy from 1900 to 1991, Milan, Edizioni Paolo Rampini, 1992
  6. Cars Alfa Romeo 1910-1993, Milano, Edizioni Paolo Rampini, 1993
  7. The Golden Book of Model Cars 1900-1975, Milano, Edizioni Paolo Rampini, 1995
  8. Encyclopedia Moto-Toy 1890-1970, Milano, Edizioni Paolo Rampini, 1996
  9. Model Cars Made in Germany 1900-1990, Milano, Edizioni Paolo Rampini, 1998
  10. Brumm Cars 1972-1998, Milano, Edizioni Paolo Rampini, 1998
  11. Bburago Cars 1974-1998, Milan, editions Paolo Rampini, 1999
  12. Slot Cars made in Europe 1930-1980, Milano, Edizioni Paolo Rampini, 2003
  13. Model Cars Made in Italy 1900-1990, Vimodrone (MI), Giorgio Nada Editore, 2003
  14. Golden Book of Toy Cars 1900-1980, Milano, Edizioni Paolo Rampini, 2004
  15. France in Miniature 1900-1980, Milano, Edizioni Paolo Rampini, 2004
  16. Model Cars Made in Spain 1900-1980, Milano, Edizioni Paolo Rampini, 2005
  17. Model Cars in the World 1900-1985, Milano, Edizioni Paolo Rampini, 2007

In 2014 Paolo started to republish his books in digital format:

  1. Slot Cars Made in Italy, Milan, Paolo Rampini, 2014
  2. Bburago 1/18, Milan, Paolo Rampini, 2014
  3. Bburago 1/24, Milan, Paolo Rampini, 2014
  4. Slot cars made in France, Paul Rampini, 2014
  5. Pocher cars, Paolo Rampini, 2014
  6. Marklin model cars, Paolo Rampini, 2015
  7. Oldcars cars, Paolo Rampini, 2015
  8. Shuco cars, Paolo Rampini, 2015
  9. Togi cars, Paolo Rampini, 2015
  10. Bburago 1:43, Paul Rampini, 2015
  11. Slot Cars Made in Germany, Paul Rampini, 2015
  12. Dugu Model Cars, Paolo Rampini, 2015
  13. Gama Model Cars, Paolo Rampini, 2015
  14. Pilen Cars, Paolo Rampini, 2015
  15. Politoys-Penny 1:60 Cars, Paul Rampini, 2015
  16. Yaxon Cars, Paolo Rampini, 2015
  17. Asahi Cars, Paolo Rampini, 2015
  18. Diapet Cars, Paolo Rampini, 2015
  19. Mebetoys 1:24 Cars, Paul Rampini, 2015
  20. Mebetoys 1:43 Cars, Paul Rampini, 2015
  21. Tootsietoys Cars, Paolo Rampini, 2015
  22. Politoys-Polistil 1:18 Cars, Paul Rampini, 2016
  23. Politoys-Polistil 1:24 Cars, Paul Rampini, 2016
  24. Politoys-Polistil 1:43 Cars, Paul Rampini, 2016
  25. Techno-Giodi Cars, Paolo Rampini, 2016
  26. Mercury Cars, Paul Rampini, 2016
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