Bill Cairns Matchbox Page    

Bill Cairns was a good friend of mine. We corresponded and traded Matchbox cars for many years.  Bill and I shared the same interest when it came to emergency vehicles.  Bill had many, many "code 2" promotional Matchbox releases commissioned through ASAP and Color Comp, Inc.  He eventually inspired me to have several of my own made.

Well-known and well-liked by MCCH message board members all over the world, Bill was always a true gentleman.  Unfortunately, in January 2007 health issues took him from us way too early.  Bill was such a diecast enthusiast that he was buried with a Matchbox car that looked just like the one that he had when he first got his driverís license.

Bill and his wife Marlene had 329 foster children over the course of 29 years.  Bill had a love of life, a big heart, a wonderful sense of humor and really gave back to his community.  As a realtor, Bill gave Matchbox cars to his client's children.  He also donated them to charity auctions at a local school and even anonymously donated the Westdale Park Church bus to be given to youths at his church. 

Iíd like for him to always be remembered as sort of a Matchbox legend, so I have gathered Billís cars together for you to enjoy.  The pictures are clickable and are listed in the order Bill had them commissioned.  The date indicates the model's Matchbox USA Newsletter listing.

#1

MB20-D51

October 1998 (ASAP)

#2

MB49-I32

April 2000 (ASAP)

#3

MB51-K31

December 2000 (ASAP)

#4

MB54-K52

September 2001

#5

MB72-S27

November 2001

#6

MB215-21

December 2001

#7

MB54-K68

September 2002

#8

MB54-K67

September 2002

#9

MB76-D??

Never listed?

#10

MB30-I28

January 2003

#11

MB30-I27

January 2003

#12

MB51-K45

July 2003

#13

MB51-K46

July 2003

#14

MB51-K??

Never listed?

#15

MB51-K58

December 2004

#16

MB51-K59

December 2004

#17

MB38-L43

December 2005

#18

MB48-H70

December 2005

#19

MB48-H72?

Pictured March 2006

#20

MB04-F90

March 2006

#21

MB51-K70

March 2006

#22

MB54-K97

March 2006

#22a

MB54-K97a

March 2006

#23

MB54-K98

March 2006

#23a

MB54-K98a

March 2006

#24

MB51-K69

March 2006

#25

MB56-D??

Never listed?

#26

CY7-B?

Never pictured?

#27

MB38-L46

March 2006

#28

MB47-E??

Never listed?

#29

MB54-K103

August 2006

#29a

MB54-K103a

August 2006

#30

CY7-B?

Pictured July 2006

#30a

CY7-B?

Pictured July 2006

#31

CY39-A?

Pictured July 2006

#31a

CY39-A?

Pictured July 2006