The popular Kiddie Car Classic Collection began in 1992. In 2001, the last eight cars were issued and all "active issue" cars were retired in 2001.
Kiddie Car Classics are NOT ornaments - these limited or numbered edition vehicles began as die cast replicas of the vintage Pedal Cars of yesteryear. Throughout the years of issue Hallmark expanded the line to include other small vehicles of childhood; such as those issued in the Sidewalk Cruisers line - and Custom Kiddie Cars created in the minds of the Hallmark artists. In 1997 nostalgic settings were added to the collection to offer avid fans creative display settings.