1968 Ford J-Car

I didn’t appreciate this car very much when I was a kid. I think it was because every time I sent it down the orange track, the back end would flop open and it would fall off the loop. In fact, it was the unusual spoiler-less design of the rear of the car that probably caused a fatal crash of the real Ford J-Car during a test run at Riverside International Raceway in 1966. These days, however, I really enjoy the adventurous and aggressive lines of the ’60s race cars and I’m glad this one has survived the years – especially since it’s one of the original 16 from the first year of Hot Wheels production.

IMG_6849.JPG IMG_6850.JPG IMG_6852.JPG1968 | 6124 | Ford J-Car | specrtaflame gold | redlines


About marcboz

Marc Bosworth is an artist who teaches printmaking and works as an art director. He lives in a 100-year-old bungalow in Wichita with his lovely wife and their young ninja son.
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