Monthly Archives: January 2013

1968 Custom Fleetside and Flea Market Finds

When it comes to buying redlines, I’ve been burned before. I bought a lot of loose cars once because I got a glimpse of some redline tires on one of them. It wasn’t until I got them home that I … Continue reading

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2012 The Mystery Machine

I got a nice package in the mail last week, courtesy of a friend from the Hot Wheels collector’s message boards. I’d been unable to find the Mystery Machine locally, so I was pretty happy to get ahold of not … Continue reading

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1980 Hiway Hauler

The search for cars has taken me to some interesting places. I’ve been to rural trailer parks and mansion-lined neighborhoods. I’ve met some interesting characters too. A few summers ago, my wife noticed a listing for a garage sale that … Continue reading

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1979 Spacer Racer

This is another nice first casting from 1979 that I picked up on eBay. Spacer Racer is a funky little futuristic vehicle and I was especially happy to find one with an intact plastic laser gun. 1979 | 2503 | … Continue reading

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1984 Baja Breaker

The Ford 4×4 van was introduced to the Hot Wheels lineup in 1978 as the Baja Breaker. It features a roof rack, skylight window, running lights and a black plastic opening hood. The Baja Breaker has appeared in many variations … Continue reading

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2013 HW Showroom ’66 Chevy Nova

I’d like to wish everyone a Happy New Year by posting photos of the first 2013 Hot Wheels model that I’ve added to my collection, the HW Showroom ’66 Chevy Nova. It’s similar to the lime green version from the … Continue reading

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