1982 Hot Bird

In 1980, Hot Wheels began to spice-up its line-up by offering a new variety of wheels in addition to blackwall tires. The CAT Dump Truck and CAT Wheel Loader – both new castings from that year – featured the first appearance of construction tires. Other reissues wore gold or silver Hot Ones wheels. One of the cars that looks the best in gold Hot Ones is the Hot Bird, maybe because the wheels are more like those found on the real Trans Ams of the time. I think this version from 1982 is sharper-looking than the blackwall variations.

img_8512img_85131982 | 2014 | Hot Bird | black with yellow and red trim, tan interior | Malaysia | gold hot ones wheels

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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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