Monthly Archives: October 2013

Peterson Car Museum

My brother-in-law, John (the world traveler), was out in Los Angeles recently and visited the Petersen Automotive Museum. He sent me these photos and I thought I would post them here since they apparently have a nice Hot Wheels display. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Toy Company Redlines

It’s been a few weeks since I first posted photos of this redline Volkswagen along with a few other cars a friend had given me. I had already identified it as a Wisconsin Toy Company promotional from 1980. But after I … Continue reading

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2014 Chevrolet SS

I passed up one of these in the dump bin the other day because the card was badly creased, but I found this one hanging from the pegs at a different WalMart a few days later, making it the first 2014 … Continue reading

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Auto World Vintage Muscle 1966 Chevy Impala SS

I was a little surprised to find a display of Auto World cars at WalMart last weekend. I had seen some photos of the brand online, but hadn’t come across any in the stores. I was also glad to see … Continue reading

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Hot Wheels Canadian Packaging

My wife teases me about my collection all the time. She often threatens to throw away all my cars and tells me the whole thing is grounds for divorce. But sometimes she’ll call me at work from Target to ask … Continue reading

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Hot Wheels ’68 Chevy Nova

When this Hot Wheels casting came out in 2004 the floodgates opened for me as a collector. I had grown up around several of the third generation Novas – 4 of my older brothers drove them at various times. The … Continue reading

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1976 Formula 5000 and Other Acquisitions

I got these cars from my friend and fellow artist, Randy Regier. If you check out Randy’s work, you’ll see right away that Randy has a great appreciation for all things vintage. His studio is a veritable treasure-trove of items … Continue reading

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The Hot Ones: 1982 Torino Stocker and 1984 ’57 Chevy

In 1981 Hot Wheels introduced a new line of cars that they described as the “fastest non-powered metal cars”.  “The Hot Ones” featured a new 6-spoked gold wheel and a thinner axle and the popular series continued until 1986. Though The … Continue reading

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