Monthly Archives: January 2014

1978 A-OK

Larry Wood and Bob Rosas designed A-OK in 1978. The hot rod Ford Model A went through 5 variations until 1983 when, according to the Hot Wheels wiki, the mold broke. The casting was re-tooled in 2008 for the Since … Continue reading

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1997 Playing Mantis Speed Rebels Rat Attack (Chevy Nova)

During the ten years that I drove my Nova, my good friend, Brad, was always there to help me work on it. Together, we tuned it up, replaced fuel pumps and starters, rebuilt carburetors, switched out a rear end, replaced … Continue reading

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2013 Hot Wheels General Mills Series

I had a nice, unexpected Christmas gift last month. My brother, Tim, sent me a box full of the 2013 Hot Wheels General Mills cars from the Pop Culture series. Growing up together, we shared a lot of these products … Continue reading

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2014 Mystery Machine

My son has a knack for finding the Hot Wheels Mystery Machine. When the casting first came out in 2012, I searched high and low for it but just couldn’t come up with one. I whined about it publicly so … Continue reading

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Hot Wheels Cool Classics ’64 Impala

I recently found this sweet ’64 Impala at Toys”R”Us. I have at least 10 variations of this casting in my collection – only about half of the versions that have come out since it was first released in 2004. This … Continue reading

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1961 Ford Anglia and Other Lesney Relics

My son and I have been reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at bedtime. We’ve seen the movies and we really enjoy the scenes with the flying car. When I read in the book that the car is … Continue reading

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