Monthly Archives: February 2014

1979 Upfront 924

Here’s another addition to my Hot Wheels first castings from 1979 that I picked up on eBay. The Upfront 924 has seen a few variations since then, including versions in orange, black and a metallic gold version from Mexico with a … Continue reading

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1981 Dixie Challenger

The Hot Wheels Dixie Challenger, based on a 1973 Dodge Charger with triple opera windows, came out in 1981 – a new casting, but similar to the Rodger Dodger from 1974.  Later variations, from 1982 and 1986 have blue stripes on the … Continue reading

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American Graffiti ’59 Impalas

I never saw the movie American Graffiti when it came out in theaters in 1973, but I did watch it on television a few years later. While I don’t remember a lot of details from the movie, I do remember … Continue reading

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1982 Pepsi Challenger

The Hot Wheels Pepsi Challenger is from 1982. Based on the Plymouth Arrow funny car driven by Don “Snake” Prudhomme, the casting was originally released in 1978 as the Army Funny Car and again in 1979 as the Human Torch. … Continue reading

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