1982 Cannonade

We spent some time the past few weekends taking in some early garage sales. Yesterday I scored my first Hot Wheels find of the season. Cannonade was first released in 1981 wearing the same paint and tampo as this, but rolling on blackwalls. My find is from 1982, when Cannonade showed up with gold Hot Ones wheels. There are a few other variations – one in red, one in maroon, and a silver version called the Snake Buster Car which was part of the Snake Mountain Challenge track set.

img_3271 img_3269I also have another identical Cannonade that I picked up on eBay, which is in a little better shape.

img_0239img_02281982 | 1691 | Cannonade | yellow with purple, red, orange trim | Hong Kong | gold Hot Ones

Here’s a shot of the Cannonade with its cockpit propped open.

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About marcboz

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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