1977 and 1978 American Victory

American Victory is a Larry Wood designed Hot Wheel that made its debut in 1975. I picked up both of mine on eBay from separate sellers. This light blue 1977 version wears the same paint and tampo as the original – without the redlines, of course.

img_0304 img_03051977 | 7662 | American Victory | blue with red & white trim | Hong Kong | blackwalls

This magenta variation in my collection came out in 1978.

img_0569 img_05701978 | 7662 | American Victory | magenta with orange & yellow trim | Hong Kong | blackwalls

Several other color variations were created in 1983 and 1984, including models made in France and Mexico.


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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