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.

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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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