1979 California Criusin’ Super Van

The Hot Wheels Super Van – one of the castings I’ve owned one since I was a kid –  is a favorite of mine. Introduced in 1975, the original tool was used until 1985. It was retooled in 2003 and is continuing to enjoy another long run. The chrome metalflake 1979 version shown here is from the cars I bought from The Dealer. The hot rod painted on the side appears to share the same back wheel as the van itself.

IMG_5452 IMG_54531979 | 9205 | California Cruisin’ (Super Van) | chrome metalflake with orange, yellow & black trim | Malaysia | blackwalls

Other Super Vans I have in my collection include Thor, and Paramedic. I also have two of the retooled versions, one from the General Mills series and the other features an Archie Comics theme.

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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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5 Responses to 1979 California Criusin’ Super Van

  1. The hot rod painted on the side of the van offers a cool trompe d’oeil effect, sharing the same back wheel as the van.

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