Monthly Archives: August 2017

1998 Racing Champions Mint Motor Trend 1966 Chevy Novas

After finding a lot of success in the early 90s making licensed models of stock cars, in 1996 Racing Champions launched a line of highly-detailed 1:64th-scale models of original factory vehicles called Racing Champions Mint. Then a few years ago, … Continue reading

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Diecast Hall of Fame: Vote Now

The 2017 Diecast Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held November 2nd in Las Vegas. Did you know you can vote for your favorite collectors, brands and models to be inducted? Click here to go the the Diecast Hall … Continue reading

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2017 Chevrolet SS Multipack Exclusives

Sometimes you have to buy a whole bunch of cars in order to get the one you really want. That’s how it is with the exclusive variations that Hot Wheels puts in their multipacks. Buying a five-pack to get a … Continue reading

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Hot Wheels 1980 Dumpin’ A and Other Salvage Finds

My brother Joe is doing some salvage work these days, and when I saw him at my family reunion in June, he brought me a bag of cars he had found in a house he was tasked with cleaning out. … Continue reading

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2017 HW Retro ’63 Chevy II

On the drive back from Minnesota in June, I was getting sleepy. I decided what I needed was to get out and stretch my legs for a bit at a Super Target in Des Moines. It turned out to be … Continue reading

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M2 Machines 2017 Auto-Vault 1958 Chevrolet Impala

I admit I don’t give it much effort, but I’ve never found a Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt or a chase car of any kind in a store. While we were vacationing in Minnesota in June, I picked up this new … Continue reading

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Scale Model Supplies Vintage Plastic Duncan Batmobile

Whenever I travel, I try to seek out any hobby stores that might carry die-cast cars. This usually means dragging my family to some out-of-the-way location and making them wait patiently while I inspect displays of cars. But on our … Continue reading

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