The Hot Wheels Race Team Series made its debut in 1995 and ran through 1998. The livery for 1995 was generally metalflake blue with white, red and yellow tampo – the Hot Wheels flame logo figuring prominently. Four castings made up the 1995 series of individual cars: #1 Lumina Stocker, #2 Hot Wheels 500, #3 Side Splitter, and #4 Dragster. 5-Packs were also available, and that first year they included these four plus either a Sol-Aire CX-4 or a ’57 Chevy.
Dragster was first released in 1994 as Driven to the Max. It was produced in about 30 different variations up to 2008. I landed this 1995 Race Team Series version in my recent Facebook Marketplace score.
The Hot Wheels Dragster features a plastic wing that folds forward to fit inside the blister. When the wing is extended back, Dragster measures nearly 4″ long.