Category Archives: Racing Champions

1998 Racing Champions Police U.S.A. Series

I saw this Racing Champions Police U.S.A. 1960 Chevy Impala at Scale Model Supplies in June. I had always enjoyed this series and have a few of these in my collection from the late 1990s. When I realized the package … Continue reading

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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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2017 Racing Champions Mint 1960 Chevy Impala

This nice gray 1960 Chevy Impala is version B from the 2017 Racing Champions Mint Release 1. I have several of the Racing Champions 1960 Impalas from 2000 and prior, as well as two from 2016. 2017 | Racing Champions … Continue reading

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2016 Racing Champions Mint 1966 Chevy Novas

I recently found two more of the Racing Champions Mint 1966 Novas from Release 2. The white model is Version C and the blue one is Version D. I previously found the green┬áVersion B, so the only one I am … Continue reading

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1989-1991 Racing Champions NASCAR Models

The Case of the Sad Dad includes several Racing Champions NASCAR models from 1989-1991. I used Bill Kingsley’s impressive diecastcrazy.com survey of 1/64th NASCAR body styles to help identify each of these. 1989 | Ford Thunderbird | Bill Elliott/9/Melling | … Continue reading

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2016 Racing Champions Mint R2 1966 Nova and 1964 Impala

Much like the recent Auto World releases, Racing Champions are also upping the number of variations in each release. While their Mint Release 1 only had a version A and B, Release 2 can be found in 4 different variations. … Continue reading

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New Year’s Inventory

Someone asked me recently how many cars I had in my collection. The best guess I could come up with was “in the hundreds” but I wasn’t really sure. So I decided to spend part of New Year’s Day counting … Continue reading

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For several years, the South Texas Diecast website was my go-to for information on Hot Wheels. The site was home to the most complete online listing of Hot Wheels variations -compiled over 16 years by Diecast Hall of Famer, Robert … Continue reading

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2016 Racing Champions Mint 1960 Chevy Impala

Thomas E. Lowe is a busy man. In additon to owning Auto World and recently resurrecting the Johnny Lightning brand, his company, Round2, has also brought back Racing Champions diecast collectibles. While I understand new castings are in the works, … Continue reading

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1969 Lotus Turbine and Shelby Turbine

These are two old redlines that I picked up on eBay. Eventually, I’d like to pick up the Indy Eagle and the Brabham-Repco F1 from the same year. I love the minimal shapes of these Indy cars from the 60s, … Continue reading

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