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Johnny Lightning Zingers

I added several Johnny Lightning Zingers to my collection during the RC2-era. But I never thought much about where Zingers originated until I came across this ad in a 1970s comic book. According to a 2005 article in Hot Rod, Zingers … 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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hobbyDB

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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Target Exclusive M2 Machines 1967 Chevrolet Nova SS

We walked into Target last night to buy some eggs and boy was I surprised what I found in the toy section. I was making my usual beeline to the Hot Wheels when I stopped about halfway down the aisle. … Continue reading

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2011 Johnny Lightning 1969 Chevy Impala SS White Lightning

While on a family vacation to the Phoenix area over the holidays, I checked out a little place called Cubbiehole Collectibles. Tucked inside the Postal Plus More in a strip mall off 19th Ave. and Northern, the store is a … Continue reading

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American Graffiti ’59 Impalas

I never saw the movie American Graffiti when it came out in theaters in 1973, but I did watch it on television a few years later. While I don’t remember a lot of details from the movie, I do remember … Continue reading

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1997 Playing Mantis Speed Rebels Rat Attack (Chevy Nova)

During the ten years that I drove my Nova, my good friend, Brad, was always there to help me work on it. Together, we tuned it up, replaced fuel pumps and starters, rebuilt carburetors, switched out a rear end, replaced … Continue reading

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Auto World Vintage Muscle 1966 Chevy Impala SS

I was a little surprised to find a display of Auto World cars at WalMart last weekend. I had seen some photos of the brand online, but hadn’t come across any in the stores. I was also glad to see … Continue reading

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Johnny Lightning Classic Gold 1965 Impala SS

It’s been difficult to find Johnny Lightning products in Wichita the past few years. Sadly, the only diecast collectible shop in town closed down recently. I did manage to find this nice Impala at a Wal*Mart yesterday. Johnny Lightning Classic … 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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