2019 Hot Wheels HW Flames ’66 Chevy Nova

This 2019 HW Flames ’66 Chevy Nova is the second of three items I got recently in the mail from my friend Brad. Two years ago we saw the ’66 Nova included in the excellent HW Flames 5-pack, but the flames on this 2019 version are even more impressive, covering not only both sides of the car, but the hood and top as well.

There is also a black variation of this car showing up in stores now, and when I find one of those, I’ll include it on this page.

Hot Wheels | FYC42 | 2019 HW Flames | ’66 Chevy Nova | red with white and yellow flames | MC5


2019 Hot Wheels Pop Culture X-Men ’64 Chevy Nova Delivery

I got a package of nice cars the other day from my friend and fellow car-hunter, Brad. Included in the package was this Hot Wheels 2019 Pop Culture X-Men ’64 Chevy Nova Delivery. The X-Men series delivers 5 great castings along with killer card art from some of the great names in comic book art:

  • ’49 Ford COE (Ultimate X-Men – Michael Turner)
  • ’64 Chevy® Nova™ Delivery (X-Men – Jim Lee)
  • ’71 Plymouth Satellite (Astonishing X-Men – John Cassaday)
  • Combat Medic (Uncanny X-Men – Terry Dodson)
  • Nissan Skyline Van (All-New X-Men – Stuart Immonen)

It is difficult to resist finding all of these for my collection, but I’m more than happy to add another nice variation to my many Novas. On this ’64 Delivery, the fantastic art of Jim Lee is set off with a beautiful set of gray Larry Wood five-spokes.

My other ’64 Nova Delivery models are (click to open the page): 2018 Pop Culture Nestle Sno Caps; 2017 Pop Culture MAD; 2016 Pop Culture Nestle 100 Grand; 2015 Pop Culture Marvel Spider Man.

Hot Wheels | FYN93 | 2019 Pop Culture X-Men | ’64 Chevy Nova Delivery | gray with Storm and Magneto graphics | gray LW5

The back of the card shows the other castings in the series. Check out the HotWheelCollectors website to see the other amazing card art.

2018 Hot Wheels Drag Strip Demons Novas

When the Hot Wheels Drag Strip Demons were introduced in 2009, they were a big hit. The series, which continued through 2010, featured 18 different castings – 13 of them brand new. They had Real Riders and metal bases, and many were carefully decorated to represent real-life drag cars. So, many of us were excited in 2018 when Hot Wheels brought back the Drag Strip Demons in the Car Culture lineup.

The 2018 edition had five different castings, including the ’55 Chevy Bel Air Gasser, ’65 Dodge Coronet, ’65 Mercury Cyclone Comet, and the two Novas featured here – the ’66 Super Nova and the ’63 Chevy Nova AWB. The amazingly detailed cars are enhanced by beautifully illustrated card art. I wasn’t able to find these locally, but my hunting friend, Brad, sent me these from New Mexico.

The Hot Wheels ’66 Super Nova was first released in 2012 in limited numbers exclusively on HotWheelsCollectors.com. It was offered again through the Red Line Club in 2014 and 2017, then was a Nationals Convention Car in 2018 – all of these in fairly limited production. This is the first variation that is more widely available and the first of this casting that I’ve added to my collection. It is also available in the 2019 Car Culture: Team Transport series, so I will be on the lookout for that one as well.

I’m not sure if this ’66 Nova is based on a real drag car, rather I suspect it is a nod to the legendary Hot Wheels designer whose name appears on the doors.

Hot Wheels | FVN70 | 2018 Car Culture Drag Strip Demons 5/5 | ’66 Super Nova | blue with light blue, gray and white trim | Goodyear rrdrags / rrprf

The Hot Wheels ’63 Nova AWB was first cast for the 2009 Drag Strip Demons series and a second variation was included in the same series the following year. This 2018 release is only the third variation of the car to be produced, though a similar casting, the ’63 Chevy II, has made regular appearances in the mainlines since 2016.

Again, I’m not sure if the livery is based on a real-life drag car, but I see some similarities to the Chevy 2 Much – and the later Chevy 2 Much II – built by Doug Thorley in Southern California.

Hot Wheels | FVN73 | 2018 Car Culture Drag Strip Demons 2/5 | ’63 Chevy Nova AWB | red with light blue, black and white trim | Goodyear rrmag

2018 Gift-Pack Exclusive ’66 Chevy Novas

Back in March at WalMart, I found the first of these two Hot Wheels 9-Packs, which contain exclusive variations of the ’66 Chevy Nova. When I took the gray Nova out of the package, I realized it was mistakenly stamped “’68 Nova” on the bottom. I looked online at several sources trying to find more info, but have yet to find it listed on any of the usual sites. Meanwhile, I noticed that a white variation was showing up on eBay and I quickly found that 9-pack at WalMart more recently. (The white model is correctly stamped “’66 Nova” on the bottom.)

Since originally posting this, I have found a third 9-pack exclusive variation (see below).

2018 Hot Wheels Gift-Pack Exclusive | ’66 Chevy Nova | metallic gray with red and black flames, stamped ’68 Nova on bottom | PR5

2018 Hot Wheels Gift-Pack Exclusive | ’66 Chevy Nova | white with orange and black flames, | black PR5 with gold rims

2018 Hot Wheels Gift-Pack Exclusive | ’66 Chevy Nova | purple with white, orange and silver flames | OH5

Click this trail to see a few more of my Hot Wheels ’66 Novas.

Hot Wheels 2018 Sno Caps ’64 Nova Delivery

When I grabbed the two Spy vs. Spy Hot Wheels recently at Target, this Pop Culture Nestle Sno Caps ’64 Nova Delivery was hanging right behind them. This is the second time the Nova Delivery has been used for a Nestle-branded car, having appeared in the 2016 Pop Culture series wearing 100 Grand livery.

Hot Wheels | FKY23 | 2018 Pop Culture Nestle | ’64 Chevy Nova Delivery | brown and white with Nestle Sno Caps trim | WWRRmag

I also have the ’64 Nova Delivery 2015 Spider-Man car and the previous Nestle Nova Delivery from 2016. And you can see a nice version of the ’64 Nova Wagon in the 2017 Surf’s Up 5-Pack.

Hot Wheels 2017 Surf’s Up 5-Pack

I picked up the Hot Wheels 2017 Surf’s Up 5-Pack mainly for the Beach Patrol version of the ’64 Chevy Nova Station Wagon. However, with the solid selection of models in this multipack, I decided to keep this one intact. The Nova looks great in this Hot Wheels Beach Patrol Rescue 24 livery. You’d arrive at the beach in style in this wagon, with plenty of room to haul all of your rescue gear. I’d suggest, though, that you switch to one of the other vehicles before you take off over the sand.

Hot Wheels | DVG00 | 2017 Surf’s Up 5-pack | ’64 Chevy Nova Station Wagon | white with blue and red Rescue 24 Beach Patrol | chrome red and black OH5SP

I’ve been enjoying collecting variations of the ’64 Nova wagon, like the version from the 2015 Redline series. There is also a delivery version (no back windows), which allows for some fun possibilities in decoration, such as the 2016 Nestle 100 Grand release.

All of the models in the Surf’s Up 5-Pack are new variations of existing castings. The most unusual of the group is the Mad Splash. This racing boat has been around since 2012, with its translucent plastic base cleverly molded to look like splashing water.

Hot Wheels | DVG00 | 2017 Surf’s Up 5-pack | Mad Splash | silver with translucent blue plastic base and dark blue, white and orange HW Coast Guard trim | chrome blue and transparent blue 5SP

The Jeep CJ-7 is the oldest casting and the only one of which I have another version – a white blackwall from 1986. This popular casting has been around since 1982 and has been produced in at least 18 different variations.

Hot Wheels | DVG00 | 2017 Surf’s Up 5-pack | Jeep CJ-7 | red with yellow, white and black Lifeguard trim | grey OR5SP

Another popular casting, the Custom Volkswagen Beetle, has seen at least 26 variations since its first release in 2007. Here it’s coated in a beautiful metalflake dark blue paint.

Hot Wheels | DVG00 | 2017 Surf’s Up 5-pack | Custom Volkswagen Beetle | metalflake dark blue with red, silver and white Shark Spotter trim | 5SP

The Volkswagen Caddy (or VW Rabbit pick-up, as we know it in North America) is a fairly recent casting, first produced in 2015.

Hot Wheels | DVG00 | 2017 Surf’s Up 5-pack | Volkswagen Caddy | yellow with red white and black Surf Rescue trim | chrome red and black PR5

2016 Racing Champions Mint 1966 Nova and 1964 Impala

With the recent announcement that Toys R Us will be closing its last Wichita store, it’s safe to say that the Round 2 products (Johnny Lightning, Auto World and Racing Champions) will be harder to find locally. WalMart – which doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon – is where I found these two models from the 2016 Racing Champions Mint series. By adding this pale yellow 1966 Chevy Nova to my collection, I’ve actually completed the set of four versions.

2016 | Racing Champions Mint R2 | 1966 Chevy Nova (Version A) | pale yellow

This dark green 1964 Chevy Impala is the second of four versions that I’ve found – I also have the silver variation.

2016 | Racing Champions Mint R2 | 1964 Chevy Impala (Version A) | dark green