It looks like another Monday full of superlatives here on Lamley.
On the heels of the tremendous Candy Striper Gasser, Hot Wheels is throwing another fastball our way with the Gulf Racing Series ’67 Camaro.
There are two ways to look at this one. The first is the fact that this is a ’67 Camaro. It seems that, for the moment, the ’67 Camaro has taken a back seat to maybe the 510 Wagon as the defining basic model. But make no mistake, the ’67 Camaro is an all-timer, if not THE all-timer. It goes back to the first days of Hot Wheels, and in one way or the other has found its way into a package every year. The ’67 Camaro is a newsmaker no matter what line it is in.
But that is the baseline. This goes way beyond the casting. This is model #5 of the epic RLC Gulf Racing Series, essentially the iconic Gulf livery on steroids. Spectraflame Gulf, as only Hot Wheels can do.
And of the five, the Camaro easily takes the cake. For me, the Porsche and Ford GT castings are a little dated and could be better, the Drag Bus is exactly what it is – not a favorite, and the Drag Beetle, while definitely the most interesting, is not what I would call my cup of tea. (The funny thing is I am a big fan of each one of these models, and won’t give up this set for anything.) The Camaro however is just perfect. Don’t ask me why, just trust me that I think it is.
There are surely other models that would look great in this deco, like the Porsche 934, and hopefully it continues. There is just too much good stuff to stop.
Be ready for this one. The RLC sale starts tomorrow at 9am Pacific Time, and with a limit of 2 per member this one will fly. Let us know how you do.
Enjoy the pics. This was one of the models most fun to photograph and film…
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