I am not going to say much.
For one, I am in the middle of marathon meetings for work in Florida. That means early mornings and late nights, with little time to write about toy cars.
Thankfully I don’t need to. Before I left, I took photos of the latest version of the Dodge Charger Pursuit from Matchbox. I decided to snap some pics of all the previous versions as well. Looking at the photos, I don’t need to do much writing.
You may think I am bragging about my photos. They are nice, but it is subject of the photos I am talking about. It isn’t a cool classic car, or the upcoming Miata, VW Transporter, or Nissan Skyline. It is a model that has been out a few years, and is a replica of a vehicle you see on the roads all the time, at least here in the US. It isn’t a car that makes you do a double take, well of course unless you are speeding.
It is police car. A common police car. But the casting is near-perfect. I can get into it, with its mix of sportiness and utility, but I won’t. You can. Seven versions in and we still haven’t seen a dud, and that includes the latest version, which is the first to not sport 5-spokes.
The favorite? Look at the pics, and it is obvious. The Albuquerque Police version, which was a Gathering Event model, is fantastic with full deco and livery. The Boone County Sheriff version, with its simple livery (one of the members of the Boone County Sheriff Department, Keith Hoskins, is an avid Matchbox collector and a cool-as-hell dude) is a close second.
Fun facts? The first version is the only with a separate roof light. The second version on have a roof light that is part of the window piece. Also, the K-9 Unit version, from a recent Mission Force set, is proving hard-to-find, at least around here. I went to eBay for mine.
Nonetheless, the model is fantastic. Photos prove it. And I have officially written to much and I need to go to bed. Nighty Night…