I have no idea how many Camaro castings Hot Wheels has done. Someone reading this might. Actually you could probably make up a number and I would believe you. There is a lot, I know that.
So me saying the ’70 Camaro is the best Camaro casting Hot Wheels has done is probably not the most educated comment. All I know is from what I have seen, I like that one the best. It might have something to do with the same-sized wheels it sports, or it might have something to do with the actual Camaro it represents. Whatever it is, I like it, and it is the only Hot Wheels Camaro that has “completist” status in my collection.
Actually, it might be that the ’70 Camaro Super TH from a few years ago is, for me, one of the best Supers Hot Wheels has done. The Champion livery with spectraflame red just makes the model pop, especially sitting on those Real Riders.
And now that I think about it, that might be why I like it so much. That Super is truly a beauty. I could see that actual release in Car Culture. The other releases? They’re nice. Not Super TH nice, but nice. There has been a Kroger exclusive (red #70), a TRU exclusive (silver with green trim), and a Heritage release, among all the basics.
The model also went through a modification after the TRU release, removing the front grill portion of the window piece and incorporating the grill into the cast.
Nonetheless, everything about this model is right. I love how it sits, and I really love that those wheels match. It may be that this happened because it was Matchbox designer at the time, Dave Weise, who designed it. Big rear wheels only hit a Matchbox if they are supposed to.
So, with all due respect to the ’67 or the ’69, or to any other of the 278 (or so) Hot Wheels Camaros, the ’70 takes the cake.