#lamleydaily – August 8, 2017
Model: Hot Wheels ’70 Mercury Cyclone
Line: 2011 Vintage Racing
Where to get it: Hot Wheels Vintage Racing on ebay
Why it’s in the collection: The 2011 Vintage Racing series is best known these days for the BRE Datsun 510, but the fact is the whole line is worth collecting. Starting from scratch today would make it very difficult, and very expensive. I would love to have the whole collection but I am resigned to the fact that I won’t. Thankfully for the most part I have the models I like the best, and Darrell Waltrip’s Cyclone is definitely one of them.
It is a history thing, but that applies to all the Vintage Racing models. It is more of a looks thing. Hot Wheels went all out on Vintage Racing, and it is really too bad collectors didn’t embrace it back then. It would have been a tremendous series to continue. But it went the way of most HW premium series, and is now history. Thankfully enough models were released before the series died.