Ok this is cool.
My friend Ben Kiehn emailed me earlier today to see if I would get the word out on his ebay listings. I get these requests a lot, but if I think it is something that the Lamley Readers would be interested in, I am happy to share.
I think this will interest you. Maybe because a few of you would be interested in buying this, but mainly because seeing a complete set of Hot Wheels Ferrari Racers all together is a rare occurrence. But here you go:
Ben is making his set available to whoever wants it, and it is pretty phenomenal. Obviously Hot Wheels Ferraris have become sought-after in general, after Mattel lost the license, but I don’t think there is any more unique HW Ferrari line than the Racers. These pre-date Speed Machines, and were frankly a little ahead of their time. Some were released here in the US, others in Europe, and while some were hard-to-find, others were epic pegwarmers.
I did a video on those in my collection – not even close to a complete set – awhile ago. You can watch and see some cool cars, as well as note that I have improved a bit in my presentations:
Those are the models I have, but here are pics of the entire set, courtesy of Ben’s listing. Bid if you want, or enjoy the pics:
If you are curious, Ben has some other cool stuff available as well:
Thanks Ben for sharing.