Seriously, I can’t tell you why. I can’t. It goes against all that I have proclaimed with my collection. But I love the Hot Wheels Fast & Furious ’67 Off-Road Camaro.
Why does it go against what I collect? Well, I have always said that I am really only interested in “movie” cars if they are just replicas of real cars. I am not that into KITT, or Batmobiles, of Mystery Machines, or even Fast & Furious cars with VERY SPECIFIC decos.
And this latest mix of Fast & Furious models is a good example. The Hummer, G-Wagon, and Defender are technically from the FnF movies, but the colors and decos on each are not specific to the movies at all. The Subaru is, with its deco.
The Camaro is very much from the movie franchise as well. I don’t remember the circumstances but a ’67 Camaro was modified to jump out of a plane in one of the movies, and this model is an exact replica of that. We don’t get it without the movies.
But outside of those modifications, the Camaro is a Camaro, with a real Camaro deco. It looks like the Camaro version of a Porsche 911 or 959 Rally, and thinking of it that way there are a ton of possibilities. I can see this model sporting a rally deco, and it would be an instant hit. My guess is we will see that.
So this model continues to grow on me. I was so eager to get my hands on the Defender and G-Wagon that I didn’t give much thought to the Camaro. In hand, the Camaro might surpass all of them. Might.
There are a lot of ’67 Camaros, a Hot Wheels icon. I have a small sliver of them, and I really like them. But I like this new one more.