I’ve gotten some nice feedback about my outdoor videos. That is a nice thing, even though I enjoy doing them so much that bad feedback probably wouldn’t deter me from stopping.
This one was a favorite. I found myself in the lower southeast portion of Utah, in and around the area called Bear’s Ears. Bear’s Ears has been in the news a lot the last few years, as it was designated a National Monument by President Obama and shrunk by President Trump, making it sadly an area of focused political strife. Thankfully, while the politics garnered a ton of attention, this area has remained strife-free, serene, quiet, and stunning. It probably is no surprise that I fall on the side of protecting this land at all costs, and being here, experiencing the beauty, only solidifies that.
I parked myself opposite Comb Ridge, which you can see in the background. A few years earlier my brother and I hiked to the edge of Comb Ridge, looking down on that spot where I filmed, plus north into what eventually becomes Canyonlands and south towards Arizona and Monument Valley.
I don’t think the best way to celebrate this land is blabbering on about how cool these new Matchbox cars are, but I did. And they surely merit that excitement, as this is a very cool batch. Matchbox continues dropping a cool new classic in each batch, with the ’79 Nova following the Capri and Savoy in the previous mixes. Add a nice group of licensed castings and this is a fantastic release.
Enjoy the video.
5 Replies to “Preview: Matchbox 2021 Mix 3”
Yes, the old MB12c Land Rover was originally issued in a similar shade of green to the new issue, so a welcome a nod to the past. Good to see a chrome base on the MGB GT, definitely better than the grey plastic of the orange one.
Hope to be seeing case B in the UK in the next few weeks, then this one for May if Tesco get their ordering in gear.
At last – a road movie!! Beautiful – makes me drool for travel again. The MB were good too though…
Thanks for speaking out in favor of the preservation of our natural heritage and landscapes.
My journey to Tesco won’t look that good!/…. Absolutely beautiful. One day I would love to travel and tour USA . Hope to see this mbx mix soon.
It’s astounding what a difference the chrome base makes. I was lukewarm on the MGB debut, but this one is a stunner, and I think it’s largely down to the chrome. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, license plates really give these cars that extra little shot of realism and I love when they make those a part of the tampo art on these cars.
Really excited for most of these, so the hunt is on. I spent a good month or so with the yellow CVCC riding around on the dashtop of my car where I could see it every day, so I’m excited for the new white one. This is a really strong batch. I lucked out and found either the first or second mix of the year (not sure which it was) in its entirety on a first-thing-in-the-morning trip to my local Walmart, so I’m hoping that luck carries over.