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Lamley Daily: Hot Wheels ’77 Pontiac Firebird Funny Car

Model: ’77 Pontiac Firebird Funny Car Release: Dragstrip Demons (2010) ebay link: Hot Wheels 2010 Dragstrip Demons Why I am featuring it: This car just looks bad ass. Only three variations of this casting have been released to my knowledge (4 counting a super limited Troy Lee designs release). Two were released in the 2010 […]

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Lamley Daily: Hot Wheels Real Riders Good ‘Ol Pick-Um-Up

Model: ’56 Hi-Tail Hauler/Good ‘Ol Pick-Um-Up Release: 1985 Mainline Real Riders Ebay link: Hot Wheels Real Riders Good Ol Pick-um-up Why I am featuring it: Ahhhhh… the original Real Riders. This is where rubber tires all began for Hot Wheels. They released these cars with Real Riders packaging and wheels in 1983-1987 mainline series. I’m […]

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Lamley Daily: Hot Wheels ’85 Honda CR-X

Model: ’85 Honda CR-X Release: Hot Wheels 2012 The Hot Ones Ebay link: Hot Wheels Hot Ones Honda CR-X Why I am featuring it: What a debut release for this casting! This thing looks wild! The Hot Ones series was a really cool nod to the Hot Ones from the 80s. The graphics and colors […]

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Lamley Daily: Hot Wheels Volkswagen SP2

Hot Wheels have always done a sterling service to air cooled Volkswagen enthusiasts. The Beetle and T1 and T2 vans have been present in various forms for a while in a multitude of Hot Wheels lines. The Type 181. The Variant “Squareback”. I could go on. Even the VW Brasilia has featured.

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Little Cars that Made a Big Impression

April 14, 2020 by Doug Breithaupt In the second half of the 20th Century, five small cars from five different countries made a huge contribution to history of the automobile. Even full-sized, these cars did not take up much space individually, but multiplied by millions, they changed the way that the world moved. The focus […]

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The Mysterious Models from Muky of Argentina

April 10, 2020 by Doug Breithaupt How often has any toy car collector wished that they could have a time machine to go back to 1968? Just one trip back to the corner drug store of the late 1960’s would allow us to grab up all the original Hot Wheels the time machine could hold. […]

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Lamley Daily: Hot Wheels Dodge Rampage

Model: Dodge Rampage Release: Hot Wheels Mainline Real Riders 1984 Ebay link: Hot Wheels Dodge Rampage Why I am featuring it: This is one of those “one and done” castings… well, sort of. It was used in the 1984 Mainline in the Real Rider sub-series. It came in two variations: grey hub Real Riders and […]

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Metropolitan

April 6, 2020 by Doug Breithaupt The Metropolitan is not an American car. It was built in England by Austin, has a British engine and was a captive import car for Nash, Hudson and later, AMC. It was sold in the U.K. after 1955 as an Austin Metropolitan. The design, however, was American. Offered from […]

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Lamley Daily: Hot Wheels Zender Fact 4

Model: Hot Wheels Zender Fact 4 Release: Hot Wheels Mainline (models in this feature 1991 & 1996) eBay link: Hot Wheels Zender Fact 4 Why I am featuring it: This was one of those Hot Wheels castings that passed me by during my early days of collecting, but I’m glad I stumbled on these as […]

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Lamley Daily: Hot Wheels SDCC A-Team GMC Panel Van

Model: 1983 GMC Vandura Cargo Van Line: Hot Wheels Where to get it: I purchase this from eBay Why is it in the collection: The A-Team was one of my favourite TV series back in the 80s which I always watch together with my dad on the couch that bring back wonderful memories especially the […]

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Silvia finds a new beau… Hot Wheels

March 3, 2020, by Doug Breithaupt The Nissan Silvia has always played third fiddle to the Z Cars and Skyline or GT/R models. Now that Hot Wheels is close to exhausting all the low hanging fruit in the Japanese/JDM vehicle orchard, the Silvia has become the ripe for picking. Hot Wheels has not neglected the […]

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Setting up my Hot Wheels “Big Hitters” wall display

Half the fun of having a diecast wall display is completely redoing it. That happened this weekend. I have several Carney 108-count wall displays, and all kinds of brands displayed. As far as Hot Wheels goes, I have every Car Culture model displayed, every Vintage Racing, along with a slew of Real Rider premium models. […]

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