I have like 90% of the cars in this thread.
On the commute home yesterday I saw a Dodge Challenger, a deep sparkly blue, it was super shiny. It had huge blingtastic chrome wheels. It looked like a cool Hot Wheels car.
It was sitting on the side of the highway (ha!) and it reminded me of how, when we get older, we build our toys of the past. Same thing with Bro Dozers, they're over the top impractical, but in the end represent the fun that got us hooked on autos.
Back when my old Saab was still running, I had wedged an old Hot Wheels car underneath the inoperable tripmeter reset --- it was a '69 Silver Shadow which was once spectraflame blue, but I had played with it so much when I was little that almost all the paint was gone, as was the hood that was unhinged and missing. LOL
Man, I really loved that thing!
Old Hot Wheels that you grew up with are sorta special,
even if they are thrashed out beyond belief.
I took inventory today and I’m down to about 18 unopened packs with only two doubles. I’ve been very generous with my son as rewards as well gifts for other kids. It feels good but it also feels weird, the little man still likes them but he is mostly about saving up for Legos and Nerf. All of the money lessons are paying off in the long run, it we buy far less cars. /sad dad
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Picked up this guy.
Why does this GTI have Mopar wheels?
I tried to use acetone to remove the tampo printing but it took paint with it. Had to repaint. Here's a progress shot with the wheel swap on the chassis.
Used a Sharpie pen to put some black in the lower bumper grilles.