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Awesome collection! :thumbsup:

I love vintage racecars! Was very excited when Mattel started putting that series out. Sadly, there was not much of a variety around where i was at the time. Small town. Only about 3000 people...

Instead of ordering a couple cases of each release throughout the year, my local Wally ordered several cases of the first release. The hand full of collectors and a probably some kids in the area grabbed a few when they came out, then the rest sat until clearance time... Dozens of them... DW Cyclones, Gurney 'Cudas(which I refused to get because it had full interior and no roll cage :mad:), and the Imai Galaxies.

Therefore, I had to hit the ol' dusty trail a few times and managed to grab a couple nice ones. Missed several I wanted though.

That '70 Roadrunner is NICE. '68-'70 Roadrunners(GTX to a slightly lesser extent) are my favorite car. Was very disappointed when that one never made it to my neck of the woods, or even the surrounding area. Also never saw either of the Talladegas, which would have been nice.

I did manage to grab the '71, even though its misrepresented as a GTX :drunk:. Saw the Superbird, but passed... It just looked a little off to me... Had my financial situation been better at the time I probably would have got it anyway. ;)

-Chunga
 

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Awesome collection! :thumbsup:

I love vintage racecars! Was very excited when Mattel started putting that series out. Sadly, there was not much of a variety around where i was at the time. Small town. Only about 3000 people...

Instead of ordering a couple cases of each release throughout the year, my local Wally ordered several cases of the first release. The hand full of collectors and a probably some kids in the area grabbed a few when they came out, then the rest sat until clearance time... Dozens of them... DW Cyclones, Gurney 'Cudas(which I refused to get because it had full interior and no roll cage :mad:), and the Imai Galaxies.

Therefore, I had to hit the ol' dusty trail a few times and managed to grab a couple nice ones. Missed several I wanted though.

That '70 Roadrunner is NICE. '68-'70 Roadrunners(GTX to a slightly lesser extent) are my favorite car. Was very disappointed when that one never made it to my neck of the woods, or even the surrounding area. Also never saw either of the Talladegas, which would have been nice.

I did manage to grab the '71, even though its misrepresented as a GTX :drunk:. Saw the Superbird, but passed... It just looked a little off to me... Had my financial situation been better at the time I probably would have got it anyway. ;)

Hey Buddy!....and thanks.....I was very lucky to get these some at DragStrip and local Swap meets.....Indeed they are hard to find,even at Supermarkets like Stop&Shop here in NY.....I have to either order stuff online or travel a great distance to find what I like, But Buddy! if I come across the ones you missed I'll PM you.....:thumbsup:
 

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You said it Buddy!!

Love those 43's. The red and blue is right in the sweet spot of childhood memories watching wild world of sports.
Boy! do I know what you mean......"Real,Bone crashing,racing"...Fireball Roberts, Jimmy Johnson, Buddy Baker, Petty, Carl, Pearson, Jarrett and boy I could go on talking.....Somebody in Hot Wheels needs to bring more of these Great American Racing team again......Oh also the Demon Series too....:thumbsup:
 
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