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In the 1960s, Kusan was based in Tennessee.

They issued a series of (5) generic plastic diecast models in a track set called "Grand Prix". The track was a gravity fed figure 8 layout. Each model was fitted with a ball bearing - as additional weight - to 'power' the cars down and around the track layout.

From the late 1970s to early 1980s, an association with Kam-Shing is thought to have been in place with their (2) pull back powered Corvette and Trans AM models.

Both the Corvette and the Trans AM models appeared again in the Kusan 1983 series called "Wrapper Racer". A Porsche 936, Ferrari BB512, Datsun 280Z, Lamborghini Jota, and Pontiac Grand Prix was also available. The uniqueness of this series is that each casting was wrapped like a piece of candy inside the blister card. Candy brands used were - Almond Joy, Baby Ruth, Junior Mints, Mounds, Pay Day and Powerhouse.

Each casting varied in build from the Kam-Shing models with an opaque window piece and no interior used. The Kam-Shing name was absent from the Corvette and Trans AM with the model numbers also being revised. No brand name is present on the other base plates either.



Sourced references -

Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)
 
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