352/365 – This might be the finest Hot Wheels car I have opened this year. The detail on this Red Line Club, Commemorative Edition, Shelby Cobra 427 S/C is amazing. The paint is second to none, but the detail goes so much further. From the opening hood, to the Goodyear meats, to the painted seat belts and steering wheel, this car is remarkable. Makes me want to open more of my RLC cars, just to see the detail that is present. More RLC cars go on sale at half-price this Friday. I think I’ll have to pick up a few.
351/365 – I am not a huge fan of the movie Zoolander, though I love Will Ferrell. I was really happy about the Bronco being made into a Hot Wheels Retro Entertainment car though. I like the 4×4, off road castings as much as I like VW’s and drag racing cars. The detail that goes into these is great, right down to the license plate. I am really excited for the F case (coming out in January I hear), which is going to have a bunch of cool cars, including a BJ and the Bear Thunder Roller.
350/365 – Received this over the weekend, in response to some wheel errors I sent someone on DCA a few months back. It was a very pleasant surprise indeed. The graphics and body detail are great, but it also opens up, revealing interior detail including a roll bar and the engine. Really happy to have this in my collection.
349/365 – Few Hot Wheels castings are as desireable as the Texas Drive Em. I am not sure why, but “Chase” versions, with Real Riders tires, have a way of maintaining their value in the secondary market far better than any other. I don’t know if quantities are more limited or what the deal is. All I know is that at one time I wanted to collect them, and then I saw how prohibitively priced they are. Oh well, plenty of other stuff to my liking.
344/365 – With the VW Van being yesterday’s picture, today I went for a more modern thought. In this day and age, you are not likely to roll into Deer Valley in a VW Bus. But you certainly would be expected to show up in a sports car like this 97 Corvette. A word of caution though – Corvette’s handle terrible in the snow (yes, I know firsthand).
343/365 – I am at Deer Valley, Utah this week for an email marketing conference. I managed to remember to bring a couple of cars for the daily pic, and this one seemed most appropriate. I can completely envision a bunch of people (or even Warren Miller), pulling up to a ski area in the 60’s in a Volkswagen Deluxe Station Wagon. So I was quite pleased when I managed to get this great photo with the Deer Valley ski area in the background. I hope you enjoy it.