Convention Kool Kombi

295/365 – I don’t have very many customs. When I saw that this one was being made though, I had to have it. I am definitely on a Kool Kombi kick right now. My most recent acquisition is the M&M’s version (pics of it coming later). Mr. Sterling did a fantastic job on this one though, and I owe him a huge thanks for setting one aside for me. DieCastAway is a great community, and Mr. Sterling is a huge part of why it works so well. I appreciate him letting me be a part of it. People like him are what this hobby should be about – not the “kill or be killed” attitude so many “collectors” seem to have over Supers and such.

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Ferrari 308 GTS QV

294/365 – If you watched TV in the 80s, you know this car immediately. And you probably wanted one. Besides the Ferrari’s of Miami Vice, I can’t immediately think of any other exotics on TV that I wanted more. OK, maybe the Coyote from Hardcastle and McCormick – speaking of which, I wonder if we’ll ever see a Hot Wheels version of that?

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Porsche 959

293/365 – Someone recently commented about a lack of P cars in my pic-a-day series, so they sent me one with express instructions to photograph it. Lucky for me it was one of two Porsche’s I actually like – the 959. I remember when it came out, and I remember wanting one badly. But then the Porsche mystique wore off and I got back to wanting my true love – a Corvette.

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97 Corvette

292/365 – The design of the Corvette in the 80s was kind of boring in terms of it’s heritage. I think the GM designers got it right when the 90s came around, and have kept it up into today.

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Phantom Corsair

291/365 – I don’t know much about this car. Clearly it’s older, and whoever made it no longer makes cars. I should do some research I guess.

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Bone Shaker

290/365 – ‘Tis the season. No, not Christmas, Halloween. And what says ‘Halloween’ more than a Bone Shaker in a graveyard? I didn’t think so…

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Super Van

289/365 – I love the Hot Wheels Super Van, but how many SWAT guys could you really fit in one?

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Jeep Scrambler

288/365 – One casualty of having our youngest was having to sell my Jeep. It wasn’t a Scrambler (CJ-8) like this, it was a “TJ” or “Wrangler”. I took it to the mountains a fair bit to do some off-roading and stuff (Colorado is an awesome place for that). Now that the oldest are gone and the youngest is getting older, we might have to get another Jeep, or something else to ride around the mountains on. Until then, I’ll keep buying these little ones.

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Meyers Manx

287/365 – Today is my birthday, so it seemed fitting to have some kind of birthday car on the page today. This year marks the 50th year of the Meyers Manx, and Hot Wheels made this gold version to celebrate. It was just released a couple of weeks ago.

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Ford F-150

286/365 – That’s odd. I am not a Ford person in the least, but here is our second one in two days. Oh well. How can you go wrong with a lifted pickup in the rocks?

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