I have this one main spot in the house to use for display that’s about the size of a closet, and I’m trying to use it to it’s full potential.
Looks like I’m in good company here, seems like most of you are loose collectors. It doesn’t matter how old, how rare, or how much I paid, I open everything! I’ve opened older and rarer stuff but here’s a few rip pictures I found, I thought I’d share.
The Original 1976 Maxi Taxi Olds 442, and the RLC 2015 Maxi Taxi, both great cars. Another example of why my favorites are the old and retro.
The Steering Rigs cabs were used a few more times from ‘89 -‘92. The first of these released in 1989 as part of the Hot Wheels Micro Color Racers line. These carded rigs were called the Color Racers Big Riggers, they had a color Changing cab, a white auto hauler trailer, and came with two micro cars included (micro…
My favorite Hot Wheels Series was released in 1982, another set of six boxed tractor trailer rigs called Truck Co. The Truck Co. Series used the cabs from the Steering Rigs line without using the Mack cab, instead they used the Kenworth cab twice.
In 1982 Hot Wheels released a second set of Steering Rigs. Six new boxed tractor trailer rigs using three new cab castings, Ford LTL, Mack, and White, along with three new trailers, cattle trailer, moving van trailer, and grain hauler. Again these rigs can be steered by the wheel on the rear of the trailer.
Hot Wheels released a set of 6 tractor trailer rigs in 1981, called Steering Rigs. Using three cab castings, Peterbilt, GMC, and a stub nose Kenworth, and three different style trailers, tanker, grain hauler, and box trailer. These are very cool rigs because they actually steer. By simply turning the wheel on the back…
Hot Wheels Race Bait 308 was originally released in 1978 in Red with 308 GTB on the hood. I’m not a big Ferrari fan but I have always loved this casting and remember having several variations of it in my toy box.
Hot Wheels released the Hi-Rakers line in 1980. Six different castings with rear ends that can be jacked up, giving them that raked hot rod look.
My favorite Hot Wheels were released between ‘74-‘94. Not only do I like the looks, quality, and many great cars and series released in that time frame. The late Redlines and Blackwall era cars are what I played with as a kid and they come with great memories.