Phebruary Fotos

See what I did there? I swapped the “F” in February and the “ph” photos, for a delightfully hilarious effect. Delightfully hilarious, I say! And with that, on to the, uh….

February 2014

Perhaps you recall this beauty from when I tweeted it. I RAOK’d Big Tractor Mike with it at the start of our February meeting. (Note how I’m using standard spelling again!)

I think of the '57 Chevy as a rolling canvas for creative types.

I think of the ’57 Chevy as a rolling canvas for creative types.

Wonder of wonders! It turns out BTM is not only into trucks and construction equipment; turns out he has a large collection of ALF items as well! I found this guy whilst going through storage, and put him on the table just for the heck of it. I was quite surprised when BTM very happily snapped it up.

Brian: Do you get Sesame Street where you live?

Brian: Do you get Sesame Street where you live?

ALF: No, and frankly I don't get it here either. [Actual show quotes. ~WM]

ALF: No, and frankly I don’t get it here either. [Actual show quotes. ~WM]

Tom got back into VW mode, buying this very nicely detailed Schuco VW Transporter.

Schuco mit der Door fully geclosert…

...Und Schuco mit der Door fully geopnent. (Now with free dimly-lit interior!)

…Und Schuco mit der Door fully geopnent. (Now with free dimly-lit interior!)

Ken gathered a gaggle of garbagers to grow his gallimaufry of other such gumbo. By the way, the one atop the blue truck is Black Beauty, from The Green Hornet.

What a pile of garbage ... trucks!

What a pile of garbage … trucks!

Hyar be a close-up so’s you could understand what I’m talkin’ about:

Well, Green Eyes with the soft lights/And eyes that promise sweet nights

Well, Green Eyes with the soft lights/And eyes that promise sweet nights

Ken nabbed the Eliminator from me, and the 44 from Ed. ‘Nuff said.

Ken is a model citizen. (See how I worked

Ken is a model citizen. (See how I worked “model” into the comment?)

Bill brought in some amazing cars. Amazing not only for their rarity but also for their internationality. I had him organize them by country of origin for the photos. The accompanying descriptions are is his:

“1977 Redline T-Totaller was only available in the Classic Machines gift set. 1974 rare red variation Porsche 917 with metal base. 1975 Street Eater. Ferrari 512S from 1972. Geoffrey Super van was exclusive for a special promotion at Toys ‘R’ Us in 1976. Strip Teaser was a Shell promotional in 1973. All were made in Hong Kong.”

CW from bottom left: Porsche 917; T-Totaller; Street Eater; Super Van; Strip Teaser; Ferrari 512S

CW from bottom left: Porsche 917; T-Totaller; Street Eater; Super Van; Strip Teaser; Ferrari 512S. (The dual opening canopy and engine cowl on the 512S are beyond superb. ~WM)

“Jet Threat is a Shell Promotional from 1973. Evil Weevil from 1971. Porsche P-917 in chrome from 1976. TNT Bird from 1970. And the very rare yellow Carabo from 1974.”

CW from middle left: Jet Threat; Evil Weevil; Porsche P-917; TNT Bird; Carabo. (The working 'scissor' doors on the Carabo are amazing. ~WM)

CW from middle left: Jet Threat; Evil Weevil; Porsche P-917; TNT Bird; Carabo. (The working ‘scissor’ doors on the Carabo are amazing. ~WM)

“Show Hoss II, Greyhound Bus, Turismo, Jaguar XJS, and Dodge D-50. All are from Mexico.”

CW from middle left: Show Hoss II; Greyhound Bus; Turismo; Jaguar XJS; Dodge D-50.

CW from middle left: Show Hoss II; Greyhound Bus; Turismo; Jaguar XJS; Dodge D-50.

“Second Wind, Chevy Citation, Ford Escort and the Odd Rod are all from India. Mercedes 380 SEL is from France.”

CW from bottom left: Second Wind; Mercedes 380 SEL; Chevy Citation; Ford Escort; Odd Rod. (I still like the yellow-bucket Odd Rod best. ~WM)

CW from bottom left: Second Wind; Mercedes 380 SEL; Chevy Citation; Ford Escort; Odd Rod. (I still like the yellow-bucket Odd Rod best. ~WM)

“Both Sand Drifters,Stutz Blackhawk, Poison Pinto, Minitrek and Chevy Citation are all from France.”

CW from bottom left: Sand Drifter; Stutz Blackhawk; Posion Pinto; Minitrek; Chevy Citation; Sand Drifter.

CW from bottom left: Sand Drifter; Stutz Blackhawk; Poison Pinto; Minitrek; Chevy Citation; Sand Drifter.

“Upfront 924, Rolls-Royce Phantom II, Ice T, Chevy Citation, and Sand Drifter are all from France.”

CW from middle left: Upfront 924; Rolls-Royce Phantom II; Ice T; Chevy Citation; Sand Drifter. (The detail on the 924's ski rack is incredible. ~WM)

CW from middle left: Upfront 924; Rolls-Royce Phantom II; Ice T; Chevy Citation; Sand Drifter. (The detail on the 924’s ski rack is incredible. ~WM)

“Redlines: 1971 Classic Cord and 1968 Custom Cougar.”

Classic Cord (L); Custom Cougar (R)

Classic Cord (L); Custom Cougar (R)

The Classic Cord is, in Your Humble Webmaster’s opinion, one of the most beautiful Hot Wheels models ever designed (no surprise, it’s by Larry Wood). Even without an opening hood, this car is a standout. The fact that they did include it is just beyond thoughtfulness.

A green machine that's cool and keen.

A green machine that’s cool and keen.

This model is so elegant, and so luminous in its green color, that there’s no way I could not declare this to be our February 2014 Find of the Month. (*)

You can't have this car, but you can have a larger photo of it. See below:

You can’t have this car, but you can have a larger photo of it. See below:

Treat yourself to a high-resolution version of this image. Ga’head, it’s free.

See you at the March meeting!

~WM

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