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….
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!)
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.
Tom got back into VW mode, buying this very nicely detailed Schuco VW Transporter.
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.
Hyar be a close-up so’s you could understand what I’m talkin’ about:
Ken nabbed the Eliminator from me, and the 44 from Ed. ‘Nuff said.
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.”
“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.”
“Show Hoss II, Greyhound Bus, Turismo, Jaguar XJS, and Dodge D-50. All are from Mexico.”
“Second Wind, Chevy Citation, Ford Escort and the Odd Rod are all from India. Mercedes 380 SEL is from France.”
“Both Sand Drifters,Stutz Blackhawk, Poison Pinto, Minitrek and Chevy Citation are all from France.”
“Upfront 924, Rolls-Royce Phantom II, Ice T, Chevy Citation, and Sand Drifter are all from France.”
“Redlines: 1971 Classic Cord and 1968 Custom Cougar.”
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.
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. (*)
Treat yourself to a high-resolution version of this image. Ga’head, it’s free.
See you at the March meeting!