Welcome to Autumn! Crisp evening Bburagoes and the wheels’ turning color… Wait — Eh, forget it, I’ve really messed up something there.
Anyway, the Calendar has been updated, closing out the Wagoneer promo and K-Day. And, our August post has been updated with text from Big Tractor Mike. Also, we’ve added a great new site to our 1/64th Links page, so please check it out!
One more thing: The number of photos in this update may seem to “fall” short – there’s a reason for that. You may recall that back in June, I posted an article about my mom’s health. Well, she had another setback and another hospital stay (she’s home again, thanks for asking). I e-mailed Mike and Ken to advise them that I would not be attending our September meeting, and that someone else would have to take photos.
Fortunately, Ken himself stepped up with his newfangled smartphone, and snapped four photos. Even more fortunately, they were very high-resolution, so I was able to crop out some individual vehicles and thus expand the update.
So, with all that said (er, typed, whatever), on to the September photos!
Krista, the official Bat-collector of Suncoast Diecasters, nabbed this sweet Corgi-branded car case with appropriately hero-riffic graphics — Not to mention some graphic-riffic appropriately heroic vehicles. (Hmm… Ken has problems with plastic glare too. Now I don’t feel so bad about my inappropriately glare-roic photos.)
So, when Rush Limbaugh talks about the Drive-By Media, does he mean this Corgi Leyland Daily Planet Van?
Also included is this Hot Wheels Hulk Incredible The van. (Says so right on the tampo.)
It’s a toy! It’s a miniature! It’s Supermobile! With powers and abilities far beyond those of other copyrighted material! Able to leap 1.5-inch tall objects if you launch it down orange track with the red jump ramps attached!
Bill obtained two Jammer cases (everyone say, “We! Love! Storage!”), as well as this darn-good-on-card chopter copter.
More specifically, it’s the Seasprite Helicopter from Matchbox’s 1973 Superfast 1-75 series. It’s also a bittersweet reminder of days gone by.
Well, it’s Dale o’Clock somewhere in the world, so pop yerself open a bottle of the Real Thing. Ken picked up this classy custom Coke-colored chronometer, as well as a very pleasant surprise: a Matra Simca Rancho. It’s not merely surprising that Ken found one; what’s really surprising is that this is the second one he found. He previously found one during our April 2012 meeting. Added bonus: different brand as well. The April ’12 model is a Matchbox, while this one is by Siku.
Surf’s up, dudes! Cool, crisp Autumn surf. Tom grabs some surf coolness with this decidedly rare Hot Wheels Surfing 2-pack. Adding to this he adds a nicely-appointed Johnny Lightning VW Bug, and an awesome Impy/Lonestar VW bus.
Hey, you want-um see large surfing detail? You can do the so here.
Did I mention an awesome VW bus? Check this out: sweet radical moonroof, opening side doors revealing a nice interior, and even an opening bonnet! The only way this could possibly be cooler is if it were a barn-door bus. As it is, it’s far beyond cool enough to be named our September 2014 Find of the Month.(*)
See you at the October meeting!
Hey can someone take out that GLARE ??? the SEPT photog has a few things to learn . . . a lot of things to learn !! But he does have a snazzy phone !! Good report Steve and thanks for adding the text to the AUG posts.
Great report Steve. Hope Mom is ok- also great photos mmmm