Before the modern-day Hot Wheels segment series came about in 1995, subsets such as the Gleam Team were groupings of special mainline vehicles. The Gleam Team of 1992, featured 5 cars with colored-chrome, textured bodies (made of plastic). This 3D patterns molded into the bodies were pretty unique and combined with the colored-chrome, looked great going around the Hot Wheels track.
Known as the Gleamer Patrol for only this release, the Hot Wheels Sheriff Patrol was originally released as the Highway Patrol in 1978 with the name shift to Sheriff Patrol coming in 1982. Designed by Larry Wood & Bob Rosas in a collaborative effort, the Sheriff Patrol (by all names) ran from 1977 until 1997, but was re-tooled & re-released for an appearance in the 2013 Flying Customs Series.
I’ve had the Hot Wheels Gleam Team Sheriff Patrol you see below since I was a 9-year-old child in 1992. It was one of my favorite vehicles which can explain why its remained in such great shape despite seeing countless Hot Wheels “loop-de-loops”. Not a desirable car by any means today, you can pick one up online for a couple bucks — and thats mint on card! If you’d like to see a list of the other Gleam Team cars, see below, or click >> HERE << to go to the Hot Wheels Wiki.
1992 Hot Wheels Gleam Team:
- Gleamer Patrol / Sheriff Patrol (Shown Above) in Chrome, Collector# 189.
- ’57 T-Bird in Gold-Chrome, Collector# 190.
- Aeroflash in Light-Purple-Chrome, Collector# 191.
- Corvette Stingray in Chrome and in Light-Green-Chrome, Collector# 192.
- Porsche 959 in Chrome and in Pink-Chrome, Collector# 193.