The Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard (Indianapolis Motor Speedway) is today and while Hot Wheels does not have a presence at it this year like they did with the Indy 500, we are celebrating Brickyard-style just like we did with the Race Team Series I: Hot Wheels 500 for the Indy 500.
Unlike the news that Jeff Gordon is coming out of retirement to fill in for Dale Earnhardt Jr, the Hot Wheels Lumina Stocker remains in retirement as it is still a #Discontinued Casting — having not appeared since its initial year in 1995. That didn’t stop the variations however as this #Race Team Series I release has several. From the metlaflake power blue colorway to the metalflake race team blue colorway you see below, there were also an assortment of wheel variations on these colors as well. We was a common practice among the four cars in this series.
The Hot Wheels Lumina Stocker casting was modeled after #Chevrolet‘s Lumina stock car for the 1995 NASCAR season. Its unclear why this casting didn’t have the longevity some other stock car castings had, but considering there were several other NASCAR-style stock car castings, that right there could be why. Still, it would have been cool to see this one in some of the stock car paint schemes from the movie, Days of Thunder (1990) like some of the other diecast brands at the time produced. Maybe one day we will see its revival in the #Hot Wheels Entertainment Line with said paint schemes? We can only hope!
There is one thing that is for sure. No #Hot Wheels Race Team collection is complete without this release and tracking down all of its variations can be tricky.