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Hot Wheels Classics Series 5: 8 CRATE

Yesterday we looked at the Vairy 8, a casting whose rear 8-cylinder crate engine plays a huge role in the casting’s overall character. Today we look at another rear 8-cylinder crate engine casting that was originally introduced in the 2003 First Editions, the 8 Crate. While this version […]

Diecast Motorsports

2003 First Editions: VAIRY 8

The Vairy 8 is one of those underrated Hot Wheels castings. It is believed to be a customized version of a 1960s Chevrolet Corvair. While its a metal body and metal base casting, it doesn’t perform particularly well on track sets due to its stance which leads to the […]

Diecast Motorsports

Heat Fleet Series: ’07 CHEVY SILVERADO

The reason I love Hot Wheels over other brands is that the Hot Wheels brand sticks to the branding effort they set back in 1968, making “California Custom Miniature Cars”. This is achieved by customizing the appearance of the vehicles with paint, graphics, stance, body kits, or just […]

Diecast Motorsports

Track Aces 5-Pack: PILEDRIVER

Another one of those former AcceleRacers castings, the Piledriver originated in the Metal Maniacs segment of that line. Driven by Deezel “Porkchop” Riggs in the cartoon, it is named after the wrestling move of the same name (according to the Hot Wheels Wiki). It has a V10 engine along […]

Diecast Motorsports

Max Steel 5-Pack: SEARED TUNER

The Hot Wheels Seared Tuner is a special car for a variety of reasons. It is one of a few that has gone by multiple names for one. The Seared Tuner was originally released as the Sho-Stopper but the name changed in 2003 due to what was speculated […]