Diecast Motorsports

1998 First Editions: IROC FIREBIRD

The IROC Firebird is truly an under-appreciated casting given its real-life racing history. Granted, the International Race Of Champions (IROC) Race had always been run and raced like a professional sports all-star game where the selection of “all-stars” is always a little suspect and the format usually favors […]

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2011 Treasure Hunts: DATSUN 240Z

2011 was the last year before Super Treasure Hunts went into hiding…also known as the “green stripe removal of 2012”. In the 5 years prior (2007-2011), the 2-tier Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt system consisted of 12 to 15 castings that each had a Regular Treasure Hunt and a […]

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1998 First Editions: HOT SEAT

The Hot Seat lives in Hot Wheels infamy due to its absurd concept and grotesque nature. Some collectors hate it, some collectors love it, some collectors just love to hate it. Whatever your idea is of it now, I actually remember this being quite a hot casting back in […]

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Gleam Team: SHERIFF PATROL

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 […]