Tag: John Violette Designs

Orange Track Diecast

HW City Works: FAST GASSIN

The Hot Wheels #Fast Gassin is back for 2017, however, it is in the same series as last year: the #HW City Works Series. While many collectors often dislike a casting appearing in the same segment series over and over again, this fresh Union 76 design really saves […]

Orange Track Diecast

10-Pack Exclusive: ’08 MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION

Back when Hot Wheels was still releasing 10-packs (before they shifted to 9-packs), they released two 10-packs that contained cars that were all exclusive. Collectors had been used to the one-car exclusive in previous 10-packsย and these were typically outlined in the packaging. In 2009, collectors were thrown a […]

Orange Track Diecast

HW City Works Series: FAST GASSIN

There weren’t many Hot Wheels collectors talking about the Fast Gassin when it appeared as a 2009 New Model. Sure, it was a cool little tanker truck done somewhere between art deco and Japanese bosozoku-style, but with the only actual diecast (metal) piece on the casting being the […]

Diecast Motorsports

HW Racing Series: FERRARI F430 CHALLENGE

There is somewhat of a mystery surrounding the Hot Wheels Ferrari F430 Challenge casting. When did it appear? Many collectors (including myself), had believed that the mystery lied within a mystery, in that the first occurrence of this challenge version occurred in the 2009 Mystery Carsย — a segment […]