Tag: Mark Jones Designs

Mark Jones considers himself blessed to have had a long career designing toy vehicles for Mattel. He is known as “The Godfather” among the design team as his career designing Hot Wheels dates back to the early ’90s. After a short stint over at Matchbox working on the Skybusters line, Mark returned to Hot Wheels in 2014. He has become a legend among collectors for all his work designing premium castings for adult retail.

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A Tale of Two Corvairs: The Jay Leno’s Garage ’66 CHEVROLET CORVAIR YENKO STINGER is the modern day successor to the Hot Wheels VAIRY 8.

This isn’t only a tale of two Hot Wheels Corvairs — but also a comparison of pre-2012 premium with the modern era. When Hot Wheels designer #Mark Jones designed the #Vairy 8 for the 2003 model year, he went all-out with a super-raked take on Chevrolet’s classic Corvair. […]