Tag: PR5 Wheels

The PR5 (or Phil Riehlman 5-Spoke) Wheel was developed by Hot Wheels designer Phil Riehlman. It debuted in 2000 and continues to be used to this day. Below are the releases that feature the PR5 wheel.

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Mystery Models: DEORA II

Sometimes, if we aren’t paying attention, Hot Wheels will release vehicles exclusively in international markets. These often can be hard to find unless you have a good trade partner in that country. More often than not, they are looking for Hot Wheels that are exclusive to U.S. stores […]

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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 […]

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Connect Cars: COOL-ONE

With summer temperatures rising, we have cool treat for you today. It’s the Hot Wheels casting, Cool-One. This Cool-One was released as part of the Connect Cars—cars that came with an interlocking case that could stack, vertically & horizontally, to form a custom display case. Originally the connect cars were […]

2011 New Models: ’12 Ford Fiesta

This release of the Hot Wheels ’12 Ford Fiesta was in the 2011 New Models Series and is based off of the Ford Fiesta featured in the Gymkhana 3 video found HERE on YouTube. As you can see in the video, Ken Block, professional rally driver and co-founder of DC […]

HW Performance: ’09 Corvette ZR1

Gulf Racing is represented once again in the Hot Wheels line as this ’09 Corvette ZR1 from the HW Performance Series wears the color scheme perfectly. This version of the ’09 Corvette ZR1 has just hit stores and collectors have already begun snatching these up. Can we blame […]