Tag: Real Riders

Real Riders are synthetic plastic tires that are made to look and feel like rubber. They were developed by Hot Wheels designers Bob Rosas and Larry Wood. They were first released in 1983 and continue to be released to this day.

Diecast Motorsports

Ultra Hots: VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia was a very affordable European-style sports car that sold from 1955 to 1974. It featured the chassis and modified-engine from the Volkswagen Beetle along with the Euro-styling of Italian car designer, Luigi Segre. When Hot Wheels designer, Phil Riehlman did his take on the classic […]

Orange Track Diecast

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

Pop Culture: Ant-Man BREAD BOX

With the release of the Ant-Man movie today, its fitting that we received an Ant-Man Hot Wheels in this current wave of Marvel cars in the Pop Culture line. For some reason, Hot Wheels likes to use the old comic graphics versus the new movie graphics for its Pop Culture line–they do […]

Diecast Motorsports

Race to Win Exhibit Exclusive: BLVD. BRUISER

Have you seen Jurassic World yet? In the movie they combine the genetics of several terrorizing dinosaurs into one to create a “super dinosaur”. Well you’re essentially looking at the diecast equivalent of THAT in the Hot Wheels Blvd. Bruiser. Taking styling-cues from the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & […]