Tag: Vairy 8

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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. […]

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2003 Hot Wheels #214: VAIRY 8

Every so often, the Hot Wheels Graphics Team is let loose and they able to exercise some creative freedom. Back in 2003, Hot Wheels Graphic Designers MiQ Willmott and Wayne Scott collaborated on this graphic design featured on the #Vairy 8 in the open vamp section of the #2003 […]

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Hot Curves Race Action Set: VAIRY 8

In the second half of the last decade, Hot Wheels got all nostalgic on us by re-releasing several old track sets from the redline era. Complete with packaging art by original packaging artist Otto Kuhni, these sets were released under the Hot Wheels Classics umbrella and featured newer […]

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2003 First Editions: VAIRY 8

The Vairy 8 is one of those underrated Hot Wheels castings. It is believed to be a customized version of a 1960s Chevrolet Corvair. While its a metal body and metal base casting, it doesn’t perform particularly well on track sets due to its stance which leads to the […]