So, with a little time on my hands and some inspiration from picking up the hobby of die cast collecting in my dotage, I decided to brave the attic and dig out the box containing the toy cars of my youth...
As a kid I re-purposed this cooler box into a car case by stripping out the insulation and detailing it with Matchbox Powertrack decals and Knight Rider stickers.
Inside, carefully wrapped in toilet paper, I found...
...the very first Hot Wheels car I ever owned. An ‘original 16' Custom Cougar, and certainly the thing that made me begin a torrid 1:64th scale love affair with American Muscle Cars.
I also came across my very first Corvette Stingray...
...This is a Matchbox Superfast model with glow-in-the-dark windows.
Here’s the full contents of the cooler - mostly Matchbox and Corgi cars, along with a few Hot Wheels, Zylmex, Marx and Majorettes...
That’s a lot of adventures right there.
(This drive down memory lane is brought to you by sounds of The Midnight and their excellent highway music album Days of Thunder)