Big things with little cars

We call it a hawl! So another visit to the antique malls and a TRU yielded some pretty good cars that I am happy to show here. But first, something a little different.

I found this visual fuel dispenser that just kept bugging me after I walked away from it the first time. It’s a little bit larger scale than the 1/18 Mustang here, but not by much. Gas stations would need larger models to accommodate the demand of the area they served so this is not too far off. It’s made by a company called Gearbox Collectibles and is really cool. And due to a lack of federal safety regulations, the Mustang could have filled off of one of these on Route 66 among other locations.

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Now, onto the cars!

I decided to pick up these guys as I visited the same stall as last time. I passed on these but, for various reasons, decided to grab them this time. The Chevy El Camino is a crazy cast! Check out the front end of the car and card back.

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Absolutely crazy fun car.

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Yep. A flying El Camino!

Next up a couple of fifty cent pieces.

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The 80's Camaro in IROC Blue because I need a few Camaros to try and challenge my Mustangs. :)

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This VW Golf GTI caught my eye because of the color and tampos. I do wish HW would put out a regular version that’s not the one-off GTI, but hopes and dreams won’t change HW or VWs minds.

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Aw yeah! Hurst Chevelle SS wagon! Yeah, the tampo is not perfect but the gold accents really set it off so well.

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And my trip to TRU yielded this MBX goodness! Look for some of these to come up for trade in the near future.

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Now onto the good stuff.

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I got this Custom Mustang using an Amazon gift card I won at a Christmas party at work. I took my time checking for just the right item to buy and when this popped up, my decision was made. This car will tie in to a later post as well.

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Here is a car that I’ve passed up for the last year. It’s always been there but I just happened to find something else to buy instead. Well, I decided to get it this time because I needed to add a proper Mustang II Concept to my collection. And this one is pretty darn good. This car, like most prototypes was supposed to be destroyed but some enterprising engineers hid it, along with the original Mustang I concept. This is good because we get to enjoy them today, especially when the car is so successful. Here is the real car

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The JL is not Wimbledon White but still looks good. And the card art is really cool.

And finally, I pulled the trigger on a cast I’ve kept putting off until now. And I’m glad I did.

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Oooh baby! This Mustang from the HW collectors store is beautiful!

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This thing is stunning and well presented in its acrylic case.

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Now I have a true benchmark on how to detail my Mustangs. When you pay more for something, you expect more out of it. And this was well worth it.

Thanks for looking and good hunting!

And Go Broncos!

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