Big things with little cars

Advent 2018, JEEZ I'm behind...Days 16-20 PLUS bonus

It’s been a busy week. Time for some catch-up. Thanks for joining me!

For Day 16, we have...

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...the 2005 Classics series 1968 Mustang!

Dig that Spectraflame Purple, stripes and opening hood. Unfortunately that’s about as wide as it goes...really hard to get a good look at the engine.

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Another standout feature is the Goodyear-lettered GY5SP wheels. Also, looking at this pic, I just noticed the detail paint on the tail. This is a real beauty that I didn’t appreciate enough when I actually opened it a few days ago.

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For Day 17, we have...

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...the 2008 Team: Volkswagen series Volkswagen Beetle! This time, in black.

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The pinstripe work is beautiful, and the regular 5SP wheels look really nice here.

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Have to admit here that I already have this one. I felt bad mentioning that when I opened it. She can certainly be forgiven for not knowing that, though.

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For Day 18, we have...

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An Olds 442 of indeterminate origin!

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Sorry, I’ve been digging though HobbyDB for 20 minutes looking for this one. I have no idea what year or series this one came from.

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I’m pretty sure, based on the body lines and headlights that this should be a ‘70 model year.

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For Day 19, we have...

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The 2017 Surf’s Up 5-pack Volkswagen Caddy!

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Our third model from this 5-pack, and easily my favorite. I’ve loved this model since it first appeared on the pegs.

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Such a neat little trucklet, to boot. It’s a real shame that someone finally remembered, “Hey, that’s a 2-door truck that’s made in Europe and imported into the US” and applied the Chicken Tax to it back in the ‘80s. Oh, well.

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For Day 20, we have...

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...the 2008 Team series Baja Beetle! This time, in red.

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Love the metallic red paint.

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Maybe tomorrow I’ll round up all the Beetles so far and grab a pic. There’s been a bunch of them.

Now, a point of order. Back on Day 15, I opened a New Beetle Cup racer.

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Commenter Mike Crimson pointed out something I hadn’t noticed...

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Well, lookee there...I never noticed that tab. And what happens when we release the tab?

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Yup! That body lifts right off. This makes the New Beetle Cup cast so much cooler. Thanks for pointing it out, Mike!

Sorry for the long catch-up post. There’s only 4 days left...I really hope I can keep up with those daily, because not doing so would be...well...really sad on my part.

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