Hey guys, I’m AR24-7! So I’ve been a follower and commenter for a while now, and I am just now getting some time to make my first post about my collection! So anyway, let’s get to what you’re really here for; the cars. And if you have any questions comments, or advice, feel free to comment down below! (There is probably something cool at the end!) I honestly didn’t really know what I was doing with my camera...but here goes!
First up we have Kasey Khane’s #5 Throwback Chevrolet SS and Dale Jarrett’s #88 UPS Ford Taurus. The SS has been with me since the beginning of summer, and the #88 was a childhood car of mine that somehow got into my stuff going to university. I am debating returning it to its home or keeping it here.
Next up we have an IndyCar from the 79th Indy 500 I got recently and a McLaren?-Mercedes Formula 1 car, year and driver unknown, but I think it would be Lewis Hamilton.
Here we have a group of prototypes, ranging from a ‘59 Chevy powered Lola, to the Chaparral 2, an early HW GT-Racer, and the HW Shadow II. I honestly forgot I had the Shadow II for a quick second, so that’s why it has its own photo. But I think that it turned out pretty good all things considered. I also love the paint on it!
Now we have a couple of more NASCARs, the #16 Lilly’s Diabetes Ford Mustang of Ryan Reed and the #41 Textron Ford Mustang of Kevin Harvick. Reed’s car won the 2017 (I think) season opener at Daytona International Speedway, while Harvick’s car ran part time as teammate and mentor to Cole Custer, driver of the #00 Haas Ford Mustang (not pictured sadly).
Now we have some cars that I just consider kind of cool, the Matchbox Datsun 510 Rally (!!!), the HW Chevy Nova, and an old Dodge pickup that I got from (Frosted...I think...) a while ago, among other cars that will appear later. I love the Datsun...a lot.
Next up we have a HW Triumph TR6, a custom HW Ford Mustang with the awesome Falken livery, as well as the Focus tuner twins (also from Frosted), which look pretty cool.
And now the tuners enemies, law enforcement. The Matchbox BMW M5 and the Corvette are awesome castings, and I love the attention to detail in each.
And now we have a first-gen Viper, a R34 Skyline GT-R, and a HW Tesla Model X. I love the livery on the Tesla, but the classical and retro feelings of the Viper and R34 are also absolutely fantastic! Even if they’re worn.
So I also have been trying to piece together a really diverse field of GT and Prototype cars to recreate a 24 Hours of LeMans style event. I have many more that are not in this post, but these are pretty sweet (and I know the Acura isn’t a GT car, but it looks cool). The Callaway C7.R was actually a car I’d never heard of before, and I love it. Same with the Oldsmobile, I had no idea they had a GT racer in the ‘90s, period. As for the Lambo, you can’t go wrong, right?
These guys are my experimental cars. They haven’t been messed with, but if it’s trying a custom for the first time, wheel swap, or just letting the kid in me live again, these guys will be the cars. They’ll be okay...probably.
And last but not least, GT1! I found all of these cars recently, and have picked them up for super cheap compared to normal prices listed online. I have always loved the 911 GT1 and the CLK-GTR, and I’m super excited to share these! I’m hoping to add the #2 911 GT1 at some point in the future, and whatever else comes out by then (Mazda 787B and NSX GT3?) But yeah, that’s all I got. Thanks for reading!