I think we all have favorites that fall outside of what we feel is our “norm”. This is one of them for me. I’m not a hot rod kind of guy, but I submit this for your consideration: 30 years worth of the Neet Streeter.
The red one is from 1985. Back then, Mama Diablo would buy two of every car she gave me. The copies went to Papa Diablo, who stored them in a case in his closet. He never caught the 1:64 bug like I did (he was a 1:24, plastic kit kind of guy), but I am glad he at least kept them away from me. This particular Neet Streeter is my favorite of the Hot Wheels he had. “Oldie but a goodie” indeed.
I found the yellow one sometime in the late ‘90s. I was a one-of-everything kind of collector back then, and didn’t know how much I would eventually come to love this casting, so I am glad I grabbed it. I was super stoked when I found this Heritage Real Rider version this past week (I’ll be posting about my hawl soonish).
The stance is just plain bad ass; proof that lower isn’t always better. I could take or leave the flames, but I absolutely love the wheel choice. I get really excited when they give us new versions of these older castings. I’m also really lucky that my mom and dad had the foresight to keep one of the old ones nice.
Share some of your favorite resurrected castings below! Thanks for reading, and happy hunting.