@tophercrowder I got into them when I was a kid in the 80s - I appreciated the simple but accurate castings and unexpected fine details as seen on this model. Maybe oddly, I also really liked the grey and silver wheels. Later 60s models (newer than what I generally collect) could also be very finely detailed castings. Fast wheels never did much for me, as I didn't play with my vehicles on tracks.
@vdubyajohn Not much like that here - a bi-annual toy show, a lot of "vendor mall" things which are like a very low end antique mall or a flea market putting on airs, that's it. It's a big time and fuel sink going to the "malls", so I rarely imbibe, just going to the shows.
I didn't need these, but when price gets down to around the $1 level, and I am empty handed, they become tempting (pictured with my other finds, some Lego MBs):
@Just-Jeepin Back when my family flew to Norfolk, then drove to the Outer Banks every years for family vacations, I LOVED driving past the Grave Digger compound. Seeing those things in a stadium is cool, but seeing them out in the wild is amazing.
@HotWheelsAndFriedChicken -- Cool car. I make it to be a '72 (front marker lights up above the top of the bumper rather than having their bottom aligned with its bottom as previously) with a blackout grille meant to evoke the old Dart GTS. Or maybe that was factory; I dunno; these cars have a fair bit of meaningful detail to connoisseurs.
Ever tried to finger yer buddies? Write to them and then expect an answer? Go bash 'em with yer dmsgs or snipe their characters (novell)? When awk is sed and dpkged, they were far more complicated days than now but I sure do miss'em.
RBR would be the most fun team to be with and then you have all kinds of access to crazy sports. Danny drove an F1 car in SF and was in our tunnel going to Fort Cronkhite which is a single lane tunnel, the noise in person must have been nuts. I wonder if the organization will change now.
@HotWheelsAndFriedChicken I know about their online store, but I don't let myself buy online. I went through a period a few years ago where my collecting got ... Out of hand. I had to make that rule for myself, or I'd go broke.