Friday, March 22, 2013
First Look: Hot Wheels Boulevard '66 Chevy Chevelle...
One more Boulevard Model from Batch M that we haven't shown, and that is not because we don't like it. We actually are quite fond of it.
Chevelles bring out some of the most passionate American car nuts, and although the Chevelle may not get our goat like with others, we can sure appreciate that enthusiasm. As far as Hot Wheels Chevelle castings go, and there are a lot of them, this is way up there. At least in the Lamley Group's humble opinion. The new racing Chevelle takes the cake for us, and the Wagon is not far behind, and put this racer third. It has enjoyed only premium treatment so far, but my guess is that will change at some point. (Of course, with this recent trend of models that debuted in premium lines showing up in the mainline as Super Treasure Hunts, I am sure this casting has a bright future.)
In the meantime, we have these two race cars to hold us over. I love the simplicity of the Boulevard, and even the oft-maligned disk wheels work. But it comes up just short of last year's Racing model.
As I said in the Fiesta post, Boulevard has hit a major stride this year. Too bad it is being retired. It was fun while it lasted...
(Hot Wheels 2013 Boulevard, including the brand new Batch N, is now available at Wheel Collectors...)
Hot Wheels '66 Chevy Chevelle (2013 Boulevard):
Our example is a little race tested: