Friday, April 18, 2014
Cool is Cool is Cool: 2009 Matchbox Superfast Mazda 2...
We thought we would continue our Cool is Cool is Cool series with something a little different. So far, those models selected for Cool is Cool is Cool have been classics that were just a tad off the mainstream. Think Studebaker pickups, Greenwood Corvettes, and Auto World land yachts.
But today we are going a little more current.
There is that occasional casting in your collection that you have always appreciated, but never got you as excited as other models did. You like that it was made, but can't put too much passion behind it.
Except for that one version when it all comes together. Wheels, color, tampos, etc. You just need that one model, and thereafter can ignore all the other versions.
For me, the 2009 Matchbox Superfast Mazda 2 is that model.
We were thrilled to see another Mazda from Matchbox back in 2008, and the 2 was a great choice. It seemed to be a nod to those in other countries, where the 2/Demio was far more popular than in the US. They gave it a right-hand-drive as well, just to further show who this model was for.
And as you can imagine, in the US that cool little compact hung on the pegs. And hung, and hung, and hung. It wasn't surprising, but it was disappointing to see that happen, and soon enough the Mazda 2 was taken from the mainline. We haven't seen it there in some time.
But that is fine, because in 2009 Matchbox released a version in the Superfast line that was all we needed. A sporty version of the 2 in yellow over 5-spoke wheels, with front, side, rear, and top detailing. Why collect any others?
We won't go through all the details as to why this model is so cool. We will just let you look at the pictures. We think you will agree...
(Find the Matchbox Mazda 2 on ebay...)
Matchbox Mazda 2 (2009 Superfast):