The count to date:
Chevrolet SS - Found at a rural Walmart at 11:30 am
Sand Blaster - Found at a nearby Walmart around 4:30 pm
Camaro Special Edition - Found at neighboring town Walmart around 3 pm
'71 Mustang Mach 1 - Found on a Saturday afternoon grocery run at Harmon's Market (I found two)
'07 Mustang - no luck
'55 Chevy Bel Air Gasser - no luck
'70 Chevelle SS - Found at two different Walmarts on the same day (one at 10 am, one at 5 pm)
Twin Mill - no luck
'64 Chevy Nova Wagon - no luck
'83 Silverado - we will get to that
'76 Greenwood Corvette - not out in my area yet
6 out of 10 ain't bad, especially considering all were found in the middle of the day.
And we have an update. I have had a surprising couple of days while traveling for business, and it started with a first. My first gas station find.
I spent Tuesday evening driving south from Salt Lake City to St. George, Utah, and I inevitably had to stop for gas. That meant hitting the Flying J in Beaver, Utah. While pumping gas, I went into the convenience store for a bottle of water. While wandering, I saw two small bins with a total of about 50 Hot Wheels, and I of course had a look.
The first thing I noticed, they were crazy expensive for the US - $2.99. I told myself while starting to look that I would only purchase one if it were a cool error or a Super. I saw a few models I liked, but left. Then I saw a Mazda RX-7 Treasure Hunt. It is a Hunt I would normally pick up, but $2.99 was a deterrent. That is until I saw one of the last cars in the second bin:
Yep, that is the '07 Mustang Super from 2013. The fourth time I have found that model. Glad it is one I really like.
I said this was my first gas station find. It is also the oldest Super I have ever found. It was released almost a year ago. Certainly it hasn't sat in that bin that long, but it is interesting to wonder how long it has been there. Considering the $2.99 price, maybe awhile.
I bit the bullet and went with these:
So that was fun enough, finding an old Super in such an odd location. But it did nothing to help my quest in 2014. But I made some progress yesterday.
The theme for my finds this week has been water. I went into the Flying J for a bottle on Tuesday, leaving with a Super, and the same happened at Target in St. George on Wednesday afternoon. Of course any visit to Target means a visit to the pegs, and while those pegs weren't full, there were some interesting models.
First, I saw the Porsche 993 in white, meaning the K case was there. Then the black Hakosuka Skyline. Then the Ford Fiesta Treasure Hunt. Our friends at DiecastTVChannel were looking for one, so I could send them this one as part of a trade. Regular Hunts get left all the time, but there is always the chance it could mean this was a pegged case that hadn't been looked at yet. Midway down, behind a couple of cars, there is was:
It seems I find Supers well after they were released, after collectors have moved onto the next one, so this we surely unexpected. I was happy to take it home.
Not a bad two-day haul:
Think I can keep the streak alive?