Thursday, January 12, 2017
Prepare for a pair of killer Corvettes from Hot Wheels...
So what's your thing? Old Corvettes? Old OLD Corvettes? New Corvettes?
You gotta have a Corvette thing. I might be that you hate all Corvettes. But if that is your thing then that is kind of lame. I thought that was my thing for awhile. But now I no better. Corvettes are cool.
I remember as a young kid making my dad stop on the side of the road in front of a Chevy dealer and make him take a pic of me and my brother in front of a brand new '84 Corvette. I thought is was awesome. Almost as awesome as my OP shorts. I knew Corvettes were cool at the time.
At some point I came to the conclusion that they weren't. I was probably getting into what I thought were more sophisticated cars, and must have thought I was not allowed to like Corvettes. And let's be honest, there was a time in the late 90's and early 2000's that Vettes were kind of boring.
But the new design? It is awesome. And the more fancy you get with the latest generation Corvette, the cooler. The Z06 is stellar. It hits all the right notes.
But I still love the 70's Vettes the most. The Dirk Diggler Vettes. That style will always be in my head when I think of Vettes. Cool Corvettes.
So with Hot Wheels, I am happiest with that style Vette. But I am definitely warm to the latest gen. So, I was happy to see both styles get the new treatment in Batch E and F from Hot Wheels. The new '68 Gas Monkey Corvette in Batch E, and the latest Z06 in Batch F.
The Gas Monkey Vette has, and will get, the most attention. It should. It is a popular show, they have a thing going with Hot Wheels (they did a show at the HW Headquarters), and this gold Vette is a signature car. I have never seen it, but you can't be a diecast collector today without being familiar with Gas Monkey. The model looks cool in gold, and I know that to be based on the Gas Monkey car it needs that big engine protruding from the hood, but for me I will stay with my preference of the Greenwood and COPO Vettes. This is a great Hot Wheels though.
The Z06? It's awesome too. I typically collect the First Editions of the latest Vettes from Hot Wheels, and this will be no exception. It will be splendid next to the '14 Stingray and Convertible.
Corvettes are cool...