Hello and welcome to Old School Hot wheels.
I’m Jim and this is my web-site , a little background imfo. on my collecting of this good/bad habit.
In the late 60′s i saw these cars on the pegs at our local Value Fair and TG & Y some of u may remember these dime and department stores just to name a couple,also helped backed then my Uncle Gilbert worked for Mattel and we would stop to see him from time to time and he would have boxes of these cars, since, he had a couple of sons my age also. So i would grab a couple each time we would visit, so now i’m hooked, so back at home my friends and i would ride our Stingrays to the store or even the local auction and by them. We also had track set ups thru the house and then added Super Chargers and the more track, it was cool but it would make our Moms upset when they were trying to clean house.
Flash Forward to late 80″s , now i am married and our first child on the way, still have my Redlines and looking for some extra cash,my wife and i load up a bunch of old treasures , my Redlines and old auto parts and head out to the Antique car ,auto swap meet held in Pomona. We set up the night before it is late afternoon my cars are displayed for sale and people are stopping to look at these, i had other stuff too but it was the cars that were the main attraction, now i am asked how much for each car and i was stumped, i don’t know to the first couple ( There was no way at the time to whip out the cell phone and go to the internet ) so they made me an offer on a Gorgeous PINK Mighty Maverick i was shocked when he offered $25 for it so yes, i sold it and sveral other cars before i realized how popular these cars were back then , so, i have been hooked ever since. There will be alot of work posting what i have,many Redlines, Convention cars,Real Riders, Scene Machines, Blue carded cars, Ltd Editions, First 10 years of Treasure Hunts, Track sets, And RLC cars. I hope you enjoy the site and post any comments within reason and i will try to answer. I still look for Redlines and may trade , all pictured cars are my own . I am also known as Drifter 80 with a Great Feedback, in the auction community.
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