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Here's the champion racing driver Here's the champion racing driver

He’s going the distance. He’s going for speed.

64 Years Ago: A Legend is Born 64 Years Ago: A Legend is Born

The first production Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint on this day in 1953. Too bad I don’t have a factory diorama.

A Couple Little Red Corvettes A Couple Little Red Corvettes

Time really does fly much too fast.

Barn find! Very rare! I know what I've got! No low ball! Barn find! Very rare! I know what I've got! No low ball!

Sure it’s seen sunnier (and less dusty) days but this is a real gem here.

The Corvette Challenge Diecast I Never Knew I Wanted The Corvette Challenge Diecast I Never Knew I Wanted

I never liked the C4 Corvette growing up. It didn’t have the flair of the C3 or later the modern look of the C5. It fell somewhere between the era’s boxy American sedans and wedge-y European sports cars.

A Golden Monkey A Golden Monkey

Wow. Just wow. Can Hot Wheels get Gas Monkey Garage to design more cars? Let me rephrase that... Can Gas Monkey Garage just be put in charge of Hot Wheels’ paint choices?

Looks like I've started a new collection Looks like I've started a new collection

At Texas A&M they say anything done twice is a tradition. I guess if you have two related diecasts, then you’ve got a collection.

Liberated At Last Liberated At Last

I carefully cut the 69 Corvette Racer from its beautiful card because it deserved to be free.

An Unexpected Christmas Gift (Thanks Chevy!) An Unexpected Christmas Gift (Thanks Chevy!)

I signed up for the Chevy Truck Legends program in September and I was supposed to receive a hat and decal in 6-8 weeks. 3+ months later I got this instead. I’ll take it.

Where have you gone, Auto World? Where have you gone, Auto World?

I know the revived Auto World brand was a relatively small one (smaller than even Greenlight, I believe), but has it fallen victim to Round 2's resurrection of the Johnny Lightning brand?

I have a message for you

Since 2 years in Formula Oppo, it was been my dream, my ‘one thing’ to become Formula Oppo Champion. Through the hard work, the pain, the sacrifices, this has been my target. And now I’ve made it.

New HW cast: '69 Corvette Racer New HW cast: '69 Corvette Racer

 So is it a 1969 Corvette cast with the roof lobbed off? Not exactly — though not far off. It’s more based on the 1969 COPO Corvette cast but even then it has enough differences to make it stand on its own.

Zamac for the sake of Zamac Zamac for the sake of Zamac

I’m not a fan of the Corvette Stingray cast Hot Wheels launched in 1976. With no hood or door cutouts and muted styling curves, it looks like it was based on a distant photo of the C3’s rubber-bumper refresh.

I have passed on Winning Formula sooooo many times I have passed on Winning Formula sooooo many times

But it was just so striking in Zamac form.

Boba Fett? Boba Fett? Where? Boba Fett? Boba Fett? Where?

I don’t always buy fantasy or character cars, but when I do, they’re for a much-loved supporting character who had more style than substance.

Presenting your IMSA GTLM champion (in red) Presenting your IMSA GTLM champion (in red)

Was stunned last week to see the entire Gran Turismo premium series hanging on the pegs at my Walmart. At $6 per it was an easy choice not to grab all of them, so I went with the one I’ve been waiting for since the series was announced.

First HAWL in awhile First HAWL in awhile

For the first time in a long time I was able to check out a store other than the Walmart around the block. No Corvettes, but I’d call it a success.

You Won't Believe What Edmunds did to Celebrate 50 Years You Won't Believe What Edmunds did to Celebrate 50 Years

They ripped the engines out of two Corvettes and put them on a spinning pedestal. Oh, and one of them is upside down.

Swiggity swooty, send me that booty Swiggity swooty, send me that booty

I don’t know if you knew this, but I’m part of a pretty exclusive club. It’s so exclusive that I was able to join even though I don’t drive my pickup anymore.

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