Collecting and OrganizingWhat's your favorite casting from childhood?

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Nice write-up over at Diecast Motorsports about the Dixie Challenger. Been 35 years since it was released, apparently there's an anniversary release that's all chrome.


The Dixie Challenger has a pretty special place in my heart (despite any controversy) because it was one of the cars that came with what was quite possibly the first Hot Wheels set I got as a kid. And at the time I was also dining daily on Dukes of Hazzard so it was an intersection between two things I loved at the time. The Duke Boys might not hold up so well anymore, but the cars certainly do.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3205/2983154588_32040805bc_z.jpg

One of the first customs I made when I got back into Hot Wheels was remaking the Dixie Challenger. I bought some repro decals and slapped them on a 2008-ish release of the Challenger. Not bad for a first time trying to "nicely" paint a Hot Wheels. A little orange goes a long way.

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fordman
lose that ... Boss Hogg boys...

Wow! This is so cool. Thank you for sharing your story. Its always cool to hear how certain people relate to certain vehicles.

The Purple Roger Dodger was one of my favorite cars when I was a kid!

That chrome Dixie is super sharp Brian.  

I have to say that if that's your dad in the photo, he was really rockin' that stache!

Chris, is this the car?



72_Chevy_C10
Oh yeah!
redlinederby
Not dad, just an uncle...who was champion foosball player. Unfortunately, my dad never rocked a 70s stache
Rusty
Great story,picture and car!!!!!!!

Smokey and the Bandit was one of my all time favorite movies growing up.  While on vacation with my folks, I found this beauty in a department store -it came in a three pack along with a white '57 T-Bird and grey Jaguar XJS.  The Hot Bird was my fasted Hot Wheel for quite a while -life was good in the 70's.



redlinederby
Sorry I missed the 70s. I always tell people I wish I was born just 5 years earlier
CrzyTrkrDude
It was a good time to be a kid. Born in 68. Youngest of 5.

Born in 67, father owned a Ford dealership, so I loved the Mustangs....Spoiler Series...Boss Hoss. I also loved the Red Baron casting and had the one with the white interior. I will tell the horror story of what became of my childhood Hot Wheels collection some time...it's brutal and not for the faint of heart. 

JDC442
Hope your mom didn't take them away for a church rummage sale

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