Hot Sixty 4th: 2020 Team Transport #19
The Blue team is back with the Ford Race Team (hotsixty4th Hot wheels Car culture)
Welcome to Hot Sixty 4th where I showcase DLM 1/64 and smaller and sometimes slightly larger. Wasn't it not too long ago when Hot Wheels came out with a Ford Team Transporter? It isn't exactly identical to this one but check this out and so for my 72nd post in Drivetribe and 318th total post, I present to you the Hot Wheels Team Transport '69 Ford Mustang Boss 302 and Retro Rig under the Car Culture series.
The Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic and well known pony car and the 302 is a high-performance variant of the Ford Mustang originally produced by Ford in 1969 and 1970, alongside its more powerful sibling the Boss 429 Mustang.
Taken from Wikipedia: The Boss 302 Mustang was styled by Larry Shinoda, a former GM employee. The car featured a reflective "c-stripe". The fake air scoops in the rear quarter panel fenders of the regular production 1969 Mustangs were eliminated on the Boss 302 models. A black horizontal rear window shade and a blackout hood were both options. It was one of the first production models with a front spoiler and rear deck wing. The name "Boss" came about when Shinoda was asked what project he was working on, he answered "the boss's car" because the project was a secret. Also Shinoda had called it the "Boss" as an homage to the new President of Ford Semon "Bunkie" Knudson who had brought Shinoda over from GM's Chevrolet Division after Knudson had left.
Designed by Jun Imai, this first appeared in 2012 as a premium in Hot Wheels Racing Muscle. I do occasionally collect late 60s Mustang but I somehow missed this specific casting before. I like the wonderful Ford racing livery blue color on this and the RR mag wheels matches the car perfectly. Both chassis and body are metal including the rear spoiler. It has roll bars in it and full tampo front, side and back. Steve McQueen would be proud.
So now let's look at the generic truck.
Now this may be generic in Hot Wheels book but this hauler was most likely based on the 1967 Dodge D-700 Ramp Truck (although the front looks way different) which actually transported the Snake and Mongoose race cars which Hot Wheels also released under the Mix 2 Team Transport in 2018.
The cab and chassis are metal with rubber tires and the flat bed hauler is plastic and is static. I would have loved it even more if they actually replicated the Dodge D-700 as it looks way better.
image borrowed from the web
So remember I said that it was not long ago when Mattel release a Ford livery Team Transport? Well here is the '64 Ford Galaxie released back in Mix 3 of 2019.
And the licensed Ford C-800 hauler with the seesaw bed. :)
Which can now transport both cars to the race track.
I was lucky to find this one at one of the Target store with another Team Transport. Definitely a true blue winner.