They don't make toy cars like they used to

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      - Toy cars: Making grown men feel young again since...

      If you're a petrolhead, there's a good chance you had access to toy cars at an impressionable age. What toy cars and brands were your favourites?

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      • I had a Corgi Hillman Hunter London to Sydney Rally car, with "Golden Jacks" , remember those, with the removeable wheels. Nothing like that anymore, but that may not be a bad Thing.

          3 years ago
      • I don't have the car anymore but looking at web pics both models seem remarkably crude compared to current diecasts, at the time of course they were ace. Mine was the metallic maroon version, not Saint though I remember it. Think they went on to make a replica of the TWR racers in the same shell. Your post above strikes a cord with me re cinematic influences starting way back with Bond's DB5, the Saint's Volvo, through Bullitt's Mustang, the Sweeney's Consul GT then Mk2 Granada (a particular fave in Stratos Silver), and the Professionals Capris,

          3 years ago
      • Iain, that Corgi XJ-S—definitely. The Return of the Saint Jag was a favourite growing up.

          3 years ago
      • Loved the no. 51 Matchbox Pontiac Firebird SE. Having grown up in the 1970s and all the cool TV guys driving the second-generation Firebird (Ponch from CHiPs, the Bandit, and Jim Rockford), the 1982 Firebird was a leap into the future. Then Knight Rider came out …

          3 years ago
      • Corgi 3.0s capri and corgi xj-s

          4 years ago

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