I don’t really collect trucks but I have a few that have crept into my collection. As a child I played with trucks on imaginary construction sites, farms and the roads of my bedroom. As an adult diecast collector, my focus is more on cars especially cars of the sixties and seventies, I’m no longer playing on imaginary construction sites, the cars are to be admired, photographed and put on the shelf.
Following on from my last post seven days, seven diecasts on the 8th April, I bought an eighth vehicle this Hot Wheels Repo-Duty. For towing away cars not yet paid for….
I don’t buy many brand new trucks, I get old Matchbox trucks for the nostalgia value, with new trucks I do have a weakness for cement mixers and fire engines.
Here, a selection of cement mixers from Matchbox, Siku and Majorette. The one I’d really like to find is the Matchbox Foden Cement Mixer from the late sixties.
My only Matchbox King Size vehicle is a broken Guy Car Transporter, I’d really like to get the later Daf Car Transporter, which I had as a child. I like displaying my cars on Car Transporters.
I started blogging from reading a book about a London Ambulance Driver, entitled Blood, Sweat and Tea. This got me looking for ambulances, I haven’t found a decent London Ambulance, yet. But I found a few others.
Trucks come in many different forms depending on the task they are required to perform.
The Matchbox range had probably more trucks than cars and still does.
Interesting though trucks are, I will continue however to be primarily interested in collecting cars.
Just picked up this Siku 5 pack of construction and refuse collection vehicles from the market for just 12 lari (usually around 30 lari in the shops). On closer inspection, I thought it might be fake the quality of the cement mixer is not as good as the one I already have, but looking at Siku‘s catalogue online, it seems genuine.