Gifts 2

“Never look a gift horse in the mouth,” they say, Whilst the vast majority of my collection has been bought by me, a small part has been given to me by various friends and relatives. My lovely wife, Khatuna, has twice bought cars for my collection. The Gallardo was most welcome. The BMW X5, however, is…

Monthly Acquisitions: July 2014

Once again I take a risk writing before the end of the month. Two more days of temptation lie ahead. This month I managed to keep within my 100 lari ($57.10) nominative budget. I added 14 new cars and some Hot Wheels track totalling 88 lari 90 tetri.($50.76). Update: 30 July two more cars added (see…

Mercury Cougar

I may have far more Chevrolet Corvettes (17)  and Ford Mustangs (21) in my collection but the Mercury Cougar will always be special for me. It may have been the first American Muscle Car I was aware of, back in 1968 Matchbox had a Mercury Cougar and a Ford Mustang in their range, The Mercury Cougar was…

Jun Imai (Hot Wheels Designer)

I have found that many Hot Wheels I have collected recently have been designed by one man: Jun Imai. Some of these cars are copies of real vehicles others are from Jun Imai’s imagination. I am not usually a fan of Imagination Vehicles but there are some exceptions. Mad Manga is a  casting  in a Japanese custom…

Pick-Ups

I don’t have many Pick-Ups in my collection. A Pick-Up is a small truck with an enclosed cab and open back. In my childhood my idea of a Pick-Up was the Ford Pick-Up from the Matchbox range which came with a white canopy. Growing up in South East England, I didn’t see too many Pick-Ups about. I use…