Hot Wheels Classic Redline Era: Hot Wheels - Birth of the Redline (Google eBook)

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Krause Publications, Aug 31, 2009 - Antiques & Collectibles - 224 pages
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Combining candy-colored paint jobs with muscle car attitudes and southern California coo, Hot Wheels cars changed the toy world forever in 1968. For the next 10 years as millions of kids discovered the joy of these miniature marvels, one small characteristic came to define this radical die-cast era: the thin red line on the cars tires.

Hot Wheels Classics: The Redline Era proudly showcases more than 500 spectacular color photos (so come of the finest cars of this groundbreaking time.) Sprinkled throughout the visual and historical feast, you'll enjoy the commentary from legendary car designer Larry Wood and other Mattel designers.

More than 40 years of introduction, Hot Wheels cars have experienced a multitude of changes, incredible success, trials and tribulations, and ultimately crafted one of the greatest American toy stories of all time. Yet is one single feature from decades past that skill defines for many their greatest: the Redline.

  

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Contents

The Life and Times of the Redline Era
6
Wheels of Fortune
9
The Birth of Redlines
13
California Cool Meets Detroit Muscle
24
Vision Grows Along With Demand
58
Heavyweights a Big Fat Success
88
Wood Makes His Mark by Design
130
End of the Spectraflame Era
176
A Fresh Coat of Paint
186
Its a Graphic World
194
Back to the Future
202
Proud to be an American
210
Fade to Black
218
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