Favorite '70's Matchbox car: A tough choice - but at least for right now I'll say the Mercury sedan/wagon police/fire/consumer car... I can't decide which version I like best - probably the red superfast wagon in the foreground.
Favorite '80's Matchbox car: Easy choice - the Mercedes 500SEC AMG. My favorite is the red version with the Laser Wheels on the top rack of the car carrier. Note the 2 black versions in the left of the photo - version on top has the grey headlights/base with the brown interior while lower version has black headlights with the dark interior. Also note the wonderful triple decker Corgi car carrier - a prized element of my collection.
Favorite '90's Matchbox car: Un-decided as of yet - check back in for updates!
Favorite '00's Matchbox car: Mercedes E-Class wagon (not shown). A nice casting in its own right - made even better by the very uncommon metal base. This one will be highly prized in the future! The simple black version is my favorite.
Favorite '10's Matchbox car: Again - a hard choice. But one contender is the Lincoln Navigator (not shown) - I just bought a wonderful light blue version with nice alloy wheels. It came in several colors, including a nice dark blue and an unfortunate early version in maroon with blacked out windows and no interior.
Favorite Hot Wheels Redline: Police/Fire Cruiser. I have a tough time deciding whether Matchbox or Hot Wheels makes the better '60's/'70's fire chief car - especially when Matchbox has 2 cool contenders. But my vote has to go with the Hot Wheels version - it just looks tougher and more menacing.
Favorite '80's Hot Wheels: Lots of potential choices - the Jeep CJ, the Jeep Scrambler, the Dodge Omni 024, the Vanagon Sundowner, the Bronco... I just can't decide.
Favorite '90's Hot Wheels: Undecided...
Favorite Tomica model of all time: Toyota Crown Athlete in silver (not pictured).
OK - so ends my first ever blog - and the first blog in the Matchbox Frenzy series. Thanks for reading and check back in for my next update!