Birthday Dixie Challenger

redlinederby Sunday, 10/31/2010
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Was looking back at some old birthday photos, as today is my birthday, and found one of me getting a toy I remember very well and one that probably helped start this whole hobby.

Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

This Dixie Challenger set is the reason one of the first customs/restores I did when I started Redline Derby was the Challenger. I found repro decals and it sits on my shelf as a reminder of the good old days, when all we did have to worry about was Hot Wheels and fun.

Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox


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Jobe 10/31/10

Happy birthday Brian! Ah the good ole days.

Very cool. My wife has the same set still and we pulled it out starge for my 8 year old son to play with, but the track has become brittle over time.

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JDC442 11/2/10

Great photo Brian! Ah, memories. My first set was the 'Turbo Blast' set (1977), which came with the grey Z Whiz Datsun and the black Porsche 911.
Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox
This is the one that got away. Have no idea what happened to it. Wish I still had that P911, it's worth over $400 today.
Hope your birthday was Wicked!!

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markkaz 11/7/10

Great story and that is SO COOL that you have that pic of your childhood!

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