Mail delivery! 1971 Matchbox Superfast Dodge Dragster.
When I was a little kid, I had a collection of toy cars, like many of you did. Being an only child of a single parent who was usually at work, I had to figure out how to entertain myself. So, I used to race my toy cars against each other on our driveway. Without question, the fastest car was always this little pink Matchbox that I had. It would beat everything else I had, and then it would beat any new ones I got, and then it would beat anything my friends had. So, I carried it around wherever I went, in case I needed to race someone. Then I would lose them, so I would have to get another. I probably went through 4 or 5 of these pink cars, and each one was always faster than everything else. When we moved away when I was 12, I was told to leave my toys until the next trip. But there never was a next trip, and I never got any of my toy cars back. Over the years, I’ve told people about this pink car, but even after Al Gore invented the Internet, I couldn’t find it. Recently my wife & I were talking about our favorite toy cars as kids (hers was a Porsche 928), so I Googled the pink Matchboxes. And there it was!! Snake stickers and all. There’s plenty of them out there, and some are crazy expensive. I won this one on an auction for $18.50, which I’m fine with since it’s 47 years old. I pulled it out of the box and my co-worker and I did a quick test run on my desk against another car in my office, and this lil pink badass blew its doors off! I’m gonna have to run it against a Viper at home, so stay tuned for a video of the Kitchen Floor Dodge Shoot-out!! What was your favorite toy car as a kid?