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RED-LINEZ "KUZTOMZ" ... customizing '68 '69 '70 '71 '72 Hot Wheelz casting designz

 

ALL are welcome to join and share photographs.

That is, anyone who customizes or restores

Hot Wheels Red-Line castings from those

Spectra-Flame years '68 '69 '70 '71 '72.

Those first five years … considered by

many to be Hot Wheels golden years.

 

Whether the casting is ‘original vintage’ from

those years, or happens to be one of their

re-tooled RLC versions from Mattel’s Red-

Line Club.  Whether it is your own build,

or a fabulous build from someone else.

Have the best time you can, either way.

 

These can be as “mild” or as “wild” as you’ve

ever built (or have been dazzled by) ... allow

your creative imagination to get totally crazy.

(even careful restorations can be thought of

as “Kuztomz” ... they deserve praise too.)

 

So let the purist-collectors keep their Red-Lines

as true original un-changed “treasures” ... we

Kuztomz-Nutz can turn those little jewels

into tiny brilliant “gems”.  Objet d’art .

Now the fun begins ...

Members: 9
Latest Activity: Jun 15, 2013

Discussion Forum

POP-ROCKET-BYE-BABY ... my "Kuztomz" version of an RLC '71 R-B-B ...

Started by Reverend Jeffrey Roberts. Last reply by Reverend Jeffrey Roberts Mar 31, 2013. 2 Replies

POP-ROCKET-BYE-BABY This began its "reincarnation" as a Hot Wheels ClubRLC re-tooled casting (of the '71 Rocket-Bye-Baby) . Nothing has been done to alter or re-shape its mainchrome-plated (Mattel's flawless plating) metal parts.…Continue

... gleaming Hot Pink variations of BEACH BOMB castings ...

Started by Reverend Jeffrey Roberts. Last reply by Reverend Jeffrey Roberts Mar 31, 2013. 2 Replies

   This gleaming group of BEACH BOMB variations was built by Mark Roach (“…Continue

... '72 OPEN FIRE ‘Resto-Mod’ ‘Rainbow’...

Started by Reverend Jeffrey Roberts. Last reply by Reverend Jeffrey Roberts Mar 25, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello again, fellow RedLine “groupies”. This thread is focused on the ’72 OPEN FIRE.(Mattel’s second Hot Wheels casting employingthe use of tandem axles ... the ’71 SIX SHOOTERwas the first).  These meticulous ‘resto-mods’ arethe work or our friend Mark Roach (“Playz with Carz”)the talented artist who’d also created the set of Hot PinkBEACH BOMBs seen in an earlier thread posted in our group. The following are excerpts from Mark’s threads abouthis OPENF FIRE ‘rainbow’, posted in RedLineShop…Continue

DOME-SWEET-DOME ... my "Kuztomz" version of a '68 SILHOUETTE

Started by Reverend Jeffrey Roberts Mar 19, 2013. 0 Replies

    My very first HW cars were purple’68 SILHOUTTEs.  Looking a lot likethis fully-restored piece below.Restored '68 SILHOUETTE (in Kandy Grape-Ice)Mine were the early production Hong Kong castings,also with the puple interior.  I'm customizing one withmany new components (a rather  l-o-n-g  list). Still waiting for …Continue

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Comment by Reverend Jeffrey Roberts on March 31, 2013 at 2:30pm

 

 

Thank You, Jon ... glad you enjoy them.

Wonderful workmanship by others with marvelous talent.

Comment by Jon Wasielewski on March 26, 2013 at 2:29pm

Wow...some very cool pieces in here!! Nice work!!

 

Comment by Reverend Jeffrey Roberts on February 28, 2013 at 3:10pm

 

 

Hi Ed ...

Thank You for your latest reply.

 

This is a bit off-topic from Hot Wheels RedLines, but it is

about something from the same time-window ('68 to '72).

 

Okay, I did some research in WIKI, and in GOOGLE Images.

I think the ‘hidden’ parent-company for AURORA was in fact

MARX Brothers. So your LOLA was an AURORA (either what

was known as a “Cigar-box”, or as a “SpeedLine”).

 

Some castings were interchangable with their plastic electric

slot-car ‘cousins’.

 

SpeedLine cars were sold on blister-cards (not in a small

“cigar-box”, like the cars of that  series). Here is an image

of their FORD T-Bird on its original SpeedLine card ... ... ... ...

 

A mint SpeedLine LOLA ... ... ... ...

 

A catalog page ... ... ... ...

 

A race set ...  ...  ...  ...

 

SpeedLine castings were like colored mirrors; usually featured

racing stripes over Kandy or Metalic paints. Metal bodies, with

screw-down posts (instead of rivets) on some. Very thin wheels;

some kids I knew back in those days who had these cars called

the SpeedLine wheels “blade-edge”.

There were the few race-sets, their own brand and design;

In fact, there seems to have been quite a few products and

accessories in the SpeedLine product-line.

In the next reply below are some links with more info ...

Comment by Reverend Jeffrey Roberts on February 28, 2013 at 3:10pm

 

 

Below are those links (I mentioned in the reply above),

with a lot more info ...

These are two GOOGLE Images ‘search-pages’, with click-on

images, which will guide straight to their particular site ... ... ... ...

http://images.google.com/search?hl=en&site=&tbm=isch&so...

 

http://images.google.com/search?hl=en&site=&tbm=isch&so...

 

 

Here is an article by a knowledgable collector, along with his

more-recently-posted article-update.  Most of the photos in

his original article appear to be SpeedLine cars ... ... ... ...

http://www.breithaupts.com/totc203.htm

 

http://www.breithaupts.com/totc660.htm

 

 

 

Comment by Ed Kilgour on February 28, 2013 at 8:24am
jeffrey ... it's a Lola by marx ... probably from around the same time frame you mentioned as this was one of my childhood toys.
Comment by Reverend Jeffrey Roberts on February 26, 2013 at 3:17pm

Very nice-looking "Kuztomz", Ed.

The ones built by others, and  the ones from Your  shop.

 

Also ... thanks for the additional images of that red TORERO.

 

(( question ... is that blue casting  in your top image an actual

AURORA SpeedLine  casting ?? ... from around '69 or '70 ?? ))

 

 

 

Comment by Jon Wasielewski on February 25, 2013 at 12:36pm

Very Nice Customs Ed!!

Comment by Ed Kilgour on February 25, 2013 at 9:09am

my first redline customs was actually a torero ... about ... well, let's say a "few" years ago ... done w/ testors paints, a paint bursh and a shakey hand, but i was only a kid ... lol!

Comment by Ed Kilgour on February 25, 2013 at 9:04am

here are some redline customs in my collection that were done by others:

Comment by Ed Kilgour on February 25, 2013 at 8:49am

some more pics of the torero

 

here are a few more redlines that have come through my "shop" over the years:

 

 

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