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Old 04-28-2010, 09:11 AM   #1
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Default 'Origins of Speed' Roadsters



I'm not one to post about modern toy cars, but looking at the bookshelf last night, I was admiring this modest lineup of 1:18 scale '29 A Roadsters, all angled in a row. The Origins of Speed hot rod series was introduced by Highway 61 Collectibles (E...

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Old 04-28-2010, 09:26 AM   #2
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Ebay here I come
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:29 AM   #3
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ha ha! My thought exactly.
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I have all of those Would love to build a real one. They are bad ass.
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just bought one for twenty bucks!
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:47 AM   #7
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Default Re: 'Origins of Speed' Roadsters

I've got them all... and then some.... repainted a few....
I actually sort of copied them to build my roadster, then repainted one like my car...

they did a great job (except that the transmission is stuck in reverse )


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Old 04-28-2010, 10:06 AM   #8
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I've got them all... and then some.... repainted a few....
I actually sort of copied them to build my roadster, then repainted one like my car...

they did a great job (except that the transmission is stuck in reverse )



That is too cool - there is truth in hop up!
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:07 AM   #9
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Nice to see I am not the only one who appreciated these when they came out. I have the whole "lakes" set and the street set. GREAT detail.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:21 PM   #10
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[quote=suhrsc;5178470]i've got them all... And then some.... Repainted a few....
I actually sort of copied them to build my roadster, then repainted one like my car...

They did a great job (except that the transmission is stuck in reverse )


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Old 04-28-2010, 10:03 AM   #11
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Default Re: 'Origins of Speed' Roadsters

I have many of them, and others I like. Sadly the whole die-cast scene died off, there hasn't been anything cool in many years.

I was angered when they came out with a line of cars from the movie Grease, that weren't the correct cars. The graphics for the Greased Lightning were on a 57 Chevy for craps sakes....
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:22 AM   #12
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I have many of them, and others I like. Sadly the whole die-cast scene died off, there hasn't been anything cool in many years.

Good Diecast is like good Kustom,it'll all come back.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:19 AM   #13
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I have all the V8 one's there is alot of detail for the money.


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Is it just me or do the left bank headers look wrong on the yellow and the orange car? They are not the same as the right bank and they don't look right for the flathead.

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Is it just me or do the left bank headers look wrong on the yellow and the orange car? They are not the same as the right bank and they don't look right for the flathead.

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yep, they're way off... they had to make them go around the steering box, which actually works...
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:28 PM   #16
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Cool post, but where's the 1:18 scale version of a '29 street roadster with a green passenger side door?
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:01 PM   #17
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Cool post, but where's the 1:18 scale version of a '29 street roadster with a green passenger side door?

Looks like I better start "customizing" my cars like SUHRsc.
Where's that 'crap green' Testors paint??
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:28 PM   #18
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Default Re: 'Origins of Speed' Roadsters

I wanted to make a diorama of a B'ville parking area using them but no place to put it. They are the best representations of my dream cars. I have a few of the first ones but not all of them. Toys or parts? Not enough cash for everything.
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Tommy's right...not enough $$ to do all the stuff we want. I have 4 of them, they are badass.
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:29 PM   #20
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I have the tan lakes one. Took me a couple years to buy one, $50 is kinda steep. I wanted to do my car out of one, but I would have had to buy 3 to get all the parts! Shit, why am I not driving my roadster right now? Excuse me... (Flintstone running noise)
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