Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars were a favorite of mine when I was a kid. They were never the main thrust of toy collecting, but over time I accumulated a good number of them. They were in pretty rough shape though. You see, we did not play nice with our cars. When it came to these particular toys, it wasn’t so much as racing as it was demolition derby.
A few years ago I found my collection and it was pretty rough-looking. If only we had cars like the Hot Wheels Crack-Ups, that were meant to look like they were destroyed, rather than actually be destroyed. I might still have a nice clean toy car collection.