Category Archives: Hot Wheels

Some New Die Cast

20160621_22100020160621_22100620160621_22101220160621_221017Thanks to Lenora, Shauna and Colby for picking up some new VW die cast to add to the collection. Colby found a really cool M2 1956 VW Beetle Deluxe model kit complete with wheel options and lift. Lenora found 2 Walmart exclusive M2 VW’s. A 1959 VW Microbus Deluxe and a 1953 VW Beetle Deluxe. Both with really neat paint schemes. Shauna picked up a Hot Wheels “The Beatles Yellow Submarine” Kool Kombi and a Artistic License Series VW Bug. Both are really cool, love The Beatles Kombi!

Happy Fathers Day

Lenora Boyd and Shauna Kristine Boyd got me some awesome Fathers Day gifts….a lot of them are for our ’68 Beetle Mabel…Lenora got an awesome vintage cooler and authentic luggage straps!!! Thanks to Darin Allen and Nicole Wuerffel Allen for helping her pick a great cooler! And the straps came from Foreign Concepts VW in California…great quality and great fit….Shauna knows all of my vices….sunflower seeds and pop art…an awesome Hot Wheels Beatles VW van and Hula Girl for Mabel…..couldn’t be happier.

Another New Find

20160224_153443My daughter, Shauna, picked these up for me yesterday. Great find! Love the micro bus and the rat rod!

New Find

20160224_181030Picked up a couple new die cast to add to the collection while I was at Hobby Lobby this evening. Nicely detailed M2 Machines. One on the left is a 1960 VW Delivery Van and the one on the right is a 1967 VW Beetle Deluxe. Best part of the purchase is that both were 50% off, got both for around 10 bucks.

New Wallpaper

bg1Added a new wallpaper to download for your desktop and/or mobile device. Picture was taken on December 13th, 2015 in Russell Kentucky. Temperature was 73 degrees, to nice not to get the Beetle out for a nice drive and a photo op. Click here for more HD Wallpapers.

Splitter Install

2015 Splitter Installation2015 Splitter Installation2015 Splitter Installation2015 Splitter Installation2015 Splitter InstallationOne thing I wanted to do to our new Camaro was install the same splitter available on the ZL1. After looking at numerous aftermarket splitters, I decided to go with a stock GM supplied splitter. (part #22997426) I also wanted it painted matte black to match the rear fascia. Unfortunately, I couldn’t order it in matte black, but I could order in gloss black. So I ordered the gloss black splitter and 3 days later, it was delivered. Installing this isn’t for the faint hearted. The splitter is a functional accessory that changes the aerodynamics of your vehicle. It’s not a cheap, snap-on piece of plastic. The mounting hardware is precise and if you don’t install it correctly, you can easily screw up your front clip. The splitter has 42 mounts that hold it in place and if you don’t install the mounting hardware correctly, it simply will not fit correctly. A very costly mistake. The first evening, I spent many hours sanding the gloss black splitter with 800 grit sandpaper, prepping the surface for the matte black paint and cleaning it thoroughly before painting it. This was the easy part. By the next morning, the paint was dry and turned out perfectly. Next came the hard part. Installing the mounting hardware was very nerve wracking. I was about to drill 25 holes into the front clip of a brand new car. Needless to say, I measured more than 1 time. More like 30 times. Once I was satisfied I had the mounting hardware where it needed to be, I started drilling. A couple of hours later, the mouting hardware was secure and it was time to fit the splitter. It fit perfectly and I was relieved. So, if this is something you’d consider doing to save yourself about 300 dollars, I say go for it. Just be patient. Measure more than once, twice or even three times. I’m very pleased with the end result.

Time For An Update

IMG_7625star-wars-hot-wheels-cars-2pack-r2d2We’ve had a very busy summer at Kentucky Hot Wheels. We started with a few car shows towards the end of spring and early summer. The ’68 Beetle always gets a lot of attention and she still plugs along like she just came off the showroom floor. We really enjoy driving her around. Early summer we spent in Washington DC and then Virginia Beach. In late August, we decided to sell our 2012 Turbo Beetle, not because we didn’t like it, it was just time for something new. Enter a 2015 Hot Wheels Camaro. So far, we’re extremely pleased with the Camaro. Not a lot of mods planned for it other than a front splitter which has already been ordered and will hopefully be here this week. A trip to Cincinnati last week landed one of the new Star Wars Hot Wheels sets. This one we picked up had CP3O and R2D2. Love it! We’ll be gearing up for the 2015 Hot Wheels Drive over the next couple of weeks. We’re hoping to be able to donate thousands of Hot Wheels for Toys for Tots. Please help us get the word out!

Our New Hot Wheels, 2015 Camaro RS

2015 Camaro RS Hot Red2015 Camaro RS Hot Red2015 Camaro RS Hot RedThis past Thursday, we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and decided to treat ourselves to a 1:1 Hot Wheels. So we welcome our new 2015 Hot Red Camaro RS to the Boyd family. We’ve only been driving it for a few days now, but so far, we’re very pleased with it. There are a few subtle mods planned for the near future, but overall, she’ll remain stock. Lenora has named her Ruby.