Bee-uitful in Black and Yellow
by Doug Breithaupt

Few words are needed here. the images speak for themselves. The theme is simple, miniatures of American-built cars in yellow and black. The motivation for this selection was the recent 1970 Chevelle SS in those colors from Hot Wheels. While a few European and Japanese toy car replicas have also been done in the colors of bees, hornets and wasps, most often, it's U.S muscle cars that appear in these colors. Jordan's F1 car sports these colors and featured the moniker 'Buzzin Hornets' in place of Bensen & Hedges, where such ads were prohibited. Other race cars like the 1970 Ford Mustangs used in Trans Am racing and the Penzoil Indy racers also sported black and yellow. The cars here all represent stock models and Ford, GM and Chrysler are all included.

1967 Chevrolet Camaro - Hot Wheels

1967 Chevrolet Corvette - Johnny Lightning

1969 Chevrolet Camaro - Racing Champions

1969 Plymouth Superbird - Racing Champions

1969 Plymouth Road Runner - Johnny Lightning

1970 Buick GSX - Johnny Lightning

1970 Buick GSX - Racing Champions

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS - Hot Wheels

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS - Johnny Lightning

1970 Chevrolet Camaro - Johnny Lightning

1970 Dodge Challenger - Hot Wheels

1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Hot Wheels

1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Maisto

1970 Oldsmobile 442 Pace Car - Johnny Lightning

1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda - Johnny Lightning

1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Johnny Lightning

1971 Ford Boss Mustang - Matchbox

1971 Ford T5 Mustang Mach 1 - Siku

1979 Ford Mustang - Yat Ming

1984 Chevrolet Camaro - Racing Champions