As American as Chevrolet and Hot Wheels
by Doug Breithaupt

Somehow, Chevy and Hot Wheels just seem to go together. The first HW was a Chevrolet, a 1967 Custom Camaro. HW has continued to produce many Corvettes and Camaros but they have also done a lot of the less exotic Chevy models. For 2004, two more basic Bow-ties are in the line-up. Here is a look at 45 years of Chevy history from a Hot Wheels perspective.

I have focused on cars and left out any trucks or truly wild customs. Racing cars have been included where they represent a specific production model. I have also selected models that have been offered in the regular lines opposed to the 100% HW line or other collector series. It is curious that the more recent years have the least representation. Indeed, if not for NASCAR models, the 1980's and 90's would be rather thin. Of course the addition of Corvette and Camaro would help balance this.

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Coupe

1955 Chevrolet Nomad

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Coupe

1959 Chevrolet Sedan

1964 Chevrolet Impala

1965 Chevrolet Impala

1965 Chevrolet Corvair

1968 Chevrolet Nova

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

1972 Chevrolet Vega funny car

1975 Chevrolet Monte Carlo stocker

1980 Chevrolet Citation XII

1980 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1982 Chevrolet Malibu Taxi

1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo stocker

1991 Chevrolet Lumina stocker

1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Stocker

2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo