Hot Wheels Dragster, 1975-1980

Summary

Mattel introduced its Hot Wheels line of diecast cars in 1968. Race cars were a source of design inspiration for these toys from the start. This Hot Wheels car is based on a drag racer from NHRA's Top Fuel competition class. "Top Fuel" refers to the special nitromethane fuel used by these dragsters.

Mattel introduced its Hot Wheels line of diecast cars in 1968. Race cars were a source of design inspiration for these toys from the start. This Hot Wheels car is based on a drag racer from NHRA's Top Fuel competition class. "Top Fuel" refers to the special nitromethane fuel used by these dragsters.

Artifact

Toy car

Date Made

1975-1980

Creators

Mattel, Inc. 

Place of Creation

China, Hong Kong 

United States, California, Hawthorne 

Creator Notes

Made in Hong Kong for Mattel, Inc., Hawthorne, California.

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driven to Win

Object ID

96.105.2.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Plastic

Technique

Die casting

Color

Multicolored
Purple

Dimensions

Height: 1 in

Width: 1.25 in

Length: 3.25 in

Inscriptions

Zap/Cool Moon One [on body]

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