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Been a while parts yard. Too long.  Been a while parts yard. Too long. 

Almost completely forgot the joy of picking parts. Today I picked up an Uplander master cylinder, an interior trim piece for it, and grabbed two IS300 front ABS sensors for a grand total of $51. Much happiness. Thought I would have to drop $450 on Amazon for this stuff before coming to the conclusion that a trip to a…

Happy 4th 'Mericans. Happy 4th 'Mericans.

My last nice american car for your time. Have a great day down there.

Lesney Matchbox Lincoln - Junkyard Patina. Lesney Matchbox Lincoln - Junkyard Patina.

Another one of my father’s survivor Lesney’s. This one has been through a lot. It likely has spent a number of nights under the stars, rain, and possibly at some point spent a Canadian winter nearly forgotten in a sandbox.

Two old Lesney Trucks. #Junkyard Two old Lesney Trucks. #Junkyard

These two little guys came to mind when everyone was posting breadboxes. Neither are bread-mobiles, but are both hard workers, and very very play worn by my father.

Majorette gloss paint experiment - Boss 302. Majorette gloss paint experiment - Boss 302.

I was happy that the Majorettes where coming back to Canada, but I haven’t really fallen in love with much of the lineup. Mostly due to the rampant use of matte paint. I decided to do a little experiment.

Majorette Renault Megane N4 - French Friday Majorette Renault Megane N4 - French Friday

Finally dropped into Walmart (after a long wait) to see if any Majorettes would finally show up. A co-worker had told me his local store was carrying them, but my two usual stores I occasionally stop at have been completely vacant of anything good for a long time. I don’t think the red Alfa Giulietta will make it to…

Thank you Mattel/MBX. Thank you Mattel/MBX.

I picked this Silverado for my son as we breezed through the toy section at Wal Mart. Didn’t realize it had no windows!?

CM's 1998 WRC Castrol Corolla #5. CM's 1998 WRC Castrol Corolla #5.

I was quite into following Toyota in WRC back in the days of the WRC Corolla. Was excited to get my hands on one of these.

French Friday - Poison Pinto French Friday - Poison Pinto

Yes, it’s French! It’s a France production Hot Wheels Poison Pinto! Believe it or not, it also came totally un-tampo’d in this odd green. A google search proved it was actually sold like this. By today’s standards, and even the excellent 80's HW standards, this was not very good at all.

Corgi Mobilgas Bedford.  Corgi Mobilgas Bedford. 

This is one of my father’s toys. It’s near and dear to me, and has had some history.

90's Kids. - A cat and two hill climbers. 90's Kids. - A cat and two hill climbers.

I was 11 in 1993, when I first fell in love with the XJ220. I saw it in a Road and Track article in my school library (yes, school libraries are better with car magazines). I later managed to spot the silver Hot Wheels XJ220 at a grocery store and buy it myself.

Tomy BitCharG. neato Japanese RC. Tomy BitCharG. neato Japanese RC.

If you’ve never seen a Tomy Bit Char G, they are about the size of a chubby 1/64, and slightly shorter. They are cute chunky but detailed little Japanese RC cars.

Kyosho Red Bull RB8 Kyosho Red Bull RB8

I added this to my few favorite 1/64 F1 cars after some contemplation. I’m not a big Vettel fan, more of a RB10 Ricciardo fan really (After his win in Canada in 2014).

Turbo Era Formula - Lotus 98T Turbo Era Formula - Lotus 98T

A 1/64 Kyosho Lotus 98T. I opted for the much cheaper #11 car. Obviously Senna is a factor in my love of the 98T, but as usual, it’s my fondness for the 98T itself, (and just a handful of specific F1 cars) that brought the 1986 98T to my tiny growing Kyosho 1/64 collection.

Major fun 80's trio.  Major fun 80's trio. 

A bunch of the fun, wide Majorette cars I had when I was a kid. 1/55, 1/56 and 1/57 scale, haha!

Kyosho Evora GTC ♡ BRG Beauty. Kyosho Evora GTC ♡ BRG Beauty.

I have loved this car since getting to know it in the PC Sim Assetto Corsa for a long time now. I knew this Kyosho 1/64 version was a must have.

Kyosho Gulf McLongTail GTR.  Kyosho Gulf McLongTail GTR. 

I decided to buy a 1/64 Kyosho to check them out. I couldn’t resist a few of their 1/64 line after browsing the selection available, but didn’t want to make a large purchase until seeing one up close.

WOW! Spring cleaning surprise hoard! WOW! Spring cleaning surprise hoard!

I found cars I thought were lost forever while going through old boxes and bags today! More features to come, as I can’t possibly properly show all that I found.

Morning Coffee - 1988 Solaire CX-4 Morning Coffee - 1988 Solaire CX-4

Some more of my old cars from when I was a kid.

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