1:64 Route 66 Series 1 takes GreenLight Collectors Down Memory Lane
Latest collection includes classic Mustang and Galaxie diecasts. Read today's blog for the full story.
GreenLight is adding a new product theme Spring 2011 under their 1:64 GreenLight SE category
1:64 Route 66 U.S.A represents a part of American motorist evolution and draws on the nostalgia of a time when travelers of yesteryear took to the pavement with a sense of adventure and California dreams. GreenLight translates this period of history through a mix of retro and modern-day cars. Highlighting popular sights and scenes found on the westbound journey.
Each car in the series will be packaged with a Route 66 trading card that highlights a stop along the highway. When deciding which tourist attractions would go best with their respective cars, GreenLight had to define what makes a great Route 66 business. The number one piece of criteria; you’ve got to have a gimmick. These stops all are an added reason that Route 66 gained its acclaim into motorist’s notoriety across the US.
The road side stops and attractions range from the modern and new, drawing on a young wave of Route 66 enthusiasts to the aged and hardly recognizable points that have stood ground since inception. Route 66 holds a large bit of mystic, and tells a story of adventure, independence, long distance travel and our cultural revolution.
The cars chosen to represent alongside these destinations are reflecting of the personality and time period of which the location was established. Creating a great piece of collectible memorabilia for a route that paved the way into modern day automobile appreciation.
1:64 Route 66 U.S.A. Series 1 includes:
- 1961 Chevrolet Corvette – Fawn Beige – The Blue Swallow Hotel
- 1965 Dodge D-100 Sweptline – Omaha Orange – Pops Convenient Store
- 1965 Ford Galaxie Convertible – Poppy Red – The Launching Pad
- 1965 Ford Mustang GT – Vintage Burgundy – Wigwam Hotel
- 1967 Chevrolet Impala SS – Royal Plum – Here it is Billboard
- 1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda – Curious Yellow – Cadillac Ranch
Each car will feature real rubber tires, metal body chassis, detailed graphics and engines, clamshell packaging, and sequentially numbered base. Quantities are limited to 4,000 units each, available exclusively through GreenLight Hobby Distributors and Retailers in April 2011.
GreenLight® Collectibles is a premier manufacturer and marketer of officially licensed automobile products and authentic die-cast replica vehicles. GreenLight die-cast replicas are available in 1:18, 1:24 and 1:64 scale and are officially licensed by General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler Group LLC, Carroll Shelby Licensing, Warner Bros® Entertainment Inc and the Chadwick McQueen and The Terry McQueen Testamentary Trust, CBS, Universal Studios, Mecum Auto Auction, IZOD IndyCar Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Grand-Am Road Racing Association, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Bridgestone Americas and more!