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BlueRealRiders.com BRR Club™ Articles Explaining Beatnik Gremlin

Regarding the 2009 RLC™ sELECTIONs™ #2 voting
Grafting a corruption

Posted 04-01-09

During the second RLC™ sELECTIONs™ poll of 2009, members narrowed a field of eight Redline® era favorites down to two contenders— the Beatnik Bandit and the Gremlin Grinder™.

From HWC.com: This week will see the voting that determines which casting will be our second RLC™ sELECTIONs™ edition of 2009! We began with eight favorites of the Redline® era, and we're now down to the final two. After this week's polls, only one will remain to be produced...

The Gremlin Grinder™ was designed by Larry Wood and first released in 1975. It was only made for three years, culminating with a version in the 1977 Super Chromes™ series. Over 30 years went by before the casting was retooled in 2008 to create ten thousand HWC.com Neo-Classics™ cars. Hot Wheels® would certainly like to get their money's worth out of the new molds by making and selling another variation.

The Beatnik Bandit was originally a show car designed by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and remodeled for the original 1968 Hot Wheels® line by Harry Bradley. It was sold from 1968 to 1971 and then retired. In 1993 the casting was retooled for Hot Wheels'® 25th Anniversary set, and two additional limited editions in 1994. It was then shelved until 2003, when a version was produced for the 35th Anniversary Hall of Fame Series.

Now, in the final round of voting, members were able to gang up, pick sides and battle for their casting of choice— Beatnik or Gremlin.

Beatnik or Gremlin? I couldn't quite decide...