Growing up throughout the 60's and 70's, die-cast metal cars were some of my favorite things. Like most guys my age, we started out playing with Matchbox cars. When Hot Wheels came out in '68, it was like someone added turbo to the clunky Matchbox cars! They truly lived up to their name in speed and style.
The orange plastic tracks could be constructed into limitless configurations for racing and jumps. I remember getting a few Corgi cars here and there, but they were barely able to compete with Hot Wheels.
Here's the man's version of Hot Wheels today! LOL