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    Big Joe - They are not model cars, but I got these for my sister's kids who are a similar age.

    https://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Stunt-Truck-42059

    https://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Stunt-Bike-42058

    These two kits even combine to make a singe 6 wheel vehicle if they are prepared to share/play nicely together.

    Places like Hobbycraft also do Arfix models that include cars.

    Good luck, Paul.

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    Up my local High Street the only toy cars you'll find are a small tray of Hot Wheels in Sainsbury's, and to be honest most of them look a bit naff. When I was of toy car age 10+ years ago, the majority of Hot Wheels' output seemed to still be hot rods and classic muscle cars. Now much of their range is bizarre novelty cars/film tie-ins that make some of the '70s Matchbox toys appear positively grounded in reality. Can't see the point in toy cars that obviously couldn't function if they were real.

    That's another thing - I liked Hot Wheels because they modelled cool vehicles. Matchbox made some nice things but only a small portion of their range was really that desirable. My pocket money all went on old cars. It's easy to see why a kid in the '50s would want a chunky toy of a Ford Consul or Riley Pathfinder - things like the Consul were exotic and exciting, whereas the Riley had something of a gravity about its appearance, but every car had its own appealing sort of quality. Now I look out my window I can see a Ford Focus, two Honda Jeep-wannabe-things, a new-ish Jag and some mentally dead soul-destroyer four doors up has three Nissan Micras. How could any kid possibly be excited by or aspire to own any of those? Bland and uniform, all of them.

    I do know one bloke who buys original Corgi/Dinky/Matchbox as presents for his grandson because they're cool cars and apart from paint chipping, they're pretty much impossible to damage, but his mum doesn't like it because she thinks her son could get lead poisoning from the paint. Because the '50s and the '60s was a dark age of kids succumbing to death by Dinky.
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    My nephew is fortunate to live next door to the pub right on one of the feeder roads to Goodwood race track, so on revival weekend he sees the pub car park full of all sorts of classics and quite a few staying at the B&B they run and the bar has been set quite high as far as his taste in cars is concerned!
    I recon the "Cars" series of films are a good thing and kids do identify with the old cool cars that the characters are based on. My nephew was gobsmacked when I told him the bit where the King gets pushed over the line was based on a true story!
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    at least dick turpin had the decency to wear a mask!

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    Is the Pedal Car for sale ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevy View Post
    Is the Pedal Car for sale ?
    no sorry i used to drive it as a small boy
    at least dick turpin had the decency to wear a mask!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevy View Post
    Is the Pedal Car for sale ?
    You won't fit in it !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Joe View Post
    You won't fit in it !
    LOL.....Would love to start a collection of these.

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    I wish I still had my Triang E-Type Jaguar, but it got left beside the hut at mums and eventually got nicked. I did many miles pedalling that thing around with my Yogi Bear stuffed inside the boot (access from underneath). No idea why it ended up outside the hut but I had grown up and moved out by that time. Found the Yogi Bear up mum's loft and it's been in my daughter's room for years. Yogi is 54 years old lol. Wish the car was still here, it was a cracker. My bro had a plastic Mini (the E tupe was steel) and we had a Woolworths store next to our old house. It had doors at each end and we used to pedal right through and grab sweets from the "pick 'n' mix" without stopping. Too young to realise that was wrong and dad had to go in each weekend and pay our tab lol.

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