Sunday, June 23, 2013

1964 Pontiac GTO Hardtop Coupe 2011 Treasure Hunts Series 7/15 diecast Scale 1:62 by Hot Wheels


Qué es mejor que un clásico ???... 

Qué tal dos ???... Un par de gemelos !!!... 

Bueno, hay muy poco que agregar a mi anterior publicación sobre el Coupé Techo Duro Pontiac GTO de 1964 =/////... 

La mayoría de las increíbles características del primer Muscle Car americano ya han sido mencionadas. 

Tal vez, pueda hablar un poco más sobre la contradicción detrás del surgimiento de este paradigma de la historia automotriz... 

Dentro de un gigante como General Motors Company, la competencia justa entre las diferentes marcas que la componen, es algo bastante normal, al menos en el papel. 

Una manera de hacer la "rivalidad" menos "sangrienta", es precisamente crear un perfil distintivo, diferenciandose de los similares, escogiendo una tajada del mercado para atacar, así las otras marcas pueden tomar el resto y nadie resulta lastimado HA!!!... 

El énfasis de Pontiac era, por ejemplo, el rendimiento y la estrategia de marketing completa estaba dirigida a crear esta expectativa. 

El problema era que GM no quería involucrarse en las carreras de autos, probablemente debido al halo de ilegalidad de esta práctica emergente y nadie quiere una corporación "rebelde" cerca. 

Ellos no estaban considerando el tremendo potencial de las carreras automovilísticas para catapultar el nombre de la compañía y bueno, un enfoque de mercadeo fuertemente basado en el rendimiento sin un auto, ya saben, con RENDIMIENTO, no irá a ninguna parte. 

Afortunadamente los gestores de esta idea grandiosa, quiero decir, el Pontiac GTO, tuvieron más sentido común que el resto de ejecutivos y ellos nunca imaginaron el enorme impacto de su creación en la historia completa del automóvil. 

Hot Wheels y su Serie Treasure Hunts, están aquí de nuevo, tocando las puertas de mi humilde blog, con el mítico Coupé Techo Duro Pontiac GTO de 1964. 

Recientemente publiqué la versión de Johnny Lightning de este auto (échenle un vistazo a la publicación aquí), el cual es fantástico y una comparación entre ellos sería un poco injusta. 

Sin embargo, decidí incluir este par de bellezas en la sesión fotográfica, junto con otros Pontiacs en mi colección. 

El nivel de detalle en este molde es extremadamente bueno comparado con otros modelos regulares de HW, aún los interiores son mejores y hay apertura de capó con motor detallado dentro... 

En serio este es uno de los mejores THs que haya visto y marca un estándar muy alto, no muy usual en HW. 

Rico trabajo de pintura en verde esmeralda policromado y la decoración con llamas es épica !!!... 

Carrocería/chasis/motor en diecast con diseño de ruedas deportivo, me encanta este modelo !!!... =DDDDD 

Mat 3:10-12 "Y ya también el hacha está puesta a la raíz de los árboles; por tanto, todo árbol que no da buen fruto es cortado y echado en el fuego. Yo a la verdad os bautizo en agua para arrepentimiento; pero ÉL que viene tras mí, cuyo calzado yo no soy digno de llevar, es más poderoso que yo; ÉL os bautizará en Espíritu Santo y fuego. Su aventador está en su mano y limpiará Su era; y recogerá Su trigo en el granero, y quemará la paja en fuego que nunca se apagará." 

Esperemos algo más después... =)

ENGLISH 
What’s better than one classic ???... 


How about two ???... A pair of twins !!!... 

Well, there is very little to add to my previous post on this 1964 Pontiac GTO Hardtop Coupe =/////... 

Most of the incredible features of the first american Muscle Car have been already mentioned. 

Maybe, I can talk a bit more about the contradiction behind the emergence of this paradigm of the car industry... 

Inside a giant like General Motors Company, the sound competition among the different brands that comprise it, is something pretty normal, at least into the role. 

A way to make the "rivalry" less "bloody", is precisely to create a distinctive profile, making a difference with peers, choosing a piece of market to attack so the other brands could take the rest and nobody gets hurt LOL!!!... 

The emphasis of Pontiac was, for instance, the performance and the whole marketing strategy was driven to generate this expectation. 

The problem was that GM didn’t want to get involved in the auto racing, probably due to the halo of illegality of this emerging practice and nobody wants a "rebel" corporation around. 

They were not considering the tremendous potential of the car races to catapult the name of the company and well, a marketing approach heavily based on performance without a car, you know, with PERFORMANCE, will not go anywhere. 

Fortunately the managers of this great idea, I mean, the Pontiac GTO, had more common sense than the rest of executives and they never imagined the huge impact of their brainchild in the whole car history. 

Hot Wheels and its Treasure Hunts Series are here again, knocking the door of my humble blog, with the mythical 1964 Pontiac GTO Hardtop Coupe. 

Recently I published the Johnny Lightning version of this car (check out the post here), which is fantastic and a comparison between them would be a bit unfair. 

However, I decided to include in the photo shoot this pair of beauties, along with other Pontiacs in my collection. 

The level of detail in this casting is extremely good compared with other regular HW models, even the interiors are better and there is an openable hood with a detailed engine inside... 

Seriously this is one of the best THs that I have seen and set a very high standard, not so usual in HW. 

Rich paint job in emerald green polychrome and the flames decor is epic !!!... 

Diecast body/chassis/engine with sporty wheels design, I love this model !!!... =DDDDD 

Mat 3:10-12 "And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth, good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but HE that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: HE shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: Whose fan is in His hand and HE will throughly purge His floor, and gather His wheat into the garner; but HE will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire." 

Let’s wait for something else later... =)

6 comments:

David John Shewsbury said...

Wow - this from Hot Wheels? The engine hood is openable? I never seen such Hot Wheels in here (with openable engine hood) except for the old Shelby Cobra. This is brilliant. Pontiac GTO is one of my favorite!!!

I have lots of car related posts uploaded just now, today, 6 of them, come and visit me if you dare LOL, you might like some of them...

chrismandesign said...

well, very few models in the regular lines have this feature, most of them are in the adult lines, but being the Treasure Hunts Series an adult line i guess is something you could expect... however, is something very, very welcome !!! i think it looks cool and although there are not as much details as in a model by JL, for instance, the realism is quite improved... in fact, it doesn’t seem "pale" or nitwit beside the JL !!!...

oh !!! i’m on the way to your blog so, get ready... =D

David John Shewsbury said...

Well, that also means, those models from JL is way much better than from HW hehehehe..... I really loved the "realism" provided by JL even at such tiny scale... too bad though now it's pretty hard to get JL products from the local retailers... sigh... wish I can turn back the time... oh well, not really, in fact if we are rich now, we can still buy those JL products from "E-vil Bay" hahahaha

chrismandesign said...

HEHEHE... that’s what i thought "in the beginning"... but i have change my mind while i get to know better Hot Wheels... for example, in this case, the detail in the in the doorposts and in the front grille are more prolix in the HW than in the JL... also the front and rear bumpers look more realistic in the HW thanks to the laquered finishing over the "nude" diecast alloy... actually i would give them a fair dead heat =D...

on the other hand, i guess you were very fortunate to get those JLs you show me published... there is a good availability here in my country of this marvelous brand, but in my collection, most of them are ordered... e-Bay ??? no way !!! i have seen the prices there and most of them are untouchable... =/////

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Not the car look vintage, it probably would think the toy itself is rather vintage. My deduction come from the amount of diecast used as it seems more those made these days.

chrismandesign said...

i made my research and the casting is indeed recent (made since 2006) but it has that vintage taste and yep, you’re right bro, nowadays the use of plastic instead of diecast is rather abusive, you know, to cut down the costs... that’s why stuff like these are always welcome !!!... i wish that more scale replicas were built in full diecast *sigh*... ;(