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Alex Marshall

22 Feb 2024

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Cars

I like cars

I like cars. I’ve always liked cars, ever since I was a kid. I remember begging my mum to take me to Sainsbury’s, at the same time my best friend was begging his mum to take him to Sainsbury’s too, so that we could sit in toy aisle picking HotWheels off the shelves whilst our parents did the weekly food shop. I remember though that I would always prioritise the real, licensed models, whilst my friends would favour the over-the-top, fantasy models that HotWheels is known for

In writing this blog post I remembered two models specifically that I bought on one of these Sainsbury’s trips; a Panoz GTR-1[1] and a Volkswagen W12 Nardò Concept[2] - the colour of which is for some reason painted directly onto my brain. I rummaged through my storage and found them in an old Sainsbury’s carrier bag along with a bunch more cars. Perhaps the bag they originally came home in ~20 or so years ago??


A Matchbox VW W12 Nardo Concept and HotWheels Panoz GTR-1 in front of an old, orange, plastic Sainsbury's carrier bag

Anyway, before this becomes a blog post about HotWheels, this is just to introduce the 'Cars' category into my blog.

I like cars and I know a lot of cars, but I occasionally stumble upon a car that I’ve never seen or even heard of before and it always makes me feel a little bit excited. About as excited as 10 year old me sitting on the floor of a Sainsbury’s with my best mate, rummaging through a bargain bin of fantasy HotWheels and finally finding a Panoz GTR-1 or Volkswagen W12 Nardo Concept. And I think that’s something I want to write about.

[1] Panoz GTR-1

[2] Volkswagen W12

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