Auto World’s 4Gear Release 17 is another set of vintage funny car slot cars. This release features iWheels editions of each car similar to release 16 so there are 8 new cars but only 4 unique. I personally don’t care for the iWheels. I enjoy collecting all the NHRA drag racing slot cars because they resemble the real thing. Changing the paint scheme to all white with a white chassis and white wheels doesn’t make the car any more appealing to me. I’d rather see one more unique slot car versus 4 iWheels.
The vintage funny cars featured in this 4Gear Slot Car release are Brand X, Jungle Jim, Don Schumacher and Damn Yankee. The Jungle Jim car is red in this release and has some different sponsors in comparison to the blue Jungle Jim funny car from Release 12.
The Don Schumacher and Damn Yankee iWheels white body gimmick doesn’t execute very well when the original cars were mostly white to begin with. You’ll see below, the only thing different about the iWheels edition are the white chassis and tires. To me, it is a duplicate slot car with silly white tires.
Auto World’s 4Gear Release 16 brings us four more vintage funny car slot cars. These slot cars were scheduled for a March 2015 release based off the sell sheet I found. This is the first time that Auto World’s iWheels would be produced for the Legends of the Quarter Mile series. So there are really 8 new cars but only 4 unique.
The iWheels cars are duplicates of the regular model except the primary color or at least some color of the car has been replaced with white, they have white wheels and the chassis is white as well. I have photos for both the regular slot cars and the iWheels side by side below for comparison.
The Legends of the Quarter Mile series returns to bring us four new vintage funny cars. The 70’s brought us some seriously fast muscle cars and with a little engineering, blood, sweat and beers we had some wicked fast funny cars tearing up the strip every weekend. This release consists of two 1972 Ford Mustangs, a 1971 Dodge Charger and a 1970 Chevrolet Camaro.
The Legends of the Quarter Mile series brought us the first 4Gear slot car release of vintage NHRA funny cars. This series celebrates the drag racers of the late ’60s through mid ’70s. This first release was scheduled for June of 2012, the sell sheet I found was dated January 31st, 2013. The Auto World Release 12 has four 4Gear slot cars in it. Check out the details and photos below.