Auto World ThunderJet Ultra G Release 16

The Auto World ThunderJet Release 16 features 3 different Legends of the Quarter Mile Super Stock HO slot cars.  The ThunderJet Ultra-G chassis is Auto World’s improved version of the classic pancake design, which was originally developed by Aurora in the early days of electric slot racing.

This release includes both the original slot car and an iWheels edition of each: 1969 AMC AMX-1, TASCA Ford 1964 Thunderbolt and COLOR ME GONE 1969 Dodge 330.

Legends of the Quarter Mile – Super Stock – Thunderjets Release 16

Legends of the Quarter Mile – Super Stock – Thunderjets Release 16

1969 AMC AMX-1

1969 AMC AMX-1

1969 AMC AMX-1 - iWheels Edition

1969 AMC AMX-1 – iWheels Edition

TASCA Ford 1964 Thunderbolt

TASCA Ford 1964 Thunderbolt

TASCA Ford 1964 Thunderbolt - iWheels Edition

TASCA Ford 1964 Thunderbolt – iWheels Edition

COLOR ME GONE 1969 Dodge 330

COLOR ME GONE 1969 Dodge 330

COLOR ME GONE 1969 Dodge 330 - iWheels Edition

COLOR ME GONE 1969 Dodge 330 – iWheels Edition

Auto World 4Gear Slot Cars Release 17

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 4Gear Slot Cars Release 17

Auto World 4Gear Slot Cars Release 17

Ron O'Donnell - Damn Yankee

Ron O’Donnell – Damn Yankee

Ron O'Donnell - Damn Yankee - iWheels Edition

Ron O’Donnell – Damn Yankee – iWheels Edition

Don Schumacher

Don Schumacher

Don Schumacher - iWheels Edition

Don Schumacher – iWheels Edition

Sien & Lankford Brand X

Sien & Lankford Brand X

Sien & Lankford Brand X - iWheels Edition

Sien & Lankford Brand X – iWheels Edition

Jungle Jim

Jungle Jim

Jungle Jim - iWheels Edition

Jungle Jim – iWheels Edition

Auto World Slot Cars 4Gear Release 16

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.

ROUND2 SC303 4Gear Release 16 Legends Funny Cars

ROUND2 SC303 4Gear Release 16 Legends Funny Cars

Trojan Horse Slot Car

Trojan Horse – 1972 Ford Mustang Funny Car

Trojan Horse iWheels Slot Car

Trojan Horse iWheels

JEG Coughlin Slot Car

Jeg Coughlin – 1970’s Camaro Funny Car

JEG Coughlin iWheels Slot Car

JEG Coughlin iWheels

Fighting Irish Slot Car

Fighting Irish – 1971 Camaro Funny Car

Fighting Irish iWheels Slot Car

Fighting Irish iWheels

White Bear Slot Car

White Bear – 1971 Dodge Charger Funny Car

White Bear iWheels Slot Car

White Bear iWheels