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In the 1970s Howard Rees was tired of designing cars. He wanted to work on the Major Matt Mason action figure toy line-up. Rees had a good friend by the name of Larry Wood. They had worked together at Ford designing cars. When Wood found out about Hot Wheels at a party Rees was holding, Rees offered Wood the job of designing Hot Wheels. Wood agreed, and by the end of the week, Larry Wood was working at Mattel. His first design would be the Tri-Baby (1970). After 40 years, Larry retired to his garage but still consults for the brand today. He was inducted in the Diecast Hall of Fame's inaugural class of 2009 and is widely known as Mr. Hot Wheels.

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Larry Wood has created some of the most well-known and unique Hot Wheels cars, including the '49 Merc, the Boyd Coddington collector set and the Ramblin' Wrecker (which originally featured Wood's phone number on its sides). He has been with Mattel/Hot Wheels team since 1969. He's originally from General Motors. His initials have been featured on some 2009 cars, such as the '41 Pickup and Hiway Hauler. Each one bears the name "Elwood". Elwood is identical to L.Wood in pronunciation. Larry Wood has made a new car series, Larry's Garage. This series features many of his popular designs, such as Dairy Delivery, Metrorail Nash Metropolitan and the infamous Bone Shaker. The car, Cabbin' Fever, bears a close resemblance to Larry Wood's truck.



1970-1979 1/64 Scale

Year Casting Name Debut Series Collector # Toy Number Photo
1970 Tri Baby 1970 Hot Wheels 6424 Tribaby
1970 Mongoose Funny Car 1970 Hot Wheels 6410 Mongoosefunnycar
1971 Bye Focal 1971 Hot Wheels 6187 Byefocal
1971 Bugeye 1971 Hot Wheels 5178 Bugeye
1971 Classic Cord 1971 Hot Wheels 6472 Classiccord
1971 Grass Hopper 1971 Hot Wheels 6461 Grasshopper
1971 Ice 'T' 1971 Hot Wheels 6184 Icet
1971 Jet Threat 1971 Hot Wheels 6179 Jetthreat
1971 Mongoose II 1971 Hot Wheels 5954 Mongoose2
1971 Mongoose Rail Dragster 1971 Hot Wheels 5952 Mongooseraildragster
1971 Mutt Mobile 1971 Hot Wheels 6185 Muttmobile
1971 The Hood 1971 Hot Wheels 6175 Thehood
1972 Funny Money 1972 Hot Wheels 6005 Funnymoney
1972 Mercedes-Benz C-111 1972 Hot Wheels 6169 Mercedes-BenzC-111
1973 Buzz Off 1973 Hot Wheels 6976 Buzzoff
1973 Double Header 1973 Hot Wheels 5880 Doubleheader
1973 Hiway Robber 1973 Hot Wheels 6979 Hiwayrobber
1973 Mongoose 1973 Hot Wheels 6970 Mongoose
1974 Baja Bruiser 1974 Hot Wheels 8258 Bajabruiser
1974 Breakaway Bucket 1974 Hot Wheels 8263 Breakawaybucket
1975 Aeroflash Flying Colors 8272 LargeCharge 1979
1975 American Victory 1975 Hot Wheels 7662 Americanvictory
1975 Backwoods Bomb 1975 Hot Wheels 7670 Backwoodsbomb
1975 Chevy Monza 2+2 1975 Hot Wheels 7671 Chevymonza22
1975 Chief's Special 1975 Hot Wheels 7665 Chiefsspecial
1975 Emergency Squad 1975 Hot Wheels 7650 Emergencysquad
1975 Gremlin Grinder 1975 Hot Wheels 7652 Gremlingrinder
1975 Gun Slinger 1975 Hot Wheels 7664 Gunslinger
1975 Monte Carlo Stocker 1975 Hot Wheels 7660 Montecarlostocker
1975 Mustang Stocker 1975 Hot Wheels 7644 Mustangstocker
1976 American Hauler 1976 Hot Wheels 9118 Americanhauler
1976 American Tipper 1976 Hot Wheels 9089 Americantipper
1976 Aw Shoot 1976 Hot Wheels 9243 Awshoot
1976 Cool One 1976 Hot Wheels 9120 Coolone1976
1976 Formula 5000 1976 Hot Wheels 9119 Formula5000
1976 Gun Bucket 1976 Hot Wheels 9090 Gunbucket
1976 Inferno 1976 Hot Wheels 9186 Inferno
1976 Jet Threat II 1976 Hot Wheels 8235 Jetthreat2
1976 Lowdown 1976 Hot Wheels 9185 Lowdown
1976 Maxi Taxi 1976 Hot Wheels 9184 Maxitaxi
1977 GMC Motorhome Truckin' Machines 6-pack 9645 Captainamericavan
1978 '57 T-Bird Flying Colors 2013 57 T-Bird YelNoHole
1978 A OK Flying Colors 2016 A-OK 3090ef
1978 Baja Breaker Flying Colors 2022 Baja Breaker Gry
1978 Highway Patrol Flying Colors 2019 Sheriff Patrol - 5403cf
1978 Hot Bird Flying Colors 2014 Hot bird 01
1978 Jaguar XJS Flying Colors 2012 Jag gray
1978 Lickety Six Flying Colors 2017 Lickety six thumb
1978 Packin' Pacer Flying Colors 2015 Packin pacer yellow
1978 Race Bait 308 Flying Colors 2021 308 red
1978 Science Friction Flying Colors 2018 Science friction bw
1979 Auburn 852 Oldies But Goodies 2505 White Auburn 852 - 5376df
1979 Bywayman Speedway Specials 2509 Bywayman Geofry
1979 Flat Out 442 Speedway Specials 2506 Flat Out OrgR
1979 Vetty Funny Drag Strippers 2508 Funny 1983

1980-1984 1.64 Scale

Year Casting Name Debut Series Collector # Toy Number Photo
1980 3-Window '34 3-Window '34 - 5359e
1980 '63 Split Window Corvette Hi-Rakers Th 63corvette001
1981 '37 Bugatti 1981 Hot Wheels 1696 37bugatti
1981 Airport Rescue Workhorses 1699 Airportrescue
1983 Long Shot 1983 Hot Wheels 3768 Longshot
1983 Fiat Ritmo 1983 Hot Wheels 3287 FiatRitmo
1984 '65 Mustang Convertible 1984 Hot Wheels 2007-Classics4Bluebutton
1988 Alien Speed Fleet 5026 Alien Blue
1989 '32 Ford Delivery 1989 Hot Wheels 7672 32forddelivery

1990-1999 1/64 Scale

Year Casting Name Debut Series First Edition # Toy Number Photo
1990 Purple Passion 1990 Hot Wheels Passion AGENTAIR 1
1991 '59 Caddy 1991 Hot Wheels 59 Caddy PnkRR
1991 Buick Stocker 1991 Hot Wheels Buick Stocker RosesSymb
1991 Ferrari 250 1991 Hot Wheels Ferrari 250 YelBWcrm
1991 Ferrari 348 1991 Hot Wheels Ferrari 348 Yel
1991 Ford Aerostar 1991 Hot Wheels Ford Aerostar Purple
1992 '56 Flashsider 1992 Hot Wheels '56 Flashsider - 6407df
1992 Aeroflash 1992 Hot Wheels Aeroflash PnkUH
1992 Blimp 1992 Hot Wheels Blimp GY
1992 Bulldozer 1992 Hot Wheels CAT Bulldozer - 3188ef
1992 Chevy Lumina 1992 Hot Wheels Chevy Lumina Red
1992 Flashfire 1992 Hot Wheels Flashfire BlkSho
1993 '63 Split Window Corvette 1993 Hot Wheels Th 63corvette015
1993 '93 Camaro 1993 Hot Wheels '93 Camaro Prp
1993 Ammo 1993 Hot Wheels Ammo
1993 Dodge Viper RT/10 1993 Hot Wheels Dodge Viper RedUHG
1993 Jaguar XJ220 1993 Hot Wheels Jaguar XJ220 - 96 TH
1993 Road Pirate 1993 Hot Wheels Road Pirate
1993 Swingfire 1993 Hot Wheels Street Beast MtBluWW
1993 Treadator 1993 Hot Wheels Treadator Red
1993 Vector "Avtech" WX-3 1993 Hot Wheels Vector Avtech PrpUH
1994 Dragster 1994 Hot Wheels Dragster Org
1995 '58 Corvette 1995 Model Series aka First Editions 58 Vette AGENTAIR 3
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 1995 Model Series aka First Editions Hot Wheels City 5 - Dodge Ram 1500
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL 1995 Model Series aka First Editions Mercedes Benz SL RedDk5sp
1995 Power Rocket 1995 Model Series aka First Editions Powerrocket
1995 Side-Splitter 1995 Hot Wheels Side-Splitter - 95 Race Team
1995 Speed Blaster 1995 Model Series aka First Editions Speed Blaster blu5UH
1995 Speed Shark 1995 Hot Wheels Speed Shark BlkBW
1995 Speed-A-Saurus 1995 Model Series aka First Editions Speed A-Saurus GrnBW
1995 Spiderider 1995 Hot Wheels Talbot Lago BlkWW
1995 T-Bird Stocker 1995 Hot Wheels T-Brd Stocker DkRdUH2
1996 '82 Corvette Stingray 1996 Hot Wheels 82 Corvette Stingray Grn7sp
1996 Chevy 1500 1996 First Editions Chevy 1500 GrySm5spBlk
1996 Rail Rodder 1996 First Editions FE Rail Rodder
1996 Street Cleaver 1996 First Editions Cleaver 5sp
1997 '59 Chevy Impala 1997 First Editions '59 Chevy Impala Pink
1997 Skullrider 1997 Hot Wheels Skullrider CC
1998 '50's Buick Woody 1998 Elwoody custom Cars 2-car set '50's Buick Woody - 5566ef

2000-2009 1/64 Scale

Year Casting Name Debut Series First Edition # Toy Number Photo
2000 Metrorail Nash Metropolitan 2000 First editions 23 Metrorail Mike Nuttall
2004 Ozzenberg (Crooze) 2004 first editions 75 Ozzenberg (Crooze) 2004 First Editions -75
2003

GT-03

2003 first editions 21 ???? GT-03.2012 3-Pack
2004 '34 Ford Delivery Auto Affinity special delivery #4 34FordDelivery 09TH Reg
2004 2 Cool 2004 First editions #16 23-11-10 003
2004 C6 Corvette 2004 First Editions 58/101 C6 Corvette AGENTAIR 6
2005 Jack Hammer Acceleracers Jack Hammer GldR
2006 Bone Shaker 2006 First Editions Boneshaker-BBB01
2006 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Hot Wheels Classics Series 2 21/30 Vwbugconvertible
2007 '66 Batmobile 2007 New Models 15/36 FE 66 Batmobile
2007 '69 Ford Mustang 2007 New Models 4/36 69 mustang AGENTAIR 3
2007 Straight Pipes 2007 New Models 12/36 Hw straightpipes 2007a
2008 Corvette Grand Sport 2008 New Models 8/40 CorvetteGrandSportBlue
2008 H2Go 2008 New Models 35/40 H2Go-1
2008 Pass'n Gasser 2008 New Models Pass'n gasser purple
2008 Semi Fast II (W/ Phil Riehlman) All stars #5/36 5/36 Semi.fast.ii.m6921.a
2009 Custom '66 GTO Wagon Hot Wheels Classics Series 5 66 GTO Wagon - CS5 Set
2009 Tri-Baby Too HotWheelsCollectors.com Series 8 Tri Baby Too - HWC LW

OTHER DESIGNS

Year Casting Name Debut Series First Edition # Toy Number Photo
1975 Motocross 1 1975 Hot Wheels 7668 Motocross1

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