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Hi Dave

Welcome to the HW Wikia. You have some nice hard-to-find variations that I'M still looking for, and I have a couple thousand too. It's a lot harder to fill the holes of my pre-2000 collection these days. One question about your edits though. I appreciate your contributions, but I think you should reconsider deleting the space between hot links like you did in the Classic Cobra page. The space helps to keep the two links separate. Thanks for your help. Vista69 22:33, September 7, 2009 (UTC)

I see the changes your talking about in the history comparison. I am not sure how that happened, or for that matter how to reverse it. The only change i recall doing was adding a note for 1 version. please re-add spaces, as i am not sure where thay go. Sinnin 04:50, September 8, 2009 (UTC)
I figured out the change and tried to reverse it. It did not seem to fix and when i compare history it shows a completely different edit. I think i will let you try and fix. Please note i did not remove those spaces in any of my edits.Sinnin 04:57, September 8, 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, thought you deleted the spaces on purpose, things happen. I fixed it. Vista69 12:13, September 8, 2009 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks for re-editing my page I started(Pontiac Firebird Starter Set)! JapSkylineDrifter 06:36, October 2, 2009 (UTC)

About you

Hey Dave, I just read your profile and am definitely glad you are back in the collecting scene. I myself have given up in the rat race as well. I check stores maybe once a week or so and still get most cars. I used to go crazy if I didn't get a particular car but now I really just collect what I like. If its impossible to find, I just trade for it or buy it off ebay when the price comes down. Thanks for posting a little about you! BigBadBrad01 07:53, October 14, 2009 (UTC)

Im trying to only buy a few mainline cars, but im addicted to finding the Larrys garage collection (the initials are such a pointless chase so i dont search for them) and the classic series. Its so hard to say no, Once you can admit your an addict, theres no such thing as moderation. Sinnin 09:46, October 14, 2009 (UTC)


David, I just wanted to let you know that I think your photography skills are really improving. Your latest picture of the Swingfire plow looks great. What's your secret? Did you change the lighting? I think it helps a lot by not using the tan formica base. Keep up the great work. Thanks, Mike Vista69 13:30, October 16, 2009 (UTC)

Thanks Mike. I've been doing alot of trial and error. My original images were taken with the car sitting on the bathroom counter, with a hand held camera, using the flash. The new ones (you would laugh if you saw my "studio") are taken using 2 5-gallon buskets to hold up a 4' floresent light fixture. with the car sitting between the buckets on a piece of glossy photo paper. For a tripod im using an old shoe box. that gives the height for the camera, and im now shooting with the flash off. But I cannot improve the image quality of the camera. The built in lens is not happy about shooting those close ups. and the color is always very yellow. So using MS office picture manager, ive found a very cool little tool that allows you to select a piece of the image that should be perfect white and it corrects the entire image for you. Over all I spent zero $$ But the secret is that editing tool. I will post some images of the unedited vs the final product. Sinnin 20:08, October 16, 2009 (UTC)
here are my before and after... Raw studio image(resized of course) and the final color corrected cropped version 57belair larrys magenta I really want a new camera now =P Sinnin 20:36, October 16, 2009 (UTC)

Lighting,,, THE #1 Reason between good and less than good pictures. I've been taking pictures of my cars (digitally) for at least ten years. I'm STILL looking for the best lighting. A couple cameras and an uncountable combination of lighting types and I still haven't found the perfect combination. Sometimes I tend to narrow it down to what I like to see but my pics will never be good enough for everyone.

Your picture taking set-up doesn't sound too much different than mine. I took a couple pics of my own current picture studio and put them up on my page for the fun of it.

So here's a call out for everyone else.... Let's share pictures of our picture taking space. I'd like to see how pros like, Kenny, does his. Mike, Vista69 16:08, October 17, 2009 (UTC)

I need to get a nice light with a base like you got there, sure beats what im doing. I will try and get a pic of my buckets up this weekend sometime. Oh and as for the pictures of the rollpatrol jeeps. They were all taken with my old system, so ive decided to retake them. I just gotta back track through the collection and find them again =P Sinnin 19:36, October 17, 2009 (UTC)
I remodeled a house a few years ago with most of the of deceased owners stuff still in the house. The new owner told me to trash everything, so I'm guessing that's where I got the light. I just recently unburied it from the clutter in my basement and after years of trying different types of bulbs and lights and filters, I think I'm finally happy with the color of this florescent lamp. I just hope I can replace the tube when it eventually blows out. Vista69 21:03, October 17, 2009 (UTC)
Sorry I just saw this exchange, but I've been busy the last few months. My mother passed away New Year's Day and we took care of her here at home. But anyway, here's a link to my photo setup and it's almost as cheap a setup as David's, but not quite. I had to drink two jars of instant tea first. But other than that, it's low cost and can be duplicated almost anywhere. Happy New Year everyone and I'll be back soon. Here's the link:

HaarFager 17:41, January 3, 2010 (UTC)


Thanks, David, for catching that error I made on the Hot Wheels Volcano Series on the List of 2010 Hot Wheels page. I realized what I did now. I first added the link, but to the wrong header - Race World Cave. Cave - Volcano, they're pretty similar and confused me. Then, I just copied the header for Race World Cave, with the link to Race World Volcano, and pasted it over the plain Race World Volcano header. But I forgot to change the word "cave" to "volcano," and I didn't notice it. But, you caught it, so thanks! HaarFager 09:09, December 15, 2009 (UTC)

Ya no problem, I didnt even realize you just made the edit or I would have let you fix it. I thought I was the only one here Sinnin 09:13, December 15, 2009 (UTC)
No, I probably wouldn't have gone back and noticed it. I was working on the 2010 Race World Volcano Series page and wouldn't have even noticed the error, so I'm glad you fixed it.
It's a good example for new users to see how easy it is to make simple errors, even somebody like me. So they shouldn't be so worried about making errors that they don't even try. Just jump right in and if you do happen to do something wrong, somebody will notice it eventually. It's all a learing process and the main thing is, like I always tell people on here, concentrate on having fun! So, thanks, David for correcting my error! HaarFager 09:37, December 15, 2009 (UTC)

Hot Wheels Garage

Hey David, I see that you started updating the Hot Wheels Garage based off of today's news. Do you want me to finish it or are you going to take care of it? Let me know. By the way, good work lately. I love all your new pics! BigBadBrad01 04:52, October 29, 2009 (UTC)

I will finish updating the numbers, then you can re-arrange the page to put them in order. A few dont seem to match up, like the 300c, and the 57 chevy. im updating a little at a time cause i keep getting script errors and have to start over Sinnin 04:57, October 29, 2009 (UTC)
numbers are added, its your page so i will let you take over, also check the 57 chevy and 300. thanks for the compliments! Sinnin 11:58, October 29, 2009 (UTC)

shoe box

Hey Sinnin,it's the pest again.I wonder if you'd be good enough to check out my latest gaffe,on the shoe box page.I copied all the codes,added a category and thought I did everything like the one before.Again however,I didn't do it correctly.The coding was a little different,I thought it was just the old code,like Y'all were taking about.That's what I get for thinking.Let me know where I fouled up this one also.If you would.ThanksPirate4722 07:10, December 2, 2009 (UTC)

Im not sure if you were trying to add that picture to the gallery or give it a new line entry in the version table. It appeared to favor the gallery more, so thats where I corrected the coding. Try using the preview button next to the "save page". That way you can really try messing with the code and see what everthing does. If you dont like what you see use the "undo" button at the top. when all else fails just hit the back button on the browser, then start over. Dont get discouraged, sooner or later everything will just click!! Sinnin 07:40, December 2, 2009 (UTC)

Thanx again(one more time) between bein' stupid and a contract in my left eye,I'll get it yet!!! Pirate4722 02:30, December 20, 2009 (UTC)


Welcome to 2,000+ edits, David. You've contributed a lot of positive information to the site in the short time that you've been a member. thnks for the help, and keep up the good work. Mike, Vista69 05:01, December 20, 2009 (UTC)

Thank you!! Sinnin 13:05, December 20, 2009 (UTC)
Yeah! Great job. You get the pix up before I even see the cars in the store. BigBadBrad01 07:28, December 21, 2009 (UTC)
Thank you too!! the delivery and garage cars are from a subscription, and the rest are just good luck at local stores. Sinnin 09:30, December 21, 2009 (UTC)
You don't happen to have any extras of the Cool-One & '50s Chevy Truck from the Hot Wheels Delivery? Maybe we could set up a trade or something if you do. Let me know, thanks! BigBadBrad01 06:39, December 22, 2009 (UTC)
I have them all available, Come to Las Vegas and get 1 of each!! PM me on HWC as sinasster Sinnin 11:33, December 22, 2009 (UTC)

New Series

Hi David,Happy New Year.I think I bumped into a New Series of Hot Wheels.I was over at Walleys' straightening out the Hot Wheels pegs and behind a Monster Jam I found a whole row of SPEED MACHINES !!I only bought the Corvette C6R.I'm not that big of a "Vette" fan,but I had to buy something.Even bein' a "Vette" it's a really cool car.If you want to make a new section for them I'll upload the image and the names and info on the other cars.They apparently are all new 2010 stuff.Let me know what you want to do.Pirate4722 00:10, January 3, 2010 (UTC)

There is a section for these its called Speed Machines (2010). I have recently bought a subscription to these so i am expecting the cases to start showing up at my door soon.. I am really excited about these, I cant wait to get them!! Sinnin 00:33, January 3, 2010 (UTC)
Sounds really cool I'll find the section and try and upload the Corvette,OK?Pirate4722 16:57, January 3, 2010 (UTC)


I did the 'Vette but had trouble with the Shaker and had to go to work.Thanx.I think I finally figured it out,with the help of some really cool people.We'll see!!Pirate4722 00:54, January 5, 2010 (UTC)

Your problem with the shaker was you made a typo on the file name. Its not the first time ive fixed your file name typos. The file name is supposed to be the easy part :) Great Job! Every time you learn something it makes the next edit so much easier! Sinnin 03:29, January 5, 2010 (UTC)

That's probably due to Cataract I have on my good(?) or what was,my good eye.So if you've ever thought,GEEZ-that guy must be blind,you're on the right trak.That situation should be resolved reasonably soon though.Thanx for all your help.Pirate4722 03:58, January 5, 2010 (UTC)


Just so you know, at Hot Wheels Garage, '41 Pro-Mod Willys is '41 Willys. Fclass 18:54, January 7, 2010 (UTC)

Yes and for this release it is called '41 Pro-Mod Willy. I created a new redirect page. Perhaps they have changed the name to help differentiate it with the new Custom '41 Willys Coupe Sinnin 21:26, January 7, 2010 (UTC)


Hey David.The other day you mentioned that I was making a repetitious typo.Don't happen to remember what it was by any chance?"Cause I must be making it on this Rocket Box. Thanx again.Pirate4722 16:42, January 9, 2010 (UTC)

your file names change when you upload them. your rocket box file is 100 3590.jpg there is no dash there, you always type in a dash between the numbers. I always have the picture i want open in another window so i can copy/paste the name into my code. Sinnin 21:14, January 9, 2010 (UTC)

See what I mean by being blind.Thanks one more timePirate4722 23:39, January 9, 2010 (UTC)


Hey David!How do you add a Gallery section? I've got some Vari Tampos & images I'd like to add to AAR Cuda.Thanx,as alwayys.Pirate4722 21:13, January 10, 2010 (UTC)

I have the gallery on my user page for just this reason. Go to that one or any gallery and click the edit button for the gallery. Then go to the code view, and copy the code. Then paste it at the bottom of the page where you would like to place it. To add images just replace the "image not availabe.jpg" with your image. Sinnin 22:56, January 10, 2010 (UTC)

Hi David,you've probably been thinking what a pleasure its been not hearing from me.Well as usual I'm still fouling things up.I'm in a jam with the 41 Ford.Don't know why just need you to fix it.if you will be so kind.Thanks for the hundredth time Pirate4722 03:03, February 15, 2010 (UTC)

Ome other thing I'm going to se an eye doc. in the AM Pirate4722 03:07, February 15, 2010 (UTC)

Its fixed, im not sure what you did, but i think your getting worse.. haha Sinnin 03:49, February 15, 2010 (UTC)

Hey David...Well I finally got the other stuff down pretty well and tried the Gallery thing.I got a Gallery,but it's on a seperate page by itself.I suppose I need to link the two together.Woul you steer me in the correct direction.I've put quite a few pics.up in the last few days.My eye thing helped a lot.Anyhow thanks for the assistance..ATB Pirate4722 10:51, March 13, 2010 (UTC)

I would love to help you, But i cant figure out what it is you want me to do. Sinnin 02:47, March 14, 2010 (UTC)

Sorry David.I tried to add a gellery page to the AAR Cuda and it went to it's own new page.I wanted it to go to thr bottom of the aar page.I guess it's due to gross ingnorance on my part,but I'm lern'in.Sorry to be so vague and I hope this what you need to know.Many thanks, Pirate4722 03:31, March 14, 2010 (UTC)

I added a gallery to the page for you. as for the new page that was created with your attempt.... well thats no where to be found. And dont ever think your a bother, unlike many of the noobs around here, at least you have something to contribute. Sinnin 10:10, March 14, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks very much David,for both your assistance as well as the compliment.I just want to add,I'm grateful to finally be able to really contribute . Pirate4722 16:46, March 14, 2010 (UTC)

And it's not hard to be able to recognize the truly serious people who edit things here. People like you, Pirate, can be spotted a mile away as serious, good members here on the wiki. Thanks for all you do, and you too, David! And anybody else out there adding good things here. HaarFager 18:01, March 14, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the kind words Kenny.I know at first I was a real pain in the butt.I'll try to make up for it.If you and David didn't have the patience you do,I would have been,long gone. Pirate4722 20:18, March 14, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Again

Hey Dave, Thanks for restoring those pages back to English. I'm not sure what User:EDWIN NARANJO CUERVO was doing but I had warned him and he kept changing the pages. Was it a lot of work to change them back? I didn't have much time last night to do so, so I appreciate you doing that for me. Anyways, Thanks again! BigBadBrad01 15:08, February 17, 2010 (UTC)

No problem, I only had trouble with one page, after undoing 1 edit, the wikia would say it couldnt undo any more due to conflicting edits (something along those lines), So I had to view an old version and copy/paste all the text back into the edit window. All the rest were simple undos. He seems to have positive contributions, but its strange that he thought translating the site to spanish was a good idea. I noticed he just registered, but didnt someone else translate some pages a few months ago?? Sinnin 07:25, February 18, 2010 (UTC)


Hi Dave.Hey,who had the Convoy? Target? I'm seeing those baby's everywhere,except at any of my local sources.My hours are pretty flexible too.I check every day at all different times,but,nothin'.Same on the Torino!

I walked into walmart after work at 2am, looking for the new boneshaker monster jam duo, saw 12 new delivery cars on the pegs and an empty box on the floor. Looking at the cars I found 3 convoys, im not a horder but obviously I picked up all 3. I also have the case on order from 1stopdiecast, so i will soon have lots of trade bait. as for the torino, I bought that at the recent convention here in vegas... i did however find the camaro at walmart!! .... but still no boneshaker.

Hmmmm...If I don't find one soon,I might just "take the bait"!!!

Pirate4722 02:02, March 20, 2010 (UTC)

Pirate4722 21:36, March 19, 2010 (UTC)

What kind of Boneshaker are you looking for? Even I found a Treasure Hunt version! So, if I found one, there must be bunches! That's the only way to explain my finding one. HaarFager 02:32, March 20, 2010 (UTC)
Im looking for the Monster Jam duo (hot wheels car paired up with a monster jam truck) This new version is retooled with a closed roof. It just came out, so i should be able to find one... in time! Sinnin 04:33, March 20, 2010 (UTC)
I was really Looking for a Convoy.I wouldn't mind one of those Shaker Combo deals myself.

I drove 25 miles(1 way)to the next nearest Wally's to my normal one.They had about five of the 57 Cevy duos,funky green,and that was all.I did find a GY Shaker though.Also another Ivory AAR Cuda.I think I realized another Vary,I'm still researching it.I went to the K Mart near there and found a bunch of short cards.I needed 14 for another K Day 'vette.They're pretty cool.Just had to have another.You know.

Pirate4722 04:52, March 20, 2010 (UTC)


Thanx Buddy,when I listed it I strongly suspected the wheel type was other than Y5.However what it was for certain eluded me.If it did indeed prove to be incorrect I was sure that one of my compatriots would come to the rescue.Pirate4722 00:49, April 4, 2010 (UTC)
No problem, The new wheel J5 is new for 2010 and all the Night Burnerz cars will have them. I think J5 stands for Japan 5 Spoke, for the import tuners cars. These muscle cars in that series, leave me with doubs as to the real meaning of the name
Sounds like a plausible theory to me!!

Pirate4722 01:55, April 4, 2010 (UTC)

Photo Replacement Permissions

Sinnin, Hi. Would you mind if I replaced this image? I noticed you had some problems with the white balance on it. '32vicky Brown Here is the professional quality photo I'd hoped to replace it with. 2010 32FordVickyBrown Thanks in advance for your quick response. Natesrides

You may replace my image, I know that image was bad. I dont have a problem with you upgrading my images, just please dont upload over top of mine Sinnin 21:17, April 12, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. Yes, I will keep that in mind. I was unaware it would cause problems for anyone to do it that way, and it certainly appears that was the way it was intended to be done. Though, apparently it's not to everyone's liking, so I'll do it the other way.--Natesrides 21:35, April 12, 2010 (UTC)

I hope you don't mind me editing some of your photos. I went to school for graphic design so I have some experience with photoshop and just like to tweak some of the photos to make them a little clearer. I hope I am uploading them right and not messing up your photos but if I am just let me know how to do it correctly because I just joined yesterday.

Your doing everything perfectly, I have a cheap point and shoot camera, so i do a lot of editing myself just to get them presentable, My editing tools (MS office picture manager) does seem to blur the image details slightly. so all your improvements are welcome and appreciated. Sinnin 02:42, April 13, 2010 (UTC)


HEY Dave.I Tried to add a gallery section to 56 Merc.I don't believe it scrambled any of the others.However it's not correct.I thought I followed the codes exactly.I wonder if you would be kind enough to ascertain where I erred and inform me,Appreciate it! Pirate4722 19:35, April 18, 2010 (UTC)

I fixed it, if you view the history. you can compare what u did to what i did. Im not really sure how you make some of these errors. But it does seem you use the "enter" key in code view as if your typing a text document. careful with that "enter" key


Hello Dave,The mystery at the moment is what is happenig with the mystery cars?I was in the process of inserting the Corvette ZR1 when it would not align,this was early this AM.I thought I'd give it a brake.It was Late and I was tired.I still can't for the life of me asses the malfunction.So in lieu of my spending the entire afternoon attempting to repair the aforementioned.I wonder if you wouldn't mind terribly taking a look.Appreciate it!

Pirate4722 21:03, May 9, 2010 (UTC)

Fixed.. I didnt even know that car was out, i'm still looking for the yellow dodge and the blue wheel rigor motor!! Sinnin 21:43, May 9, 2010 (UTC)
Thank you my friend.I just located it yesterday.

Pirate4722 00:44, May 10, 2010 (UTC)


David, I was wondering if you got my Woodie in the mail yet? The one I sent to you, that is. Kenny HaarFager 06:02, April 27, 2010 (UTC)

I couldn't help but laugh when I read this. Sorry. BigBadBrad01 07:08, April 27, 2010 (UTC)
Very funny, wise guy - now I realize why you're laughing! Perhaps I should have worded that just a little bit differently! Kenny HaarFager 07:18, April 27, 2010 (UTC)
Kenny I did get it. Thank you very much! I completely forgot to let you know. I Have been working on a new attraction at work, and getting it open to the public has kept me very busy... Put the word roller in front of my email addy for a hint on what i do =P. I have an old Pentex MV camera that I should send you. Its worth alot to me, but the ebay prices on resale say otherwise. so i would like to just see it go to a collector who might still appreciate it... i was gonna send it with your package, but since my move i still have not been able to find it. Sinnin 08:49, April 27, 2010 (UTC)
David, I just noticed the part you had written about your old Pentax MV camera. I don't know how I missed it before! I must have just been looking to make sure you had gotten the car I sent that it's the main thing I was thinking of and overlooked the rest. But, as to prices on old cameras - yes, it's disgusting that a camera I paid over $700 for in the 1970's can now sell for about $20! And in even better condition than mine. But, the reverse of that is true also. I picked up a really nice Pentax K1000 for about $20 recently because I always wanted one. It looks like brand new and works perfectly. So, if you ever do find your old Pentax MV, I'd be willing to pay you a fair price. Does it have any accessories or a lens? Sorry this is coming so late, but I just noticed it. I actually came over to your talk page to comment on the category that a "John Wilhelm" added to the Classics page? "Series 6?" Does he know something I don't? Because if he does, it would have been more than just wishing on his part. Well, we'll just have to see if there ever is a Series 6 someday. I don't know why I want a series 6 - I wouldn't see any of them anyway. I suppose my one store has stopped ordering Hot Wheels. None ordered since early December last year. That's the main reason I've not been adding anything new. There is nothing new here to buy and photograph. My stamp collection really is looking better and better all the time. Ha! Kenny HaarFager 03:09, June 28, 2010 (UTC)

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