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    Ok...so I'm confused on this one. Ive always been a big Waltrip collector. Going through the pile of stuff I have I noticed these 2 use the same trading card in the package. Date on the back of the card is the same. But what I notice is one car has the side decal where the other is missing. Then I notice the back end. Look at the car on top where there is the groove under the spoiler where as the bottom car is a smooth finish. What gives...
     

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    Don't take this as fact, but I thought I recalled some one telling me that would run out of one casting and just substitute a different one even for the same year. The early Racing Champions were never big on accuracy or consistency.
     
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    My best resource and point of reference has always been Billy Kingsley and the Diecast 101 thread. I haven't seen him around though for quite some time. Does anyone know how he's doing?
     
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    You are correct, RC was well known for the variant cars, that is what made them fun to find.
     
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    The old Diecast Digest magazine use to have a whole page dedicated to all the variations of the 1/64 cars from 89-96 in the issue I still had. There is close to 70 variations of cars from package changes, wheels, stickers etc. I remember how great it was to find those error cars because of the poor manufacturing at that time.
     
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    I seriously miss that magazine
     
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    You and me both! I remember when there were 3-4 diecast magazines every month. Mobilia was another favorite when it was like a newspaper. I used them as check lists and seeing what new releases were coming soon.

    Funny how times have changed in the past 25 years where back then you could go to the bookstore and easily buy 30 magazines a month on cars, diecast collecting, toys, comics, and plenty of other hobbies. Sunday would be my reading day where I took a break from college work, regular work projects, and went from one magazine to the next for hours. Thanks to the Internet most of the magazines I read are long gone. I am all for progress but I do miss those lazy reading Sundays. Just not the same reading on a tablet or computer. Do I sound like and old fart or what!? lol
     
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