by it’s chrome star trim along its sides, a feature on all Star Chiefs.
which served as the foundation for the popular Bonneville.
When the storyline of I Love Lucy pointed towards a Hollywood setting in the 1954-1955 season,
the characters “drove” (in episode 110, “California Here We Come”) to the West Coast in a 1955 Star Chief convertible.
For 1967, Pontiac dropped the Star Chief name for United States sales and renamed the mid-priced model the Executive.
Stock # 5053
Color: Blue / White
Top up version
The 1934 Fords from Ertl may lack the extended detail that we find on many of current diecast offerings but they do offer the essential features common to the models produced in late 90’s such as steerable wheels, opening doors and hood.
The featured 34’s above are the general issue “Sunburst Orange Metallic” 34 Ford #7278 which was released in 1997 and Warner Bros. 2000 limited edition release (#29134) 34 which featured cold cast figures of Bugs Bunny and Taz.
Bill Grumpy Jenkins 1970 Camaro
In the early seventies, Pro Stock was Drag Racing’s fastest growing competition category because
of it’s popularity with the fans. The Bill Jenkins Grumpy’s Toy Camaro was one of the most popular.
The sleek new body style and huge rear wheel wells lent themselves perfectly to Pro Stock Racing.
Powering this 1970 Camaro is a Jenkins Competition 430-cubic inch GM rat motor
featuring Edelbrock tunnel ram intake with a pair of 750-Holley carburetors.
In the July 1970 issue of Hot Rod Magazine “Grumpy’s Toy VIII” was unveiled to the
world in a four-page tech feature article written by famed automotive writer Bud Lang. *
Due to the late introduction of the new body style and other delays, the Grumpy’s new
Camaro got a late start on the season. With the help of his “Super crew”, he was again at the
top of the Pro Stock class running the quarter mile in 9.6 seconds at 145mph.
* Information taken from Hot Rod Magazine!
** Content taken from model box Art
Photos by tCote