This Hot Wheels Hot Bird is dated 1977. It comes in various colors over the years. The ones shown here have Diecast frames with a Diecast body. They’re from the Blackwalls era. The ones with the gold rims are from The Hot Ones line. As shown, these are made in Hong Kong and Malaysia. The black one with the red interior is quite rare, as it was released later. I’m not quite sure of the year released, but it’s definitely hard to find. ~ Steve
The White Semi Truck Tractor Cab was released in 1981 with an American Grain Trailer. It was in the color white. It is dated 1980 on the frame. It was later released with the California Construction trailer in red. It came along with the yellow bulldozer as seen in these pictures. The later was released as a Hot Wheels Big Rigs. The cab has a Diecast body on a Diecast frame. The middle tires of the tractor cab has rubber tread. The California Construction trailer is plastic only. I may not have all the options of colors or trailers listed here. This is from the Blackwalls era. It was made in Hong Kong. ~Steve
Here we have a Hot Wheels GMC Tractor Cab Semi Truck that came in yellow, and red. The yellow one as you see here was available with a United Grain Hauling Trailer. They’re dated 1980, and sold in 1981. They’re made in Hong Kong. They’re from the Blackwalls era. They have Diecast frames, and have rubber treads on their middle tires, as well as the trailer’s tires. It’s not uncommon to find them for sale with the Diecast mud flaps located under the front bumper missing. Somehow they sometimes break off during play. Please note: there could be some other colors or variations of trailers that are not mentioned in my posts. ~ Steve
Here are some examples of the various Hot Wheels Steering Rigs that were available with the Kenworth Tractor Cab. It was a Blackwalls era truck. It was available in white or blue. It was dated 1980. Made in Hong Kong. It was released in 1981. It has rubber tread on the middle tires of the tractor cab, as well as the trailer. It was available with the Arco Tanker trailer, or the Hot Wheels Racing Team Boxed trailer. Also shown here is a pink version that was released later in 1989 under the Hot Wheels Big Rigger Color Changers Line. It was made in Malaysia. It came with 2 cars, and a white car hauler trailer. It did not have the rubber tread on the middle tires as did the earlier Steering Rigs versions. It also didn’t have a steering wheel. We will continue the rest of the Hot Wheels Steering Rigs on my next post. ~Steve
Here, we look at the Hot Wheels Steering Rigs Peterbilt tractor cab semi truck. It was available in red, and orange. The red one was also available with a Shell Tanker Trailer in a package as a set. The middle wheels have rubber tread. The frame of the truck is Diecast. The rims are Blackwalls. This was released in 1982. The truck is dated 1980. It was made in Hong Kong. Collector #5669. I’ll continue to my next posts with the rest of the Hot Wheels Steering Rigs before we move on to other vehicles in the Hot Wheels collection. ~Steve
This Steering Rigs Tractor Cab is made in Hong Kong. It has a Diecast frame, and a Diecast body. It’s orange, and came with decals to attach. It was released in 1982. It is dated 1981 on the frame. It has the rubber treads on the middle set of tires. This is part of the Blackwalls era of Hot Wheels. The collector number is 5675.
This Semi truck is yellow, and was made in Hong Kong. It has a Diecast frame with a Diecast body. The middle wheels on the tractor cab as well as the trailers wheels have rubber tread on them. I imagine that the reason Mattel installed rubber tread over the wheels, is to give the truck more traction as one would steer the steering wheel. This truck was released in 1982. The tractor is dated 1981 on the frame. This is part of the Blackwalls era of Hot Wheels.
What’s pictured here is on a red French card. It was also made on a blue card for the USA.
Hot Wheels Bigfoot Champions Monster Rig. This was released in 1991 with a flat bed trailer, and a monster truck on the trailer. This rig is a Ford LTL with a plastic frame, and a Diecast body. It has Blackwalls wheels. It is dated 1981 and made in Malaysia. It is compatible with Hot Wheels Steering Rigs trailers.