What Was Your Favorite Childhood Car Toy?

Photo: Delcampe
Photo: Delcampe

Weren’t things so nice, back when you were a kid? Before taxes, before jobs, before you actually looked forward to the end of summer and the return of the school year? People all seem to be clamoring for some bygone era, but I think what they really miss is that lack of responsibility. Well, that, and the car toys.

When you’re an adult trying to climb aboard a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe, people give you looks. They say you’re “well above the weight limit for this toy,” and that you “need to exit this Walmart™ establishment immediately.” Philistines. As a kid, however, you’ve got free access to all manner of wheeled entertainment. In fact, the hardest part is just picking what to play with.

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That’s my pick for my favorite childhood car toy, but what’s yours? Bonus points for something with a good story — we love a good, long comment. Spin me a yarn, and earn yourself a place in the hallowed halls of Answer Of The Day later this week.

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