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Little Red Wagon
Modified Classic 1965 Dodge Truck

  • Original year: 1966
  • Company: IMC
  • Scale: 1/25
  • Designer: Bill Golden

The Little Red Wagon made its first public appearance early in '65. It was an instant hit with drag racing fans and before long the "world's fastest truck" was scheduled in at major strips all across the country. Owner-driver Bill "Maverick" Golden and the Wagon soon found themselves before the TV cameras filming Dodge truck commercials. Magazine photographers risked their lives to get dramatic shots of the Wagon doing its famous wheelies. Before the season was over Maverick and the Little Red Wagon were the most talked about combination in drag racing. As 1966 rolled around those who missed the Wagon on its first tour asked for a rerun, and so Maverick found himself with another solid year of bookings.

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Dave's comments:

Everyone had a little red wagon when growing up. Not exactly like this, but you get the point. Here's a link to an article about the real thing. This classic Little Red Wagon was reissued by Lindberg in 1993.
Here are some enlightenting comments by Richard King:

The IMC Little Red Wagon kit came in 2 versions. The original kit was molded in gloss red (the Wagon's original color as it came off the assembly line.) In 1966, when Bill Golden changed the color to a darker metalflake red, IMC changed the color of the model plastic to suit. I think this is about the time the "unassembled" wording was added to the box. I suspect that, due to the unique 360 views on the box some people might believe it was toy and already assembled.

Mr. Golden bought the truck from the Ramchargers race team. It was originally going to be a "go-fast" drag truck but due to its (obvious) inability to keep the front end down, they decided it didn't fit in with their program.



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