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MPC’s Hot new Wheels: Don Prudhomme’s “Yellow Feather” 1972 Dragster

posted by Ken Holewczynski 8:52 AM
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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To say we’re excited to be able to release an official version of Don Prudhomme’s 1972 “Yellow Feather” Hot Wheels rear engine dragster would be a major understatement. With both Hot Wheels and Prudhomme on board, we’re planning several kits starting with the Yellow Feather.

Prudhomme’s ’72 car was an exercise in vehicular weight loss and the new rear engine AA/TF was dubbed the “Yellow Feather.” For our release we’re utilizing our existing tooling but have added all new rear wing struts to match Prudhomme’s car, a new injector scoop and an additional front bicycle wheel half, as the Snake’s car didn’t use the ringed version.

Plus, as a great bonus for vintage drag fans, the box art features photos from the one and only Steve Reyes, who’s career captured all of the famous cars from drag racing’s history. We’re also including a 4-page card showcasing more of Steve’s photos as both a collector’s piece and as reference for the serious modeler. And, as if that’s not enough, we’re including an all new cardboard display base.

We have even more exciting Hot Wheels and Prudhomme kits in development that will blow everyone away! We’re also planning a few kits featuring The Snake’s famous racing rival, Tom “the Mongoose” McEwen. For drag racing modelers, MPC and AMT can’t be beat.

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6 Responses to “MPC’s Hot new Wheels: Don Prudhomme’s “Yellow Feather” 1972 Dragster”

  1. George Belknap says:

    ALLRIRGHT!!! First of all I’m glad to finally see this dragster in kit form. Long overdue. Second, I’m glad to hear you’re planning more Prudhomme Vehicles. Hopefully the white Hot Wheels ‘Cuda. Another car that is over due as a kit. Third, You are also planning vehicles based on McEwen’s cars.
    YEAH! Kits based on two of the most famous drag racers in the history of the sport.

  2. George Belknap says:

    GREAT! Finally, a new Prudhomme kit. This vehicle was long overdue for release as a kit. Glad to see Round 2 has gotten the license for Prudhomme and McEwen. Hopefully we’ll see McEwen’s blue Hot Wheels Dragster and the Hot Wheels White Cuda and Blue Duster.

    Really glad to see these two icons of Drag Racing being represented again in kits of their famous cars.

  3. Rocketfin says:

    Awesome work guys, that’s gonna be a hot seller. I know I need one (or a couple). Speaking of Hot Wheels, I always wondered why AMT never had Hot Wheels stuff all over the Deora and the Silhouette. Both were Hot Wheels cars I believe. Lots of tie ins there. All we need now is a 1/25 scale Twin Mill plastic model to make a whole set LOL (I wish!).

    As always, I’m looking forward to this kit. A+++++ 🙂

  4. Chris Hale says:

    Please make these kits

  5. JeffreyHammerly says:

    Love it you guys are on the right track . Great Snake Cars we will scoop em up , make em .. The Fans ..

  6. Ed Beers says:

    AWESOME !!! This is great news for us Snake and Mongoose fans. It will be great to have this legendary car complete with decals and cool photographs.Can’t wait for the Mongoose also. Will make great additions to my Snake & Mongoose display case.Keep making these great kits. We never outgrow the ccolness of 1970s drag racing.Any chance of making the Snake & Mongoose Haulers and Funny Cars?

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