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#1 RenMarx

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:57 AM

Not really sure what year these Renwals were made but I have been looking for this yellow and the green one for many months. Finally got them both last week.
I took the axles and wheels off to clean it up a little, so it would roll again. Had some serious rust on the axles. Used my rust eraser and some mild sandpaper
and now it rolls like new. Green one is on it's way still, stay tuned!
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#2 Phil R

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:56 PM

RM, I've always thought that the Speed King was a classic design. Here are my 5. The multi-color is 10" and was motorized and non-motorized. The fun with them is there are so many colors.

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#3 RenMarx

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:51 PM

I like yours Phil! Great collection you have there. I have just started collecting these after looking at them for years.
I did notice the larger one on ebay right now for round 65 bucks I think. I mainly want the ones that are around 4 1/4 inches in length.
Do you or anyone know of a great plastic glue for toys?
Thanks,
Perry

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:45 PM

Here's the green one that showed up this week. Number 7 on the hood.
Metallic green with burnt orange wheels.
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 08:44 PM

This one also came in the mail today. Great condition, I really like the metallic versions of the SpeedKing cars.
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#6 Joe K.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:21 PM

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I really like the look of these; moving while standing still!

Great to see what some "spit & polish" can do to restore them to their former glory.

Here's a little background on their origins:

http://www.oldclassi...kyautounion.htm
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Joe Knedlhans - Owner/Curator
The Toy Robot Museum @ Stoudtburg Village
Adamstown, Pennsylvania

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:28 PM

Thank you for that Joe!

Here's the little case I put the Speed King cars in. The back of the case I lined with a reproduction Flash Gordan movie poster, for effect! Yes there are some other cars and trucks in there too, Renwal and Dillon Beck mainly. With the 2 Pyrotomic whistles in the back of bottom row.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:59 AM

Nice additions! Your display case looks great.
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