The superhighways of my future world would always be full of sleek, streamlned supercars. As a child I always assumed that carswould follow the Hot Wheels style and when I grew up, I'd be driving some low slung, metallic coloured landshark that hissed along the road with a whirr of nuclear turbines. Reality never matched my expectations, so now I like to visualise that future on a smaller scale. Besides Hot Wheels and Matchbox, the other vehicular constant in toys was Tonka. Every childs garden or backyard seemed to have at least one yellow truck left out on the lawn in all weathers, or covered in sand or dirt in a corner, waiting to be picked up and driven again like there had been no pause. Personally, I always found them a little too heavy and chunky for my tastes, favouring the smaller scale cars that I could easily team up with Airfix soldiers.
A bigger model that I am keen to find is the Crater Crawler, a chunky moon buggy that I often ran into in toy shops as a child.