The Inside Story is a Hot Wheels Original Model designed to look like a van. Due to the huge glass window and sunroof, nothing gets in the way of your view. A mid-mounted engine is located between the driver and the passenger. This makes sure that the back can be fully filled with a race car! That's right, this van is transporting a formula 1 styled race car. Because of the large window, the van is telling its "Inside Story".
This model has also been released under the name of Spider-Man Van, Silver Surfer and Beach Blaster.
The Inside Story has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes||Photo|
|-||1979||Classy Customs||Grey||Red, Yellow & Blue tampos on sides||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Blue)||Chrome||BW||2510||Hong Kong|
|1979||Mainline &||White||Black, Red and Blue "Spider Man"||Blue / Plastic||Clear||Red||BW||2852||Hong Kong||Named Spider-Man Van|
|1980||Mainline||Yellow||Purple and Red tampos on sides||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Blue)||Chrome||BW||2510||Hong Kong|
|1981||Mainline||Chrome||Black and Red "Silver Surfer"||Blue / Plastic||Tinted (Blue)||Red||BW||3300||Hong Kong||Named Silver Surfer|
|1983||Speed Machines||Red||no tampo||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Yellow)||Whit||BW||3300||Malaysia|
|528||1997||Mainline||White||Red and Gray tampos on sides||Gray / Plastic||Clear||Red||BW||16811||India||Named Beach Blaster|
|1998||Mainline||White||"Silver Surfer" on side||Gray / Plastic||Clear||Red||BW||2510||India|