Red Baron
Debut Series 1970 Hot Wheels
Produced 1970, 1973-1974-1977
Designer Tom Daniel
Howard Rees
Number 6400

Red Baron was a car in the 1970 Hot Wheels series.

The story behind this casting is complex - in 1968 (possibly due to the popularity of the "Peanuts" cartoon character Snoopy's imaginary battles with the Red Baron) Monogram introduced a model kit of a stylized hot-rod incorporating a WWI German infantry helmet (Pickelhaube) and an Iron Cross motif on the radiator. In 1969, Chuck Miller built a working life-size version of the car, and the Hot Wheels casting appeared in 1970. Interestingly, although the Hot Wheels version has fenders (UK: mudguards), neither the Monogram kit nor Miller's car has them.

For a short time, Mattell owned Monogram, and the Hot Wheels "Red Baron" was included as a bonus in some model kit boxes.

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