Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Mesmorizing Metal Matchbox Monday MB 70 Grit Spreading Truck

In Model Cars > Matchbox Cars > Show & Tell.
Matchbox19 of 117mmmMatchbox Monday MB 50 Ford Kennel TruckMuch More Matchbox Moday MB 25 Bedford Petrol Tanker and MB 32 Leyland Petrol Tanker
19
Love it
0
Like it

SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
mikelv85mikelv85 loves this.
bucketheadbuckethead loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
BrunswickBrunswick loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
elanskielanski loves this.
PhilDMorrisPhilDMorris loves this.
EJW-54EJW-54 loves this.
purvispurvis loves this.
betweenthelensbetweenthelens loves this.
TheGateKeeperTheGateKeeper loves this.
nutsabotas6nutsabotas6 loves this.
jscott0363jscott0363 loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
TassieDevilTassieDevil loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
NewfldNewfld loves this.
CaperkidCaperkid loves this.
See 17 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 2 years ago

    fortapache
    (2128 items)

    Sell Grit! As seen in old comic books. It was a newspaper and I never saw one aside from the comic book ad. Anyway this is a different grit. Here it is called cinders and it is spread on the roads to so cars can get traction on icy roads. There are big piles of it at Panorama Point off the 18. Here they just use dump trucks and not a specialized vehicle like this.
    The Grit Spreading Truck was first sold in 1966 and sold through 1974. In 1970 it got the Superfast wheels so it could race like a Hot Wheels car.
    The exciting feature is the that it actually spreads grit. Or something like grit perhaps salt or sugar. On the box cover it can be seen from where the grit like material emanates. Pulling out a tab on the rear of the truck opens it up such that grittish stuff can be spread.
    For those of you at home this is a Ford truck. It is also a Ford truck for those not at home.

    logo
    Matchbox Cars
    See all
    1/64 Car Lot- REDLINE HOT WHEELS, VINTAGE MATCHBOX, Lambo Bugatti BMW- Choose 5!
    1/64 Car Lot- REDLINE HOT WHEELS, V...
    $10
    VINTAGE MATCHBOX LESNEY No.15d VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 1500 MONTE CARLO BOXED 1968
    VINTAGE MATCHBOX LESNEY No.15d VOLK...
    $13
    MATCHBOX LESNEY No 57A VINTAGE CHEVROLET IMPALA NMINT IN RARE A LESNEY BOX
    MATCHBOX LESNEY No 57A VINTAGE CHEV...
    $50
    Vintage MATCHBOX BP SERVICE STATION with Pumps No Box
    Vintage MATCHBOX BP SERVICE STATION...
    $76
    logo
    1/64 Car Lot- REDLINE HOT WHEELS, VINTAGE MATCHBOX, Lambo Bugatti BMW- Choose 5!
    1/64 Car Lot- REDLINE HOT WHEELS, V...
    $10
    See all

    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      So realistically made, I saw these type trucks sanding our icy roads this winter
    2. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      I'm disappointed not to see evidence of it's grit spreading ability, but that's ok, it's still a very wonderful model. They use to use something similar here to spread blue metal on hot tar (driven backwards of course). I don't think grit has ever been used on any Aussie road.
    3. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      Haha! Love it!
    4. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Newfld.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much racer4four. I shall attempt to do a demo.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much betweenthelens.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      Caperkid
      Newfld
      vetraio50
      TassieDevil
      racer4four
      jscott0363
      nutsabotas6
      TheGateKeeper
      betweenthelens
      purvis
      EJW-54
      PhilDMorris
    8. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      elanski
      Brunswick
      officialfuel
      buckethead
      mikelv85
    9. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.