1997

Kyle Petty and PE2 signed licensing agreements with Mattel. As a result, Hot Wheels returned to the racing scene with the introduction of the Pro Racing series, featuring cars from the NASCAR circuit. The line was divided into two segments: basic cars for kids and more elaborate models targeted at collectors. The basic cars had plastic bases and wheels, came packaged on a card shaped like the number “1” and sold for about $1.99. The collector’s line was more detailed, with metal bases and synthetic rubber wheels. Each included a collector’s card and retailed for approximately $2.99. Apart from the Treasure Hunt cars, the hot releases this year were the Scorchin’ Scooter, 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, Excavator and the ’59 Chevy Impala.

25th Anniversary Lamborghini Countach – 68mm – 1997  – LIST
’33 Ford Roadster (Convertible) – 67mm – 1997 – LIST
’59 Chevy Impala – 76mm – 1997 – LIST
’67 (Pontiac) GTO  – 84mm – 1997 – LIST
’70 Plymouth Barracuda – 82mm – 1997 – LIST
’70 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible – 82mm – 1997 – LIST
’97 Corvette – 77mm – 1997 – LIST
1997 Ford F-150 (Lifted) – 77mm – 1997 – LIST
1997 Pontiac Gran Prix – 75mm – 1997 – LIST
Armored Truck (Car) – 67mm – 1997 – LIST
BMW M(Z3) Roadster – 66mm – 1997 – LIST
BMW M3 (Corgi ) – 77mm – 1997 – LIST
Cement Mixer (Corgi) – 70mm – (1997) – LIST
City Police (Corgi)– 74mm – 1997 – LIST
Dirt Rover (Corgi) – 45mm – 1997 – LIST
Dixie Chopper – 65mm – 1997 – LIST
Excavator – 45mm – 1997 – LIST
Firebird Funny Car – 83mm – 1997 – LIST
Fire-Eater II (Corgi) – 75mm – 1997LIST
Flame Stopper II (Corgi) – 73mm – 1997 – LIST
Ford F-150 – 77mm – 1997  – LIST
Ford Transit Wrecker (Corgi) – 80mm – 1997 – LIST
Highway Builder (Corgi) – 75mm – 1997 – LIST
Jaguar XJ40 (Corgi) – 78mm – 1997 – LIST
Jaguar XJR9 / Jaguar XJR12 (Corgi) – 78mm – 1997  – LIST
Land Rover Mark II (Corgi) – 75mm – 1997 – LIST
Mercedes 2.6 190E Corgi) – 76mm – 1997  – LIST
Mercedes 300TD (Corgi) – 77mm – 1997 – LIST
Mercedes C-Class – 70mm – 1997 – LIST
Micro Submarine – 50mm – 1997 – LIST
Off Road Racer (Corgi)– 68mm – 1997 – LIST
Road Roller (Corgi) – 75mm – 1997 – LIST
Saltflat Racer – 77mm – 1997 – LIST
Sandstinger (Corgi) – 60mm – 1997 – LIST
Scorchin’ Scooter – 70mm – 1997 – LIST
Skullrider – 72mm – 1997 – LIST
Submarine – 86mm – 1997 – LIST
T-Bird Stocker –74mm – 1997 – LIST
Trailer with Dinghy (Corgi) – 56mm – 1997 – LIST
Way 2 Fast – 80mm – 1997 – LIST