Once again from Disney·Pixar Cars, here is the newly re-released Mattel 1:55 scale diecast of Kevin Shiftright, better known by his sponsor Clutch Aid (No. 121)! He is part of this year's 2017 "Piston Cup" sub-series (#6/11).
As shown in the screenshot above, Clutch Aid is briefly seen speeding by the camera a couple times in the film's opening Motor Speedway of the South (Dinoco 400) race— especially noticeable during the race's final lap. He is one of the 36 race cars competing for the Piston Cup and actually almost gets it if you think about it! He comes in right behind Chick Hicks, which would make him fourth place (or second because of the three way tie? ;).
Here's a look at Kevin Shiftright fresh out of the package...
This racer has been released several times in the past, but this is his first "single" release with plastic (non rubber) tires. I'm so glad he's available once again since I missed him originally! Here are the previous times Kevin here was available:
- In 2008 in the tremendously limited "Speedway of the South" 36 pack
- In 2009— Kmart exclusive single (with rubber tires)
- In 2009 in a set with "Lightyear Launcher"
- In 2010 in a set with "Lightyear Launcher" (updated packaging)
- In 2010 in a Target exclusive "Speedway 9- Pack"
You can find this one in stores now (I just found him at Target a few days ago, but he's been hitting stores consistently for the past month or so), or be sure to snag him online by visiting eBay HERE or Amazon using the link below. Best of luck on the hunt!