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#673772 - Thu Dec 08 2016 01:53 AM Shell Oil Hot Wheels Zowees Promotionals
cormy Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 09 2004
Loc: PA
Back in the early 70's Shell had a promotional give away with Hot Wheels cars called ZOWEES. They were miniature versions of hot rods.

Does anybody know of any promotional displays that went along with the campaign?

I have the cars but would like the display or signs as well.

They were available in retail store as well but in a slightly different version.

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#673782 - Thu Dec 08 2016 08:24 AM Re: Shell Oil Hot Wheels Zowees Promotionals [Re: cormy]
Cold Pizza Offline
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
I don't know about any SHELL displays,but boy do I remember those hot lil numbers from 1972!


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#673790 - Thu Dec 08 2016 10:46 AM Re: Shell Oil Hot Wheels Zowees Promotionals [Re: cormy]
cormy Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 09 2004
Loc: PA
Thanks for putting up pics. There most have been point of sale promotional advertising for this product give away? At the pumps?

I have other later (80's/90's) displays/ signs for Hot Wheels promotions with Shell and other gas companies.

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#673791 - Thu Dec 08 2016 10:48 AM Re: Shell Oil Hot Wheels Zowees Promotionals [Re: cormy]
cormy Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 09 2004
Loc: PA
You can tell the Shell ones from the retail version by the tow hook on the back.

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#673794 - Thu Dec 08 2016 11:56 AM Re: Shell Oil Hot Wheels Zowees Promotionals [Re: cormy]
Cold Pizza Offline
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
Which one sold the tow hook version?
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#673798 - Thu Dec 08 2016 12:28 PM Re: Shell Oil Hot Wheels Zowees Promotionals [Re: cormy]
cormy Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 09 2004
Loc: PA
Shell versions had the tow hooks. There are other subtle differences between the two, the most recognizable is the large antennas on the retail versions.

Plus they were renamed in Canada, Germany, Italy as "fun buggies"

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#673800 - Thu Dec 08 2016 12:31 PM Re: Shell Oil Hot Wheels Zowees Promotionals [Re: cormy]
cormy Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 09 2004
Loc: PA
http://r.ebay.com/klRuhj

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Edited by cormy (Thu Dec 08 2016 12:32 PM)

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#673940 - Sat Dec 10 2016 01:56 PM Re: Shell Oil Hot Wheels Zowees Promotionals [Re: cormy]
MetroPetro Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 25 2005
Loc: North Jersey
I spoke with a fellow who ran a local Shell station then. He says he remembers giving out the cars from a box on the island. He did not remember there being a display stand. He said there were promotional posters.
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#673963 - Sat Dec 10 2016 11:23 PM Re: Shell Oil Hot Wheels Zowees Promotionals [Re: cormy]
dalin Offline
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Registered: Wed Mar 07 2012
Loc: North Dakota
I had a couple of these when I was a kid, don't know how I got them since there wasn't a Shell station in North Dakota.

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