In 1999, Mattel release a series of cars called COP RODS with Police design and tempo on them. And in 2001, Mattel release another special series of cars called FIRE RODS with Fire Engine design and tempo on them.
NOW, In the year 2009, Mattel will release 3 NEW "RODS" series. (don't know if they will reach here in Malaysia) Each of the series will have the SAME 26 cars in them but having difference decal and tempo. The 3 Rods series are called COP RODS, FIRE RODS and MILITARY RODS. More details descriptions below :
HOT WHEELS COP RODS
"Do you know how fast you were going? With this line-up of Cop Rods™, we have taken some of your favorite vehicles and turned them into true bandit chasers. We have created a 26-car salute to the men and women in blue, producing hot rod police cruisers they deserve to drive. You do not want to get pulled over by one of these bad boys."
HOT WHEELS FIRE RODS
"Hot Wheels® cars just got hotter. With this new line of Fire Rods™, we have taken some of your favorite vehicles and turned them into the ultimate fire-fighting machines. We have created a 26-car salute to fire-fighters everywhere, producing hot rod fire engines they deserve to drive. Can you stand the heat?"
HOT WHEELS MILITARY RODS
"Drop and give me 26 ... new cars that is! With this line of Military Rods™, we have taken some of your favorite vehicles and turned them into the ultimate military machines. We salute the men and women in uniform, producing the hot rod military vehicles they deserve to drive. "
The 26 cars that will feature in all 3 series are :
'59 Chevy® Bel Air™
'68 El Camino™
'69 Pontiac® GTO®
Anglia Panel Truck
Ford Shelby® GR-1 Concept
Honda Civic® Si™