Elliot Handler, Inventor Of Hot-Wheels Dies At 95

Elliot Handler, Inventor Of Hot-Wheels Dies At 95
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Elliot Handler, the Mattel co-founder and inventor of Hot Wheels died on July 21 at age 95 of undisclosed causes. Handler also invented the Barbie doll with wife Ruth Handler and created Hot Wheels after searching for a product that would appeal to boys. Hot wheels debuted in 1968 with a line of candy-coloured hot rods, with… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: Live Photos of Mansory’s Barbie-Pink Bentley

Frankfurt 2009: Live Photos of Mansory’s Barbie-Pink Bentley
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Move over Corvette, Barbie has a new ride. German luxury tuner Mansory unveiled its latest and, quite possibly, most ludicrous vehicle to date at the Frankfurt Auto Show today. Called Vitesse Rosé, this completely reworked Bentley Continental GT Speed is most notable for it’s Barbie-pink paint. Or should we say matte-Barbie-pink. While the pink paint… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: Mansory Vitesse Rosé is a Bentley for Barbie

Frankfurt Preview: Mansory Vitesse Rosé is a Bentley for Barbie
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German luxury tuner Mansory is full of surprises. Just when you think the creative minds at Mansory might have reached the limits of excess by fitting a Murciélago exhaust to a Ferrari 599, painting an SLR in Matte gold or completely modifying a Bugatti Veyron, they do this. Called the Vitesse Rosé, this baby pink… Continue Reading...

VW Builds Barbie Beetle to Celebrate Doll’s 50th Birthday

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VW Builds Barbie Beetle to Celebrate Doll’s 50th Birthday
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Real Life Barbie: Heidi Klum poses with VW’s Barbie-themed New Bettle Convertible Looking like something from the Hot Import Night’s show circuit, Volkswagen rolled out a hot pink New Beetle Convertible to help celebrate Barbie’s 50th birthday. Made with the help of ABD Racing Werks, Katzkin Leather and FoamMolder, the convertible features a custom white leather… Continue Reading...