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Die-cast car maker Hot Wheels has taken one of its latest toy cars and blown it up into a life-size version, complete with a Chevy V8. Continue Reading...
This past week, AutoGuide hit the Las Vegas Convention Center show floor for the annual SEMA Show. With plenty of surprises from our favorite automakers, the most interesting one to our readers was the debut of the 2014 Honda Civic Si Coupe. You can also check out our most watched videos this week on the AutoGuide… Continue Reading...
Even the Ford Transit Connect received some awesome modifications this year at SEMA, this one created with some inspiration and help from the Hot Wheels team. Continue Reading...
Can a Ford Transit Connect be cool? It can certainly try. Continue Reading...
A year to the day that Chevrolet revealed its Hot Wheels Camaro concept car at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, the idea has become a reality. Continue Reading...
Last year, Hot Wheels and Chevrolet teamed up to produce a Camaro Concept vehicle that generated enough buzz to qualify it for production. Continue Reading...
Team Hot Wheels has continued its tear through the world record books, this time executing a 92 feet Corkscrew Jump at the Hot Wheels Test Facility. Continue Reading...
Believe it or not, the cars being stolen most frequently are far from the most expensive, with the 1994 Honda Accord topping the list and the 1998 Honda Civic bringing up second place. Continue Reading...
Team Hot Wheels is getting pretty clever in its viral videos, this time around calling upon Team Blue to take on the Wall Ride test. Continue Reading...
Hot Wheels will introduce a limited-run tribute Dan Wheldon commemorative edition car to simultaneously mark the beginning of a new IndyCar season and to celebrate the life of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon. Wheldon suffered fatal injuries after a 15-car crash during last year’s IZOD IndyCar World Championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Available… Continue Reading...
We’re all anxiously awaiting the arrival of the 2013 SRT Viper by Dodge, scheduled to debut in April at the New York International Auto Show. Until then, all that SRT (or Dodge) has done is tease us with images of the upcoming model. Toy maker Hot Wheels may, however, have just accidentally revealed the new… Continue Reading...
Hot Wheels is finding new ways to make their toys relevant and fun again, this time around launching a new product line called the iNitro Speeders which allows the user to control their little car through an iPhone app. Similar to what you’d find with a standard remote controlled car, the iPhone app features your… Continue Reading...
Just in time for the holiday season, Hot Wheels announced a lineup of Ken Block toys now available at retailers nationwide such as Toys “R” Us, Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart and Pep Boys. Three individual products make up the Ken Block Hot Wheels line, a 1:64-scale die-cast 2011 Ken Block Ford Fiesta Hot Wheels car, a… Continue Reading...
To say that Ford put a focus on the Focus would be an understatement at this year’s SEMA Show. Nine different, fully customized Focuses were shown off in the Ford booth, with several of them part of a spectator voting competition. Projects ranged from mild to wild, with a plethora of colors being splashed on… Continue Reading...
We’ve seen some ambitious projects involving Hot Wheels Tracks in our lifetime, but this one is surely at the top of the list with no dethroning in sight. The three minute long video features a 2000-feet long powered Hot Wheels track. In the span of its ridiculous distance, it goes through 14 rooms of a… Continue Reading...
Get ready for the next generation of radio control cars. Hot Wheel’s Nitro Speeders will be hitting store shelves this fall and tearing up a sidewalk near you. The newest generation of micro radio controlled vehicles, Nitro Speeders were launched at this year’s New York Toy Fair. Measuring in at less than 1 3/4-inches long… Continue Reading...
The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its Hot Wheels report today, listing the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States. The report examins vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center to determine the most reported stolen cars. Domestic vehicles have become more popular to thieves over their import… Continue Reading...
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...
Despite pulling off the record-setting 332-foot jump during the Indy 500 flawlessly, Tanner Foust took several practice attempts in the custom Team Hot Wheels truck, one of which very nearly ended in disaster. Taped for your enjoyment, the video highlights that Foust’s skill was put to the test each practice run. You’ll see some awesome… Continue Reading...
Right from the pages of Evel Knievel’s childhood diary, we just learned that Team Hot Wheels is going to attempt a world record distance jump at this year’s Indianapolis 500. Team Hot Wheels is a fairly new crew of stunt drivers, and on Sunday, May 29, they are going to break the current world record… Continue Reading...
Hot Wheels just got a lot more creative with their roadside advertising. This isn’t your average billboard – they’ve actually installed a giant ‘loop’ in the middle of an overpass in Bogota, Colombia. From the side, it looks just like the famous loop tracks that Mattel has been entertaining kids with for many years. Now,… Continue Reading...
Hot Wheels are a timeless cool toy, so imagine our happiness when we heard about the latest development coming to these iconic mini cars. Mattel’s Video Racer lets you recording while you’re racing them. Here’s how it works: the Video Racers are equipped with small video camera that can record 30 to 60 frames per… Continue Reading...
Art really is subjective. So we won’t blame you if you scratch your head when you hear about performance artist Chris Burden latest masterpiece dubbed “Metropolis II”, which is a representation of road traffic in Los Angeles that uses 1,200 toy cars moving along 18 lanes. This isn’t Burden’s first piece like this. In 2004,… Continue Reading...