Although the official Guinness World Record for the most loop-the-loops in a Hot Wheels track is 8 (achieved by John Flanagan of Louisiana in Oct 2020), here's an amazing 10 loops that a toy car successfully speeds through. It's especially cool to watch from the attached GoPro, which is almost motion sickness-inducing.
In the 1960s Harry Bentley Bradley went straight from Pratt to GM, where he worked as a designer. He moonlighted as a hot rod customizer. In 1967 he modified a stock Dodge pickup into something else entirely, dubbed the Deora. The next year, Bradley moved to California and took a job at Mattel to design… READ THE REST
Esteemed toy collector Joel Magee of Pawn Stars fame has acquired a prototype of an original Hot Wheels Camaro that was part of the 1968 "Sweet 16" series of the first Hot Wheels cars. Magee says the Camaro is valued at US$100,000 although, in reality, it is only worth whatever someone will pay for it.… READ THE REST
baremetalHW collects, revives and customizes Hot Wheels toys. Above, a 1968 Deora is restored to its original glory; he shows the paints and techniques required to get it right. Below, a contemporary model is turned into a Mad Max monster. READ THE REST
You can practically feel the excitement building. After more than a year locked up in our homes and trapped in our own isolated biospheres, vaccinations are happening, COVID restrictions are easing, and Americans seem poised and ready to take advantage of the world's imminent reopening. With summer right on our doorstep, that newfound exhilaration should… READ THE REST
Even for home theater nerds, it's easy to get washed away in a sea of techno-jargon, special proprietary systems, and other labels and specs that can turn into a sea of audiophile white noise. But there are some audio buzz terms that should get your attention, one being Dolby Atmos. Because for those familiar with the… READ THE REST
Look…almost nobody really wants to kill anything. Even an insect. But bugs…well, bugs don't really give you much choice, do they? And if it was just the annoyance of the buzzing or the swarming or the landing and crawling on you…that would be one thing. But with the bites and stings? The days and days… READ THE REST