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Hot Wheels Roller Coaster

Hot Wheels Roller Coaster

Readers have commented that we called things roller coasters that are actually trains since they’re self-powered. Well, here’s a case where we’re using the term properly. This impressive Hot Wheels track by 5MadMovieMakers keeps cars moving with gravity, a handful of motorized booster stations, and… a leaf blower.

36-Loop Hot Wheels Track

36-Loop Hot Wheels Track

Andrew Scorgie and his young helper Jordan had some downtime during quarantine, so they set about designing a Hot Wheels track. The track they built starts on the roof of their house and runs to the ground, incorporating 36 sequential loops. The 72-foot-long track had a 36-foot vertical drop to keep the cars zooming along.

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The History of Hot Wheels

The History of Hot Wheels

To complement the Big Car video channel, Little Car creates documentaries about various kinds of vehicles, including toy cars. In this video, they look back at the origins of Mattel’s Hot Wheels cars, their various collections, and their evolution over the years. They’ve also got lessons on Matchbox, Dinky, and Corgi cars.

Hot Wheels Unleashed (Trailer)

Hot Wheels Unleashed (Trailer)

Get ready to race with this arcade racer, which brings Hot Wheels action to consoles and gaming PCs. The game features crazy tracks with lots of loops, twists, and banks, with online multiplayer for up to 12 racers. It also has a track editor and livery editor for your car collection. Drops 9.30.2021.

Hot Wheels Loop Record

Hot Wheels Loop Record

5MadMovieMakers set what they believe is a world record for the most loops by an unpowered toy car. They strung together ten Hot Wheels loops into a steep, downhill run, and the little car successfully zipped through all of them all thanks to gravity. The dizzying GoPro footage was especially fun to watch.

Hot Wheels Magic Illusions

Hot Wheels Magic Illusions

5MadMovieMakers combine a mix of in-camera and post-production effects trickery to send their Hot Wheels car on a wild journey through a magical, illusion-filled course. Our favorite bit was the playing card gag. Zack King would be proud.

Hot Wheels High Jump

Hot Wheels High Jump

The guys from 5MadMovieMakers love their Hot Wheels. They assembled a track with a 13 foot drop and a vertical ramp at its end to see how high they could launch the toy cars, and still land them on their wheels. We wonder how much higher you could go with a longer runway.

Mario Kart Stunts

Mario Kart Stunts

5MadMovieMakers has a little fun with Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi as they zoom along Hot Wheels tracks, performing jumps, spinning through loops, and racing each other in a real-life version of Mario Kart. Using a loop of track as a monowheel was a fun trick we’ve not seen before.

Hot Wheels x Cybertruck

Hot Wheels x Cybertruck

Mattel and Tesla have teamed up to create two remote-controlled toys based on Elon Musk’s crazy looking electric pickup. The 1/64-scale version will sell for 20 bucks, while the 1/10-scale version will go for $400, and even includes “cracked window” stickers. They’re only available in limited quantities, and will ship in December 2020.

World’s Longest Hot Wheels Track

World’s Longest Hot Wheels Track

We’ve seen some long Hot Wheels tracks over the years, but the Guinness World Records says this one is officially the longest. The record-setting 2,176 ft, 2 in straight track was built by employees of Alfred Benesch & Co., with a little help from their kids.

Hot Wheels: From 0 to 50…

Hot Wheels: From 0 to 50…

Author Kris Palmer’s book Hot Wheels: From 0 to 50 at 1:64 Scale offers a look back at the first 50 years of Hot Wheels. It’s packed with rare images from Mattel’s archives, including design sketches and prototypes, and comes packed in a sweet replica Hot Wheels carrying case.

Hot Wheels Xylophone

Hot Wheels Xylophone

5MadMovieMakers is playing with toy cars again. This time, they lined up a bunch of parallel Hot Wheels tracks with the bars from a xylophone, then launched a series of toy 65′ Ford Mustangs to play a little tune. It was done with some clever video editing, but it’s still fun to watch.

Making a Mini Mutt Cutts Van

Making a Mini Mutt Cutts Van

One of the most iconic vehicles in the history of cinema has to be the hairy “Mutt Cutts” van from Dumb and Dumber. Hot Wheels enthusiast baremetalHW decided to replicate the hirsute Ford Econoline van in miniature by modding an off-the-shelf toy.

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Insanely Long Toy Car Track

Insanely Long Toy Car Track

A few years back, Trackapalooza built what is likely the longest Hot Wheels Sizzlers track ever. Measuring in at 1969 feet long, we’re amazed that the cars had enough power to make it all the way around the fat track. Time-lapse build videos here and here.

DIY Cardboard Hot Wheels Loop

DIY Cardboard Hot Wheels Loop

While you can certainly just go buy a Hot Wheels set, Mini Gear thinks its more fun to build your own track from scratch. He proves yet again that with cardboard, popsicle sticks, hot glue, and rubber bands, you can make just about anything with enough time and effort.

Hot Wheels Inversions

Hot Wheels Inversions

5MadMovieMakers has a little fun with his new Hot Wheels Zoom GoPro mount, and takes us on wild rides through four tricky loops, corkscrews, and dives, each viewed from three different angles. That reverse perspective of the chase car is great.

Hot Wheels Zoom In for GoPro

Hot Wheels Zoom In for GoPro

Hot Wheels‘ upcoming Zoom In is a toy track car that’s designed to carry a GoPro Session camera, so you can see and record a driver’s-eye view as the toy zips through your tracks. Best of all, the car will be available for just $1.09. More at Gizmodo.

Hot Wheels Book

Hot Wheels Book

Publisher Assouline is coming out with a hardcover book about one of the world’s most popular toys. Hot Wheels features 300 pages and over 200 illustrations, covering the origins, evolution and even the future of the brand. Featuring a foreword by racer Mario Andretti.

Hot Wheels Corkscrew Ramp

Hot Wheels Corkscrew Ramp

Despite the idiotic sound effects, the corkscrew jump in James Bond’s The Man with the Golden Gun is still one of the greatest car stunts ever. Wekster’s Geeky Stuff designed a 3D printed ramp which lets Hot Wheels cars perform the same trick. Download the STL file here.

Chevy Grille Hot Wheels Display

Chevy Grille Hot Wheels Display

The guys over at BangShift shared this clever idea for displaying and collecting Hot Wheels and other similarly-scaled toy cars. Simply scour eBay for the appropriate 1970s-era Chevy pickup grille, hang, and fill. (Thanks Craig!)

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Endless Hot Wheels Race

Endless Hot Wheels Race

Hot Wheels enthusiast nopc4me lined up five custom-lit Sizzlers cars and set them loose around an endless loop on a circle of fat track. The goal? See which car would stay on the track the longest. Choose your favorite color, and place your bets!

Literal Hot Wheels

Literal Hot Wheels

The Mad Track Brothers put some flammable cargo on a Hot Wheels car, then let it loose to spin through numerous loops on their twisty Darda track. It’s a cool idea, but the best part is the long-exposure image they captured of the car’s fiery ride. More here.

GoPro Session Hot Wheels Car

GoPro Session Hot Wheels Car

If you ever wanted to know how folks shoot those awesome POV videos of Hot Wheels cars, Adafruit Industries is here to help. In this clip, they show how to 3D print a vehicle that doubles as a case for a GoPro Session camera. Download the STL files here.

Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels DLC

Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels DLC

The surprise expansion for the Xbox One and Windows exclusive Forza Horizon 3 adds a whimsical island fillled with life-size Hot Wheels tracks. Loop and jump with 10 crazy Hot Wheels cars, make your own Hot Wheels tracks and more.

Hot Wheels Acid Trip

Hot Wheels Acid Trip

5MadMovieMakers take us on a hypnotic ride along a track lined with LEDs, glow sticks, lasers, and fire. The first-person view was shot with a GoPro Hero4 Session installed onto a Bull Whip car, which has a convenient mounting location on its roof spoiler.

Hot Wheels Stunts

Hot Wheels Stunts

YouTuber 5MadMovieMakers once again made good use of their Hot Wheels-mounted GoPro Hero Session. This time they built ramps and paths to pull off a variety of car flips and jumps. The resulting POV footage is like Trackmania in real life.

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