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Turning a real car into a Hot Wheels toy takes a lot of tech

Going from a 1,000-horsepower, home-built 1970 Pontiac Trans Am to a 1/64-scale toy involves a lot more steps than you might think.


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The odds are good that at some point in your life you’ve come across a Hot Wheels toy car. If you’re a car enthusiast, you’ve probably had a collection of them at some point, or maybe you have one now, but have you ever really sat and thought about how they’re made? How does Mattel take a full-size car and turn it into a 1/64-scale toy?

To find out how the process works, we went to Hot Wheels design headquarters in El Segundo, California, to watch the winner of the 2020 Hot Wheels legends tour go through it. The winner, an epic 1970 Pontiac Trans Am track car built by Riley Stair in his family’s side yard, presented some interesting challenges for the crew from

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Car part shortage makes it more difficult to buy off the lot

Charlie Walters, general manager of the Findlay Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership, said the shortage stems from a series of global challenges.

POST FALLS, Idaho — If you’re looking to purchase and drive a car straight off the dealership lot today, good luck.

A shortage of available parts has slowed manufacturing down by months as reported by our news partner, Coeur d’Alene Press.

During a Post Falls Chamber of Commerce event Wednesday, Charlie Walters, general manager of the Findlay Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership, said the shortage stems from a series of global challenges that began with COVID-19.

“Back when COVID first hit, all of a sudden, we saw a drop in demand, and no one knew what to expect,” Walters said.

At the time, inventory was high, he said, cars sitting on lots ready for purchase. Once those cars are purchased, they are dealership-owned and financed through what

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A Lot More Than A Collectors Car

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Before any of the limited edition Cosworth Vegas were even old enough to collect, automotive journalists were touting the car as one of the most collectible cars ever made. This statement is even more so true today.

Despite the car’s instant collectibility brought on by the extremely limited production, the Chevrolet Cosworth Vega was so much more than just a collectors item. With a light and fierce twin-cam powerhouse under the hood, the car proved that a 1970s American car could be just as nimble as a higher-end import. In fact, in a test between some of Europe’s and Asia’s most celebrated models, the Cosworth Vega accelerated faster, ran through the quarter mile quicker, and tied for the top braking distance.

Chevy truly put all it had into these exciting cars, and as such the Cosworth Vega in a way led the

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