How Wheels in Action!

I loved Hot Wheels as a kid. Still do. Even collected them for a while before I got tired of dealing with grown men running over children on their way to the toy dapartment at Target, just so they could get the newest cars. Total jerks, all of you.

Now that Anthony’s almost two, it became a recent quest of mine to find him some track–Lord knows I have plenty of cars, cars that he will play with and not let sit in a closet for decades. The stuff’s hard to come by, and I don’t have any of mine left. Fortunately, the week I began looking K-Mart released a retro version of Hot Wheels track. I bought two packs.

And so we began playing. Imagine that, collectors–PLAYING with Hot Wheels! At any rate, as a child I often wondered what it would be like to freeze that one moment when my car jumped off the ramp, collided with another, etc.

So I took some digital shots of some of the cars in action. Here’s the best I could do, all cropped to the subject:

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Okay, so the last three aren’t Hot Wheels. It’s one of those wind-up cars you have to wind by rolling it backwards about four times. It came with a cheap track set we got the kid today, and it was hard taking those shots of it. Damn thing is quick!

Oh, and some are Matchbox cars, too. And yes, my carpet is that ugly.