Special thanks to KCAL 9 / CBS 2 News for featuring us in a news segment on Friday, January 9th! You can watch the video below.
A local stunt-car garage is building life-size cars similar to Mattel’s Hot Wheels cars that inspired generations of would-be drivers.
Billy Hammon’s Action Vehicle Engineering in Chatsworth is contracted by Mattel, and many of the real-life Hot Wheels similar to the miniature models have broken world records.
“Who doesn’t love Hot Wheels? I mean, life-size Hot Wheels. Who wouldn’t love that?” Hammon said. “It’s an honor. We’ve been playing with Hot Wheels all of our lives, and now it’s a dream to build them for real-life size.”
Many of the cars have been used in movies and commercials. Those interested can even custom-order their own Hot Wheels model.
The company’s latest creation? The Darth Vader Hot Wheels car, which took about two months to build.