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Video: Meet Mr. Hot Wheels — Larry Wood

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Video and photo by John Lamm

Most car enthusiasts born in the last 70 or so years will remember Hot Wheels model cars as a mainstay of their toy collections — and decades later, many of those adult “kids” still collect the little vehicles. Meet Larry Woods, who was Hot Wheels’ design chief for more than five decades and likely penned the shape of your favorite toy car.

We’ve brought you this video to give you a glimpse into his personal workshop, where he talks about what it was like to be a career Hot Wheels designer. Be sure to read the March 2018 issue of Porsche Panorama for a more in-depth article of Hot Wheels history and what makes Woods tick.

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