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Hot Wheels in Real Life


As any 6-year-old boy could tell you, nothing would be more awesome than actually getting to drive your Hot Wheels car down those orange tracks and upside down through one of the giant loops.

Hot Wheels and the X Games promoters agree and last Saturday they made it happen in front of the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The loops were six stories tall and drivers Greg Tracy and Tanner Foust took them at 52 MPH. So call your big brother or your irritating cousin and tell them they were wrong when they tried to argue physics and claim that Hot Wheels was dumb and that it would never work if you did it for real.

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