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1. In which year did Hot Wheels cars first hit the shelves?
2. How many of the original 16 cars were based on actual cars, production models or customized hot rods?
3. Harry Bradley was the first Hot Wheels designer, and drove a car that was exactly what Elliot Handler, founder of Mattel, thought his toy cars should look like. He suggested that Bradley include his own vehicle in the original 16, which he did. Which vehicle is a replica of the one Harry Bradley drove?
4. Elliot Handler, the founder of Mattel, wanted his Hot Wheels cars to have mag wheels, bright paint jobs, raked body, opening hoods with power bulges and side pipes. They also had one other thing which was a fad in the late 60s. This set them apart from other toy cars, and even later Hot Wheels. What was this seemingly insignificant thing that still sets these cars apart from others?
5. Ten of the first Sixteen Hot Wheels cars were production models. Only one of these appears as a convertible. Which model is it?
6. Ed "Big Daddy" Roth built a famous show car which turned into a famous Hot Wheels car. Which car was this?
7. Designed by Bill Cushenberry and based on Car Craft magazine's "Dream Car", the Python is one of Hot Wheels' original 16. It's original name was changed because Chevrolet was bringing out a car with the same name (which they never did). What was the original name of the Python?
8. Mattel's first Hot Wheels designer, Harry Bradley, was lured away from General Motors by a larger salary. Under shady circumstances he got a hold of plans for one of GM's cars not yet in production. The Hot Wheels version was on sale before the full sized 1968 version. Which car was this?
9. Many of the original 16 Hot Wheels cars have variations such as interior color, vinyl tops or differences in colors. One model has open hood scoops and louvered back windows (in some colors), making it the most diverse and difficult to collect of all originals. Which vehicle is this?
10. Supposedly the first Hot Wheels car to roll off the line and certainly one of the most famous, this model was recast for the 15th anniversary in 1983 and the 25th anniversary in 1993. It still sometimes appears as part of the regular line in stores. If you see one, you'd better grab it because it won't be there long. Which car is this?
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