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Hot Wheels Celebrates 50 Years of Legends Big and Small

Can it truly be possible that Mattel’s Hot Wheels are now 50 years old? The little cars that captivate children of all ages are celebrating half a century of existence, which gave Mattel the opportunity to throw a party the morning of April 28 to begin its Hot Wheels Legends 50th Anniversary Tour.

Writer and photographer Anne Proffit documented the grand opening of this tour, which attracted a multitude of cool, elegant, powerful and sometimes bizarre cars, including some life-size Hot Wheels vehicles. You can read her whole article right over here on