|My close-up view of a life-size toy that stood 66 feet above the streets of Los Angeles!|
At X Games this year I got to witness an awesome and record-breaking event! As a child, with three brothers, I played with many Hot Wheels in my time. I spent many thousands of hours building ramps such as this as well. So you can imagine how excited I was to turn the corner of a downtown Los Angeles street to find this life-size version of the very toys I played with, and from the look on their faces, so was every guy there at X Games! So why don’t you take a look at what I saw that day.
|After much anticipation, and to the delight of the crowds, everything took place as planned.|
|At this part of the stunt I thought the car was going to drop. It felt like it was going in slow motion.|
|How AWESOME to see these two cars on the loop together!|
|At 52mph they experienced 7Gs going through the loop! Foust said, “I felt like I was in a toy”.|
|I loved this view of the tiny car hitting the jump after finishing the loop!|
If you didn’t see it you can go here to the hotwheels . com EPIC video! They have an incredible video showing many angles of this stunt. There is a lot more information about the whole process there too.
Or you can watch my daughter’s taping of it from our viewpoint that day.
|Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy were the fearless drivers and signed autographs for all of us!|
Imagination, creativity and a lot of hard work can take people places that we only dreamed of as a child!
Would you ever have imagined that this would even be attempted, let alone actually work?
What do you think?