via Car and Driver.com

Any American child born after the invention of Hot Wheels had fantasies that involved the mini vehicles. Where we drove like maniacs, jumped over buildings with our winged vehicles, and survived accidents and multiple car pile-ups. Hot Wheels is well aware of the fantasies they inspire, and so they gave birth to a real life Hot Wheels truck and giant 332 foot ramp at the Indianapolis 500.

As if the Greatest Spectacle in Racing needed more spectacle, toy-car maker Hot Wheels decided to toss in a giant ramp and a stadium truck. The idea was to capture a new world record for four-wheeled vehicle distance jump, and the whole thing took place as part of the Indianapolis 500‘s pre-race festivities. For added flair, the attempt was made using a larger-than-life section of orange Hot Wheels track hanging from the top of an equally humongous door; together, they rose 100 feet above the raceway’s infield. Adding to the anticipation of the jump, Hot Wheels kept the identity of the driver a secret, referring to him only as the “Yellow Driver,” and one of four drivers for “Team Hot Wheels.” The team drivers—the others are Green, Red, and Blue; we think they might be moonlighting from Power Ranger gigs—strive to accomplish outrageous drift, Moto X, and rally-based feats that fans can watch in short webisodes on the Team Hot Wheels site. [Source]

To see a video on the jump, go to Caranddriver.com.

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