In 1968, Mattel introduced the first 16 Hot WheelsTM cars and revolutionized the world of toy cars. Thirty-five years and a few billion cars later, Hot WheelsTM cars are still number one. These cars are hot collectibles and favorite toys of kids of all ages. In Hot WheelsTM: 35 Years of Speed, Power, Performance, and Attitude, author and photographer Randy Leffingwell tells the history of Hot WheelsTM cars from the early planning to the latest cars coming off the line. With full access to Mattel resources, Leffingwell reveals who made the cars go fast, who came up with the colors, names, logos, and models. Interviews with Hot WheelsTM luminaries, including Mattel founder Elliot Handler and legendary designers such as Harry Bradley, Ira Gilford, and Larry Wood, allow the story to be told through the words of those who made the history. This highly illustrated book is filled with images of rare design drawings and prototypes, plus photos of favorite Hot WheelsTM cars.Leffingwell, Randy is the author of 'Hot Wheels 35 Years of Speed, Power, Performance, and Attitude' with ISBN 9780760315736 and ISBN 0760315736.