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Man Drives Toy Car in Louisiana Education Reform Ad

Man Drives Toy Car in Louisiana Education Reform Ad

Unless you are jumping into your parent’s clunker with the bumper sticker “Honk If Parts Fall Off,” you may have never drawn any weird stares from others in a parking lot. Try These: Lafayette food tours for your next date A Louisiana education reform ad showcases just that, as a man gets into a tiny toy […]

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Dunedin Resident Makes More Than 1,000 Wooden Toy Cars for Needy Children

Dunedin Resident Makes More Than 1,000 Wooden Toy Cars for Needy Children

While many American children wake up to trendy toys on Christmas morning, children in developing countries often get few (if any) presents. One man from Florida wanted to change that. Vincent Falini, who currently resides in Dunedin, decided to leverage his former role of general contractor and his woodworking skills to benefit kids in need. […]

 Aaron Widmar

Fascinating New Hot Wheels Book Chronicles Toy Cars’ 50-Year History

Fascinating New Hot Wheels Book Chronicles Toy Cars’ 50-Year History

Review and summary of "Hot Wheels: From 0 to 50 at 1:64 Scale"

Few toys have been so integral to childhoods and treasured by collectors as Mattel’s Hot Wheels. Synonymous with die-cast miniature model cars, the Hot Wheels brand is as popular today as it was when it debuted 50 years ago. As the toy line celebrates five decades of orange track adventures, Motorbooks and author Kris Palmer […]

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Even 5,000 Years Ago, Kids Were Playing With Toy Cars (or Chariots, Whichever)

Even 5,000 Years Ago, Kids Were Playing With Toy Cars (or Chariots, Whichever)

If you are reading this article (or any of them on The News Wheel, for that matter), then odds are that you had toy cars to play with as a kid—my brothers and I personally had a collection of hundreds of assorted cars in a huge plastic bin. Well, it turns out that you and […]

 Aaron Widmar

Cannybot Toy Cars Drive Children to Learn Robotics, Programming, 3D Printing

Cannybot Toy Cars Drive Children to Learn Robotics, Programming, 3D Printing

Looking for a real toy your digitally-addicted child can play with that isn’t on a smart phone? The future of remote control racing is here, and it uses basic 3D printing, robotics, and programming apps. Imagine getting to build your own model car with your child, and then getting to race it. Hobby stores and […]

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[VIDEO] Mercedes’ Uncrashable Toy Cars Are Perfect Gift for Naughty Children

[VIDEO] Mercedes’ Uncrashable Toy Cars Are Perfect Gift for Naughty Children

Ad seeks to highlight Mercedes' Brake Assist System Plus in a funny way

It’s no secret that kids can be a tad bit destructive. If you don’t agree, then you’ve probably never seen a child playing with a couple of Hot Wheels cars. Whether they are launching them off into walls or simply banging them into one another, kids love to crash their cars. Adults on the other […]

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“Pooh”-Dunnit: Belarus Man Steals Winnie-the-Pooh Toy Car From Supermarket

“Pooh”-Dunnit: Belarus Man Steals Winnie-the-Pooh Toy Car From Supermarket

Oh Bother, somebody’s going to jail! A Belarus man was recently arrested by police for stealing a Winnie-the-Pooh toy car from a Minsk supermarket earlier this past May. Belarus police released a video of the incident, which has since become viral. The video can be seen here, courtesy of On Demand News: The theft occurred […]

 Aaron Widmar

Motorized Toy Cars for Children with Disabilities Boost Development

Motorized Toy Cars for Children with Disabilities Boost Development

Baby Go Baby sites around the world are modifying motorized toy cars to promote development in children with disabilities

The first four years of a child’s life are the most crucial in cognitive and physical development, yet for children with disabilities, these early years are a difficult time. A frustrating lack of mobility resources exist for this age range, which is why certain pediatric experts are using clever ways to create their own resources. Go […]

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Toyota Supra Earns First Road-Course Win in NASCAR

Toyota Supra Earns First Road-Course Win in NASCAR

Toyota Racing’s Christopher Bell secured his sixth victory of the season at the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America this weekend. It was his first win at a road-course event in 2019 after finishing as the runner-up at Mid-Ohio and Watkins Glen. Bell bid his time for most of the race until an untimely […]

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GMC ‘Forgotten Toy’ Campaign Demonstrates Danger of Hot Cars

It should be a well-known and well-understood fact that you should never, ever leave your child or pet unattended in a hot car. Doing so puts your loved one at risk for everything from dehydration to heat stroke, possibly even resulting in death. Because the summer is so sweltering in the Middle East, GMC rolled […]

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Toyota Car Sales Continue to Rise in July

Toyota Car Sales Continue to Rise in July

Toyota Motor North America reported July sales of 209,204 vehicles, up 0.2 percent over July 2018. Toyota division sales were up 0.4 percent while Lexus division sales were down 1.5 percent. More notably, Toyota car sales were up 5.1 percent on a volume basis while Toyota truck and SUV sales were down 2.2 percent, which […]

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Toyota Car Sales Up, Truck Sales Down? That’s Weird

Toyota Car Sales Up, Truck Sales Down? That’s Weird

Toyota Motor North America’s Toyota division, which excludes Lexus-badged vehicles, reported June 2019 sales of 179,305 vehicles, representing a 0.2 percent increase over June 2018 on a daily selling rate basis. And for the first time in what has felt like an eternity, it was car sales that improved rather than truck sales. A total […]

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WEC Announces New Hypercar Class, Toyota Confirms Involvement

WEC Announces New Hypercar Class, Toyota Confirms Involvement

Today at Le Mans, Toyota confirmed it is extending its involvement in the FIA World Endurance Championship and that it will participate in the new Hypercar class, which the ACO also just announced this morning at its annual press conference. The new Hypercar category will replace the current LMP1 regulations. The cars will weigh 1100 […]

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2020 Toyota Cars Will Automatically Turn Off and Shift Into Park

2020 Toyota Cars Will Automatically Turn Off and Shift Into Park

Toyota has announced it will begin introducing two new major feature updates to its vehicle lineup: Automatic Engine Shut Off and Automatic Park. The former will be added to “most” model year 2020 vehicles while the latter will be available in all Toyota vehicles that have an “electronic means of shifting and/or applying the parking […]

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Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Car Now Available in Canada

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Car Now Available in Canada

The Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric car will now finally be available for purchase at Toyota dealerships in Canada beginning in July. The Mirai has so far been limited in its availability and was sold only in select markets around the world. In Europe it can be found in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Norway and […]

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Toyota’s Martin Truex Jr Wins Longest NASCAR Race of the Year

Toyota’s Martin Truex Jr Wins Longest NASCAR Race of the Year

Martin Truex Jr took victory in the NASCAR Sprint Series for the third time in 2019, earning the winner’s trophy at the longest race of the season: The Coca-Cola 600. The 600-mile race is a difficult one to win by any standards, and one Truex had only won once before, four years ago. This time […]

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Toyota Sienna Enters 2019 Model Year with Apple CarPlay

Toyota Sienna Enters 2019 Model Year with Apple CarPlay

Toyota has revealed the new 2019 Sienna minivan, which will now finally come with Apple CarPlay technology in addition to Amazon Alexa, an all-wheel drive option for the SE trim, and a few other upgrades. Still no Android Auto, though. As usual, every Sienna model will come with Toyota Safety Sense as standard equipment. In […]

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Toyota Launches 2020 Prius Prime with Apple CarPlay and Alexa

Toyota Launches 2020 Prius Prime with Apple CarPlay and Alexa

The Toyota Prius Prime is getting numerous upgrades for the 2020 model year, following in the footsteps of the regular Prius, which was redesigned for 2019. Claiming that “Prime” is a fitting name for the car, as it is “the most technologically advanced, best-equipped Toyota Prius in the model’s nearly two-decade global history,” Toyota found […]

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