Wes lays tile for a living. Apparently a lot of it. He has amassed a collection of 10,000 Hot Wheels cars over the last few decades, though none of them were from his youth. The cars he had in his youth were all destroyed in a fire. Not to worry, he's making up for it now. He's not actually giving up his Hot Wheels, rather he's putting his focus into his latest Hot Wheels acquisition.
What you see before you is the 2013 Camaro Hot Wheels® Special Edition. In fact, it is the first, and so far, only production life-size Hot Wheels car. According to Chevrolet "this limited, special edition Camaro is a dream come true for millions of fans, collectors and anyone who remembers feeling that kid-like sense of wonder." Wes is one of those fans and he managed to buy one. Plus, he got a great deal. The car stickered at approximately $45,000. After some serious haggling, he drove off in his childhood dream for a bargain deal of $39,000.
Wes did manage to add a few more items to his collection: the Hot Wheels toy car his vehicle is based upon, as well as other paraphernalia to make visits to auto gatherings a little more interesting for onlookers. But what's more interesting to me is that Wes' new ride has a proper manual transmission. No silly flappy paddles for Wes.
Childhood dreams can and do come true. Just ask Wes.