The need for speed big for toy car collectors

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Collectors of small toy cars will go to many lengths to fulfill their collecting needs. So far will they go that this past weekend nearly 5,000 of them descended upon Speed, Kansas for a toy car collecting convention. Mattel Inc., the world's largest toy manufacturer, was attracted to the town, whose population numbers just 35, based solely on its name.

The day long celebration consisted of a parade, a beauty pageant and an attempt at the longest connection of the trademark orange Hot Wheels race track. The group succeeded in connecting nearly a mile of the pieces.

Mattel wanted to get back to the wholesome roots that it deems as the roots of America by hosting the event in the small out of the way town. Sounds like a fun day.

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