Driving the Hot Wheels Camaro – A Childhood Dream Come True

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Photo Credit: Abigail Bassett

As a little girl I was a bit of a tomboy; playing in the dirt, collecting bugs, turning Barbies into race car drivers–you know, typical “girl things”…. or, perhaps not.

My favorite toy of all time was a 1982 Fisher Price Tow Truck called a “Power Tow,” (if you don’t know what it is, here’s one I found on eBay).

And my favorite game? Putting together the most outrageous Hot Wheels tracks I could cook up—which generally ended up being any track that I could use my tow truck to haul off the “totaled” cars after they crashed.

I used to dream about being able to drive those little cars on that orange track–and just recently that dream finally came true.

I spent a weekend driving the 2013 Camaro SS, Hot Wheels Edition and it was a blast. Check out the video here, or below to find out what I thought of the car, and its $7000 trim line package.

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Abigail Bassett is the Executive Editor at CNTRL MEDIA, LLC. She is also a freelance content creator and curator whose work has appeared in publications like Forbes, Fortune, Automobile, Motor Trend, Money Magazine and on CNN. Her passion is telling unique stories using a variety of media and taking the visitor places that they have never been–whether it’s into the cockpit of a rare supercar, inside an exclusive home or hotel, or behind the scenes of a fashionable event. She is also a Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour yoga teacher. She teaches at a number of public, private, and corporate venues, around Los Angeles, CA.

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