This week the auto world is in Las Vegas for the SEMA show, and once again Hot Wheels has made its presence known. They have joined forces with Ford to help the oval spruce up its Transit Connect. You can read about it here.
Soon after pulling the cover off the real Transit Connect, look what else unsurprisingly appeared:
How great is that? The Transit Connect as a new Hot Wheels model, along with a Matchbox-esque trailer carrying an exclusive version of the recently released Rip Rod. While these castings may not excite us individually, this may be one of the coolest exclusive giveaways Hot Wheels has ever done.
We haven't seen packaging, and we have no idea if we will see a similar version of the Transit Connect in the mainline (we think we will, but it is just a guess), but we know this set is being given away. But you have to earn it. From what I have heard from a friend attending the show, SEMA attendees must wait in line for a shot to win one via a slot machine. He told us he waited in line for 20 minutes and didn't see a single winner. I guess we wait and see what others report...