From Everyone at Wild Weekend 7.... THANK YOU !

The entire staff at Wild Weekend 7 would like to thank everyone who attended our Birthday Bash Celebration. This event was planned with very little time, and Randy Price would like to personally thank everyone who came out to support it. We all hope that everyone had an enjoyable weekend. Thanks also go to Mattel for their generous support, and although the 50th Birthday celebration of Hot Wheels only comes once, the collector hobby will continue to grow. We at Wild Weekend hope to be a part of many more celebrations in years to come!



For those of you who would like to purchase additional Wild Weekend 7 cars, please visit our store on this site. Cars which were not sold during the Birthday Bash will be listerd here as they become avaialble, so please check back often. Thank you.

Let's Celebrate!

If You've Enjoyed Wild Weekend Events in the Past...


To commemorate the Golden Anniversary of the birthdate of the Hot Wheels® line of diecast cars manufactured by Mattel, Wild Weekend Events is pleased to announce “Wild

Weekend 7__ Hot Wheels 50th Birthday Bash”! It will be held May 19-20th, 2018, in

Manchester, CT. Festivities will take place at Randy's Wooster St. Pizza, and at the Homewood Suites and Fairfield Inn, less than a mile away from the restaurant. The 2-day event promises all of the fun and excitement of past Wild Weekend

events, times 50! Come see legendary designer Larry Wood in his only 2018 

East Coast

appearance. He will be signing autographs and has some very special surprises in store for

attendees of this grand event. Also meet local car enthusiast Wayne Carini, from the popular

Velocity channel show Chasing Classic Cars.


JUST ADDED...! See the 1:1 Scale TWIN MILL on display at Wild Weekend 7!


ALSO... Noted Hot Wheels Collector   BRUCE PASCAL has been added to the AUTOGRAPH SESSION event on Saturday.

He will have copies of his book Hot Wheels Prototypes available.


AND THE WORLD'S LARGEST 1:1 SCALE HOT WHEELS VEHICLE... The PIZZA 1 Mobile Pizza Wagon! This rolling tribute to Hot Wheels was designed by Larry Wood, and is operated and managed by Randy's Wooster St. Pizza. Check it out at www.pizzaonetruck.com

Here's What Wild Weekend 7 is all about...

Mattel has designated May 19th 1968 as the official birthdate of the Hot Wheels® line. 


To celebrate the Golden Anniversary of "The Coolest Miniature Metal Cars in the World," Wild Weekend 7 events include: 


  • Dinner with legendary designer Larry Wood
  • Meet Wayne Carini, host of Velocity channel's Chasing Classic Cars
  • Optional Bus Trip to New York (Teterboro, NJ) on Saturday 5/19 to attend the Hot Wheels "Legends 50th Anniversary Tour"
  • In-Room Trading at both the Homewood Suite and Fairfield Inn Hotels
  • See not one, but FIVE Rear-Loading Beach Bombs® on display
  • Play Hot Wheels Trivia with Author/Historian Bob Parker
  • Special Guests include customizer and packaging artist Jimmy Boxman, and the group that purchased the famed LARRY WOOD HOT WHEELS COLLECTION. They will be here selling pieces from that collection! 
  • Toy Show on Sunday, 5/20
  • Autograph Sessions, Downhill Racing, Vending Machine Pull, Paradise Road Showcase and plenty more surprises!

AND MATTEL WILL BE SUPPLYING (5) SPECIAL BIRTHDAY EVENT HOT WHEELS CARS which will be distributed randomly over the weekend...  as well as plenty of other giveaways! Sneak-peek photos are coming soon...



Come Join Us!

Event-goers can attend any part of the weekend's festivities, or participate in everything. It's your choice. And as always at Wild Weekend events, for kids under 12, general admission is free! Here are the Ticket Prices:

  • $25 General Admission (Includes Mattel "Swag" Bag)
  • Designer Dinner $75 (Includes Limited Code 3 Event Car)
  • Pizza Party $40 (Includes Limited Code 3 Event Car) 
  • Ladies Luncheon $40 (Includes Limited Code 3 Event Car)


Optional One-Day 

New York (Teterboro, NJ) Bus Trip to attend the Hot Wheels "Legends 50th Anniversary Tour"


Only 50 seats available. Saturday, May 19, leaving Manchester at 6:00 am, returning late afternoon same day.  Ticket Price $50 per person, incudes lunch and a Limited Code 3 Event Car produced by Wild Weekend 7. 


All-Inclusive 2-day Pass $140

This pass allows you to attend all of the

 above-mentioned events, EXCEPT the Ladies Luncheon and the NY Bus Trip 


  • Wild Weekend 7 attendees can receive up to (6) Code 3 Event Cars, available to participants in specified activities! 



RESERVE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!


Call 860.881.1012 

or email: jodiannchamp@gmail.com

THE WILD WEEKEND 7 CARS HAVE ARRIVED!

The Wild Weekend 7...

Here are the cars available at Wild Weekend 7... How many will you be receiving?

...50th Birthday Bash Event Collection

Attendees are guaranteed they will receive one car for each premium paid event that they attend... and all event cars will be packaged!

Event Updates!

Dinner Location Changed...

As of May 2, due to greater-than-anticipated ticket sales, the location for the Designers Dinner on Sunday, May 20 has been moved from Randy's Pizza. The dinner will now be held at The 

Adams Mill Restaurant, located at 165 Adams St., in Manchester. This location is only 1/2 mile from Randy's Pizza.






Bruce Pascal added to Saturday's Autograph Session...

Famed Hot Wheels Collector Bruce Pascal, owner of the Pink Rear Loading Beach Bomb, will be signing autographs at our Saturday, May 19 Autograph Session. He is bringing his Pink Rear Loader, which will be on display during his stay.

 

Stay at one of Manchester's beautiful hotels...

Reserve Your Room Today at Homewood Suites by Hilton...

Wild Weekend Events offers you a choice of two locations for you to stay: Homewood Suites, 109 Pavillions Drive, Manchester, CT. If that hotel fills up, then the adjacent Fairfield Inn by Marriott is also available. Both hotels are located less than one mile from Randy's Wooster Street Pizza and are intimate enough for easy and enjoyable In-Room Trading. Rates begin at approximately $125 per night for a Single Queen Room. Please call Homewood Suites toll free at 1.860.644.2244 to place your reservation.


Reservations: 860.644.2244

Check-in: 3:00 pm Check-out: 12:00 pm

Smoking: Non-Smoking  A fee of up to 250 USD will be assessed for smoking in a non-smoking room. 

Parking: Self parking: (Complimentary)

Visit their web site: www.homewoodsuites3.hilton.com for complete reservation information.


Reserve your In-Room Trading Rooms here first ...

This is the Wild Weekend 7 primary hotel. It provides 3 floors of easily accessible rooms in close proximity, providing not only comfort during your stay, but an enjoyable in-room trading experience. 


Please note that the discount room rate attached to Wild Weekend 7 will expire on May 4, so please make your reservations early! 

Hot Wheels "Legends 50th Anniversary Tour" Bus Trip

Only 50 Seats are available...

On Saturday, May 19, a chartered bus will leave the parking lot of Homewood Suites in Manchester bound for the New York leg (which is actually located in nearby Teterboro, NJ) of the Hot Wheels "Legends 50th Anniversary Tour." The bus will leave at 6:00 am and return at approximately 2:00 pm on the same day. Your ticket price of $50.00 includes a box lunch and a special Code 3 car designed by either Jimmy Boxman or Bryan Pope. Go to the ticket page on this site to purchase your ticket, as this event will sell out quickly.


More information about the actual event in NY will be posted as soon as it becomes avaialable from Mattel. 


Please note that Wild Weekend 7 is providing transportation to the event only... and we are not involved in any of the activities planned/executed by Mattel once you are there. We make no warranty toward your inclusion or exclusion of any activities or giveaways once you have arrived.

Wild Weekend 7 Event Features...

"Paradise Road" Showcase Display

One of the standard events at all Wild Weekend gatherings is the popular Paradise Road display. Referenced from the classic movie American Graffitti, this display features a showcase of cars... the best of the best! For Wild Weekend 7, the theme of the Paradise Road display is The Sweet Sixteen, Plus 7. Here's how it works...


We are looking for 16 representative models* of the original "Sweet Sixteen" Hot Wheels redline models, released in 1968: they were;

Custom Barracuda

Custom Camaro

Custom Corvette

Custom Cougar

Custom Eldorado

Custom Firebird

Custom Fleetside

Custom Mustang

Custom T-Bird

Custom Volkswagen

The Beatnik Bandit®

Deora®

Ford J-Car

Hot Heap™

Python

Silhouette™


*Only one car per casting, not one of each possible color.


We are also including the 7 original Spoilers™ that debuted in 1970;

Heavy Chevy

King Kuda

Light-My-Firebird

Nitty Gritty Kitty

TNT-Bird

Boss Hoss

Evil Weevil


If you choose to submit your model for inclusion in the Paradise Road Display, it will be featured in the showcase for the duration of the event, then returned to you. If your car is chosen for inclusion as the best example of a particular model, you will receive a special limited event car for your participation. All entries submitted for each model will be judged by our own Bob Parker. All decisions as to condition are final upon acceptance into the display. And only one model will be accepted per applicant, to allow for greater attendee participation.


So check the condition of any of your original Sweet Sixteen or Spoliers™ castings, and bring your best mint or near mint example to be included in our 50th Anniversary Paradise Road display. 

Downhill Racing at Wild Weekend 7

5 Brackets of Racing Action...

We will have five different categories of 

Downhill Racing Action:

  • Stock - any unmodified Hot Wheels car, past or present (non-redline era).


  • Custom - any Hot Wheels car with an unlimited number of custom touches or modifications is allowed.

  • Redline - any unmodified Hot Wheels  car produced from 1968-1977. 

Celebrity Downhill Racing...

Guest participants at Wild Weekend 7 may include Larry Wood, Wayne Carini, Bruce Pascal and 

Bob Parker...

(Pictured are designers Larry Wood [Left], Phil Rhielman [Center] and customizer Bryan Pope [Right] at the Wild Weekend 6 Celebrity Downhill Race.)

And we haven't forgotten the kids...

Children aged 12 and under can race against other kids, and receive their own special trophy!

...with a bracket of racing for kids aged 12 and under

  • Children Under Age 12 - can racec any unmodified Hot Wheels car, past or present (non-redline).


Scheduled Times for the Downhill Racing Events will be posted at the event.

Wild Weekend 7 Ladies Luncheon

JUST ANNOUNCED... SPECIAL GUEST ATTENDEE... SHIRLEY WOOD (Mrs. Larry Wood)

The Ladies luncheon has been a popular event at all the Wild Weekend events in the past, and it promises to be a lot of fun for the ladies attending Wild Weekend 7. Conceived as a way to say "thanks" to all the women who tirelessly support the hobby enjoyed by their husbands and boyfriends throughout the year, the Ladies Luncheon recognizes and honors all the selfless "Hot Wheels Widows". Each attendee at the luncheon will receive their own Ladies Luncheon Event Car.  

Wild Weekend 7 Car Show

The first 50 entrants will receive a Commemorative Dash Plaque...

Enter your car in the WIld Weekend 7 Car Show. Being held on Sunday, May 20th. There is a $10 per car entrance fee. Open to all makes and models, custom or stock, and the car that most closely resembles an actual Hot Wheels vehicle will receive a trophy. 

See the 1:1 scale Twin Mill...!

Did you know that there is an authentic Hot Wheels Twin Mill residing right here in Connecticut? It will be on display at Wild Weekend 7 and will take part in the Car Show! (not to worry... it's inelgible to win the trophy, since it's a real-life Hot Wheels Car already!

Ferraris, Cobras and assorted Customs...

See a LaFerrari... a Ferrari Enzo... Shelby Cobras from the local area... and an assortment of other cool rides. Keep checking back for updates!  

Randy's Wooster St. Pizza One Truck

Also on display all weekend, Pizza One is a mobile pizza wagon designed by Larry Wood and engineered by Randy Price. It's a 1938 Ford COE pulling a vintage 1951 Spartan all-aluminum trailer. It's truly a one-of-a-kind custom! 

Wild Weekend 7 Sunday Toy Show

PLEASE READ THIS UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT!

It has been determined that the conference room at the Homewood Suites hotel is too small to hold a reasonably sized toy show. Therefore the details to setting up at the toy show are as follows:


  • Location: Randy's Wooster St. Pizza Restaurant, Manchester CT
  • Set-up time: 7-8 am
  • Show runs from 8-11am. Dealers must have booths cleared and be out of restaurant by 12 noon
  • Table space will consist of restaurant booths: One table = One booth

Optional Set-up:

You may set up outdoors in Randy's Parking lot. One $20.00 fee covers your entire space, and you may stay set up as long as you like. However, you will need to bring your own table(s) (and tent if coverage is desired).


We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and if anyone who has purchased toy show space would like an adjustment towards outdoor space, or a refund, your table fee will gladly be returned. Thank you.

Hot Wheels Vending Machine

Receive Rare and Valuable Hot Wheels with just a pull!

Test your luck with the Hot Wheels vending Machine. Each pull costs $10.00 and the prize you receive will be a treasured addition to your collection! Vending Machine sessions will take place on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. Good Luck!

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Wild Weekend 7 Event Schedule

Here's Our Itinerary...

This is the Schedule of Events for Wild weekend 7. Please note that event(s) and/or times may be subject to change. We will post any such changes to this site as soon as they become available.

Wild Weekend 7 Birthday Bash Merchandise

New products are coming soon!