This was a proposal made to Mattel three years after I had left as the first Hot Wheels designer by myself and Dave Puhl – a moderately well known customizer at the time with a shop in Illinois. We thought Mattel should participate in auto shows nationwide with a Hot Wheels display consisting of:

The three cars shown:

Mattel chose not to undertake this program – and, other than the Fleetside Pickup, none of these cars ever became Hot Wheels models.

– Harry Bentley Bradley