Santa Fe man advances to next stage in Hot Wheels contest

New Mexico News

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Santa Fe man is closer to having his custom-built car made into a Hot Wheels toy. Paul Kalenian turns heads when he zips around town in the two-seater he built named Lulu.

On Thursday, Lulu advanced to the next round in an international contest to have his car replicated as a Hot Wheels toy to be sold in Walmarts worldwide. It took the 69-year-old nine months to build the aluminum car which can reach 160 mph.

A grand prize winner will be selected in the contest in November 2021.

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