Break Out Those Hot Wheels and Join the Carpet Car Show

Stuck inside? From Vu Nguyen, long-time die-cast fan and also Executive Director at the Porsche Club of America: Cars on Carpet. 

Call it cars and coffee but with die-cast cars. 

In these stressful times,” he explains, “I find it helpful to bring back those wonderful memories as a kid. I posted my ‘fleet’ of collectibles with my kids’ Hot Wheels to create a typical cars and coffee in our area.”

Vu captured that small-scale get-together in a video. The production is equally simple: He shot it with his daughter’s Canon G7 and edited it with Movavi on a Mac. Vu invites others to make their own Carpet Car Show videos. 

Even folks that don’t collect appreciated the reenactment of an activity so many of us enjoy weekly,” he adds.

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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
4/2/20 10:15 a.m.

Now I'm regretting leaving all my die-cast cars at my parent's house.

SaltyDog
SaltyDog HalfDork
4/2/20 10:19 a.m.

I was waiting for some Mustang-capades at the end! Did not disappoint. smiley

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/2/20 10:45 a.m.

In reply to SaltyDog :

Vu never disappoints. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/2/20 12:02 p.m.

And Vu says that I need to assemble a video. It's on the to-do list!

He's seen some of my collection, but there's always more tucked away....

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
4/2/20 12:18 p.m.

I'm going to have to throw down for this as soon as I fix my PC.

Stefan (Forum Supporter)
Stefan (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/2/20 12:54 p.m.
David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/2/20 1:48 p.m.

In reply to Stefan (Forum Supporter) :

OMFG. 

noddaz
noddaz UltraDork
4/2/20 2:03 p.m.

In reply to Stefan (Forum Supporter) :

Wow.  That's all I got.

wawazat
wawazat HalfDork
4/2/20 2:36 p.m.

That was AWESOME!cool

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
4/2/20 5:01 p.m.

All my best cars are at work.sad

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
4/2/20 5:17 p.m.

In reply to Stefan (Forum Supporter) :

I really really really really hope that was MIDI powered.

Stefan (Forum Supporter)
Stefan (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/2/20 5:34 p.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

That would have been really cool.  From reading the description, it was filmed and edited to make the song work.

drock25too
drock25too New Reader
4/2/20 10:07 p.m.

In reply to Stefan (Forum Supporter) :

That was pretty freaking cool. Thank you.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/2/20 11:04 p.m.

In reply to vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) :

I was just thinking, a few of my choice cars are at the office, too. Still, there are plenty here at the house. Let's see how this weekend goes. When Vu first told me about this idea, I told him that I was in. 

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse PowerDork
4/3/20 7:11 a.m.

This would be fun to do with the kids.  Might do our own show...

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