Vandervate Joins the Likes of Hot Wheels Design Legends Elliot Handler, Larry Wood and Phil Riehlman for This Prestigious Award


EL SEGUNDO, Calif., August 5, 2016 -- Today Hot Wheels® announced the induction of lead designer, Steve Vandervate into the Diecast Hall of Fame at the ninth annual Diecast Hall of Fame ceremony in Las Vegas, NV. Vandervate is recognized as one of the "Diecast Designers" for his work in graphic design on Hot Wheels premium and Red Line Club®.

Vandervate joined the Hot Wheels design team in 2003 where he worked as a graphic project designer. In his tenure on the Hot Wheels team Vandevate has worked across the entire portfolio of diecast from Red Line Club to basic and themed assortments, and now is the lead graphic designer for premium and collector segments, while still handling several basic and themed segments.

"It is truly and honor to be inducted into the Diecast Hall of Fame on behalf of a brand I value and believe in," said Steve Vandervate, Lead Designer, Hot Wheels Design. "From basics to collector graphics, the best part of designing for Hot Wheels is the final outcome and ultimately knowing that my cars bring joy to fans of any age."

Vandervate joins a number of Hot Wheels designers that have been honored by Diecast Hall of Fame, including: Elliot Handler, Larry Wood, Phil Riehlman, Ira Gilford, Bob Rosas, Mark Jones, Otto Kuhni and Howard Rees, to name a few.

The induction ceremony will take place at 6:30pm, Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 2016 Super Toy Con, in Las Vegas, NV.

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