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by ERICK GIBSON / Staff Photographer | August 1, 2006
The heat does not stop Preston Tucker Rose, 9, from racing his Hot Wheels Go Kart around the track at Family Recreation Park on Monday.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | January 18, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com If things continue as they are, Matthew Scott Swope Jr., a Fulton County boy battling cancer, may reach his goal of owning a million Hot Wheels cars. As of Friday, said his mother, Brandy Swope of 8683 Sipes Mill Road, more than 14,000 of the colorful little cars with the speedy wheels have been sent to their home. The family's small farmhouse is filling up with boxes of the toy cars sent by people across the country. More come in every day, Brandy said.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | March 3, 2013
It was a flashback to the 1970s and the many hours spent in the recreation room devising elaborate track layouts. The sections of orange track could be molded into a variety of loops and jumps or whatever else a young mind could create. The tiny metal cars with their smooth-running wheels would zip down the track, and given the trajectory of their jumps off a sofa or staircase, they might have been missing for days. It all came back Sunday when Shiloh United Methodist Church hosted Hot Wheels Day for the community.
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by SCOTT BEARD | April 5, 2004
scottb@herald-mail.com HANCOCK - While most of the estimated 150 children taking part in an Easter egg hunt at Widmeyer Memorial Park in Hancock on Sunday were smiling Sunday after getting candy, one boy's focus was on another prize: Hot Wheels. Matthew Scott Swope Jr., a 5-year-old Fulton County, Pa., boy battling cancer, was the grand marshal for the egg hunt. Matthew, who was diagnosed with malignant melanoma, has a goal of owning 1 million Hot Wheels cars. Participants in the egg hunt were asked to bring at least one Hot Wheels car for Matthew, said Shannon McKinley, one of the event's organizers.
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Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown | February 13, 2012
Registration for Girls on the Run of Washington County will take place today, starting at 7 p.m., at Spicher's Appliance, 13427 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown. Girls on the Run is a 10-week after-school program for third- through fifth-grade girls that combines training for a 3.1-mile running event with self-esteem enhancing and uplifting workouts. Teams are forming for the spring season at Maugansville, Potomac Heights and Paramount elementary schools and Grace Academy. Space is limited.
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January 20, 2009
MAY 21, 1950-JAN. 17, 2009 David Lee Wissinger, 58, of Hagerstown, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at Washington County Hospital. Born May 21, 1950, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Doris M. (Koontz) Wissinger of Hagerstown and the late Donald L. Wissinger. He worked for Goodwill Industries for many years before moving on to the ARC of Washington Co. as a production worker. He enjoyed collecting Matchbox cars and Hot Wheels, and was also a big fan of WWF wrestling.
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By TODD BURLAGE | September 11, 2005
Sam Bass considers himself the luckiest guy on Earth. If he's not thanking a higher power for his good fortune, he's pinching himself to make sure this fairy tale is actually his reality. There have only been two life-long passions for Bass: racing; and art. The 43-year-old Virginia native has combined the two to become one of the most recognized, influential and wealthy figures in the automotive art design industry. His list of clients reads like a Who's Who in NASCAR stock-car racing.
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By LAURA ERNDE | November 15, 1998
STATE LINE, Pa. - Harlan "Doc" Greenfield is serious about his toys. What started as a hobby, collecting the toys that are distributed at fast food restaurants, has become a side job for the Martinsburg, W.Va., man. Greenfield has so many Smurfs, Beanie Babies and figurines from countless movies - roughly 30,000 - that he had to build a shed near his house to store them all. "You get hooked. It is a good addiction," he said. Greenfield joined 40 other toy collectors who were selling and trading Saturday at the State Line Auto Auction.
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by KAREN HANNA | June 18, 2007
HANCOCK - A father's looks and love affair with cars are easily passed on. Just ask Josh Barnhart. The Clear Spring 21-year-old got them both. "I was born into it," said Barnhart, who wore a T-shirt celebrating hot rods during a Father's Day car show Sunday in Widmeyer Memorial Park in Hancock. Barnhart was vague when he explained what he had learned from his dad, Tim Barnhart. "He taught me how to do all the bad stuff, stuff that will get you in trouble," Barnhart said.
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by KRISTIN WILSON | February 24, 2006
kristinw@herald-mail.com Anna Giancola's 9-year-old son gleaned quite an education about Presidents Day by watching TV this month. On Monday, when the Giancola family of Hagerstown was off from school and work "we were trying to talk to the kids about the fact that it was Presidents Day," Giancola remembers. "My son said, 'Yeah, I know. It's time to buy a Honda.'" While Giancola thinks her son was trying to be funny, his quick recall of this year's Presidents Day Honda sale commercial reminded her that kids - like adults - are exposed daily to a barrage of advertisements.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | March 3, 2013
It was a flashback to the 1970s and the many hours spent in the recreation room devising elaborate track layouts. The sections of orange track could be molded into a variety of loops and jumps or whatever else a young mind could create. The tiny metal cars with their smooth-running wheels would zip down the track, and given the trajectory of their jumps off a sofa or staircase, they might have been missing for days. It all came back Sunday when Shiloh United Methodist Church hosted Hot Wheels Day for the community.
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By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | February 24, 2012
For about $20,000, you can buy a Volkswagen minibus -   fire engine red and right out of the 1960s. But don't expect to sit behind the wheel and drive it home. It has no engine or brakes. And it's not much bigger than your thumb. It's an early workshop prototype of a Hot Wheels vehicle that was later made by the American toy manufacturer, Mattel. And while it might not be in Jay Doyle's collection, the number of die-cast cars he does own is impressive. The Hagerstown man estimates he currently has about 2,000 pieces - and he's always hoping to add more.
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Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown | February 13, 2012
Registration for Girls on the Run of Washington County will take place today, starting at 7 p.m., at Spicher's Appliance, 13427 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown. Girls on the Run is a 10-week after-school program for third- through fifth-grade girls that combines training for a 3.1-mile running event with self-esteem enhancing and uplifting workouts. Teams are forming for the spring season at Maugansville, Potomac Heights and Paramount elementary schools and Grace Academy. Space is limited.
NEWS
January 20, 2009
MAY 21, 1950-JAN. 17, 2009 David Lee Wissinger, 58, of Hagerstown, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at Washington County Hospital. Born May 21, 1950, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Doris M. (Koontz) Wissinger of Hagerstown and the late Donald L. Wissinger. He worked for Goodwill Industries for many years before moving on to the ARC of Washington Co. as a production worker. He enjoyed collecting Matchbox cars and Hot Wheels, and was also a big fan of WWF wrestling.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | June 18, 2007
HANCOCK - A father's looks and love affair with cars are easily passed on. Just ask Josh Barnhart. The Clear Spring 21-year-old got them both. "I was born into it," said Barnhart, who wore a T-shirt celebrating hot rods during a Father's Day car show Sunday in Widmeyer Memorial Park in Hancock. Barnhart was vague when he explained what he had learned from his dad, Tim Barnhart. "He taught me how to do all the bad stuff, stuff that will get you in trouble," Barnhart said.
NEWS
by ERICK GIBSON / Staff Photographer | August 1, 2006
The heat does not stop Preston Tucker Rose, 9, from racing his Hot Wheels Go Kart around the track at Family Recreation Park on Monday.
NEWS
by KRISTIN WILSON | February 24, 2006
kristinw@herald-mail.com Anna Giancola's 9-year-old son gleaned quite an education about Presidents Day by watching TV this month. On Monday, when the Giancola family of Hagerstown was off from school and work "we were trying to talk to the kids about the fact that it was Presidents Day," Giancola remembers. "My son said, 'Yeah, I know. It's time to buy a Honda.'" While Giancola thinks her son was trying to be funny, his quick recall of this year's Presidents Day Honda sale commercial reminded her that kids - like adults - are exposed daily to a barrage of advertisements.
NEWS
By TODD BURLAGE | September 11, 2005
Sam Bass considers himself the luckiest guy on Earth. If he's not thanking a higher power for his good fortune, he's pinching himself to make sure this fairy tale is actually his reality. There have only been two life-long passions for Bass: racing; and art. The 43-year-old Virginia native has combined the two to become one of the most recognized, influential and wealthy figures in the automotive art design industry. His list of clients reads like a Who's Who in NASCAR stock-car racing.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | July 14, 2005
julieg@herald-mail.com Jumping over cars. Done that. Jumping over a monster truck. Done that. Jumping over a monster truck while driving in reverse. Done that. "There's nothing that a monster truck pretty much can't do. Won't fit in your back pocket," joked monster truck driver Michael Vaters. Vaters, 40, who lives southwest of Hagerstown, likes to try different things in his monster truck, Black Stallion, because just seeing truck after truck jump cars might get boring.
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by SCOTT BEARD | April 5, 2004
scottb@herald-mail.com HANCOCK - While most of the estimated 150 children taking part in an Easter egg hunt at Widmeyer Memorial Park in Hancock on Sunday were smiling Sunday after getting candy, one boy's focus was on another prize: Hot Wheels. Matthew Scott Swope Jr., a 5-year-old Fulton County, Pa., boy battling cancer, was the grand marshal for the egg hunt. Matthew, who was diagnosed with malignant melanoma, has a goal of owning 1 million Hot Wheels cars. Participants in the egg hunt were asked to bring at least one Hot Wheels car for Matthew, said Shannon McKinley, one of the event's organizers.
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