Hot Wheels came out in 1968 when Bruce was just 7 years old. He was hooked then as a child, and the love affair with Hot Wheels started over again in 1999 when his mother gave him a cigar box with his childhood cars. Within 6 months of that day, he jumped at the chance to buy the rarest Hot Wheels in the world. With that in his collection, he started going crazy for everything Hot Wheels related to the era of his childhood. Gast Station banners, prototypes, original artwork, store displays, and more. But alas he needed a place to display this 7,000 item collection, so why not create an ultimate Man Cave for the Hot Wheels and his real cars. Thus his private museum became a reality in the 4,000 square foot warehouse hidden somewhere in the State of Maryland. Today, Bruce holds what some consider as the most valuable Hot Wheels collection in the world!