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This Hot Wheels Sand Crab, stamped with the date 1969, provided me with hours of childhood fun and turned up unexpectedly three years ago. (Echo Press photo)

It's Our Turn: Hot Wheels, cool memories

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When I found out that the world's longest Hot Wheels track is being built for a special race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week, it took me back in time to those oh-so-long-ago days when I was a kid who couldn't get enough of those shiny, snazzy toy cars.


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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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