2021 Fall Show and Swap Special Guest: Bryan Pope

For our Fall 2021 Fall Show and Swap event, we’re proud to welcome our special guest customizer Bryan Pope of Pope Designs.

Bryan Pope’s love for Hot Wheels began as a collector and continues through today as a customizer! Bryan was born and continues to live in Knightdale NC. He is employed as the art director for a major art supply company in Raleigh. 

Beginning in 2004 with a batch of customs promoting a charitable cause, the popularity of his customs was almost instant and sold out quickly!

Photo credit: Hobby DB

In 2006, after selling a Christmas themed custom Hot Wheels Drag Bus at the 20th Annual Hot Wheels California Convention auction for $1000, he began his own diecast design brand called Pope Designs and continues selling out every one of his offerings in short order.

Over the last 13 years, many conventions, dozens of awards, and hundreds of customs later, Pope Designs has expanded its fan base worldwide! Pope Designs’ best known, and signature casting continues to be the Hot Wheels Drag Bus! 

Bryan has traveled throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil, spreading the art of Pope Designs.  Bryan also has his own Facebook club page called Pope Designs All Access, where he highlights his work and announces his newest creations. 

Bryan is always ready to meet a new fan or catch up with an old friend!

Some samples from Brian’s amazing work:

2012 Convention Drag Bus
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Halloween / Bat Pumpkin Drag Bus
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