Special builds to become Hot Wheels die-cast in Legends Tour contest


The 2021 Hot Wheels Legends Tour is searching in the United Kingdom for a custom vehicle worthy of becoming a Hot Wheels die-cast car. 

The winning car from this UK stop will proceed to the Global Semi-Finals, with a chance of then going to the Global Grand Finals, Hot Wheels said. The UK entry will compete with builds from USA, Japan, Mexico, and Germany.

After the car wins the latter tilt, the car will then be potentially inducted into the Hot Wheels Garage of Legends, and turned into a 1:64 die-cast car to be sold, and be enjoyed by kids of all ages around the world.

In the Hot Wheels Legends Tour, the model car manufacturer is looking for a car that will excel in three areas: authenticity, creativity, and garage spirit. 

In the authenticity front, Hot Wheels wants a car that would make one say “Wow, that looks like a Hot Wheels!” by virtue of the car's appearance. For creativity, the winning car should have a standout design. The garage spirit should show that the car's owner has personally built the car. 


To enter the contest, UK contestants are required to upload a video of their car, and fill up in and submit an entry form to the contest website. Submissions are accepted until October 1. 

A panel with car designers including Ian Callum who is famous for penning Jaguar cars and many others, is said to pick the entry that “best captures the Hot Wheels spirit.”

In the 2020 Hot Wheels Legends Tour, the winner was a 1970 Pontiac Trans Am track car built by Riley Stair, as seen in the main photo. In the 2019 contest, the "The Nash" hot-rod made by Greg Salzillo (above) took top honors.

Photos from Hot Wheels

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