The Hot Wheels Legends Tour has been kicked off in its home town of El Segundo, California. Hot Wheels are taking the tour on the road and will stop in 14 cities across the country at Walmart parking lots in search of the best car to be immortalized as a Hot Wheels die-cast car.
Enthusiasts and fans are invited to bring their vehicle to be judged and if the El Segundo show is anything to go by it should be a whole lot more fun. For starters, every Hot Wheels enthusiast’s favorite cars will be there. Fans will even have the chance to drive their car through a blister pack to create a one of a kind personal photo of them and their car. Entering the competition gives owners the chance to win a trip to the 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas and of course to turn their car into a Hot Wheels diecast vehicle.
According to the company, when Hot Wheels selected the original “Sweet 16” die-cast cars in 1968, they selected some of the most influential and legendary cars in automotive history. They are looking for authenticity. The website asks “Have you ever seen a car and said, “That looks like a Hot Wheels?” We’re looking for that “Hot Wheels-ness” that nails the amazing performance and outrageous design we’re known for.”
Hot Wheels are especially interested in originality. “We’ve made over 25,000 unique vehicle models in the past 50 years, so we’re looking for something with unique details that stands out from the rest.” Hot Wheels wants to highlight vehicles that took hard work and creativity to develop. The more the custom vehicle looks like it was “garage built” the better. According to Hot Wheels, “It’s built, not bought, just like Hot Wheels. We’re looking to see some elbow grease that exemplifies the challenger spirit it took to build.”
According to the official rules, the finalists at each location will be judged based on these five criteria:
a. The Hot Wheels Story Behind Your Build: 20%
b. Design: 20%
c. Authenticity: 20%
d. Garage Spirit: 20%; and
e. Performance & Fun: 20%.
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