LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Car enthusiasts listen-up! The Hot Wheels Legends Tour is back for the third year in a row and for the first time launching a virtual event for one of the world’s largest traveling car shows.
Ted Wu is head of global design for Hot Wheels in Los Angeles. Wu says what makes this event even more special is it allows gearheads everywhere to become part of the Hot Wheels family by being able to access the tour online and having a chance to have their beloved set of wheels created into a custom toy car.
“We take all the winners and we take one winner to be made into an actual Hot Wheels vehicle. So this is all to be immortalized in the world of Hot Wheels 1.64 scale die-cast cars,” says Wu, during a FaceTime interview from the Hot Wheels Headquarters in Los Angeles.
The Hot Wheels Legends Virtual Tour officially starts on Saturday, May 16, 2020.
However, Wu adds you must act quickly if you want your car considered for a chance to be converted into a toy car, because the deadline to submit ends May 13th.
Here is how it will work:
From May 8-13, fans can submit photos and videos of their custom builds for the chance to have their design included in the May 16 Legends Tour virtual stop and livestream. Only the first 500 entrants will be considered.
After the submission window closes, the Legends Tour judges will select the top vehicles to be featured during the May 16 virtual stop and judged LIVE. Similar to all Legends Tour stops, the judges will consider creativity, authenticity and garage spirit when selecting finalists and winners.
Submissions can be sent HERE from Friday, May 8 – Wednesday, May 13, 2020, and the live stream to watch will be available on Hot Wheels’ Facebook Page and Hoonigan’s YouTube Channel: Saturday, May 16, 2020 @ 9 AM PST.