Words: Calvin Chan
Photography: Calvin Chan / Hot Wheels
Published: April 20, 2021
I’ve dreamed about cars ever since I was a kid. My parents even joked that the first word uttered out of my mouth was BMW. Toy cars and die-casts naturally followed into the toy box, and my collection has grown ever since.
But have you ever wished that you could turn your own real-life vehicle into a Hot Wheels die-cast car? I sure have, and now is your chance. Hot Wheels is hosting their annual Legends Tour where Canadians can compete and submit their custom vehicle, with a chance that Hot Wheels will transform it into a 1:64 die-cast car to be sold worldwide. Yes that’s right. Your very own vehicle added to Hot Wheels’ list of 25,000 unique models, and people can actually buy one!
Think of the Hot Wheels Legends Tour like an automotive festival. There will be special guests, celebrities, Hot Wheels designers, and of course, some really cool cars! Last year, the 2020 Hot Wheels Legends Tour had over six million people tune into the livestreams, which saw Riley Stair’s custom 1970 Trans Am crowned the winner, and thus transformed and immortalized into a die-cast car. Talk about a stunner.
Think your car has what it takes? The virtual tour kicks off at the end of this month on April 29th at 8pm EDT. Tune in so that you can view the world’s automotive creativity by following this link here.
Tour Dates are listed below. Make sure to bookmark these on your calendar!
○ April 29 – Virtual Livestream Contest #1
○ May 20 – Virtual Livestream Contest #2
○ June 24 – Virtual Livestream Contest #3
○ Aug 26 - Virtual Livestream Contest #4
○ Nov 4 – Global (non-US) Semi-Finals Virtual Livestream
○ Nov 13 – Global Grand Finale Live Event + Livestream Content