Houston, we do not have a problem with this one, at all!
The notion that only children play with toy cars has long ago been dispelled; everyone knows that one guy who has at least ten versions of his real-life car in die-cast form, and nine times out of ten, these cars are branded with the Hot Wheels logo. The popular Hot Wheels Legends Tour, presented by Mobil 1, gives fans the opportunity to turn their hot rods into an actual Hot Wheels model, and After last month's impressive Motor City winner, expectations were set high for the Houston leg of the tour. The winner was announced this past weekend, and what a car it is. Michael Tran of Houston, Texas entered his highly modified 2007 Chevrolet Corvette named 'Soo Sik C6" and took the top spot, making him one step closer to being the next Garage of Legends inductee.
Should he win the 2021 tour, the fully customized 2007 "Soo Sik C6" Corvette will now be made into a 1:64 Hot Wheels die-cast toy that will be sold across the globe. According to Tran, this corvette started out life as an ordinary C6, but he soon fabricated a completely new body and interior for this 'Vette, with the only original bits left being the frame and engine. The exterior features beautifully flowing body panels and a massive rear wing. This creation now pumps out around 1,000 horsepower thanks to a set of rear-mounted turbo chargers that are visible from the back of the car. At the front, the look of this C7 has been completely changed thanks to a set of custom headlights.
The Houston event also features three fully custom painted Hot Wheels '64 Lincoln Continental convertible "SLAB" die-casts modeled after Houston celebrity and activist, Trae tha Truth's personal vehicle. Tran now moves on to the semi-finals where he will be joined by past winners such as Joshua Liem and Corrine Currie's 1975 Opel Manta, and the exoskeleton 2003 Nissan 350Z from San Mateo, California . The first round of semi-finals will take place as a live-stream event on October 28, with the Global Grand Finale taking place on November 13.