Detroit should bring out the unique and oddball customs for the Hot Wheels Legends Tour.
Billed as the world's largest traveling car show, the Hot Wheels Legends Tour really draws in a huge spectrum of enthusiasts from casual to the hardest of core gearheads that fabricate the impossible. Now the show is heading to Michigan to display the weird and wonderful from the nation's automotive capital.
The Motor City lives and breathes all things automotive so the tour is in for a show-stopper when Detroit-built customs start rolling in. Based on the sample of photos supplied, like the Tron-inspired Chevrolet Corvette, we are ready for Detroit to come at us harder than the rat rod school bus of Arkansas.
"Detroit is without a doubt one of the most passionate automotive communities in the world, so returning to the Motor City for the 2022 Tour was an easy decision," said Ted Wu, Vice President, Global Head of Design for Vehicles, Mattel. "The judges for this stop are sure to have their hands full as they decide which of the incredible fan builds will take the next step toward being immortalized in 1:64-scale as the next official Hot Wheels die-cast vehicle."
The competition for the big prize should be intense as a high level of craftsmanship comes out of Detroit, a city born from generations of car fans. The event on July 9 is going to be host to dozens of hot rods, rat rods, late model customs, restomods, import tuners and everything in between that has a motor. The winner will take home the hardware and will then advance to the grand finale for a chance to be immortalized as a Hot Wheels die-cast car.
Beyond the legions of fans and participants, the event will attract a few automotive leaders as judges to the Detroit stop too. Famous YouTuber and RX-7 rotary nut, Rob Dahm will be in attendance as will Mike Musto of Hemmings Motor News, and Mark Trostle, the Head of Mopar Design. The judging panel knows their cars and participants will not be able to cut corners with the "built not bought" mindset of the panel.
We have been to Hot Wheels Legends events and they bring a lot of entertainment value along with a unique collection of builds. And the Hot Wheels Legend's reach is huge, spanning 5 continents and 14 countries with the grand finale wrapping up in Las Vegas in November of this year. Hot Wheels products are sold in 150 countries and always deliver on killer die-cast collectibles like the Team Transports that buyers snap up in no time.