Judging is taking place in person at last, and the first live event has a winner.
If you like Hot Wheels just as much as you like real cars, you probably know about the Hot Wheels Legends Tour. If not, this is a contest where car enthusiasts from all over the world compete for the honor of having a scale model of their creation made for worldwide sale.
Crazy creations tend to get the most attention, of course, and some of the contenders are too wild to drive every day. Sadly, the global pandemic brought a lot of the judging process online, but this past weekend Miami played host to the first in-person stop of the tour, and the winning entry from the event is the car you see below, a 1929 Ford Model A.
Named 'Loosie', the car was built by Ray Aquit from Miami, Florida, and features a roof that has been chopped eight inches and a body that has been shortened 4.5 inches. The roof itself is actually from a Nissan Quest, which goes to show that even something innately uncool can be repurposed into something awesome.
Other details on the stunning build include an electric sunroof, a steel dash from a 1940 Ford pickup, and a custom chassis. The 20-inch truck wheels are hard to miss too. This thing looks awesome, and as a winner of one of the Legends Tour's legs, is now in with a shot of being inducted into the Garage of Legends and being immortalized as a 1:64 scale die-cast toy.
The next leg of the tour will also be an in-person event, on August 7 in Detroit, Michigan. August 26 sees the event move to an unconfirmed location (either another part of the US or Canada), with this set to be a live stream event again. The last two legs of the tour are on September 18 and October 9, with Houston, Texas, and El Segundo, California playing respective hosts. It's probably too late to start your build for this year's tour, but if you haven't got any plans for next year, why not build an EV? We think the Ford F-150 Lightning could make an epic Hot Wheels truck.