There's some tight competition.
Growing up, there has always been one consistent for kids who love cars: Hot Wheels. These little die-cast toys have become more than just playthings: there are thousands of serious collectors across the globe that buy and sell these little machines for the equivalent of a new Audi R8. The ever-popular Hot Wheels Legends Tour is back on the road and after receiving hundreds of submissions for potential models, the company has narrowed it down to ten builds, including a wild Ford Falcon, and a cool-looking Chevy Nova Wagon. These ten finalists will be judged live on the Hot Wheels Facebook page and DUB Facebook page. The winner will go on to compete for a chance to become the next 2021 Hot Wheels Garage of Legends inductee.
The next leg of the world's largest traveling car show is to be held virtually on the Hot Wheels and DUB Facebook pages and will be hosted by Jarod DeAnda and other industry experts such as professional racer and stunt driver Collete Davis. The judges will be looking for "the entry that best embodies authenticity, creativity and garage spirit."
The winner will be one step closer to seeing their design being sold as a 1:64 die-cast model in Walmart stores around the world.
The top ten entries include a murdered 1962 Ford Falcon with extreme fender flares, which we think will translate well into a die-cast model. The 1966 Homebuilt Novetta is a 1960s car-fan's dream and looks like a Ferrari 250 GTO, just better. The 2020 Lulu is another retro-looking racer that wouldn't seem out of place on the set of a Mad Max movie, and the 1965 Ford Econoline is an out-of-this-world hotrod creation that deserves to be made into a die-cast model regardless of this week's outcome. Dates for future stops will be announced soon, and fans can expect physical events to return to US-based Walmart stores this summer.