This is the fourth year of the popular event.
Growing up as kids, many of us played with Hot Wheels toys and sketched designs of our own dream cars. Some of us still play with cars, albeit life-sized ones, but the dream of one day creating our own cars has evaded the vast majority of us (Gordon Murray and Horacio Pagani don't count as regular people). But for the people at Hot Wheels, a new videogame is not enough to get people reacquainted with their childhoods, and thus returns the fourth annual Hot Wheels Legends Tour. If you don't know what this is about, it's basically the opportunity for you to show off your own custom car with the opportunity to have it immortalized as a real Hot Wheels model.
Bigger than ever, the tour is now going to visit 14 countries and five continents with both live and virtual events starting in April. Livestream stops announced so far include New Zealand on April 14, Australia on the 22nd, and Canada on the 29th, with more stops to be announced soon. This tour should be the biggest yet for another reason too. With the global lockdowns that have been going on over the past year or so, Hot Wheels says that although finding time to build isn't always easy, "with many spending more time at home in the garage", the brand expects to see many more projects being submitted as entries.
The tour will come to an end in November, before which a regional winner and a Mobil 1 Fan Favorite will be decided on. These entries will then enter the semi-final rounds so that we end up with 10 finalists. Then, the grand finale event in November will decide the winner, whose car will be immortalized as a 1:64 model that will be sold globally. So if you have a project on the go with some special bespoke bits, now is the time to wrap it up and get ready for the global competition, especially if you have something unique. Could a Camaro or a Corvette be a winner again? We'll have to wait and see.