Hot Wheels could make your car into a special die-cast model, creating an instant miniature icon.
The 2022 Hot Wheels Legends Tour spans 14 countries across the world, with the overall winning vehicle transformed into a toy.
This year will put extra pressure on enthusiasts from the UK, as last year’s winning car hailed from Somerset.
Performance, authenticity and ‘garage spirit’
Hot Wheels is asking owners of unique and interesting cars to put forward their life-sized vehicle for the 2022 Legends Tour.
Enthusiasts simply need to upload a short video to the Hot Wheels website, along with a brief explanation about their car. Entries close on 31 August 2022.
Ten contenders will selected, then assembled before a live studio audience in October.
A new UK judging panel will be responsible for assessing the 10 finalists, looking for a car that embodies Hot Wheels performance, authenticity and ‘garage spirit’. The panel includes Helen Stanley and Jonny Smith, alongside renowned car designer Ian Callum CBE.
Twice the chance to win
This year sees entrants have a double chance at seeing their car made into a die-cast model. Along with the overall winner, the judges will pick a regional Fan Favourite to become a 1:64 miniature, too.
Last year, Lee Johnstone’s Volvo P1800 Gasser (pictured above) won the UK leg of the competition, before going on to be crowned the global champion.
“I never imagined that we would win, but it’s been amazing to be part of the design process and meet the team that is responsible for creating the toy cars that fans of any age love,” said Johnstone.
“You just can’t beat that thrill of seeing your car scaled down in the Hot Wheels pack. I’d urge anyone to enter just to share that moment. It’s unforgettable!”
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