Hot Wheels gives a car owner the chance to have their car immortalized as a toy.
The toy car maker is asking custom car owners to enter the Hot Wheels Legends event for a chance to transform their car into a 1:64 scale model to be released in Hot Wheels’ 2022 lineup.
The winning car will be a classic build or modified race car that embraces Hot Wheels’ “high standards of performance, authenticity and garage spirit”. To enter, owners are asked to submit a video of their car by 1 October 2021 to hotwheelsuklegendstour.co.uk.
Hot Wheels design chief Ted Wu explained why the UK is part of this global competition: “With so many passionate enthusiasts and talented car builders and restorers, the UK has a truly caring culture. diverse with a thriving edited and performing scene.
“We’ll be looking for the very best, whether it’s a pre-war British hotrod, a 70s or 80s restomod, an ultra-custom 90s saloon or one of the hypercars on Today’s measurement we want to see the best cars the UK has to offer. And who knows? Your pride and joy may well become legend on a small scale.
Judging will take place on October 14. The judging panel includes former Jaguar design boss Ian Callum, who said: “From a commanding stance, full of presence, bold colors and a sense of speed, Hot Wheels captures a creative freedom that inspires rebellious spirit in an automotive designer.
“Hot Wheels takes me back to my ill-spent youth when I wondered why real cars couldn’t be that way. Well now I know they can and they are. They inspire an excitement that we have all need in our lives.
After the UK judging is complete, the winner will face finalists from Japan, Mexico, Germany and the United States. The global winner will then be replicated as a Hot Wheels car ready for sale in 2022.
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