Hot Wheels Legends Tour × Los Angeles – 360 MAGAZINE

The Hot Wheels Legends Tour returns to Los Angeles on October 8 in search of the next Hot Wheels diecast

  • Presented by Mobil 1 and in partnership with Walmart and Dickies, the world’s largest traveling car show comes to Los Angeles on Saturday, October 8
  • This free, family-friendly event will take place at Walmart Baldwin Park from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. PT
  • The stop in Los Angeles is the last in-person event of the tour, ahead of the virtual World Semi-Final and Grand Final
  • One of LA’s hottest custom builds could be the next Hot Wheels die-cast that sells worldwide – submit your entry now! MT

The Hot Wheels Legends Tour returns to the automotive capital of the world in search of a custom build to immortalize as the next Hot Wheels diecast on Saturday, October 8. This free and family event is open to cars of all brands. , model and style from the San Fernando Valley to the Venice Boardwalk and beyond. Attendees can expect to see classic muscle cars, JDM imports, lowriders and modified exotics, among other one-of-a-kind custom builds. Hot Wheels Garage of Legends life-size vehicles will also be on display, and limited-edition collectibles exclusive to the Hot Wheels Legends Tour will be available for purchase.

The Los Angeles Hot Wheels Legends Tour stop will be at 3250 Big Dalton Ave., Baldwin Park, CA 91706 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. PT. Local builders can register their custom car here:

“Los Angeles is one of the most diverse cities in the world and its automotive culture is no different,” said Ted Wu, vice president, global head of vehicle design, Mattel. “Choosing just one car to advance to the final will be extremely difficult with all the eclectic styles that will be represented. This is our last in-person Hot Wheels Legends Tour event for 2022 and we can’t wait to see the amazing Southern California cars on display.

Judges will be looking for the custom build that best showcases creativity, authenticity and garage spirit. Each of the judges comes from a unique automotive background and their personal styles will play a major role in placing their votes. Judges for this stop include: famed automotive artist Harold Cleworth; founder of the popular Vehicle Virgins YouTube channel Parker Nirenstein; radio DJ and podcaster Christian James Hand; Car Girl influencer Kayla Delehant; GI Automotive founder Amber Blonigan, along with members of the Hot Wheels design team.

Now in its fifth year, the Hot Wheels Legends Tour spans five continents and 16 countries, making it the largest traveling car show in the world. Each stop is a platform for custom car builders to showcase their passion projects to other automotive enthusiasts. The winner of the October 8 stop in Los Angeles will move on to compete for a shot at the World Grand Finals later this year, where the champion will see their car inducted into the Hot Wheels Garage of Legends and immortalized as a Hot Wheels official. 1:64 diecast.

Other upcoming Hot Wheels Legends Tour events include:

  • October 20: Virtual event
  • November 10: Global Semi-Final (virtual event only)
  • November 12: Global Grand Final (virtual event only)

Dickies, the global leader in workwear, is once again proud to join the Hot Wheels Legends Tour and celebrate the brand’s do-it-yourself personality. The Legends Tour is an example of ‘Built not Bought’ and it fits perfectly with Dickies, who pride themselves on being present at every stop on the tour providing Dickies clothing to judges and staff. Additionally, select Dickies commemorative apparel will be offered to consumers at every Walmart stop with proof of Dickies purchase inside the store. Visit the Dickies booth at the event for more details. To learn more about the Hot Wheels Legends Tour, visit

The winner of today’s stop on the Hot Wheels Legends Tour in Los Angeles has been announced!

About the 1956 “Berlin Buick” VW Beetle:

Rob Freeman and his 1956 Volkswagen Beetle, known as the “Berlin Buick”, claimed victory on the Los Angeles Hot Wheels Legends Tour stop after driving all the way from Syracuse, NY to compete. As a child, Freeman developed the idea of ​​a mid-engined VW Beetle. Years later, he bought a 1956 oval window VW body for $1,000 and began bringing his childhood dream to life. The Beetle received the nickname “Berlin Buick” thanks to the Buick 215ci V8, producing 300 hp, installed just behind the rear seats. The engine was selected because of its compact and lightweight design which allowed Freeman to keep the original VW proportions intact. To put the power to the ground, the Beetle featured 15×12-inch rear wheels and massive drag slicks. The bespoke independent rear suspension even allows the wheels to pass under the stock fenders. In keeping with the Buick theme, side trim from a 1957 Buick was applied to the body and classic 1953 Buick-style portholes became strategically placed exhaust outlets. Additionally, the rag-top Bug’s roof was cut four and a half inches for a sleek appearance, and the custom interior features an adapted 1949 Buick dash and steering wheel.

The judges included:

  • Charlie Angulo, Hot Wheels Designer
  • Andrés Andrieu, Hot Wheels designer
  • Harold Cleworth, renowned automotive artist
  • Parker Nirenstein, founder of YouTube channel Vehicle Virgins
  • Christian James Hand, radio DJ and podcast host
  • Kayla Delehant, the car girl
  • Amber Blonigan, Founder of GI Automotive

About Hot Wheels

As a 54-year-old brand more relevant today than ever, Hot Wheels is the world’s premier vehicle franchise that represents and unites all segments of automotive culture. For decades, Hot Wheels has proven its influence in automotive and pop culture with legendary design and epic performance. Through unprecedented collaborations with world leaders in streetwear, fashion, luxury, entertainment, action sports and motorsports, Hot Wheels is the world’s best-selling toy with more than 8 billion vehicles sold. The brand engages fans of all generations through immersive live events, global competitions, theme park attractions, world-class digital games, consumer products, and film and television content.

About Mattel

Mattel is a global toy leader and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Fisher-Price®, American Girl®, Thomas & FriendsTM, UNO® and MEGA®, and other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and TV content, games, music and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in over 150 countries working with the world’s largest retail and e-commerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel has proudly been a trusted partner in enabling children to explore the wonders of childhood and reach their full potential.

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