The Hot Wheels Legends Tour has returned! This year Hot Wheels hosted a virtual stop for the annual Hot Wheels Legends Tour to continue the search for the next fan-made Hot Wheels toy car.
Submissions were accepted May 8-13 and on May 16th a panel of judges including Hot Wheels designers, auto experts from Hoonigan, and top motorsports athlete Colette Davis, livestreamed the winner.
Congratulations to Chris Walker from North Branch, Minnesota with his 1959 Chevrolet El Camino the winner of the first-ever Hot Wheels Legends Tour Virtual Stop.
Chris built this car in his garage in just 60 days, before debuting it at the Las Vegas RatCity Ruckus Show. Nicknamed the “Hulk-Camino,” the car is made from all ’59 El Camino sheet metal and is powered by a small-block Chevrolet engine.
There is a 700R4 Monster Transmission in the vehicle, with independent front suspension and coil over shocks. With American racing wheels and Mickey Thompson tires – the ‘59 El Camino is a true life-sized Hot Wheels!
Chris and his custom build will join finalists from Legends stops around the country at the SEMA Auto Show where one winner will be selected to become the next Hot Wheels 1:64 scale die-cast.
Make sure you check out Hot Wheels Legends Tour website for information on future tour stops, most of which will be livestreamed.
Enjoy these photos from previous Hot Wheels Legends Tour stops.
About the Tour
The Hot Wheels Legends Tour, now in its third year, is a global search for the next fan-made custom car to be made into a Hot Wheels die-cast toy. The Hot Wheels Legends Tour is made possible in partnership with Hoonigan, Walmart, Dickies, A&W Root Beer, American Honda, Dynacraft Wheels, and presenting sponsor, Mobil 1.
Photos: Mattel and Timothy Dahl