Hot Wheels Legends Tour returns

27 June 2024
UK car owners can once again compete for the chance to have their car reimagined in 1/64 scale as the Hot Wheels Legends Tour returns for 2024.

What is the Hot Wheels Legends Tour? 

Now in its 7th year, the Hot Wheels Legends Tour continues to thrive at the heart of the global car community, the Hot Wheels Legends Tour encourages car owners from around the world a chance to have their car reimagined in 1/64 scale. As well as seeing their modified vehicle immortalised and enjoyed by fans around the world, the winner’s vehicle will be inducted into the Hot Wheels Garage of Legends. 

This year new countries including UAE and Columbia have joined the Tour, which last year saw a modified Mazda MX-5 from New Zealand crowned the winner and recreated as a model car to be enjoyed by model collectors and fans globally.

Above: Michael Wallhead's MG-Beast reached the Grand Finale in 2023

In 2023 and for the 3rd consecutive year, the UK winner, Michael Wallhead’s MG-Beast, beat a record number of entries to reach the Grand Finale. In 2021, Lee Johnstone’s 1969 Volvo P1800 gasser won the competition and marked the first time a non-US car had succeeded, underlining the UK’s standing in worldwide car culture. 

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How do I enter?

Entrants wishing to participate in this year’s Hot Wheels Legends Tour can fill out an entry form now by uploading short video with a brief description and highlighting the three core values of creativity, authenticity and ‘garage spirit’ entries close on 5th July. Legends Tour judges will be looking for on-trend, extreme and relevant vehicles but will also consider the builder’s overall creativity and how their project stands out. 

Above: The finalists from the UK will be hosted at the Gravity Show at the NEC, Birmingham in August

Finalists from all the UK entrants will be hosted at the Gravity Show at the NEC, Birmingham on August 24th- 25th, where the difficult task of choosing a winner will be led by Hot Wheels’ designer Craig Callum. The UK winner will then compete against car builders from around the world at the Global Semi-Final on 2nd November and the Global Grand Finale on 11th November, which will determine the car that will transform into a diecast model and be sold around the world.