Presented by Mobil 1, this year’s tour will span 14 countries across five continents with both live and virtual events kicking off in April.
Submissions are now open for fans to submit their custom, life-size car creations. Livestreams will take place from New Zealand on April 15, from Australia on April 22, and from the U.S. and Canada on April 29. Fans can register at hotwheels.com to learn more about the tour and find dates for future stops. Live events will also take place at Walmart stores across the U.S. this summer.
Each Mobil 1-sponsored tour stop will feature regional winners, along with a Mobil 1 fan favorite that will be entered into the semi-final rounds. The Grand Finale event in November will culminate with one custom car getting inducted into the Hot Wheels Garage of Legends and turned into a Hot Wheels die-cast toy that will be sold around the world.
Past Legends Tour winners (2018’s 2JetZ and 2019’s “The Nash”) have already been immortalized in die-cast form, and will soon be available for purchase in the Forza Horizon 4 video game. Fans can play as these cars with the Hot Wheels Legends Car Pack available on Xbox, Windows 10, iOS, and Android devices.
The Legends Tour was originally launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hot Wheels in 2018. In a few short years, it has grown from a series of local Walmart events in the U.S. to the world’s largest traveling car show. Kids and automotive fans can now tune in to the livestreams on the Hot Wheels Facebook page. With the COVID-19 quarantine offering up more free time to fans, there’s hope to see many different passion projects potentially becoming the next Hot Wheels die-cast car.