The winner of the 2021 Hot Wheels Legends Tour Houston live event stop has been announced.
Michael Tran of Houston, Texas will go on to compete for a chance to have his fully customized 2007 “Soo Sik C6” Corvette become the next Garage of Legends inductee and made into a 1:64 Hot Wheels die-cast toy sold around the world.
About the “Soo Sik C6” Corvette:
The Houston-winning “Soo Sik C6” Corvette started life as a factory 2007 Corvette. It is now anything BUT. In true garage spirit, Michael Tran, a Houston-native, custom fabricated an entirely new body AND interior for his C6 Corvette. The only original components remaining are the frame and the engine, which now makes roughly 1,000 horsepower thanks to a pair of rear-mounted turbos. Having built custom cars since 1998, Tran also fitted the “Soo Sik C6” with custom wheels, exhaust and a one-of-a-kind headlight design to complete the vehicle’s winning looks.
Judges for today’s Houston Hot Wheels Legends Tour live event included:
Bryan Benedict, Design Director Hot Wheels and Matchbox Die-casts
Matthew Gabe, Lead Designer, Hot Wheels Packaging
Trae tha Truth, Houston Rapper, Activist, Record Executive and Angel By Nature Charity Founder
Bill Carlton, Ekstensive Metal
Tim Donelson, Ekstensive Metal
Sean Tajipour, West Houston Muscle