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Hot Wheels Announces Virtual Legends Tour Stop for use by 360 Magazine


The Hot Wheels Legends Tour, the global hunt for the ultimate custom car to immortalize as a Hot Wheels die-cast vehicle, continues as a virtual tour stop on Thursday, June 24. Presented in partnership with Road & Track and sponsored by Mobil 1, Walmart, Dynacraft and Milestone S.r.l., the third stop in the North American leg of the tour will be available on the Hot Wheels Facebook and Road & Track Facebook and YouTube pages starting at 8:00 p.m. EDT (5:00 p.m. PDT) on Thursday, June 24. 

Road & Track, known by automotive and racing enthusiasts around the world for their comprehensive feature stories and comparison tests, will once again join the panel of judges on the livestream to see which one of these passion projects has what it takes to make Hot Wheels history as a Hot Wheels Garage of Legends inductee. Host Jarod DeAnda will be joined by his co-host, professional racer and stunt driver Collete Davis, Road & Track executive editor Daniel Pund, Autoweek’s west coast editor and radio personality Mark Vaughn, along with Hot Wheels designers Phil Riehlman and Matt Gabe. 

The North American leg of the 2021 tour kicked off in April, with two incredible virtual events that saw thousands of automotive buffs from across the continent tune in for the live competitions. The winners of these two stops include a 1968 Mercedes Benz 250S from Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, and a custom aluminum racer named Lulu from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Both builds exuded authenticity, creativity and, most importantly, garage spirit, winning over fans and judges alike. 

The full list of remaining dates for the 2021 Hot Wheels Legends Tour is now available, including the return of live, in-person events starting July 10th

Upcoming Tour Dates:

  • June 24: Virtual Livestream 
  • July 10: In-Person Event in Miami, Florida 
  • August 7: In-Person in Detroit, Michigan
  • August 26: Virtual Livestream
  • September 18: In-Person Event in Houston, Texas
  • October 9: In-Person Event & Livestream from El Segundo, California
  • October 28: Global Virtual Livestream Semi-Finals #1
  • November 4: Global Virtual Livestream Semi-Finals #2 
  • November 13: Global Grand Finale In-Person Event & Livestream (Location TBD) 

Fans may register their cars for one of the upcoming virtual and in-person events or learn more about the Hot Wheels Legends Tour by click HERE.

Hundreds of entries have already poured in from across the United States and Canada for these tour stops. The winner of each event will go on to compete in the 2021 Hot Wheels Legends Tour finals to see if their build will become a Hot Wheels Legends vehicle sold in Walmart stores around the world as a 1:64 die-cast toy.

To watch this premiere automotive livestream event, visit the Hot Wheels Legends Tour Facebook page HERE.

About Mattel:
Mattel is a leading global toy company 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®, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and e-commerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential.

About Mobil 1:
Mobil 1TM motor oil is the world’s leading brand of synthetic motor oil. Our advanced technology allows Mobil 1 motor oils to meet or exceed some of the industry’s toughest standards and to provide exceptional protection under even extreme driving conditions. Mobil 1 motor oil is designed to help protect critical engine parts, maximize engine performance, and extend engine life. For more information, click HERE.



For 80 years RUF has worked in pursuit of the perfect driving experience. That pursuit began with repairs, moved to modifications and finally to the engineering and manufacture of its own cars. From the small town of Pfaffenhausen, Germany, RUF turned the automotive world upside down when its turbocharged CTR was crowned the fastest car in the world by Road & Track magazine in 1987. At the Ehra-Lessien test track legendary racing driver Phil Hill hit 211 mph in the “Yellowbird,” a nickname given to the car by the magazine because of the shining yellow paint.

At The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering this year, a selection of custom RUF creations will be on display. The all new RUF CTR will make its U.S. debut alongside the very first “Yellowbird” CTR #001. With a bespoke carbon fiber monocoque and 710 horsepower flat-six engine, the all-new CTR carries on the legacy of its record setting predecessor.