The 2021 Hot Wheels™ Legends Tour Global Grand Finale is here. Presented by Mobil 1, this virtual event is the culmination of the largest ever international hunt for the next custom fan vehicle worthy of being inducted into the Hot Wheels Garage of Legendsä and immortalized as a Hot WheelsÒ 1:64 die-cast toy. Ten finalists, representing the top five North American submissions and five best international builds, will go head-to-head in a live-streamed event hosted from Jay Leno’s Garage at 9:00 a.m. PT on Saturday, Nov. 13.
Ten cars will compete but there can only be one winner. The vehicle that best embodies true authenticity, creativity, and garage spirit will emerge as the next Hot Wheels Legend. The task of crowning this year’s champion will be conducted by an expert panel of judges, including Henrik Fisker, automotive design icon; Elana Scherr, Car and Driver Senior Editor; Ted Wu, Global Head of Design for Vehicles, Mattel; Bryan Benedict, Director of Vehicles Design, Mattel; Brendon Vetuskey, Vehicles Designer, Mattel; and of course car-loving celebrity Jay Leno.
“The Hot Wheels Legends Tour Global Grand Finale is where dreams come true,” said Ted Wu, Vice President, Global Head of Design for Vehicles, Mattel. “By expanding the international tour through both in-person and virtual events across five continents, the 2021 Legends Tour is by far the most competitive to date. Millions of Hot Wheels fans from around the world have attended this year’s tour stops to see which builds will be competing for the top spot. Looking ahead to the finale, we can’t wait to see which vehicle will go on to inspire the next generation of Hot Wheels fans in die-cast form.”
During the finale, fans can also expect to learn more about a Limited Edition Hot Wheels Twin Mill die-cast featuring a unique Mobil 1 livery, as well as get exclusive access to Limited Edition Hot Wheels NFT promo stickers, in anticipation of the Hot Wheels NFT Garage drop on Nov. 16th. 360 Magazine is excited to see competition as it contains a lot of kids’ childhood.
The 2021 Hot Wheels Legends Tour finalists include:
- 1991 Porsche 911 Baja from Sun Valley, California
- Custom aluminum racer named “Lulu” from Santa Fe, New Mexico
- 1969 Daytona Charger Superbird “Scraptona” from Macomb, Michigan
- 2003 Exoskeleton Nissan 350Z from San Mateo, California
- 1968 Mercedes Benz 250S from Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
- Custom Volkswagen Beatle sedan from Mexico
- Custom Volvo P1800 Gasser named “Aint No Saint” from the United Kingdom
- Custom Wittgenstein from Germany
- 1986 Dihatsu Mira from Malaysia
- 1973 Mazda 616 Capella from New Zealand
To tune into this legendary event, visit the Hot Wheels Facebook page here: https://fb.me/e/5tMdrD9L1
To check out the Hot Wheels Garage of Legends, visit www.HotWheels.com/GarageofLegends.