The Hot Wheels Legends Tour is back in Australia!

The chance to have your car immortalised as a Hot Wheels model returns to Australia for 2022


It’s often said that our crazy hobby starts with a two-dollar Hot Wheels toy, and many of us still have vast collections of the miniature dream machines that we’ve been harbouring since we were young tackers.

Now imagine having your street machine turned into a real-life Hot Wheels model – surely that would be one of the highest honours you could have as a revhead? Well, that’s exactly what the Hot Wheels Legends Tour offers. It’s a worldwide virtual car show where a judging panel chooses one lucky person’s pride and joy to be made into a Hot Wheels miniature replica, which will be sold in stores across the globe.

For the second year running, the tour will be stopping off in Australia, with our own Carnage chieftain Scotty Taylor and professional racing driver Molly Taylor forming part of the Aussie judging panel, just as they did last year.

The Australian leg of the judged virtual car show will take place in a livestream on 21 April, but before then, both Scotty and Molly will be roaming the Heathcote Park Raceway pits at Street Machine Drag Challenge Weekend on 25 March, scouting for potential nominees for the show. So, if you’ve got a car you think is worthy of being a Hot Wheels model, make sure you bring it out to the event!

Eye-popping paint, lairy engine set-ups and big wheels are all part of what makes a properly cool Hot Wheels car, and those are the sorts of attributes the judges will be looking for in their search for the best machine to represent Australia on the world stage.

Last year, Shannon Heraud’s TUF253 Mk1 Ford Escort burnout car won the Australia round of the Legends Tour and made it into the internationals finals, which were broadcast live on Jay Leno’s Garage in the US.

While he didn’t manage to go all the way, Shannon still scored a cool trophy for winning the Australian leg. The top gong was awarded to the UK’s Lee Johnstone and his Volvo P1800 gasser, ‘Ain’t No Saint’.

Entries for this year’s Legends Tour are now open, so for more info and to get your car in the running, just follow the link here.