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One British car owner could have his or her pride and joy produced in 1:64 scale form by toy-car legends Hot Wheels, meaning they and the rest of the world can enjoy playing with and cherishing it.
This is as the Hot Wheels Legends Tour returns to the UK, asking owners of classic, modified and racing cars to submit them for judging at the virtual Hot Wheels Legends event on 14 October, where judges including Ian Callum OBE will decide which car best represents the Hot Wheels spirit.
The winning vehicle will then go up against the top-rated cars from the US, Japan, Mexico and Germany, with the global champion faithfully reproduced in 1:64 scale, released as part of Hot Wheels’ 2022 range.
“With so many passionate enthusiasts and talented car builders and restorers, the UK has a truly diverse car culture with a thriving modified and performance scene,” says Ted Wu, Head of Hot Wheels Design, Mattel.
“We’ll be looking for the very best whether that’s a pre-war British hot rod, a ’70s or ’80s ‘restomod’, an extreme custom hot hatch build from the ’90s or one of today’s bespoke hypercars, we want to see the finest cars the UK has to offer. And who knows? Your pride and joy could well become a small-scale legend.”
The Hot Wheels brand was introduced by Mattel in 1968 and, to date, more than seven billion models have been sold.