Hot Wheels Legends Tour September 18th in Houston, Texas
The Hot Wheels Legends Tour is heading to our hometown of Houston on September 18th. It is set to feature the most awe-inspiring garage builds from across the Southwest. This live, in-person event will take place at a Houston-area Walmart Supercenter in Spring, Texas. One lucky fan car will move on in the competition for a chance to become a Hot Wheels 1:64 die-cast toy.
Only two finalist spots are remaining for the U.S. and Canada.
Along with local celebrities, including Trae Tha Truth and DJ Mr. Rogers, I will join Hot Wheels Designers Ted Wu and Bryan Benedict at the judge’s table to evaluate each entry. We will be judging based on authenticity, creativity, and garage spirit.
“Houston is the perfect place to host the next live event stop in the tour, as its car culture is synonymous with customization. From candy paint to elbow rims, we look forward to seeing the biggest and baddest builds from across the Southwest.”Ted Wu, Vice President and Global Head of Design for Vehicles at Mattel
Fans can also expect to see a limited-run of three (AND ONLY THREE!), fully custom, hand-painted Hot Wheels ’64 Lincoln Continental convertible “SLAB” die-casts modeled after Trae Tha Truth’s personal vehicle. They will be offered at the live auction during the event. All proceeds will benefit the Angel By Nature non-profit organization, founded by Trae Tha Truth. They provide local aid to the most vulnerable individuals in Houston’s vibrant community, emphasizing families with underserved youth.
There will be onsite experiences and appearances by Hot Wheels Garage of Legends icons such as the Twin Mill, Bone Shaker, Deora II, and Midas Monkey.
As with other event champions, the Houston winner will advance to the Semi-Finals later this year and then possibly the Global Grand Finale for a chance to have their car inducted into the Hot Wheels Garage of Legendsä and immortalized as the next 1:64 die-cast toy sold around the world.
To date, North American winners include a 1968 Mercedes Benz 250S from Penticton, British Columbia, Canada; a custom aluminum racer named Lulu from Santa Fe, New Mexico; the 1969 Daytona Charger Superbird “Scraptona” from Macob, Michigan; “Loosie,” a Miami-winning 1929 Ford Model A; and the Detroit-winning 1975 Opel Manta, along with the exoskeleton 2003 Nissan 350Z from San Mateo, California.
The Houston-area event will be at Walmart Supercenter #602 at 1025 Sawdust Road, Spring, Texas, 77380 from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. CDT. For more information, visit the Hot Wheels Facebook page here.
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Upcoming Tour Dates include:
- October 9: In-Person Event & Social Coverage 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)