The world’s largest travelling car show, the Hot Wheels Legends Tour, is making its pitstop in Australia for the second year running.
Every year, one global winner is chosen to have their car immortalised as a 1:64 scale die-cast Hot Wheels toy. The grand final is hosted at American TV host Jay Leno’s garage.
This is a unique opportunity for Australian custom car owners to make it to the global semi-finals to represent Australia on the world stage, plus it is also a family-friendly event that anyone can tune in to view.
Greg Rust and Molly Taylor are judging the event alongside Hot Wheels designers Phil Riehlman and Sonny Fisher. The event will be shown at 6pm AEST on Thursday April 21 on Hot Wheels’ Facebook page.
The finalists are:
Car: 1974 Mini Clubman Panel Van (Frankenmini)
About: The car has a 351 Windsor V8 and is pushing 38’ x 15.5’ tyres, sitting on a shortened Nissan patrol chassis. It’s called Frankenmini because it’s made from many different car parts (including welded stitches all over). Corey is hoping to get this vehicle featured in Mad Max 5 but showing it off in front of the producers at the upcoming mini nationals in Hay.
Car: 1960 Porsche 356
About: Completely hand-built by Ron during COVID. The car has three-cylinder radial aeroplane engine, with nitrous oxide and fly by wire injection. Ron fully computerised the running system and gauges and hand built the steering wheel. The car has a complete aluminium interior and floor. The stripes are hand painted and carry through the headlamps. The handles are machined perspex and all windows are hand made from lexan.
Car: 2013 Toyota GT86 Drift Car
About: Brad is an Australian drift champion and has won the Australian Drift All Stars championship with his GT86 drift car. This custom drift demon is sure to excite motorsports fans as its the worlds first and only twin supercharged drift car. It is truly one of a kind.