The iconic Hot Wheels toy cars have been a staple in many a person’s youth. It has been around for 55 years. So in 2018, Mattel, Hot Wheels’ owner, decided to hold the very first “Hot Wheels Legends Tour” to celebrate 50 years of Hot Wheels. The first Legends Tour initially consisted of a series of car shows across the United States.
Today, thanks to the generous efforts of local sponsors Concept One, Toy Kingdom, Little Trees Philippines, Sonax, Liqui Moly, Vinyl Frog, and CW Home Depot, the Hot Wheels Legends Tour is having its first-ever Philippine Edition.
The goal? To find the most authentic, most unique, “built-not-bought” cars that truly reflect the local custom car culture and hot-rodding spirit here in the Philippines.
Hot Wheels lead designer for Monster Trucks and Red Line Club Brendon Vetuskey will be in town to judge the winner from the top 10 finalists, which will be announced on Saturday, August 26, at the SM Mall of Asia Main Mall Atrium.
The winner of the Philippine Edition will compete in the Global Semifinals Edition and be entitled to the Asian Fan Favorites Selection. P100,000 worth of prizes will be given to the winner, and the winning vehicle will be immortalized with its very own Hot Wheels die-cast model.
The 10 finalists were picked last weekend at a screening event for all would-be participants. The finalists are an eclectic mix of cars.
Which one is your favorite? Head over to Hot Wheels Philippines’ Facebook page and look for the Legends Tour Finalists album, and vote for the car that truly stands out for you.
The cars will be on display at SM Mall of Asia until the winners are picked this weekend, so check them out.