Source: Mattel/The Toy Book

This weekend, Hot Wheels fans and automotive enthusiasts in the UK can get in on the Hot Wheels Legends Tour for the first time ever.

On Saturday, Oct. 24, a special U.S./UK joint virtual stop will take place as Mattel continues its search for the next real-life vehicle to be immortalized as a 1:64-scale die-cast vehicle created under the mantra of “built not bought.”

The virtual event features guest judges, including James Bond stunt driver Ben Collins (who moonlights as “The Stig”), Top Gear’s  Paddy McGuinness, and Car Throttle host Alex Kersten.

1958 Chevy Apache – the Sixth Finalist Chosen in the 2020 Hot Wheels Legends Tour | Source: Mattel

Interested participants from the U.S., Canada, and the UK can register their builds and then tune in to the livestream on Facebook from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST on Saturday. Due to the joint international nature of the virtual event, this will be the first time that any Legends Tour stop will crown two finalists.

At the end of this year’s Hot Wheels Legends Tour, 13 finalists will compete in a virtual event broadcast from Los Angeles. The winner will become a mainline Hot Wheels vehicle and be added to the real-life Hot Wheels Garage of Legends.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.