Windsor, Ontario — A child’s excitement. An adult’s passion. These things are not mutually exclusive, as proven by the Hot Wheels Legends Tour soon to be making a stop in Windsor, Ont.
This Saturday’s stop in Windsor is being billed as “the world’s largest travelling car show,” as the Hot Wheels Legends Tour seeks to re-establish the joy and delight people found playing with their childhood die-cast toy cars.
“This event is set to feature everything from American muscle and custom trucks, to imports and coveted marques not offered in the United States, and limited-edition collectibles exclusive to the Hot Wheels Legends Tour,” said the event organizers in a press release.
This event is not just viewing these special vehicles, but features a competitive element sponsored by toy brand Mattel. Cars entered into the show have the opportunity to be immortalized in die-cast form.
The Windsor stop on the tour comes after a stop earlier this month in Detroit.
“When expanding the tour schedule for 2022, we felt it was important to include a stop that would showcase the best of Windsor’s custom car culture—especially since the city is known for being the automotive capital of Canada,” said Mattel’s global head of vehicle design, Ted Wu.
Vehicles will be judged on three criteria: authenticity, creativity and garage spirit. The winning vehicle at the Windsor show will then move on to the Global Grand Finale, which will then be made available for purchase, at 1:64 size, in over 150 countries worldwide.
The tour stop will be in the parking lot of the Walmart Supercentre at 7100 Tecumseh Rd. East.
The event runs between 8 a.m. and noon.
The event is free to attend, but to enter your vehicle please visit: www.hotwheels.com/legends.