Drivers get likelihood to have their automotive become a Sizzling Wheels mannequin

Drivers get likelihood to have their automotive become a Sizzling Wheels mannequin

Legends Tour competitors launches seek for the UK’s wildest and most authentic modified automobiles

Drivers get likelihood to have their automotive become a Sizzling Wheels mannequin

A brand new competitors is providing modified automotive creators the possibility to have their pleasure and pleasure immortalised as an official Sizzling Wheels mannequin.

The world-famous toy automotive model has launched its annual Legends Tour with a seek for the UK’s wildest and most eye-catching homegrown creations to go wheel to wheel with different customised automobiles from all over the world.

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Final 12 months’s international winner was Lee Johnstone, from Somerset, whose Volvo P1800 Gasser wowed judges, together with Ian Callum, the Scots designer behind the Aston Martin Vanquish and DB9, and the Jaguar F-Sort and I-Tempo.

This 12 months, entrants shall be pitting their full-sized machines in opposition to Sizzling Wheels hopefuls from 14 different nations within the dream of getting their actual life automotive become a 1:64 scale mannequin.

2021 Sizzling Wheels Legends Tour winner Lee Johnstone along with his 1969 Volvo P1800

And, to mark the Legend’s Tour’s fifth anniversary, house owners could have two alternatives to win, with a fan favorite from every area additionally within the working to be recreated as a diecast mannequin.

The competitors is open to house owners of any customised automotive that “embodies the Sizzling Wheels spirit”, from pre-war scorching rods to trendy hypercars and excessive scorching hatches. To enter, house owners must add a brief video walkaround of their automotive to the competitors web site earlier than 31 August 2022.

This 12 months’s judging panel contains new presenters and avid automotive modifiers Helen Stanley and Jonny Smith (The Late Brake Present), in addition to Ian Callum. The panel shall be on the lookout for the automobile within the UK that “finest embodies Sizzling Wheels efficiency, authenticity and ‘storage spirit’.”

Ten UK finalists shall be chosen and gathered collectively in entrance of a dwell viewers for the judging course of in early October. Automotive Throttle followers will vote for his or her favorite, whereas the judges will choose the UK winner. The Grand Remaining will happen within the US in November.

“Because the Sizzling Wheels Legends Tour expands across the globe, we have now been blown away by the fervour, enthusiasm and energy that goes into creating these spectacular automobiles that gasoline in style tradition and need to be Sizzling Wheels fashions,” stated Ted Wu, international head of auto design at Mattel. “Having seen how followers beloved our first winner exterior the US, we determined to immortalise a regional winner alongside the general victor. Two Legends are higher than one.”

Final 12 months’s winner, Lee Johnstone stated: “I by no means imagined that we’d win nevertheless it’s been wonderful to be a part of the design course of and meet the staff that’s answerable for creating the toy automobiles that followers of any age love.

“You simply can’t beat that thrill of seeing your automotive scaled down within the Sizzling Wheels pack. I’d urge anybody to enter simply to share that second. It’s unforgettable!”