This coming Saturday, June 4, the Hot Wheels Legends Tour takes a stop in Bentonville, Arkansas to highlight the “best of Arkansas custom car culture.” The winner will take part in the Global Grand Finale in November this year. See four of the main competitors here.
At first a motorcycle that was modified to look like a VW bus. In fact, it’s called the 1969 two-wheeler Wonder Bus by Robert Wayne Ehrd. As custom motorcycles go by it looks like the most extreme and doesn’t even seem to have a rear end.
Another gentleman named Chris O’Leary has built a car called the Chrome Spaceship and if you think it’s like a Mazda Miata, you’re right. We feel that despite being completely out of this world it will not perform very well on tracks, roads or in space.
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Then there’s the raised and apparently very off-road-ready Nissan Juke. If it’s not Arkansas, I don’t know. Honestly, our money is in Jim Hardcastle’s 1929 Ford Roadster. It looks like a sack that encloses with a drawstring.
The full custom car Shindig at 8:00 a.m. is none other than the Walmart Supercenter. Yale knows better that if we were going to have a party here in Arkansas, it would be better to stay at Walmart. Most importantly, almost every private Hot Wheel Legends event takes place at a Walmart since they have partnered with Mattel.
“Walmart has been a supportive partner of the Hot Wheels Legends Tour since 2018,” said Ted Woo, Vice President, Global Head of Vehicles for Design, Mattel.
“Together, we look forward to seeing which Arkansas fan-built custom car will be the next finalist, and one step closer to immortalizing their passion project as an official Hot Wheels 1:64 die-cast vehicle,” he continued.
Judges for the weekend event include Cliff Starbird, former Monster truck driver, Shawna Moore, organizer of the Arkansas Car Show N Swap Meats, and Stephanie Privet, owner of Chrome Finns Restoration. Hot Wheels’ two main designers, Tyler Charest and Eric Hann, will also judge.