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Are you a car enthusiast looking to introduce your kids to your hobby? Start with their favorite toy line!

The Hot Wheels Legends Tour is making its next stop tomorrow, Saturday, May 14, at the Houston-area Walmart Supercenter in Spring, Texas. 

Presented by Mobil 1 in partnership with Walmart and Dickies, this family-friendly event will showcase the best of Houston’s custom car culture, featuring fan-built art cars, slabs, Texas muscle, imports, and collectibles available exclusively on the tour. Kids will also see their favorite toy cars come to life with the Hot Wheels Garage of Legends life-size vehicles.

A select panel of judges, consisting of Hot Wheels designers and local car afficionados, will be searching throughout the event for the custom build with the most creativity, authenticity, and garage spirit. The panel for this stop includes Houston rapper and philanthropist Trae tha Truth; Smithy Customs owner and head designer Justin Smith; Recoil Racing owner Jerry Dellaportas; president of West Houston Muscle and founder of Nerdtropolis Sean Tajipour; paint and bodywork specialist Veronica Ramos; along with Ted Wu and Phil Riehlman from the Hot Wheels design team.

Now in its fifth year, the Hot Wheels Legend Tour has spanned 15 countries and five continents. The winner of the custom build design contest on May 14 will then compete in the Global Grand Finale later this year, where the champion’s design will become an official Hot Wheels 1:64-scale die-cast toy car in the Hot Wheels Garage of Legends line.

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The fun doesn’t end in Texas! After May 14, the tour will make the following stops in North America: an in-person event on June 4 in Northwest Arkansas; an in-person event on June 18 in Atlanta, Georgia; an in-person event on July 9 in Detroit, Michigan; an in-person event on July 16 in Windsor, Canada; an in-person event on July 30 in El Segundo, California; an in-person event on September 10 in Phoenix, Arizona; an in-person event on September 24 in Dallas, Texas; and an in-person event on October 8 in Los Angeles, California. The tour’s global semifinal will be livestreamed on November 1, and the Global Grand Finale will be livestreamed later that month.

To learn more about the Hot Wheels Legends Tour, visit

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Khue Nguyen

Khue Nguyen

Khue (Ken) Nguyen is an Editorial Intern at the Toy Insider, the Toy Book and the Pop Insider, where he helps cover the latest news in toys and pop culture. He’s also a part-time editor for a local newspaper in Columbia, Missouri. As a self-proclaimed Asian foodie, Ken enjoys roaming the downtown area of Columbia looking for a steaming bowl of noodle soup or a sizzling plate of stir fry whenever he’s not working.