Hot Wheels Legends Tour Rumbles into Colorado

Hot Wheels Legends Tour Twin Mill

Ron Ruelle

Ron Ruelle hobbyDB

The Hot Wheels Legends Tour rolled into Longmont, Colorado this past weekend. Since that’s a stone’s throw from hobbyDB headquarters in Boulder, we decided to check it out.

The event took place in the parking lot at WalMart. It was easy to spot from a distance with the beacon of light shining off the abundant chrome and candy-color sparkle paint jobs. Lots of patina, primer, and rust on display as well, all of it tastefully done, of course.

The Hot Wheels Legends tour celebrates car culture, the very idea that spawned the first Hot Wheels models in the first place. As such, there were vintage rides from decades past (including original 1960s cars as well as earlier jalopies that were modified in the style of the time for that decade.). The oldest cars, from the 1920s, are pushing 100 years old now.  Many more contemporary customs and hot rods were on display, a nod to the ever-evolving nature of the hobby of turning wrenches on cars.

Most of the cars were from the Colorado Front Range area, but Mattel brought a few of their own as well. Some of the customs have been on tour with the show, nationally recognized award winners. And of course, there were some life-size Hot Wheels vehicles as well.

The full-size Ford Rip Rod was there, and it’s a lot smaller in real life than you might expect. And of course, the 1/1 Twin Mill was on hand, a stunning tribute to impractical but beautiful car design. Function follows form, and this one actually runs. The Gas Monkey Garage Corvette was on hand too.

Hot Wheels Legends Tour RamblerThere were plenty of activities for kids including track setups, games, and of course some shopping. We’re going to let the images do most of the rest of the talking here. But seriously, if the Hot Wheels Legends Tour is rumbling into your neck of the woods, do not miss it!


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Hot Wheels Legends Tour econoline

A surprising number of Ford Econoline pickups in all configurations were on hand.

Also, there are a TON of photos, so hit the READ MORE button to see them all!

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Hot Wheels Legends Tour pacer dragster

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Gulf Livery looks good on anything.

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Lots of great custom detail on display all day.

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Hot Wheels Legends Tour Door Prize

This store display replica was one of the door prizes!


 

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Hot Wheels Legends Tour Rat Rod

The Ford Rip Rod looks like aggressive fun.


Hot Wheels Legends Tour Twin Mill

The life-size Twin Mill is an astonishing recreation of the original Redline.

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Hot Wheels Legends Tour Twin Mill


Hot Wheels Legends Tour Bocar

The author squeezed into a mid 60s Bocar, made in the Denver area.

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Did you see the Hot Wheels Legends Tour in Colorado (or somewhere else)? Let us know in the comments!

2 comments to “Hot Wheels Legends Tour Rumbles into Colorado”

  1. Karl Krauss says:

    🙏 for the pics. My time allowed for only a few, so all of yours were appreciated. It was a good event which appeared to be well attended.

  2. Karl says:

    Man!  Can’t believe they did not come to Indy!  I do love that full-size Twin Mill, though…

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