The 2022 Hot Wheels Legends Tour kicks off its fifth year in April with online events in New Zealand (April 14) and Australia (April 21) and the first in-person show in Miami (April 30).
More in-person shows are scheduled in Houston (May 14); Atlanta (June 4); Northwest Arkansas (June 18); Detroit (July 9); Windsor, Canada (July 16); Ed Segundo, California (July 30); Indianapolis (September 10); Dallas (September 24); and Los Angeles (October 8).
At each event, a unique custom vehicle will be selected to qualify for the Global Semi-Finals in October, with the Global Finals scheduled for November. During this final, a car will be selected to become 1:64 scale die-cast Hot Wheels.
Car manufacturers can participate in the competition via Legends Tour website.
Hagerty links with StarterMotor
Hagerty announced a partnership with StarterMotor, a UK-based charity “dedicated to improving education in the maintenance and use of historic, classic and modern classic vehicles”.
“There is a clear need to engage a new generation, to encourage them to pursue careers in the historic vehicle industry and enjoy historic cars,” StarterMotor chief executive David Withers said in the announcement. . “StarterMotor has partnerships with educational institutions, colleges, and apprenticeship programs and provides vehicles and other resources for their students to not only learn, but also to use in competitions, events, and shows.”
Mark Roper, Managing Director of Hagerty International, added: “Engaging the next generation of classic car enthusiasts has long been a key goal for Hagerty, and we are already running a series of global educational and promotional activities to achieve this.
“Working with StarterMotor allows us to focus on the UK market, and we have a host of initiatives, soon to be launched, that will excite and appeal to young enthusiasts.”
Enthusiast Tour runs April 19-21 in Indiana
Worldwide Auctioneers is holding its second Enthusiast Collector Car Tour, a driving event just before the auction company’s next sale. The tour will take place from April 19-22 and the auction from April 22-23.
The tour begins and ends at Kruse Plaza in Auburn, Indiana, and visits three car collections on April 20 and a show shop and chocolate company on April 21, when the dinner includes an “automotive speaker.” Tourists will also visit a classic car dealership on April 22 before the auction begins.
Spring Carlisle offers a mini-SEMA
There will be a mini-SEMA Show during the Spring Carlisle event, scheduled for April 20-24 at the Fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
The annual SEMA Show covers the entire Las Vegas Convention Center complex each fall. But in the spring, as part of the massive Carlisle Auto Show and Swap Meet, SEMA’s ARMO – the automotive restoration market organization – is hosting a “flagship product” exhibit. at the eastern end of the country.
Carlisle Announces Import-Show Features
Carlisle Events is holding its annual Import & Performance Nationals show from May 13-15, this year featuring BMW, the 30th anniversary of the Subaru Impreza, a special display of vehicles from the former Eastern bloc nations, vehicles prepared for racing, Porsche, and cars from the Rolls-Royce Foundation.
Parades are also planned through the fairgrounds of Datsun Zs, Volvos and race buggies, with the latter group coming straight from the Pennsylvania event.
Carlisle sets featured groups for GM Nationals
Carlisle Events has announced the featured presentations for the 2022 GM Nationals, scheduled for June 24-25: 40 Years of 3rd Generation Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird, 60 Years of Nova/Chevy II, 40 Years of S-10 and a Soliet – Elevator showroom.
Wings & Wheels Show
the Yankee Air Force Museum at the Roush Aeronautics Center on the Willow Run grounds in Ypsilanti, Michigan, hosts its Wings & Wheels showcase of historic aircraft with rare automobiles from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 12.
In the meantime, the museum offers an evening history presentation on April 6, its fifth annual Bombers, Berries & Brews event on May 7, and Wild Wednesday, an “air show with the CF-18,” on June 8.
1000 Miglia announces the 2022 calendar
1000 Miglia 2022 accepted 415 cars from more than 600 applications from car owners based in 31 countries. As usual, the event follows its historic route from Brescia to Rome and back, this year from June 15th.
But this is not the only event organized by 1000 Miglia. It will also host the 1000 Miglia Green for alternative fuel vehicles, a Ferrari Tribute event, and include supercars in the 1000 Miglia Experience Italia.
Other events include the Coppa delle Alpi, the first Roads by 1000 Miglia (7-10 April) as well as the first Warm Up Switzerland (29-30 April).
The third 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA is scheduled for October and the 1000 Miglia Experience UAE will take place in December.