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San Tan Valley resident becomes a finalist in the ‘Hot Wheels Legends Tour’

Mitchell Elsberry, from San Tan Valley, becomes a finalist in the ‘Hot Wheels Legends Tour’ with his 2017 Radio Flyer Wagon Roadster.
Posted at 11:09 AM, Sep 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-12 14:09:46-04

GILBERT, AZ  — The ‘Hot Wheels Legends Tour’ announced the winner of its Arizona stop that took place in Gilbert! Say hello to the 2017 Radio Flyer Wagon Roadster!

 Mitchell Elsberry becomes a finalist in the ‘Hot Wheels Legends Tour’ with his 2017 Radio Flyer Wagon Roadster.
Mitchell Elsberry becomes a finalist in the ‘Hot Wheels Legends Tour’ with his 2017 Radio Flyer Wagon Roadster.

“Unlike anything else on the road, the 2017 Radio Flyer Wagon Roadster was entirely custom designed and built by Mitchell Elsberry of San Tan Valley, Arizona. This street-legal, steel-bodied roadster features a custom-built chassis and LS-1 engine with 700R4 transmission. A plumber by trade, Mitchell is a self-taught builder who created this vehicle as an alternative for his family to take to events. In fact, they have already put 6K+ miles on this passion project,” read a statement sent to ABC15 from the Hot Legends Tour officials.

What does this mean for our local winner? At each stop of the ‘Hot Wheels Legends Tour’, judges select one vehicle to be a finalist in the competition. Mitchell Elsberry, the winner of the Arizona tour stop will now have a chance at the Global Grand Finale.

WHAT’S NEXT?

The finalists will then compete side-by-side in November where one will be selected as the winner and "will have their car inducted into the Hot Wheels Garage of Legends and immortalized as an official Hot Wheels 1:64 die-cast.”

Your car needs three things to win and have it “immortalized” as a Hotwheels; it needs authenticity, originality and garage spirit.

Didn’t have a chance to check out the Arizona tour stop? Here are the upcoming Hot Wheels Legends Tour stops in the country:

LOVE HOT WHEELS?

The video in the player above talks about VAI Resort: the 60-acre entertainment resort coming to Glendale in 2023.

This area in the West Valley is where Mattel plans to open an adventure park with a Hot Wheels-themed roller coaster. It’ll be located on the southwest corner of 95th Avenue and Cardinals Way. Read more about it, right here.