- The 2022 Hot Wheels Legends Tour winner is Craig Meaux and his 1992 Autozam Scrum.
- This Autozam Scrum kei truck was transformed into a big-block Chevy-powered monster truck over the last two years.
- Dubbed ‘Texas Toot,’ this hilarious custom rig will be transformed into a Hot Wheels diecast.
Once again Hot Wheels wraps its exciting Legends Tour and crowns the winner that will become immortalized as a 1/64th scale toy. While last year crowned the hilariously cool ’69 Volvo P1800 gasser, this year went a different direction. Taking home top honors from this year’s Legends Tour is a 1992 Autozam Scrum. Now, this obviously isn’t a stock kei truck. No, it’s been transformed into a cartoonishly small monster truck.
This kei truck made its way from Japan to its builder Craig Meaux’s garage in 2020. In only two years this once lowly work vehicle was modified into a high-riding, big-block-Chevy-powered custom rig. Riding on a five-foot lift, this micro-monster truck dwarfs previous Legends Tour winners despite its diminutive start. The 454-CID Chevrolet feeds a three-speed automatic transmission and can inhale nitrous at the touch of a button. This all rests on a set of custom 30-inch wheels.
If you don’t live near Meaux in Beaumont, Texas, or have the ambition to tackle a project like this yourself, don’t worry. This ‘Texas Toot’ Scrum can join your collection as a diecast copy. Like previous winners before, Meaux’s rig will join the Hot Wheels roster of 1/64th scale toy cars. Though, Hot Wheels is also using this latest Legends Tour to kick off its new program dubbed “Where Legends are Made.” This new program is more adult facing, according to the brand, and will try to engage car enthusiasts all over the world through fashion, gaming and, of course, car shows.
If you think you have what it takes in your garage to be the next Hot Wheel’s Legends Tour winner, well, you’ll have your shot next year. The 2023 tour schedule still hasn’t been released, but it probably won’t deviate too far from this year’s schedule.
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