- You must be the builder of your entry in all categories listed.
- There cannot be any team builds.
- Past First Place winners may not enter any of the amateur events.
- Custom Car Contest Staff and WOW employees are not eligible to enter the contest.
If you plan on entering, arrive at least 30 minutes or more before the event starts to fill out the entry forms. All custom cars must be “loose” for judging. Example: No mirror bases or platforms of any kind are allowed. You must enter your cars in the correct category. For security purposes, you must have a picture ID to pick up your customs at the end of the event.
There is no limit on the amount of cars you can enter, but we ask it be kept to about 5 per category depending on table space.
Tips on entries: A single entry can consist of 2 vehicles (ex: flatbed & car or a tow truck pulling a car). Results from past contests shows this adds to your advantage as this shows “more time spent.” Judging is based on overall appearance and clean execution.
Mild (amateur): This category basically consists of a custom paint job (repaint), or airbrushed graphics/decals on a stock diecast car. No body modifications are allowed. Any wheels are allowed from any manufacturer. 1st and 2nd Place awarded.
Spicy (amateur): This category involves minor body alterations. The word here is “minor,” such as adding a hood scoop or rear spoiler, changing engines, lowering of the car or raising the suspensions. Any wheels are allowed from any manufacturer. 1st and 2nd Place awarded.
Hot (amateur): The Hot Category is for customs that are extreme! Anything goes! From stretching, cutting, grafting, filling, chopping, shortening, mixing-adding body parts, changing suspensions, use of styrene, etc., use your imagination. Any wheels are allowed from any manufacturer. 1st and 2nd Place awarded.
Mild(past winners and professionals): 1st and 2nd Place awarded.
Spicy (past winners and professionals): 1st and 2nd Place awarded.
Hot (past winners and professionals): 1st and 2nd Place awarded.
Large Scale (open to all): This category is about diecast cars or bikes that are larger than 1/64th scale. Example: It can be 1/43rd all the way to 1/18th scale. From a wild repaint, to body modification, to tricking out the engine, anything goes!!.
Diorama/Display/Packaging (open to all): Dioramas can be of anything you can imagine, such as a garage scene, landscapes, etc. It can also be based on custom packaging such as a new look on a blister-card to a custom box for the custom Hot Wheels®car or a nicely done display. Please keep the size of the Dioramas/Displays to approximately 20 x 20 inches to insure enough room on the judging table.