The world’s best-selling toy — Hot Wheels — is returning to the Canadian International AutoShow as a featured exhibitor celebrating five decades of of the AutoShow presenting the industry’s ”hottest wheels.”

And as part of the celebration, the AutoShow and Hot Wheels, in partnership with PASMAG Tuning 365, invited car collectors to have their own pride and joy included as part of the festivities.

The miniature cars of the Hot Wheels brand are one of the most iconic toys in history. Since the first generation of Hot Wheels was released by toymaker Mattel in 1968, the cars and race track sets have been a staple in toyboxes and playrooms everywhere. In many cases, an adult’s passion for the automobile started with a small Hot Wheels and a big imagination.

Hot Wheels is returning to the AutoShow after first appearing for its 50th anniversary in 2018. This year, it will be offering a kids’ play zone, retail space, classic Hot Wheels cars and five life-sized Hot Wheels vehicles from the Hot Wheels Garage of Legends and collector cars. In conjunction with Hot Wheels returning to the AutoShow, a selection of car enthusiasts and collectors will have their vehicles displayed as part of The AutoShow Anniversary Selection. The winners were chosen based on a combination of community voting and committee-choice.

The full-sized Hot Wheels that will be on display at the AutoShow will be:

  • 1968 Chevrolet Corvette — “The Midas Monkey” car featured in “Fast n Loud” TV Show
  • 1966 Pontiac GTO
  • 1971 Chevrolet El Camino
  • 2001 Twin Mill
  • 2014 Star Wars Darth VaderTM Car (a fan favourite returning to the AutoShow)

Hot Wheels will be found on the 800 level of the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.