Fall Diecast Show and Swap Feature: Custom Car Showcase

This is the time to showcase your custom cars! Each fall we host a custom car contest during our show and it’s a huge hit.

Do you strip, repaint, decorate, chop or customize your cars? If you’re improving on what Hot Wheels shipped from the factory or letting your imagination run wild, this is the chance for you to show off your talents!

How it works: Stop by the Club table when you arrive to register your entries (no cost, maximum of three entries per person, 1/64 scale only). Consider entering early so the public will have plenty of time to view your work.


For Fall 2022, we’ve expanded the custom car showcase judging categories. When you enter your car, it should fall into one of the following categories:

Adult MILD: Entries in this category can have custom paint, decals or other decorations and wheel swaps.

Adult WILD: In addition to the custom touches in MILD, cars in this category have been physically cut and feature additional material or parts from other models..or perhaps less parts than they originally came with.

KIDS: This is a great category for our younger crowd out there experimenting with their own special touches (ages 12 and under please).

We’ll display the entries for the public to see and show attendees will have the chance to vote on their favorite (People’s Choice Award). Next, a panel of judges will decide on our category trophy winners. Our results are normally tallied and announced around noon on the day of the show.

Below you’ll find a sampling of the entries from a recent Fall show.

2019 Fall Adult category “People’s Choice” winner
2019 Fall Youth category “People’s Choice” winner