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Hot Wheels® Derby Official Rules


Do you have the fastest car? Will YOU win this year's Hot Wheels® Derby?


Whether you only race a few times, or make it all the way to the winner’s circle, it's a thrill! The six lane race course will be set up at 10:00 am, so you will have plenty of time to have fun testing the track. It will be made of vintage (1968-9) track. The course will be straight downhill, with no curves, loops or jumps before the electronic finish line. There will be other courses, to play on, as well as the opportunity to create your own track. Adult/child cooperation is encouraged!


The Derby itself is a competition involving toy cars and gravity. Once your car is chosen, only your car’s speed will determine how far you get. The age of each driver will not affect the outcome.


Each driver may choose a new Hot Wheels® car from Timbuk Toys. This is yours to keep.

  • You may use this car for the Derby, or bring one from home. 

  • You may only use one car in the Derby.

  • It is your responsibility to put your car in the Starting Gate, and retrieve it following each race. No one else may touch your car without your permission.

Cars from home

  • Car must be a standard Hot Wheels® brand.

  • Car must not have any modifications

Each race must be “clean.” A race will be disqualified, and restarted IF:

  • Any car leaves the track for any reason.

  • Not all cars leave the starting gate at the same time.

  • Any other reason Timbuk Toys Judges decide the race was unfair.


  • Check in No Later than 11:45 am. After that, your spot may be taken by another driver.

  • Each driver and car will be assigned a numbered, identification sticker.

  • Each car will have at least three chances to win a race.

  • Cars will be randomly grouped in sixes to race each other.

  • Three of those cars will move on to the next round. 

  • The other three will be eliminated from the Derby.

  • Rounds will continue until the three fastest cars are determined.

  • First Place wins $50 Timbuk Bucks to spend in our stores

  • Second and Third Place will each be awarded $25 Timbuk Bucks.


Good Luck!




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