Would you watch a reality show about diecast racing? I would. And not just because I'm in the hobby. I think it could be honestly entertaining given how ridiculous the premise of our hobby is in the first place. Plus, I mean, there's already a reality show for some of the most niche audiences...blacksmithing, slapping, trash picking...why would diecast racing be so crazy?
You take 2 or 3 modders that are bulding cars for a race and follow them as they customize and test their cars, and you follow the person building the track and hosting the race. There's a lot that goes into modding cars and even more than goes into tracks and race production. Plenty of challenges and struggle to make it interesting. And more so if you have a live in-person race event somewhere.
Then you throw in the drama and stories of each person and boom, you got a reality show of the most mediocre caliber. All these streaming services are looking for cheap & easy programming so why not? Hear that Netflix? Peacock? Roku? Make it happen.
Well, in the case of Peacock, it looks like they already have a Hot Wheels reality show coming. An article from Hollywood Reporter says NBC is making a car makeover show "where car fans will face off to transform an ordinary vehicle into a Hot Wheels showstopper."
Sounds a lot like the Legends Tour competition that Mattel ran the several years. I'd wager the winner of the show gets their car turned into a mainline toy. But I'm a sucker for those car makeover/restoration shows so I'll certainly give this a watch. Hopefully it'll be fun and entertaining. I don't mind Rutledge Wood either. At least he has some credibility as a Car Guy so that's a bonus.
The article doesn't say when it's coming out but I'm guessing we won't see anything until 2024.
As for the diecast racing reality show...we can dream, can't we?