The Tour de Fast is a Hot Wheels Original Model that is designed with the 2016 Olympic Games in mind. And then the cycling sport in particular. The name is a spin on the most popular cycling event: the Tour de France. In those races, cyclists are part of teams and they have support teams that follow them due the entire race since those trails are so long. These support teams consist of (multiple) cars with bicycle mechanics. Those cars carry extra bikes along with anything else the cyclist may need. Depending on the team size, you can see numerous bikes mounted to the tops of these cars. That was the idea behind this casting.
The casting has some Frenchness to it. Not only bears a striking resemblance to the Avant Garde, it also has the front-end of a 1967 Citroën DS.
The Tour de Fast has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|240 / 250||2016||HW Games||Red||Yellow & White stripes & HW Games logo on sides & hood, cyclist on sides & hood||Yellow / Plastic||Clear||Black||Yellow TRAP5||DHP35||Malaysia||Base code(s): J23, J25|
From the back of the 2016-card:
Birthplace: El Segundo
Designer: Hot Wheels
Specialty: High-horsepower support for man powered racing bikes, this tough terrain wagon will haul gear, grub and crew to wherever your Tour de Fun takes you.