POTTSTOWN — A Pottstown native is being recognized for his ride — and it's not your run-of the-mill muscle car.

Aaron Buck was recently named a finalist at the Dulles, Va., stop of the Hot Wheels Legends Tour. The competition is part of the Hot Wheels Legends 50th Anniversary tour where competitors enter their custom cars for a chance to have it become part of the Hot Wheels Legends.

One finalist from each of the 15 participating cities will go on to enter their car in SEMA 2018 in Las Vegas where a final winner will be chosen to have their car made into a die-cast car sold around the world.

The three key components judges look for in a vehicle are authenticity, originality and "garage spirit," according to the Hot Wheels Legends Tour website.

Buck entered his 1936 Ford Truck, named “Cab Over Evolve,” which happened to be inspired by another Hot Wheels die-cast truck, built as a 1/64th model, and then turned into a real car. 

His truck beat 250 other entries and he will now be entered along with 14 others in the 2018 SEMA Show, which takes place from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 and has been described as "the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world."

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