All roads lead to Bowling Green, KY as the National Corvette Museum opens Hot Wheels™: Race to Win™. This new family exhibit will get visitors revved up with immersive activities for three generations of Hot Wheels® fans. There’s something for parents, grandparents, and today’s youngest Hot Wheels fans. Hot Wheels: Race to Win will make a pit stop beginning May 27, 2022, continuing through September 25, 2022, at the National Corvette Museum.
Introduced by Mattel in 1968, Hot Wheels have come a long way, both in the diecast and life-size varieties. More than 800 models and 11,000 variations of Hot Wheels cars have been created and more than 4 billion Hot Wheels diecast cars have been sold.
“Generations of children have enjoyed the thrill and speed of racing with Hot Wheels, and this new interactive exhibit now brings families together to learn what brings racing to life in a fun and memorable way,” said Julie Freeland, Senior Director, Global Live Events & Attractions, Mattel.
In the exhibit Hot Wheels: Race to Win, visitors can be part of a dynamic race team working together to build and test the fastest and safest speed machines on the planet using Hot Wheels diecast cars to experiment and play. This behind-the-scenes look at the thrilling world of racing investigates the scientific process for designing super-fast cars and helps families who have the need for speed understand how it is achieved. The exhibit was created by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in partnership with Mattel.
“This family learning experience provides hands-on opportunities for parents to explain complex physics concepts in fun ways utilizing the popular Hot Wheels toy cars as they experiment with different principles to see which makes a car go fastest,” said Jennifer Pace Robinson, president and CEO of the museum that produced the exhibit, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Children and families will love the Pit Stop Challenge in which they can race the clock – and their family and friends – to change tires and refuel cars. A 6-lane downhill speed track, booster power track, adjustable angles track, and timing track are just a few of the ways visitors will be able to test their theories regarding the science of racing and cause and effect. Real race car parts, authentic artifacts, and captivating memorabilia including Corvettes from the National Corvette Museum’s collection will round out the experience.
According to National Corvette Museum President and CEO Sharon Brawner, “We are eager to showcase the Hot Wheels: Race to Win exhibition at the National Corvette Museum for Hot Wheels fans of all ages to experience the history of America’s sports car in an educational and interactive space. The Corvette’s long-standing representation within Hot Wheels is one that carries across generations and we can’t wait to see the appreciation for both brands at our museum. This Limited Engagement Gallery Exhibition will be a place where everyone feels like a kid.”
The museum invites Hot Wheels fan of all ages to push the limits of imagination and learn about the world of racing in this all-new exhibit.Plan A Visit