Corvette Museum Unveils Hot Wheels Exhibit | Company

All roads lead to Bowling Green as the National Corvette Museum recently opened Hot Wheels: Race to Win.

This new family exhibit allows visitors to immerse themselves in the activities of three generations of Hot Wheels fans, according to a press release from the museum.

The exhibit, which runs through Sept. 25 at the Bowling Green museum, promises something for parents, grandparents and today’s youngest Hot Wheels fans, according to the release.

Introduced by Mattel in 1968, Hot Wheels have come a long way in die-cast and full-size varieties. More than 800 models and 11,000 variants of Hot Wheels cars have been created and more than 4 billion Hot Wheels die-cast cars have been sold, according to the release.

“Generations of kids 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 of Global Live Events. & Attractions at Mattel.

In the exhibit, visitors can be part of a racing team working together to build and test the fastest and safest speed machines on the planet using Hot Wheels die-cast cars to experiment and play, according to the press release.

According to the release, this behind-the-scenes look at the world of racing investigates the scientific process of designing super-fast cars and helping families who need speed understand how it’s 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 a fun way using popular Hot Wheels toy cars as they experiment with different principles to see what makes a car go faster,” said Jennifer Pace Robinson, president and CEO of the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

According to the release, kids and families can take advantage of the Pit Stop Challenge in which they can race against the clock — along with family and friends — to change tires and refuel cars. A 6-lane downhill speed track, power boost track, adjustable angle track and timing track are just a few of the ways visitors can test their theories about the science of racing and cause and effect relationships.

Real race car parts, authentic artifacts and captivating memorabilia, including Corvettes from the collection of the National Corvette Museum, complete the experience, according to the release.

“We look forward to bringing the Hot Wheels: Race to Win exhibit to the National Corvette Museum for Hot Wheels fans of all ages to experience the history of the American sports car in an educational and interactive space,” said Sharon Brawner, president and CEO of the National Corvette Museum. said. “The Corvette’s longstanding representation within Hot Wheels is one that spans generations and we look forward to seeing the appreciation of both brands in our museum.” This limited-engagement gallery exhibit will be a place where everyone will feel like a kid.

The museum invites Hot Wheels fans of all ages to stretch the limits of the imagination and explore the world of racing in this all-new exhibit. The museum is located at 350 Corvette Drive, adjacent to Chevrolet’s Corvette assembly plant.

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