A new family-oriented Hot Wheels exhibit is coming to the National Corvette Museum later this year.
The exhibit, entitled Hot Wheels: Race to Win, is intended to be an educational experience that will teach kids some of the basics of vehicle engineering. It will also feature real race car parts, authentic artifacts, and memorabilia from motorsports history, including various racing Corvette models from the National Corvette Museum’s own collection.
“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,” the National Corvette Museum says of the exhibit. “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 will include a Pit Stop Challenge in which families can race the clock, as well as their own family and friends, to change tires and refuel cars. A six-lane downhill speed track (above), a booster power track, an adjustable angles track, and a timing track will enable museumgoers to test their diecast Hot Wheels cars and apply learned theories regarding the science of racing.
NCM President and CEO Sharon Brawner, who joined the museum last fall following a two-decade stint as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, said the organization is excited to welcome the Hot Wheels brand to its halls.
“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,” Brawner said. “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 Hot Wheels Exhibit at the NCM will open on May 27th, 2022 and will remain open until September 25th, 2022, giving Corvette fans the entire summer to enjoy this family-friendly installation.