Hot Wheels cars have been a part of life for kids in America ever since they were introduced by Mattel toys co-founder, Elliot Handler in 1968. But not only are Hot Wheels toys, they are collector items that, to this day, are actively traded across the world with great passion.
So what could be better than a toy-size Hot Wheels car? Try a full-size, real-life version you can see, touch and get inside! That’s what makes the “Hot Wheels For Real!” exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis so amazing. This fun experience features not only rare, collectible Hot Wheels®, but incredible, life-size versions of iconic favorites like Bone Shaker®, Deora® II and Twin Mill®!
The Speedshop offers adults and children a chance to work together, customizing a car with decals, wheel covers and more. Attendees young and old can also test drive Hot Wheels® cars on both table and wall-mounted track layouts.
There have been some pretty special Hot Wheels down through the years, including the 70 Pontiac GTO Judge, 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, 1968 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S, 66 Chevy Nova, 70 Camaro Z28, 69 Chevelle SS, 64 Corvette Stingray, 73 Ford Falcon XB, 69 Chevy Custom PU, Nissan Nismo Skyline.
Mattel has always had a strong and prosperous relationship with Chevrolet, dating back to 1968 when they began producing replicas of the Camaro. In fact, Chevrolet plans to add a real-life, Hot Wheels edition to its lineup, which will come in the form of a $6,995 upgrade on both the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro and Camaro convertible. Sales are expected to start early this year.
Don’t miss the fun and excitement of this Hot Wheels For Real™! Exhibit. It’s an excellent opportunity for kids to have a blast, and for adults to rediscover the kid inside.
- Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
- Through May, 2013
- 3000 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
- (317) 334-4000