Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hot Wheel Track Builder Challenge at the AGO on Now & 2 CONTESTS!

My Boys Inside the AGO Outdoor Sculpture
My youngest guys and I were in for a treat this past weekend, when we attended the Hot Wheels Track Builder Challenge exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)! My boys hadn't been to the AGO before, so they were definitely in for something special.
The AGO's Familiar Signage
I was very honoured to be asked to be a member of the Hot Wheels Parent Connector Club--especially as the mom to 4 boys (and don't forget my 1 princess)!  My 4-year old is especially car crazy, and I've written about his toy car collection HERE.  Come to think about it, my 3-year old also has a pretty wicked car collection!
Hey Boys, Who's Excited For Hot Wheels?
"The Hot Wheels Ultimate Track makes its grand debut at the AGO from March 8-16, 2014. Featuring a gravity-defying racecar circuit stretching over 500 feet, the supersized installation was designed by a team of Track Experts to launch the brand new Hot Wheels Track Builder Challenge, a cross-national competition. The Track Experts will be on site at the AGO to give tips and tricks to help kids create and connect their own Ultimate Track at interactive stations."  
The Hot Wheels Track Builder Challenge at the AGO
from March 8-16, 2014
The Hot Wheels racetrack set up at the AGO was phenomenal--traversing a child's "bedroom" and "house"!  Tracks went across a real bed, up a bookshelf, over a chair and desk, along a couch, up on a fireplace mantelpiece--and even through the "backyard".  

The interactive exhibit allowed kids to launch a Hot Wheels toy car from the beginning of the track, and watch as it navigated the entire circuit--including loop-de-loops!  This was made possible by various "speed accelerator" points that would give the cars a boost of speed.  My boys did this again and again...and again!
My Son Plays With Hot Wheels "Sharkport Showdown" at the AGO
At the rear of the exhibit, kids could build their own racetracks and play with Hot Wheels playsets that had already been set up.  There was a plenitude of Hot Wheel cars, including conventional cars, "Colour Shifters" cars that change colour when exposed to heat or cold,  and my new favourites--"Mutant Machines".  Mutant Machines are long, slinky cars that attach to one another by a little tail.  They look like colourful daschunds and do well when launched through a curvy racetrack!

I was very impressed by how well the Hot Wheels Track Builder Challenge was staffed, and how the team interacted with the children visiting the exhibit.  It was great that the kids had one-on-one attention with the staff, and had additional assistance with building the tracks and navigating the features of the playsets.  Find out more about the AGO Hot Wheels Track Builder Challenge HERE.
Team Work: Building a Hot Wheels Track Together
Later, at a private Hot Wheels Track Builder Challenge party (not open to the public), the kids had a great opportunity to get down on the floor and play with the newest Hot Wheels cars and sets.  As you can see from the photos above, the boys had a great time using teamwork to put together some fantastic tracks!

The YTV Zoink'd television show was also onsite filming a segment about Hot Wheels, but my guys were so engrossed that they were not interested in much camera time.  Now THAT's a true car lover for you!

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My Boys Received These Hot Wheels Swag Bags
Note: These are NOT given out at the AGO event
CONTEST #1
Hot Wheels is holding a very cool Track Builder Challenge Contest!  Simply build a Hot Wheels track, upload a photo on the Hot Wheels Canada website, and you could WIN the Grand Prize of an awesome Track Party!  Yes, Hot Wheels will come to your house and build a giant indoor track for you and all of your friends!  Hot Wheels is also giving away prize packs worth $100 each.  Enter a new track every day for greater odds!  See Rules & Regulations HERE.


CONTEST #2 (~OVER~)

WINNER: Jennifer P.

WIN a $50 Hot Wheels Prize Pack from SnyMed.com!  Prize pack consists of: one 
Hot Wheels Play Set, one Hot Wheels Track Essentials Pack, and a Hot Wheels Track Builder Stunt.  Contest open to Canada & runs until Wednesday May 28th, 2014.  

How to Enter:
Leave a COMMENT below stating if your child, grandchild--or even you--love Hot Wheels, or toy vehicles!  Then use the entry form below to enter the contest.  GOOD LUCK!  

83 comments:

  1. Hotwheels have been a big part of my home for the past 18 years. My oldest son who is 19 now played with them all the time. The most odd one he ever had was one that was shaped like a toilet with wheels with a lid that you could life up and down. We still have that one, my 5 year old plays with it. My youngest 3 sons (4, 5 and 6) LOVE everything hotwheels and they would love this :) Thanks for the chance!!

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    1. Andrea, it sounds like your family really loves Hot Wheels!

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  2. My son is a Hot Wheels fanatic! When he's looking at cars he will turn them over to look for the Hot Wheels stamp on the bottom. If it's not there, he won't play with it

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    1. Karen, what a devoted fan! That's quite a detail for a child to notice!

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  3. My son and grand kids have all loved hot wheels.

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  4. My oldest loved hit wheels when he was little and me lo seems to be following suit with how much he loves cars. Great giveaway thanks for chance.

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    1. I have a big cars fanatic in my household too, Carey. Good luck in the contest!

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  5. My 18 month old grandson is obsessed with cars, it was his first word!

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    1. How cute about cars being his first work, Cuzinit!

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  6. My son loves his Hot Wheels cars! He even inherited his Daddy's childhood collection of them :)

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  7. My sn loves his Hot Wheels cars. He even inherited his Daddy's childhood collection of them :)

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  8. My nephew loves his Hot Wheels so I am sure he would love if I won this one :) (Judy Cowan)

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  9. My 3 year old son LOVES hot wheels and has to have one almost every time we go in town!

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  10. I love Hotwheels since I was a little kid!

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  11. My hubby is the Hot Wheels lover in my household !!! Though I fully expect him to pass his passion for them on to our kids as they grow up, haha

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  12. Yep, both our girls actually love all things cars and trucks. My husband was just commenting on it the other day!

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  13. My 5 year old loves Hot Wheels. I think he actually came out of the womb with one in his hand. Fact.

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  14. My grandson loves his Hotwheels.
    Julie G.

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  15. My grandchildren love HotWheels.They got posted out west and I only see them once a year.I would love to give them this gift.They are ages 4 and 6.Thanks for a chance.

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  16. We (my 3 year old) are just beginning to get into hot wheels. These tiny little cars are his newest obsession!!

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  17. My youngest daughter loves Hot Wheels toys! :)

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  18. My nephew loves hotwheels.

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  19. I have a daycare and the children are always playing with Hot Wheel cars.

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  20. My son LOVES hot wheels, and I always find myself looking for new models when i'm out in town. lol

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  21. My son loves Hot Wheels. He is crazy about them!

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  22. Hotwheel continue to be so popular fun for kids ! Love it !

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  23. My boy who is almost 3 absolutely LOVES Hot Wheels but has yet to get tracks for all his cars.

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  24. My boy who is almost 3 absolutely LOVES Hot Wheels but has yet to have tracks for all his cars.

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  25. My girls love cars of all kinds - especially the hot wheels!

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  26. My youngest still loves Hotwheels as much as he did when he was 2 :)

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  27. I love hot wheels, my nephew does too!

    rafflecopter: anna key

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  28. Jenna my son loves his Hot Wheels We were shopping the other day for a dvd and he seen the new hot wheels tracks and just had to have it I told him he has to wait. My son has ummmmmm shhhhh my hot wheels cars from when I was small. They went through me,my cousin,my son and my great nephews but they also play with them with the tracka I never had the tracks ...They all play together when over and set up tacks all over the livingroom

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  29. hit wheels have been around since I was younger. Shhhh my cousin played with mine and now my son and great nephews do. I never had the tracks onky the cars etc They have fun setting up the tracks all over the livingroom and playing together.. We were shopping the other day for a dvd my son had to have BUT when he seen the new hot wheels tracks and cars he wanted it so bad. BUT I told him why we came to the store and maybe next time we will get it .. YUP Hot wheels have been in our family for years and we all still love them

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  30. my daughter and husband haha. diana

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  31. My daughters like playing with hot wheels but the real fan is my nephew.

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  32. My daughter has recently been into Hot Wheels since she has a new friend that loves them and it's something new/exciting for her.

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  33. My son is a Hot Wheel fanatic. I don't think the word love even comes close to how he feels about his hot wheels. He must get that from his dad.

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  34. My son is absolutely obsessed with Hot Wheels. We all love playing with him because it helps his imagination grow helping add to his creative play.

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  35. my girls would love this! they enjoy playing with hotwheels (daddy got them into it)

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  36. I played with Hot Wheels as a kid at my cousins house and I loved it. I didn't own any of my own but it was fun to play with friends!

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  37. I love how hot wheels are well made and seem to last forever.

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  38. have loved hot wheels even when I was a boy

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  39. My almost 3 year old just discovered them this past Christmas, he loves them.

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  40. My son loves his Hot Wheels cars.

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  41. My son loves Hot Wheels!! He loves these tracks as well!!

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  42. Was always a fan of Hot Wheels as a kid, my nephews are all avid collectors of them.

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  43. Both of my boys loved Hot Wheels growing up and now their boys are loving them.This would be so awesome to win for my two young grandsons.Thanks for the opportunity.

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  44. My daughter prefers cars over dolls. She would love this.

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  45. My grandson loves Hot Wheels. One of his tracks goes along his wall! His eyes light up when he plays with them

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  46. My daughter and nephew both love Hot Wheels.

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  47. I have four Grandsons and they all love Hot Wheels!

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  48. My 3yr old daughter loves hot wheels

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  49. My 4yr old LOVES hot wheels! He has built a very healthy collection from volunteering to help me with groceries which always resuts in him getting a hot wheels car at the store, lol

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  50. My son loves hot wheels!

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  51. We all love hot wheels!! but these would go to my niece since she loves them the most ;)

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  52. My guys love hotwheels, been a part of our home for 16 yrs.

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  53. my guy and his cousin love playing with cars together!

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  54. My son and his cousin loves playing with Hot Wheels together!

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  55. My ggrand son loves playing with cars.

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  56. Love all the cool things you can do with the track and hot wheels!

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  57. My ggson loves playing with his little cars and he would absolutely love this Hot Wheels giveaway.

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  58. My little man is two and a half now and is already starting his hot wheels phase! He would love this!!

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  59. YES - both my boys love playing with hot wheels and any other vehicle toys that they can get their hands on

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  60. Hot wheels were the best when I was growing up and still are for my grandsons

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