EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live kicks off its return to live events with new trucks and drivers on an upcoming 10-stop tour across the United States. Starting September 18 at the Toyota Center in Ontario, California, fans of all ages can enjoy a new and expanded lineup of epic monster trucks as they experience the thrill of watching iconic Hot Wheels monster truck toys take life in a full-immersive, kid-sized, kid-centric Hot Wheels® experience.
The popular family fun tour returns with the release of several new faces and three epic trucks! The all-new Mega Wrex™ Towers with its 12-foot dinosaur design, beef up 1800 horsepower to crush the competition. Driven by new pilot, Rick Steffens, this addition to the tour is sure to be a favorite. Fans will also discover Rebecca Schnell, the first woman to join the tour and pilot of the new Midwest Madness™, a first-ever collaboration between Hot Wheels and Bigfoot®. Finally, Race Ace™ will join the event series as a new monster truck, auguring an iconic
Hot Wheels flame design.
Returning host Freddie Sheppard will team up with a new co-host, Marny Florence. Its addition will create an inclusive, powerful and memorable experience for the whole family.
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live continues to offer audiences the only opportunity to see real-life versions of popular Hot Wheels Monster Trucks toys, including favorites Bone Shaker™, Tiger Shark, V8 Bomber™ and Demo Derby. The event performances will also include a special appearance from the car-eating, fire-breathing transforming robot MEGASAURUS, and Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live high-flyers, Freestyle Motocross! Fans will experience thrilling show action and fuel-injected gameplay with epic, crushing and epic monster truck competitions and battles!
The popular Crash Zone pre-show party is back and will start 2.5 hours before each performance. The unique experience gives fans access to the competition track to see the outrageous designs and epic size of Hot Wheels Monster Trucks!
Tickets are on sale now. Visit www.HotWheelsMonsterTrucksLive.com for more information and a complete schedule.
The Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Tour is a partnership between Mattel and Raycom-Legacy Content Company. Visit www.hotwheelsmonstertruckslive.com for more information.
The safety of Mattel and Raycom-Legacy employees and consumers is the top priority.
Mattel is pleased to bring Hot Wheels Live Events back into strict compliance with all local safety regulations and guidelines.
About Raycom – Legacy Content Company
Raycom-Legacy Content Company is a large-scale event operations, promotions, content production, licensing and media company. The company produces entertainment experiences including Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™, an international Monster Truck tour visiting North America and Europe. Raycom-Legacy Content Company is a partnership between Raycom Sports – a leading independent sports event marketing, management and production company – and Legacy Motorsports Events – which was co-founded by entertainment and motorsport executives Ken Hudgens , Tim Murray, Eric Cole and Bob Bogges. The company is based in Charlotte, North Carolina
About Mattel, Inc.
Mattel is one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment companies specializing in the design and production of quality toys and consumer products. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic franchises including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, American Girl®, Fisher-Price®, Thomas & Friends® and Mega®, as well as other popular brands that we own or license in partnership with entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and TV content, games, music and live events. We operate in 40 locations and sell products in over 150 countries working with the world’s leading retail and technology companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel has proudly been a trusted partner in exploring the wonders of childhood and empowering children to reach their full potential. Visit us online at www.mattel.com.