Hot Wheels Legends Tour: Extending The Success Of An Experiential Program With Digital Content In The Age Of COVID-19

Launched in 1968, Hot Wheels has become a massive global powerhouse franchise with appeal across multiple generations. The brand has been a reflection of pop culture and car culture, and has influenced and continues to influence generations of car designers and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The Hot Wheels Legends tour was launched in 2018 as a nationwide search for a life-size custom car that would be turned into one of the next Hot Wheels 1:64 scale die-cast car. The program was a immediate success and expanded worldwide very quickly. The global pandemic disrupted massively many types of experiential activations but Hot Wheels saw the opportunity to pivot and turn the program into an engaging digital experience leveraging digital content which lead to even faster expansion and more fan participation.