Calling all DisneyᐧPixar's Cars fans! 5-time Piston Cup champion #95 aka Lightning McQueen is come the Carolinas!!! This is HUGE news in my household as JJ is obsessed with anything that has to do with Lighting McQueen or the Cars crew. I wish you guys could have heard his squeals of glee and saw his reaction when I told him that #95 was making a pitch stop here in Charlotte on May 19th-20th from noon to 6 PM (entry ends at 5PM) at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. In celebration of Cars 3 coming out June 16th, stars of the movie - Lightning McQueen, Cruz Ramirez and Jackson Storm - are on a 27 cities Road to the Races Tour from the West Coast to the East Coast.
As excited as my little guy was, I think I was equally excited because Lighting is rolling into town just in time for JJ's birthday! He said he didn't want a party, so this will be the next best way to celebrate his turning six. The Road to the Races Tour will also be rolling into Greensboro, NC on May 18th at Mack Trucks Brand & Product Line.
Seriously, if you are in the Carolinas and have Cars fan, you should definitely make plans to attend one (or both) of these tour stops. Not only will we get to hang out with life-size versions of our favorite Cars character and his new buddies, but there will also be a variety of activities that the whole family can enjoy thanks to sponsors of the event. The Alamo Rent-A-Car℠ booth will be passing out pencil pack souvenirs and giving families a change to color a part of a giant Lightning McQueen mural.
The folks from Coppertone® will be giving families the ultimate pit crew experience by sponsoring a tire-changing and photo-sharing activity where we can try our hands at changing a race car tire. I have to admit that I'm really excited about this activity. I've always wanted to know what it was like changing a tire on a race car. The pit crews make it took so effortless on television.
We will also be able to create a digital postcard featuring Lightning McQueen of course thanks to Crest® and Oral-B®. They will also be handing out Cars themed oral care products as well. Once we've finished posing from the cameras, Mattel will have an interactive play area where the kids can play with a gravity dropper and new play sets featuring locations from the Cars 3 movie. There will also be a display of die cast racers from the previous and upcoming Cars movies. This will be a good way to test your child's (and your own) Cars character knowledge.
And because May is usually when the hit starts to pick up here in the Carolinas, Dole® will be on hand with some high-octane fruit and veggie smoothies!! I do love smoothies! They'll also be sharing recipes inspired by Cars 3 as well as some tips for how we can make healthy living fun and easy for our families.
Before we leave, we'll be sure to stop by the Cinetransformer Mobile Movie Theater to catch a sneak peak of Cars 3! We've already seen the trailers for the movie on the Disney Channel and I can't wait to see what else they're going to reveal to us in the sneak peak. You guys, this event is going to be EPIC! We're literally counting down the days.
If you're in the Charlotte area and are planning on attending send me a tweet and let me know.
Who is your child's or your favorite Cars character?