Disney/Pixar have partnered with State Farm Insurance to bring life-size remote-controlled replicas of Cars 2 stars Lightning McQueen, Mater, and Finn McMissile as part of a multi-city tour. Global Experience Specialists is managing the tour and selected Pyramid Logistics to provide transportation and logistics services.
The cars are the largest radio-controlled models ever built, weighing in between 1,760 and 2,700 lbs. Each can travel for 30 minutes on electrical power at speeds up to 10 miles per hour.
The “Agents on a Mission” tour kicked off on March 22, at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. It will makes stops in 30 North American cities, including Boston, Detroit, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Toronto, and Washington, DC. (Click here for a complete list of cities and dates: Schedule) The replicas will also be on show at the red-carpet World Premiere of Cars 2 in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 18, with the tour wrapping up thereafter in San Francisco and Sonoma, CA.
Besides checking out the cars, visitors will be able to “take part in a variety of Cars 2-themed activities, including a video kiosk, e-photo opportunities, games and giveaways”, and “a sweepstakes featuring 18,000 prizes, including a new car.”
Additional sponsors on the tour are Goodyear, which will be outfitting the models and tractor/trailer with tires, and Mack Trucks, which provided a tractor.