Check out this great article by Smackeralcafe. Awesome pictures as well – brings back a lot of memories.
Mattel’s second speed set for 1970 put a Super-Charger behind the thrust to get Hot Wheels cars blazing. Unlike the other two speed sets, this one let you run a car on an oval and keep upping the power to achieve faster and faster clockings. Eventually you would record the fastest possible speed for a given car before it reached the limits of it’s stability and crashed.
The 1970 Super-Charger Speed Test Set includes 16 feet of orange track, 8 joiners, 1 Super-Charger, 1 single lane Speedometer, 2 trestles and one bridge.
Here’s the track layout.
And here are my 4 test cars.
A lap around the track starts at the Super-Charger.
With no waste of time or speed, the cars blast straight into the Speedometer.
Nearly 120 MPH / 200 KPH and looking for more the next time through.
Up and around the elevated first full curve.
Over the bridge.
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