Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hot Wheels Track

I can remember having Hot Wheels tracks when I was a kid, what I remember the most was that they never seemed to work very well, probably because we always set them up on carpet and not linoleum or wood floors. Well Macen is fascinated with Hot Wheels so I wanted to see what the current generation of Hot Wheels tracks were up to.

This is the birds eye view of two of the Toys R Us Kid's Picks Track Packs put together in a continues track with two curves and two loops, I've also added two battery powered boosters. I've left out several pieces of straight track and the jump and catch ramps that come with each pack. Here's the Macen's ground level view. The tracked worked pretty well with the car that came with it a long short car called the "The Gov'ner" making 5 complete circuits on the track before coming off. The '67 Mustang Shelby GT500 made 2 complete circuits and the Corvette C6 and the '65 Mustang Fastback each made 1 1/2 none of Macen's other cars made a complete circuit before flying off the track. Here's some video.

The Gov'ner in action.

Macen likes the launcher and the jump part as well. He likes to see which car can go the furthest.