1970 Hot Wheels Hi-Performance Set

The second Tune-Up Tower set for 1970 comes with a two-way Super-Charger.  It is the Hi-Performance Set.

Box art - front. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – front. Courtesy eBay.

This set includes 25 feet of orange track, 3 joiners, 8 half curves, 2 arch bridges, 5 trestles, 1 lane merger, 1 Tune-Up Tower with 1 wheel wrench and 1 two-way Super-Charger.

Set contents. Courtesy eBay.

Box art - back. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – back. Courtesy eBay.

Close up of contents list. Courtesy eBay.

Close up of contents list. Courtesy eBay.

Mattel envisioned the Hi-Performance Set layout as a large freeway system.  And in keeping with all this track, the set comes with 4 new cars too.

1970 Collectors’ Catalogue. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

1970 Collectors’ Catalogue. Full page of Tune-Up Tower Sets. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

So there you have it.  The 1970 Hot Wheels Hi-Performance Set.

It’s still fast.  Still fun.

As a kid, I always worked my Hot Wheels cars pretty hard.  They ran fast, they ran often and they got lots of wear.

Two of my childhood cars: a red Torero and a blue Twin Mill. They’ve seen lots of track time.

A Tune-Up Tower sure would have come in handy to help my cars maintain the pace I was setting for them.

Here’s some pictures of the Tune-Up Tower box by itself.

Box art for Tune-Up Tower – front and side. Courtesy eBay.

Box art for Tune-Up Tower - front. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – front. Courtesy eBay.

Box art - side. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – side. Courtesy eBay.

Box art - back. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – back. Courtesy eBay.

Tune-Up Tower contents stacked in box. Courtesy eBay.

Front page of Tune-Up Tower instructions. Courtesy eBay.

Front page of Tune-Up Tower instructions. Courtesy eBay.

An inside page of the instruction book. Courtesy eBay.

An inside page of the instruction book. Courtesy eBay.

This is a comic book ad for the Tune-Up Tower.

Tune-Up Tower ad. Courtesy eBay.

Tune-Up Tower page in 1970 Hot Wheels Racing World Magazine. Courtesy http://www.toycarcollector.com.

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