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.
Around the second full turn and back into the Super-Charger for another speed shot.
Here’s a link to my YouTube channel showing the speeds these cars recorded as the Super-Charger spun faster and faster.
There you have it. The 1970 Hot Wheels Super-Charger Speed Test Set. “The fastest metal cars in the world” is what it’s all about.
And it’s still fast. Still fun.