1970 Hot Wheels Sizzlers U.S./8 Race Set

If you have “The Fastest Electric Cars in the World” and lots of orange track…there’s only one thing to do…Race ‘Em.

The basic Sizzlers dual-lane set for 1970 is the U.S./8 Race Set.  Track components include 28 feet of orange track, 10 joiners, 1 dual-lane Speed Brake, 1 dual-lane esses, 2 dual-lane trestles, two 200 degree dual-lane curves and 1 Juice Machine.

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Here’s the layout.

U.S./8 Race Set.

U.S./8 Race Set.

It all comes down to speed brake control.  Too much brake and the other guy catches up to your car.  Too little brake and you wipe out in the esses letting the other car pull away.

Dual-lane Speed Brake and esses instructions. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Dual-lane Speed Brake and esses instructions. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

How to race on the U.S./8 track. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

How to race on the U.S./8 track. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Here’s a lap around the U.S./8 Race Set course.

At the start. Motors running. Ready to go!

At the start. Motors running. Ready to go!

Into the esses and under the overpass.

Into the esses and under the overpass.

Hard tilt into the first curve.

Hard tilt into the first curve.

Flying over the top.

Flying over the top.

Screaming out of the second curve.

Screaming out of the second curve.

Racing back to the Speed Brake and going for another lap.

Racing back to the Speed Brake and going for another lap.

So there you have it.  The 1970 Hot Wheels Sizzlers U.S./8 Race Set.

It’s still fast.  Still fun.

Here’s my YouTube video of a 2 car U.S./8 race.

Box art - front. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – front. Courtesy eBay.

Box art - back. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – back. Courtesy eBay.

U.S./ 8 Race Set paper work. Courtesy eBay.

U.S./ 8 Race Set paper work. Courtesy eBay.

U.S./8 Race Set too complicated?  You can go one step simpler with the Italian “Circuito Sebring”.  It ditches the dual-lane Speed Brake and esses.

Box art - front. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – front. Courtesy eBay.

Sebring Circuit 1

Circuito Sebring set. Courtesy eBay.

Sebring Circuit 2

Circuito Sebring box art – side. Courtesy eBay.

Box art - back. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – back. Courtesy eBay.

Italian Hot Wheels logo. Courtesy eBay.

Italian Hot Wheels logo. Courtesy eBay.

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1970 Hot Wheels Sizzlers Newport Pacer Set

The third, single-lane Sizzlers track for 1970 is the Newport Pacer Set.  Track components include: 14 feet of orange track, 5 joiners, 1 single-lane Speed Brake, 1 single-lane esses, 2 full curves, 1 single-lane speedometer and 1 Juice Machine.

The object of this track is to record the fastest speed possible for each Sizzlers car.  The trick to making this happen is using just enough Speed Brake to get through the esses.  Use too much brake and the car will clock a slower speed.  Use too little brake and you wipe out in the esses.

Here’s the instructions.

Instructions – page 1. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions – page 2. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions – page 3. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions – page 4. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions – page 5. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions – page 6. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

I’m going to test 3 cars on this layout.

L to R: red 2006 Live Wire, light blue 1971 Spoil Sport, purple 1970 Ford Mark IV.

Here’s a hot lap.

Into the Speed Brake.

Handling the esses.

Accelerating down the front stretch.

Banking hard into the first curve.

Maximum speed into the Speedometer.

Clocking the speed.

Lining up for another lap run.

Check out my YouTube video to see what speeds I got from each car.

So there you have it.  The 1970 Hot Wheels Sizzlers Newport Pacer Set.

It’s still fast.  Still fun.

Box art - front. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – front. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – side. Courtesy eBay.

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Box art – back. Courtesy eBay.

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Box art – side. Courtesy eBay.

Box art - end. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – end. Courtesy eBay.

Newport Pacer Special Bonus instructions showing dual-lane Speed Brake and esses. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Newport Pacer Special Bonus instructions showing dual-lane Speed Brake and esses. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

1970 Collectors' Catalogue. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

1970 Collectors’ Catalogue. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Newport Pacer Set in Hot Wheels 1970 Racing World Magazine. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Speedometer part of the Newport Pacer Set from the 1970 Hot Wheels Racing World magazine. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Speedometer part of the Newport Pacer Set from the 1970 Hot Wheels Racing World magazine. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

And, for something different, here’s the United Kingdom variation of the Newport Pacer Set which Mattel Rosebud called the Super Oval Set.  It’s the same as the North American Newport Pacer Set except it comes with a battery powered Power Pak charger instead of a Juice Machine.

Super Oval Set box art - front. Courtesy eBay.

Super Oval Set box art – front. Courtesy eBay.

Super Oval Set box art - back. Courtesy eBay.

Super Oval Set box art – back. Courtesy eBay.

Super Oval Set box art - side. Courtesy eBay.

Super Oval Set box art – side. Courtesy eBay.

Super Oval Set contents. Courtesy eBay.

Super Oval Set contents. Courtesy eBay.

Super Oval Set contents. Courtesy eBay.

Super Oval Set contents. Courtesy eBay.

Super Oval Set contents. Courtesy eBay.

Super Oval Set contents. Courtesy eBay.

Super Oval Set car with box. Courtesy eBay.

Super Oval Set car with box. Courtesy eBay.

Decals and paper work for the Super Oval Set. Courtesy eBay.

Decals and paper work for the Super Oval Set. Courtesy eBay.

And one more…here’s the German Newport Pacer Set with Power Pak.

Box art - front. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – front. Courtesy eBay.

Box art - back. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – back. Courtesy eBay.