The 1971 Great Getaway Set was only released in Canada. It comes with 2 cars: a Paddy Wagon and a Demon.
The idea behind this set is to have the Paddy Wagon police car hide behind a billboard. When the offending car speeds through the stop sign, the Paddy Wagon is released down a ramp in “hot pursuit”. Now it’s a “lap after lap” chase, powered by a dual-lane Rod Runner. Swift justice is brought to bear when the Paddy Wagon catches up to the speeding car in the Danger-Changer criss cross and produces a track clearing crash. On the other hand, if the Demon out maneuvers the Paddy Wagon and no collision occurs, then the Demon makes a clean getaway.
Track components include 21 feet of orange track, 5 joiners, two 180 degree dual-lane curves,1 dual-lane Rod Runner, 1 Danger-Changer and 1 billboard with ramp and stop sign.
The Paddy Wagon has a special roof design so it doesn’t get hung up in the Rod Runner.
For my demonstration I am making this as easy as possible. A working “billboard and police ramp with stop sign” is impossibly hard to find. So I am going to skip it and put the law breaking car on the track first, set it off and then add in the police car on the subsequent lap.
Here’s my track set up.
My breaking-the-speed-limit car is a white 1968 Shelby GT500 and the chase car is a black 2010 Ford Mustang GT sheriff’s vehicle.
The 2010 Mustang gets 20 laps to dispense justice by hitting the 1968 Shelby. If there is no contact, then the Shelby makes a Great Getaway
Here’s a track lap.
Here’s how the chase plays out on my YouTube channel.
So there you have it. The 1971 Hot Wheels Great Getaway Set.
It’s still fast. Still fun.