1971 Hot Wheels Dual-Lane Rod Runner Danger-Changer Drag Set

The 1971 Danger-Changer 2-Pak allowed kids to build all sorts of great tracks.  One of the tracks pictured on the back of the box (the center one) shows a Dual-Lane Rod Runner powering a drag strip with 2 Danger-Changers in the set.

RRDC 1

To build this track I am using 32 feet of orange track, 10 jointers, 1 dual-lane Rod Runner with fair start T-bar, 2 Danger-Changers and 1 finish gate.

RRDC 3

For today’s drag racing here are the cars that I’ll run.  “On Fire” is the theme.

L to R: '11 Corvette Grand Sport (Fire Dept.), '11 Dodge Charger R/T (Fire Dept.), 1973 Firebird Trans-Am and 1971 Plymouth Road Runner.

L to R: ’11 Corvette Grand Sport (Fire Dept.), ’11 Dodge Charger R/T (Fire Dept.), 1973 Firebird Trans-Am( with blue and white flames) and 1971 Plymouth Road Runner (Heat Fleet).

Let’s take in a race.

At the start.

At the start.

Flying out of the Rod Runner.

Flying out of the Rod Runner.

Racing down the straightaway.

Racing down the straightaway.

Into the first Danger-Changer.

Into the first Danger-Changer.

Zipping into the second Danger-Changer.

Zipping through the second Danger-Changer.

Stretching to the finish.

Stretching to the finish.

Race Rules: In the event of a crash, the winning car is the one that lies closest to the finish gate.

See who wins the 4 car competition at my YouTube site: Smackeral Cafe.

So there you have it.  Take a dual-lane Rod Runner, add a Danger-Changer 2-Pak and build the 1971 Hot Wheels Dual-Lane Rod Runner Danger-Changer Drag Set.

It’s still fast.  Still fun.

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4 thoughts on “1971 Hot Wheels Dual-Lane Rod Runner Danger-Changer Drag Set

    • By far, the easiest place to find a Dual-lane Rod Runner Drag Set is on eBay. The actual set is a little hard to come by but it shows up from time to time. The other way to get the set is to build it by buying several auctions that each contain some of the components of the drag set. Good luck!

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