1971 Hot Wheels Triple-Dare Race Action Set

For 1969, Mattel gave us the Double-Dare Race Action Set.  In 1971 you could go one step further by adding 2 Danger-Changers to the ’69 track.  I call it the Triple-Dare Race Action Set. Track components include: 1 start gate, 1 universal clamp, 30 feet of orange track, 6 joiners, 2 daredevil loops, 2 Danger-Changers and 1 finish gate. TD0 Although this track set never showed up in North America, it was sold in Germany.

German toy catalogue. Courtesy GranToros.com.

German dealer’s toy catalogue. Courtesy GranToros.com.

Here’s the 4 car set I’ll use for today’s races.

L to R: 1970 Monte Carlo SS 454, 1970 Chevelle SS convertible, 1970 Mustang Mach 1 and 1971 Olds 442.

L to R: 1970 Monte Carlo SS 454, 1970 Chevelle SS convertible, 1970 Mustang Mach 1 and 1971 Olds 442.

This is a run down the track.

At the start.

At the start.

And they're off!

And they’re off !

Screaming through the loops.

Screaming through the loops.

Flying out of the loops.

Flying out of the loops.

Side by side down the straightaway.

Side by side down the straightaway.

Look Out !!!!

Look Out !!!!

Slammed into the Danger-Changer.

Slammed into the first Danger-Changer.

Launched like a projectile onto it's side past the second Danger-Changer. Ouch !

Launched like a projectile onto it’s side past the second Danger-Changer. Ouch !

See how the cars perform in this video from my YouTube site.

So there you have it.  A Double-Dare Race Action Set with a Danger-Changer 2-Pak.  The 1971 Hot Wheels Triple-Dare Race Action Set.

It’s still fast.  Still fun.

And from “The Hot Ones” era (1983 for this set) we have the Dash & Crash Speedway. It features dual-lane loops and only 1 danger-changer.

This version has dual-lane loops and only 1 danger-changer. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – front. Courtesy eBay.

Box art - back. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – back. Courtesy eBay.

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