1971 Hot Wheels Sizzlers Big “O” Race Set – part 1

Introduction

The basic 1971 Sizzlers Fat Track is the Big “O” Race Set. ¬†This oval layout takes it’s moniker from Ontario Motor Speedway’s nickname…the Big “O”. ¬†Ontario Motor Speedway was the major race track in Southern California during the 1970s.

An information page from an OMS race day brochure.

An information page from an OMS race day brochure.

Big name drivers at that time included:

An ad for the Big "O".

An ad for the Big “O”.

This is the Big “O” Race Set.

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Box art – front and side. Courtesy eBay.

Box art - front. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – front. Courtesy eBay.

This set includes: 12 feet of Fat Track, 5 joiners, 2 V-clips, two 180 degree Fat Track curves and 1 Juice Machine.

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This is the instruction sheet cover for the Big “O” Race Set.

Courtesy eBay.

Courtesy eBay.

And here are the instructions from the Big “O” Layout.

Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Step 1. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Step 1. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Steps 2 & 3. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Steps 2 & 3. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Step 4. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Step 4. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Step 5, charging and track tips. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Step 5, charging and track tips. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Alternate layouts with more track. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Alternate layouts with more track. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Accessories and contents. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Accessories and contents. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Here’s some more box art.

Box art - back. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – back. Courtesy eBay.

Box art - side. Close up. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – side. Close up. Courtesy eBay.

box art - end. Courtesy eBay.

box art – end. Courtesy eBay.

Box art - side. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – side. Courtesy eBay.

Close up of the cars. Courtesy eBay.

Close up of the cars. Courtesy eBay.

A European example of the Big "O" Race Set. Courtesy eBay.

An Italian example of the Big “O” Race Set. Courtesy eBay.

European box art - back. Courtesy eBay.

Italian box art – back. Courtesy eBay.

The U.K. version. Courtesy eBay.

The U.K. version. Courtesy eBay.

Contents. Courtesy eBay.

U.K. Contents. Courtesy eBay.

Japanese version. Courtesy eBay.

Japanese version. Courtesy eBay.

Box art - back & side of Japanese set. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – back & side of Japanese set. Courtesy eBay.

So there you have it. The 1971 Hot Wheels Sizzlers Big “O” Race Set: an introduction with instructions.

It’s still fast. Still fun.

1971 Collectors' Catalogue image. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

The Big O Race Set. 1971 Collectors’ Catalogue image. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

The Big O Layout. 1971 Collectors' Catalogue. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

The Big O Layout. 1971 Collectors’ Catalogue. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Here’s some pics of the Big “O” Layout box.

Box art - front.

Box art – front.

Box art - front. Close up.

Box art – front. Close up.

Box art - side. A blue Live Wire, green Backfire and pink Straight Scoop on the track.

Box art – side. A blue Live Wire, green Backfire and pink Straight Scoop on the track.

Box art - side. Close up.

Box art – side. Close up.

Also, this is the 1971 Juice Machine that came with the set.

Courtesy eBay.

Courtesy eBay.

Close up of box front. Courtesy eBay.

Close up of box front. Courtesy eBay.

1971 instructions - cover. Courtesy eBay.

1971 instructions – cover. Courtesy eBay.

JM3

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