As a kid, I remember combining my 1971 California 500 Layout set with my friends’ extra Fat Track straightaway pieces to build a track very similar to this:
And we had epic races. At least, that’s the way I remember them. More than once I would be leading the 100 lap race only to run out of power on lap 96 or so. Invariably, I would be forced into a short pit stop and only get 2 or 3 more laps out of my car before running out of juice again. It was hard to beat my friends.
For today’s 100 lap running of the California 500 Race Set, I will be using 3 cars.
Here’s a lap around the oval.
Here’s my YouTube video of the California 500 Race Set in action.
So there you have it. The 1971 Hot Wheels Sizzlers California 500 Race Set.
It’s still fast. Still fun.