The 180 degree full curve was sold as an accessory beginning in 1968.
Box art – front. Courtesy eBay.
1968 box art – back. Courtesy eBay.
1969 box art- back. Courtesy eBay.
Today I am building a custom track using 4 full curves.
Here’s the start:
The middle section of the track:
And the finish:
Now for a run through the track.
Rivited and Maximum Leeway at the start.
Racing across the upper deck of the double decker track.
Into the first set of full curves.
Charging down the elevated track.
Rounding the second set of full curves.
On the lower deck.
Heading for the flag!
Across the finish. A close race!
Using these 4 cars…
l to r: blue Maximum Leeway, red Impavido 1, chrome Rivited and plum Teegray.
…here’s my video of this track in action.
So there you have it. A custom track. The 1968 Hot Wheels Full Curve Drag Set.
It’s still fast. Still fun.
Original European full curve with Dutch language on one side. Courtesy eBay.
Close-up of Dutch language. Courtesy eBay.
Original European full curve in Danish language. Courtesy eBay.
Close-up of Danish language side. Courtesy eBay.
Close-up of European full curve artwork. Courtesy eBay.