“Pack the kids into the car and hit the road”.
For many of us, summer vacation road trips were a big part of growing up. And one of the classic Big Road Trips is Route 66.
First established in 1926, the “Mother Road” ran from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. That’s a distance of 2,448 miles (3,940 kms).
Although the original road has been largely supplanted by interstate highways, there is still a lot to see on what’s left of Route 66.
Today I’m making a custom track; the 1968 Hot Wheels Long Distance Set.
This layout uses 46 feet or orange track, 20 joiners, 2 full curves, 2 red trestles and 1 universal clamp. Including the track and the curves, this set is nearly 50 feet long.
Here are the 8 cars that I have selected to go the distance.
See which of these cars travelled the furthest on my YouTube video:
So there you have it. A custom track. The 1968 Hot Wheels Long Distance Set.
It’s still fast. Still fun.