1970 Hot Wheels Tune-Up Tower Drive-thru

It’s time for a tour of the 1970 Hot Wheels Tune-up Tower.

Tune-Up Tower box art - front. Courtesy eBay

Tune-Up Tower box art – front. Courtesy eBay

We have 3 floors to drive thru.

A fully assembled Tune-Up Tower.

A fully assembled Tune-Up Tower.

1st floor

The first floor.

2nd floor

The second floor.

3rd floor

The top floor.

Today we’ll head into the Tune-Up Tower driving a ’73 Firebird Trans-Am.

Firebird coming in.

Merging into tower.

Swinging out the merger bar lets you drive your car into the tower.

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With the elevator down, the safety bar goes up and lets your car in.

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Going up!

The main feature on the top floor is the dyno-meter treadmill.

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Here are the stickers adjacent to the treadmill.

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And on the far side of the treadmill.

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Close-up of the Firestone tire section.

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Close-up of the Good Year tire part.

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Parked on the top floor…

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…sitting on a molded hoist.

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On the ramp waiting to head back to the track.

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Up goes the ramp.

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Off goes the Firebird.

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Running through the lane merger.

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On the road again!

Here’s a little bit more detail on driving thru the Tune-Up Tower.

So there you have it. A drive-thru of the 1970 Hot Wheels Tune-Up Tower.

It’s still fast. Still fun.

 

 

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