There aren’t a lot of these sets around. I never saw one as a kid. They don’t show up on eBay very often. And until a few years ago, as an adult, I didn’t even know what made up a Hi-Performance Set.
Today, we’re going to fix all that by putting together and running a complete Hi-Performance Set.
Here are the components.
Here’s the layout.
I’ll use a 2005 Ford Mustang to go through the set.
On the second floor of the Tune-Up Tower.
Taking the elevator to the top floor.
Backing out on the third floor.
Checking wheels speed and drift on the Dyno-Meter treadmill.
On the ramp, ready to go.
Lifting the ramp to launch the car.
Heading for the track below.
Taking the first curve.
On the floor and running toward the main track.
Into the bottom of the 2-way Super-Charger.
Blasting out of the Super-Charger.
Charging through the elevated section of the Figure-8 track.
Crossing the bridge and going back to the Super-Charger.
Powering out of the 2-way Super-Charger again.
Speeding past the bottom floor of the Tune-Up Tower.
Running strong, lap after lap.
Here’s my YouTube video of this track in action. I feature 4 redlines from 1969 that represent Mattel’s first in-house-designed fantasy cars.
So there you have it. The 1970 Hot Wheels Hi-Performance Set.
Making Hot Wheels still fast. Still fun.