1971 Hot Wheels RRRumblers Dizzy-Dare Set

The 1971 Hot Wheels RRRumblers Dizzy-Dare Set features a RRRumblers motorcycle going up against a Hot Wheels car on a single-lane loop track with drag ‘chute finish.

Box art - front. Canadian version.

Box art – front. Canadian version.

The set comes with 14 feet of orange track, 6 joiners, 1 universal clamp, 1 stunt loop, 1 ‘chute trap and 2 drag ‘chutes.

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The stunt loop can be configured into a standard 360 degree circle (The Swooper Loop) with the vehicles traveling in a straight line or it can be twisted into an oblong circle (The Big-Twist Loop) with the vehicles exiting at a 90 degree angle from their entrance.

Box art - back. Showing the 2 loop configurations.

Box art – back. Showing the 2 loop configurations.

Here are the instructions:

Instructions - front page. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions – front page. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions - steps 1 & 2. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions – steps 1 & 2. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions - step 3. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions – step 3. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions - step 4. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions – step 4. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions - step 5. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions – step 5. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions - layouts. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions – layouts. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions for Sizzlers tracks. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions for Sizzlers tracks. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions - track tips & contents list. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions – track tips & contents list. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

For track time I’m going to use an orange 1971 RRRumblers Road Hog and a silver Camaro Concept Convertible.

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Here’s a run down the two layouts.

Camaro at the start.

Camaro at the start.

Heading down the track.

Heading down the track.

Into the Swooper Loop.

Into the Swooper Loop.

Now a switch to the Big-Twist loop with the Road Hog motorcycle in hot pursuit.

Camaro into the loop. Road Hog coming fast.

Camaro into the loop. Road Hog coming fast.

At the crossroads.

At the crossroads.

No hit. Camaro heads for the 'chute trap.

No hit. Camaro heads for the ‘chute trap.

Road Hog climbs the loop.

Road Hog climbs the loop.

Speeding into the 'chute trap.

Speeding into the ‘chute trap.

Camaro pops the 'chute!

Camaro pops the ‘chute!

Road Hog pulls in behind.

Road Hog pulls in behind.

Out of room & out of track.

Out of room & out of track.

Take a look at my YouTube video to see these two vehicles tackle the Dizzy-Dare Set.

So there you have it. The 1971 Hot Wheels RRRumblers Dizzy-Dare Set.

It’s still fast. Still fun.

Box art - front. Close-up of a Road Hog in the Big-Twist Loop.

Box art – front. Close-up of a Road Hog in the Big-Twist Loop.

Box art - front. Close-up of Hot Wheels Six Shooter pippin' the drag 'chute.

Box art – front. Close-up of Hot Wheels Six Shooter poppin’ the drag ‘chute.

Box art - side.

Box art – side.

Box art - back. Close-up.

Box art – back. Close-up.

Box art - back. Close-up.

Box art – back. Close-up.

Box art- back. Close-up of picture.

Box art- back. Close-up of picture.

A United Kingdom version of the same set. No view window to see the included vehicles and the RRRumblers logo is deemphasized.

A United Kingdom version of the same set. No view window to see the included vehicles and the RRRumblers logo is deemphasized.

A European version of the Stunt Loop Pak. Courtesy eBay.

A German version of the Stunt Loop Pak. Courtesy eBay.

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1970 Summary and extra pics

In 1970 Mattel hit full stride with the Hot Wheels main line.  You got to see:

Super-Chargers

Super-Charger

Single-Lane Rod Runners

Rod Runner

Dual-Lane Rod Runners

DLRR

Single-Lane Speedometers

Speedometer

Dual-Lane Speedometers

Dual-lane Speedometer

Drag ‘Chutes

Drag 'Chutes

Tune-Up Towers

Tune-Up Tower

Sky Show airplanes

Sky Show

and mountain race tracks.

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The 1970 track set list includes:

1. Speed Test Set

2. Super-Charger Speed Test Set.

3. Super Speed Action Set.

4. Drag ‘Chute Stunt Set.

5. Mongoose & Snake Drag Race Set.

6. Twin ‘Chute Action Set (UK).

7. Rod Runner Speedway Set.

8. Dual-Lane Rod Runner Race Set.

9. Dual-Lane Rod Runner Drag Set.

10. Road Trials Set.

11. Hi-Performance Set.

12. Hazard Hill Race Set.

13. Sky Show set.

Here’s my YouTube summary of the 1970 Hot Wheels sets.

And then there is the first year run of Sizzlers: The Fastest Electric Cars in the World!

There were both single lane sets:

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And dual-lane sets:

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1. Laguna Oval Set.

2. Atlantic Oval Set.

3. Newport Pacer Set.

4. U.S./8 Race Set.

5. California/8 Race Set.

6. Pacific/8 Race Set.

7. Dare-Devil Duel Set.

8. National Champ Race Set.

This is my YouTube video of the 1970 Sizzlers track sets.

1970…what a year!

All about fast. All about fun.

1970 tracks from Mattel's Hot Wheels Racing World magazine. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

1970 tracks from Mattel’s Hot Wheels Racing World magazine. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Large scale track set up from Mattel's Hot Wheels Racing World magazine. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Large scale track set up from Mattel’s Hot Wheels Racing World magazine. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

 

1970 Hot Wheels Drag ‘Chutes

For two years, 1970 and 1971, Mattel produced drag ‘chutes to slow down Hot Wheels cars at the end of the track.

'Chute Pak from the U.K. Box art - front. Courtesy eBay.

‘Chute Pak from the U.K. Box art – front. Courtesy eBay.

'Chute Pak (U.K.) box art - back. Courtesy eBay.

‘Chute Pak (U.K.) box art – back. Courtesy eBay.

'Chute Pak (U.K.) contents. Courtesy eBay.

‘Chute Pak (U.K.) contents underside. Courtesy eBay.

‘Chute Pak (U.K.) contents topside. Courtesy eBay.

During the 1970 year, Mattel sold 4 sets with drag ‘chutes: The Drag ‘Chute Stunt Set, The Snake & Mongoose Drag Set, The Twin ‘Chute Action Set (UK), and the Dual-Lane Rod Runner Drag Set.

The instructions from each set include a section on how the drag ‘chutes work.

From the Drag 'Chute Stunt Set. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

The ‘Chute Trap puts a small space under the track where a drag ‘chute can be stored.

The drag ‘chute is a flexible plastic parachute made in Japan.  It is attached to a metal harness.

Once the drag ‘chute is placed inside the ‘Chute Trap the little metal harness sits on top of the ‘Chute Trap waiting for a Hot Wheels car to race by.

When the Hot Wheels car hits the metal harness, the metal harness rides along with the car’s front bumper.

As the car moves forward the metal harness then pulls the drag ‘chute out of the ‘Chute trap.

The drag ‘chute catches air and then bounces along the track as the car slows down.

The drag ‘chutes are fun to use but if you are doing an extended series of elimination races the ‘chutes become a bit tedious to keep setting up.

Here’s my video showing the Hot Wheels drag ‘chutes in action.

So there you have it.

The 1970 Hot Wheels drag ‘chutes.

They slow down “The Fastest Metal Cars In The World”.  And it’s still fun.

1970 collectors’ catalogue. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

1970 Collectors’ Catalogue. Copyright Mattel, Inc.