Here at the hobbyDB team we like toys and have good memories of having run Hot Wheels tracks as children. And who want to have the longest track? Here is the author at his first attempt 50 years ago (with what looks like some Tootsie Toys… not really suitable for a long track – still had a lot to learn!).
Many tried, like this valiant attempt at the 2009 Wild-Weekend of Hot Wheels –
Hot Wheels even tried itself sometimes in the early 1970s as Larry Wood told on one of our Fire Side Chats (the attempt failed as they tried the track in the hot Californian sun with the track buckling). There were some official records and then in the 3 years the pace increased.
On 25 August 2018, the local division of Mattel tried again and set the record in Zaryadye Park in Moscow with a track that stretches 1,838 feet 3.05 inches (560.30 meters) –
Then a year on 21 November 2019 Joey Logani (the 2018 NASCAR Cup champion) broke it with 1941 feet (592 meters) –
Plus two records in 2020! First the Alfred Benesch & Company in Foster Township, Pennsylvania with 2,176 feet and 2 inches long (663.23 meters) –
And then, on 4 August 2020, the Australians got into the act – their Fitzy & Wippa Show track in Sydney was 2,464 feet and 4 inches long (751.13 meters) –
We think that is all lame. We also do not like the use of Boosters –
Who had those as a child? It is all about natural gravity… And as we are headquartered just outside the Mile High City –
We plan to do a 1 mile track with no Boosters… and not a single lane, but two lanes (it is a race after all!). And then race it in style, maybe with these –
So if Mattel will give us the track (or somebody has $30,000 that they like to invest in something fun) then we will build it here –
The path from Nederlands to Boulder
Or here –
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, also known as
The Race to the Clouds has the coolest track in the world
And we already have a logo….