Nothing beats radio control cars of course, but if you’re like us, you can probably get down with any toy that has wheels on it. Especially when the track layouts are as wild as these!
This is actually a kinetic art piece bu Chris Burden titled “Metropolis II,” but most would just call it the world’s greatest Hot Wheels track. Click here for more info about his incredible creation.
This video starts out showing what appears to be an impressive but not mind-boggling Hot Wheels layout, but then it just keeps going. And going, and going, and going…
Remember Hot Wheels Sizzlers? They were regular-size Hot Wheels, but electric-powered and juiced up for free running by a pair of D-batteries in a charger that looked like a gas pump. First offered in the early 70s and revived in 2006, the cars ran on a “Fat Track” as shown here. That Sizzler sure goes a long way on a charge!
Tamiya’s free-running Mini 4WD models snap together and run free on a pair of AA batteries. Or, you can run them on a fenced Mini 4WD track. The 1/32 cars are speedy out of the box, but Mini 4WD enthusiasts take their performance into the stratosphere–as you’ll see when you click play.
The German brand Darda produces spring-powered cars that are crazy fast–up to 30mph, in 1/60 scale! That’s enough speed to maintain momentum through numerous loops, though its likely the tiny car had to be re-wound to complete this huge layout. Skip to 0:30 for the real action.