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Those who grew up in the 70s...
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OK, since there have been several threads regarding the 80s, I have a question for those who grew up in the 70s.

A friend and I always used to play with these cars...maybe 8~10" long... that had something of a flywheel "tire" in the middle of them. You inserted a long, toothed plastic strip into the car where it would engage toothed gears and the flywheel, and with a T-handle on top of the strip, pull it up and out of the car fast... making the flywheel spin.

I remember that there were quite a few cars available, and they would easily go hundreds of feet on a straight sidewalk or in the road.

Anyone play with those as a kid and remember the name of them?

I was also into Hot Wheels Sizzlers and had a couple of different Fat Track setups.


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I loved those too. I had motorcycle versions too.

The other toy from that time period that I loved were the Vertiberd helicopters. I had the coastguard cutter and the police one.


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I'll answer myself... It was including the "flywheel" word that made Google successful.

That car line was called SST and I had totally forgotten that there was a variation on them called Smash Up Derby.


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Yup, I had those too Mark, I think they were called SSP(super sonic power) Racers.You could crash them and parts would fly off,put them back on and do it again.Ahh,those were the days.

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MarkSJohnson #365002 01/28/12 06:25 PM
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I lived through the '70s, but I don't remember growing up.

I do recall Smash up derby now that you mention it.


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Had those SSP racers and I have the recently released Sizzlers which I bought for my then 4 year old son as a Christmas present about 4years ago.


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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
I'll answer myself... It was including the "flywheel" word that made Google successful.

That car line was called SST and I had totally forgotten that there was a variation on them called Smash Up Derby.


Never actually had them, but always wanted one because of those commercials.

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I remember very well, and played with these things often...now where did I put them? hmmmm


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I remember them through the smoke induced haze of the 70s smile


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MarkSJohnson #365063 01/29/12 05:31 PM
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I remember having a couple of SST's. They weren't the Smash-Up Derby ones but I DO remember a couple of parts flying off them. I guess that happens when you fire them over driveway curbs and stuff.

Oh...remember the plastic gear-pull thingy used to get stripped after a while?

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