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.