Hot Wheels Highway 35 World Race Ultimate Track Playset
A collectors set with only 1000 ever made. The Highway 35 World Race Ultimate Track Playset was a special edition for the Hot Wheels 35th anniversary in 2003.
My very best find to date had me travelling a few hours to collect a one in a thousand special edition Hot Wheels track called the Hot Wheels Highway 35 World Race Ultimate track set. Back in 2003 was Hot Wheels 35th anniversary, along with this date Hot Wheels released a Highway 35 series which consisted of 35 special cars, a special track, a video game, and an animated a movie (followed by a cartoon series).
The track, this track, was a limited production run of 1000. To get one you first needed to collect all 35 Highway 35 cars and then send off for your “free” track. No ordinaray track either, at the time (and maybe still) the largest 36ft Hot Wheels track set.
There are a few other videos of the set on YouTube though not of the greatest quality so we tried to not only make this video interesting but also get some good video clips of the set working and playing at its best.
The set is well used and loved, that’s good by me, toys should be played with (I’m not a “serious” collector). I had planned on giving the set one good go and putting it away, well I still do though I had one minor disappointment – one of the cars literally had a fatal crash! Toward the end of the video shoot, about 2 hours in, a car hit the edge of the volcano loop hard sending it spinning out of the set and probably hitting the hard plastic of the loop head managed to shatter its rear fender and rivet. Check out the photos.