Hot Wheels: Don’t Try This at Home

Although this might appear to be a Hot Wheels Double Dare Snare setup found in rec rooms and bedrooms across the land, in point of fact, it is a photo taken from the X Games in Los Angeles this past weekend: This is a 60-foot-tall double loop structure.

Although this might appear to be a Hot Wheels Double Dare Snare setup found in rec rooms and bedrooms across the land, in point of fact, it is a photo taken from the X Games in Los Angeles this past weekend:

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This is a 60-foot-tall double loop structure.

Drivers Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy literally piloted their cars through the structure. “Literally” because in their training for the feat they were put into planes that pulled the 7Gs that they were going to (and did) experience in their Hot Wheels.

What is interesting to note about this is that while you might image they’d go as fast as they could, they had to keep the speeds between 48 and 52 mph in order to stay on the track, even when upside down.

A good explanation of the physics behind what the drivers did can be found here—wait until after the main coverage and commercial and you’ll see what I’m referring to.

Great quote from Greg Tracy, a six-time Pikes Peak Champion: “I’ve been a fan of Hot Wheels since I was a little kid, racing cars around my parents’ living room.” Seems like the toys you play with can have a consequence on what you do when the cars are no longer 1:64 scale.