When you’re a young boy, all types of toy cars/vehicles are cool. You don’t believe me? Actually, on second thought, this is still true when you’re grown man. Anyway, whether it was Hot Wheels, Tonka or Micro Machines I wanted them all. Of course, what childhood would be complete without a race car track or two? Especially when they glow in the dark, which is the set of Cliff Hangers I owned. I don’t really remember them being referred to as “Daredevil Cliff Hangers” or “Zero Gravity Cliff Hangers”. They were always just “Cliff Hangers” to me and my friends.
Sadly, as was quick to happen, pieces of my track went missing until basically I was back down to running them in a regular boring oval shaped track. Not that I’ve ever thought race car tracks ever had a long lifespan anyway. It’s like NASCAR. If you’ve seen one lap you’ve seen them all. Time to turn the channel. The other factor going against sl0t-racers is that they were slot-racers! They just weren’t adept to working on any terrain other than a cheap plastic glow in the dark track set.
Nonetheless, these commercials are pretty fun, especially the 1970s commercial for Nite Glow track where the music could be interchangeable with any porn soundtrack or detective show from that same era.