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Old 03-26-2019, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Wallaby View Post
SSP Racers

You pulled a zip cord though the plastic car (rather like starting a lawnmower), and it spun a single outsize wheel in the centre of the car (usually cunningly(!) hidden in the bodywork).

They could get a lot of speed, and so were great for jumping down stairs, or racing down the road (where they usually disappeared down a stormwater drain, necessitating getting the pick to pull up the drain cover).
I never had a full sized one, but Burger Chef gave away some miniature ones as a promotion. These had an aluminum wheel which caused the car to lack traction, so I stretched a rubber band around it for a tire. It doubled its performance!