Tornado Alley Speedway
Managed by SinisterGrackle
- Total length
- 5 ft.
- 2 ft.
- Hot Wheels orange track
- Starting gate
- Mechanical, retail
- Finish line
- Electronic, retail
About this track
I rediscovered my love of diecast after finding a box filled with my old Hot Wheels, Matchbox, and Tomica cars from the late 70's, early 80's. Coincidentally, the day I discovered the box in storage is the day that the Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary special first aired. I hunted Supers for about a week (that got old fast!) and quickly moved in to mods and customs.
Recently, at a monthly swap meet, a fellow member of the North Texas Diecast Collectors Club asked if I raced any of my customs. I asked if that was a thing and he showed me a lot of videos. He himself hosts a weekly Hot Wheels race at a local burgr joint that raises money for Meals On Wheels. I thought that that was a womderful idea and now, here I am.
Tornado Alley Speedway is a work in progress and I hope to have it completed at the end of the summer (My oldest seems to have baseball tournaments every week, so my free time is spent going to games, and I wouldn't have it any other way). The name of the track was easy seeing as I live in the south end of the Alley, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Tornado Alley will be a traditional, scale, 1/4 Mile drag strip, with the option of 1/8 Mile and possibly a 1/2 and full mile with a lot more ideas bouncing around in my head.
The track is crafted from the following:
- Hot Wheels Orange Track
- 3DBotMaker 2-Lane Start Gate
- 3DBotMaker 2-Lane Connectors
- 3DBotMaker 2-Lane Track Stopper
- Max Traxxx Electronic Finish Gate
- Speedstar Dioramas
- 3D Printed Sundries (shipping containers, port-a-potties, etc.)
- Custom Landscapes
Tornado Alley Speedway on YouTube!