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Stock Car Smash Up

My brothers had these in the early eighties. There were two plastic cars (I think one red and one blue) and each had a toothed plastic strap that was pulled through the car roof. This set the cars off and the aim was to smash them into things or each other.

Various panels on the cars then fell off - I guess the winner was the one with the most panels remaining.


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stock car smash up Last post by Austin Maxi
22 December 2008

Do You Remember Stock Car Smash Up?

Do You Remember Stock Car Smash Up?

  • Anonymous user
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    I had a set too- it was made by Fisher Price. I never remember seeing it advertised on TV although they were much promoted through the Green Shield stamps catalogues. I longed for one, and waited patiently for over a year until I was finally given it by my grandparents for Christmas. To be honest, I found it a bit of an anti-climax because the cars didn't run on their own wheels, but on a single huge friction flywheel in the middle which made them buck backwards and forwards in motion and was a bit of a giveaway. Nonetheless, I had some fun with it though- wheels, doors and bonnets all flew off and were easily put back on again. The VW Beetle in the main set was called 'Moving On', with it's Ford pick-up truck counterpart 'Ram X'. Never remember seeing any of the individual sets for sale though- as the whole thing was American, I assumed that they were'nt available in this country, but maybe I was wrong. There was another VW, 'Blaster Bug', another pick-up called 'Devil's Dumper',and the above mentioned 'Wailin' Charlie' (can't remember the name of the fourth one). In the US, 'dumper' is slang for toilet, but this was fortunately lost on most British children! Got tired of it in the end, and my grandma finally gave it to a jumble sale in '83. Hope it gave some other Welsh children a lot of fun!
  • Anonymous user
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    I also had Stock Car Smash Up somewhere around 1980. I vaguely remember there being a rival game called Demolition Derby (anyone remember that one), but I plumped for the Beetle/Pick up combo of Smash Up - brilliant!
  • Anonymous user
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    I still have my stock car smash up set from the 70`s in a box in the loft, they were great
  • norton
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    yeah these were the dogs! Think i might treat myself to some from ebay
  • Anonymous user
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    Had the first issue in 1971, it had a 57 Chevy Nomad estate in blue with green doors etc and a Ford sedan in orange with purple bits. Had hours and hours of fun and wish it had survived. Seems they are sought after now and worth a bit
  • Anonymous user
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    I have to say this brings back some happy memmories. I had the set with thw VW beetle and the pick-up truck. The doors, bonnet and other bits would fly off when they collided; just fab. Don't make'em like they use to.
  • Anonymous user
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    I had the set comprising of the beetle and the pick-up truck back in the seventies, I've still got the remains of them today. There is a complete set for sale on e-bay at the moment.
  • Anonymous user
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    I also had the beetle and the orange station wagon. Had many a fun time seeing how far we could get them to go up the road. The stupid wheels always fell of first.
  • Anonymous user
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    I had a set of these about 35 years ago. I seem to remember them been an american sedan and a Rolls Royce type car. Great fun, but got in plenty of trouble for chipping the paint on skirting boards!!
  • Anonymous user
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    Yes, Stock car smash up, was a favourite of mine. I am now 38, & have just found my original set in the attic. My 5 year old son (where have the years gone) also loves them, i have now found out you can still purchase these, where else Ebay