First Person POV Of Hot Wheels Track (Including Jump, Loop And Underwater)

August 17, 2016


This is a two-minute video of a first person point-of-view from a Hot Wheels car barreling down seven different track courses, each separated by "teleporting tunnels", commonly known in the real world as video cuts. Previously: a first person POV Hot Wheels beach track. Man, how awesome would it be to be small enough to ride in a Hot Wheels car for a day? What a different point of view that would be. I would try to drive up your leg, I really would.

Each section worked on its own from tunnel to tunnel. The cart is powered entirely by gravity at all times.

In total there are 11 cuts in the video, 7 between locations and 4 for slow motion footage. The jump section and the loop section were filmed twice, once in 30 fps and again in 120 fps, and the final video cuts from the normal speed footage to the slow motion footage for the duration of both the jump and the loop.

The cart worked reasonably well underwater and only fell off the pool track a few times. The main problem with the pool track was keeping the track connected and in place. A rock was attached to the end of the track in order to weigh it down.

In total about 200 feet of track was used, nearly all of which is present in the 4th section. Filmed with a GoPro Hero4 Session mounted on a modified 2014 Pharadox car.

Man, I used to love making Hot Wheels tracks around the house when I was a kid. I didn't have very much track though so I had to get creative. Still, this just goes to show you're never too old to play with toy cars, right? "Right." Or poop your pants. "Wait, what?" Come on don't make me feel bad.

Hit the jump for the video.

Thanks to carey, who agrees next time the camera should be on a chase car filming the car in front of it THAT'S ON FIRE. Trust me, fire makes everything better except houses.

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