Toys of the Seventies, Johnny Lightening 500

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match box car race set. Very cool.
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chris - August 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I have one car left bring them back
Cobalt - June 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I recieved a johnny lighting (tm) Indy car that was a car carrier in itself about 16 inces long and maybe 7 wide. No collectors have it listed in there books as even existing. My Dad got it for me from a tire company. it opens up and has 2 layers to store the cars in it. Car is blue with all the labels. I still have it and the cars in it. Has anyone else seen on? I am curious.
justin - December 17, 2009 - Report this comment
cobalt i to had this toy. my father covered the indy 500 for the radio station he worked for. someone at the track gave it to him. they used to have a new one in the museum.
jim - May 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I have a johnny lightning 500 track but cant find the cars that hat had the slots under them for the track
Rob Lambert - March 13, 2015 - Report this comment
Found a comic book ad for Johnny Lightning 500 cars and sets (by Topper Toys) in Life With Archie from Jan., 1971. Al Unser, the 1970 Indy 500 winner, endorsed it. Ad claims that J.L. 500s are faster than Sizzlers. The three racing sets available were Indy, Le Mans and Cyclone.
mike - July 11, 2016 - Report this comment
I have a lot of sizzlers and track from the 70's and I'm thinking of getting a johnny lightning 500 track set, I know sizzlers will run on the track but will they stay on the track after going up the starting incline? Thanks
Rob Lambert - November 01, 2016 - Report this comment
Topper Toys first introduced the Johnny Lightning line in 1969. On a related note, Topper also made the Johnny Speed Car, a much larger race car which required D-size batteries to work. The set came with pit stop and start/finish line with checkered flag Using a trip strip connected to it). You had to set up your own course using items around the house. From the Saturday morning cartoon vault, TV commercial aired on "The Beagles" (canine rock duo) cartoon show over CBS (10/15/66).

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