Toys of the Seventies, Police Chase Getaway Car Set

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Maybe you can actually help me with this one. In about 1975-1976 I got this toy as a Christmas gift: It was blue plastic track snapped together to make a highway. There was a red "Bandit" battery operated car and a police car as well. You put them both on the track and they chased each other around and around on the "highway." I have spoken to every toy afficionado I know and no one has heard of this toy except me. I know it was around for at least a couple of years because I got it for two birthdays in a row. Does this spark a memory in anybody out there? It was called "Police Chase Getaway"
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tom - April 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I have this toy. I too got it for Christmas way back when and have enjoyed it for many years and now my kids even play with it from time to time. It was made by Sears and is called highway police chase.
Dave - July 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I had this toy in the 70's and loved it. I wish I still had it.
Jim - November 13, 2008 - Report this comment
This was my biggest Christmas disappointment ever. I wanted this SO bad, and got it. My dad went to put it together, and it turned out it was broken. We took it back, and it was out of stock. I was heartbroken.
Ross - December 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I got this for xmas in the 70s, a friend had it and i wanted it soooo bad. I got the scaled down Sears version (it didn't have the toll booth section or whatever it is). It was also missing an exit ramp (or it didn't fit right, can't remember). It was a lot more fun at my friends house then it ever was at mine
bill - February 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I had this and LOVED IT. It was probably one of my favorite toys. I cant believe i would have thrown it away... however it disappeared in some manner.
Don - August 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I was just looking in a box of old toys I had and came across this game too. I remember how much fun it was. I had been keeping toys for when I had kids, but I think they would probably not appreciate it as much as we did way back when.
Jeff - November 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I had this toy in the mid-70's. I loved it. Thanks for the pic. Everyone I ever tried to explain it to thought I was mistaken and that I had a Motorific set, but I knew the difference. It appears in the 1976 Sears Wish Book on page 449. I think I had it a year or two before that, though. Unfortunately, all it says there is "made in Japan", so I could never identify it.
Mick - December 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I recall this well from the Sears Wishbooks of the 70's. I always wanted it, now I just want to see video of one in action so I can see what I missed lol.
Dave - December 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I dug this toy out recently for my Grandson, well my kids must have enjoyed it since they ran the wheels off the cars. All other pieces appear to be there but the cars are out of service. Does anyone know where you can get replacements ??
Jack - March 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I had this set, and it was a childhood favorite. Mine did not have the tollbooth, or the remotes. The track route was switched by hand, manually. The car in the photo also looks different than mine, which were mid/late 1970's Chevy Novas. Other than those few differences, it was the same set. I'm not sure whatever happened to it ...... mom probably sold it at a yardsale. :-(
Darren - March 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I have one with no cars. I played with it for hours. Does anybody need parts??
Dean - March 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Anybody want to sell theirs? Even if the cars are missing.
jpfeff - August 20, 2010 - Report this comment
My cousin and I played this game for hours on end- i LOVED IT (and I'm a mom). Anyone know where I can get one for my son? E-mail me if you want to sell one. thanks!
cathy - November 14, 2010 - Report this comment
my husband got his when he was a kids and now our kids love to play with it. amazing that it still works like a gem! anyone know if it is a collector or what it might be worth?
Robert - December 10, 2010 - Report this comment
My brother and I received this toy as a Christmas gift back in the 70's and we loved it! I wish I had it for my kids.
Stevo - January 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have mine from the seventies -- including the box! Mint Condition, but not for sale.
Christine - March 12, 2011 - Report this comment
One of the neighbors' kids had this, and we loved it. On a hunch, just decided to Google "police chase toy" and within seconds found this site! Gotta love the internet! Too bad they don't remake it, but I suppose kids today need more sophisticated entertainment.
JEREMY - March 31, 2011 - Report this comment
Loopdeeloop - November 17, 2011 - Report this comment
You got this toy for two years in a row?? You must have destroyed them ;) Seriously though, I found this toy on Ebay recently and it was a great find. I played with it as a kid so I've got many memories. Too bad mine wasnt with those switch controlers(*lucky!) Nontheless, it's a sweet toy. I'll send you pics of mine..
Nancy Kujawa - December 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I actually bought this set on ebay a little while ago, was going to give it as a present, but changed my mind. Want to buy it? The police car is intack, red chase car does not have insides. Track and everything else, including original box is there. I want to sell it and have it listed on Craigs list. I paid $40, and add $10 for getting a new shipping box and postage and it's yours. Go to:
Robert - January 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Man what memories this brings back . Does anyone have Photo of the police car. I found a battery operated toy police car in a box of toy cars and I think it might be the police car for the chase set . The box did come from my dad so it is very possible it. Oils be the car.that would be so cool.If anyone has a picture of the cars please send to me . Thank you . My EMail is
Rick Schoeffler - April 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Yes,yes,yes,loved playing this! Would love to get a working one for my grand kids. They would have a ball. I believe the cars were Toyota model cars.
Sam - December 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anyone REMEBER a car chase like this bit it had buildings you put all around the track the track was a big plastic lay out of a city maybe New York or Chicago I think it was call cops and robbers the cars were from 1930 gangster days
chris - December 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Yes I do Sam that is what brought me to this page. searching for that very game. If I remember correctly it was two battery operated cars one cop and one robber the track was a small setup of like 9 black plastic tile pieces and paper buildings hooked on to streets someway. There were like two switch tracks on opposite side and I would play against my cousin for hours on end. Cops and robbers sounds right as well but not finding anything close to the toy. It was fairly simple but a lot of fun. The paper buildings make it really notable. I would have loved to find this one for my son.
may - December 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember this car set too, but i thought it was car like the 1920's or 40's with a yellow and black ganster type cars and cardboard setting.
Darrell - January 04, 2013 - Report this comment
I had a neighbor back about 1965 well I am 53 now and was 5 or six and we wore that game out and rockin socken robots and real G I joes
Tony - February 05, 2015 - Report this comment
I also had this as a kid, wish I still had it, this is the one that did u-turns, I loved it! Wish I still had it or re-make it and sell it again, was awesome, my Grandson would love it! I only found the one on Amazon with the new Camaro's called Life Like Police Pursuit Electric Race Set for $149.99.
toyauctions2011@ebay - July 29, 2015 - Report this comment
Google 1970's Sears Battery Operated Deluxe HIGHWAY PATROL POLICE CHASE Car Set RARE It's going up for sale tonight July 29 2015
Bill - January 11, 2016 - Report this comment
I just uncovered mine in the basement... Has all the pieces. Wish I could post pictures
Jackson Gary - September 14, 2016 - Report this comment
I remember this game! I remember the smell the cars gave off from their electric motors too. Great toy to get on xmas morning. I remember mine was more blue than in this picture and maybe the track wasn't as expansive? I remember equal loops on two sides, and a smaller middle section.
Troy Keith Bryant - March 12, 2018 - Report this comment
Holly S***. I've been trying to find this set for years!!! I'd pay $300 of anyone has one.
Rob Lambert - March 30, 2018 - Report this comment
From the 1975 Sears Wish Book, the Highway Police Getaway set sold for $13, and two AA batteries were needed for the cars.

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