It’s Race Day here at Disleelandia, folks! And we hope to have a clear day for competition. It’s expectation versus reality in a fight to the finish line with no quarter given but some liberties taken. In other words, we’ll be looking at the Cars 3 Race Track Play Table I expected to get versus the Cars 3 Race Track Play Table I really got. I learned that one person’s ‘complete’ can be another person’s ‘incomplete’!
And we’re off! Below is the image that appeared in the FB Marketplace ad I responded too:
Obviously I asked if everything was there and just as obviously they said ‘Yes’. But the answer was actually ‘No’.
Below is what I actually got, albeit without some extra bits I did get but can’t use because of other missing pieces:
So I set up the table with the parts I could use. Now, it actually turned out to be a blessing that pieces were missing, because it left more room for my die cast collection of Cars characters. So no harm, no foul. I guess we won’t need the black flag with the orange circle after all!
I liked that there were two shelving compartments below the table. I was able to use these to display some oversized versions of the Cars characters:
All in all, I was thrilled to get this Play Table. I know how that sounds coming from a grown man. But it is what it is! I’ve been looking for years for an effective and space-saving way to display my entirely too large collection of Cars die cast characters. So when this unit popped up, it seemed a no-brainer, complete or not!
Without further ado, let me introduce my completed Cars die cast display:
Awesome, I know. For a bit of fun, can you spot the two vehicles that are not from the Cars Universe? But be careful, there are some variations that might seem out of place, but actually do belong.
|Color||Meaning||Expected Rider Behavior|
|Blue||Give way to faster riders||Move off the racing line and allow faster riders to pass|
|Green||Race start/all clear||Start the race/keep racing|
|White||Final lap||Race only one more lap|
|Checkered||End of the race||Race is over|
|Black||Problem with rider’s equipment or behavior||Pull off the racing line ASAP, and then exit the track safely|
|Black with orange circle||Infraction||Pull in the pits to serve a penalty|
|Checkered and white rolled and crossed||Race is halfway complete||Race the next half of the race|
|Red||Race is stopped||Signal, Slow down, Spread out|
|Yellow||Safety concern||Watch out for an on track incident|
|White with red plus||Ambulance/safety car||Either the ambulance or safety car is rolling or parked on track|
Racing Flag Colors with Meanings