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Once Upon a Tire is a fairy tale-themed race track that goes through a castle. It is the fourth race course in Crash Tag Team Racing and the first one in Happily Ever Faster.

Stage parameters


  • Total: 47
  • Gold: 40
  • Silver: 35
  • Bronze: 25
  • Time Limit: 1:35

Fast Lap:

  • Gold: 1:20.00
  • Silver: 1:23.00
  • Bronze: 1:26.00

Rolling Thunder:

  • Gold: 23
  • Silver: 18
  • Bronze: 13

Run And Gun:

  • Total: 38
  • Gold: 25
  • Silver: 20
  • Bronze: 10

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Dutch Er was eens een Wiel Once there was a Wheel
French Il Était une Fois un Pneu Once there was a Tire
German Radkäppchen Hubcap
Italian Sfida del Pneumatico Challenge of Tires
Japanese むかしむかしあるタイヤに
Mukashi mukashi aru taiyani
Long Long Ago Some Tire
Spanish Había una vez una Rueda Once there was a Wheel


  • The track's name is a pun on the phrase "once upon a time."
  • The wedding coronation in the middle of the track can be turned into a shortcut: by going into a castle, overlooking the track and pulling on the lever, the figurines will open a path through the coronation diorama and into the tunnel section.
  • The music of this track is an arrangement of Carnival of the Animals: The Aquarium by Camille Saint-Saëns.
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