I just stuck some tape to the table in patterns of roads and parking spaces (and one sad little house), threw in some peg people, and of course, the cars. L was instantly enchanted, which I find endlessly amusing, as those same cars have been sitting in one of her toy bins for weeks completely untouched. The power of novelty, eh?
Of course, after the wonder of the cars and people wore off, there was still a tabletop full of sticky tape just waiting to be unstuck!
Who needs silly old cars when the bright blue roadway will do?