Scalextric

Scalextric

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Scalextric, the ultimate boys' toy, arrived in toyshops in 1957. The first-ever electric slot-car system, with uncontrollable tinplate cars running on heavy rubber track, it brought the speed and glamour of motor racing to suburban living rooms. Classic marques of the day such as Aston Martin, Jaguar and Lotus featured in the early '60s scalextric sets, and over the years that followed all the classic Formula 1 battles were re-created in schoolboy form, followed by sports cars, rally cars, and classic film re-creations such as the "James Bond" set of 1968, "Batman" and "Knight Rider".show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 144 x 202 x 6mm | 117.93g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0747807477
  • 9780747807476
  • 370,781

About Jon Mountfort

Jon Mountfort is a freelance technical author who received his first Scalextric set for Christmas in 1964. Much later, he cleared out the attic and foolishly gave it all away. He has regretted it ever since. Having written many books on computing and software, he has now collected all the cars and sets he never had as a child and has written a book about these instead.show more

Table of contents

The Early Years The 1960s: The Golden Age Buildings, Figures and Accessories Film and Television Overseas Models The 1970s: The Cars Get Lower , The Tyres Get Fatter The 1980s: Senna, Mansell, and Magnatraction The 1990s abd Beyond: Still Going Strong Further Reading Indexshow more

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