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Scalextric
     

Scalextric

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by Jon Mountfort
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747811893
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/20/2011
Series:
Shire Library , #572
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
56
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

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.

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Scalextric 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Need to be cheap