Scalextric: A Race Through Time

Author(s): Roger Gillham

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Can there be any car-loving males who weren't absorbed by Scalextric in childhood? In 2007, the world-famous slot car racing game celebrates its 50th anniversary with this delightful official book that will appeal to anyone who has ever enjoyed racing in miniature. A true feast of nostalgia, this beautifully designed hardback is packed with fascinating illustrations that capture every facet of Scalextric over the years - not just the cars, track and accessories but also period artwork as seen on box sets and in catalogues. An ideal gift for grown-up boys, this book will prompt many happy memories.


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Roger Gillham first played Scalextric in 1958 and has been fascinated by it ever since. He is the author of Scalextric: The definitive guide, first published by Haynes in 1981 and now in its sixth edition. He lives in Windsor.

Each of Scalextric's 50 years remembered in colourful mini-chapters. The best new cars, sets, accessories and track novelties for each year are highlighted, together with world events and motorsport news of the time. Technical changes: from the charming tinplate designs of the '50s to today's highly detailed miniatures operated by digital control. Period photos of real racing help to put key Scalextric models in perspective. Celebrity photos - from The Beatles to World Champion Graham Hill - capture Scalextric's position in popular culture. Special features include TV and film tie-ins, plus offshoots into sets featuring go-karting, motorbike racing and even horse racing.

General Fields

  • : 9781844254156
  • : haypub
  • : haypub
  • : 0.721
  • : January 2007
  • : 270mm X 210mm X 18mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Roger Gillham
  • : Hardback
  • : 50th
  • : 629.2218
  • : 144
  • : Illustrations (chiefly col.)