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ISBN-10: 0747807477

ISBN-13: 9780747807476

Edition: 2009

Authors: Jon Mountfort

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Scalextric, the ultimate boys' toy, hit the toyshops in 1957. The first ever electric slot-car system, with uncontrollable tinplate cars running on heavy rubber track, it brought the speed and glamor of motor racing to suburban living rooms up and down the land. 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. Jon Mountfort casts a nostalgic eye on the history of scalextric, stirring memories of the…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 10/20/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 56
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.