Kit-manufacturer Airfix introduced their slot-racing system in 1963, competing with the already established (in 1957) Scalextric sets. The system was made to 1/32nd scale, which also allowed for the motorization of cars in their kit range. Always seen as inferior (at least by us, as kids) to Scalextric, they were eventually discontinued, I believe in the early 1970s. I had both for a while, acquiring Airfix cars and track as a swap for some Hornby model railway stuff; what was I thinking?!
This is the 6th, penultimate, edition of the catalogue, probably dating from around 1969/70. It was just a wee bit to big for the scanner, hence a few edges are clipped. Airfix kits are still available, now owned by Hornby, as are Scalextric.
About Vintage Stuff
The aim of Vintage Stuff is to display some of the ephemera that I have collected, often inadvertently, over the years. I am now deliberately seeking out interesting old adverts, screen shots, leaflets, obscure record covers, picture postcards and illustrations; anything that catches my eye, in fact. They will be mainly, but not exclusively of UK origin (so many vintage blogs appear to be American) and almost always a scan from something that I actually have in my collection, rather than off the net. If you do re-blog, please acknowledge the source. Further stuff, mainly photographs, can be found on my Flickr pages, via the Benny Hill record cover.