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.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Airfix Motor Racing

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.

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