Scalextric demonstration: 1960
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Scalextric demonstration: 1960

Henry Grant

© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London

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Boys watching a scalextric demonstration at the Schoolboys Own exhibition in 1960. The exhibition was held every year at the Horticultural Hall, Westminster, usually in December and January. In 1952, a small company called 'Minimodels Ltd' introduced a range of metal racing cars which contained a unique type of clockwork motor. They were trademarked 'SCALEX'. In 1956 designer Mr B. Francis modified the cars fitting an electric motor and creating a rubber track suitable for two cars. He named the new cars Scalextric and they were an immediate success.
 

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Date

1960 AD - 1960 AD
 

Image Number

007880
 

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