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Scalextric set '60'

Toy Race Track
1964 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Boxed electric car racing game. The set is intended to be a mock up of a real racing track, as depicted in pictorial form on the front of the box, complete with chequered design "Shell" sponsored racing barriers. The track is made using interlocking parts of textured black plastic track, they have a metal groove in the centre along which the car runs, powered by an electric current. The speed of the cars is moderated using wired hand controllers.

The set also comes with green plastic brackets that can be used to raise in a bridge formation in order to make varied track configurations in which to race the cars around, there are three suggested layouts marked on the box. The red racing car is detailed with a number 5 on the side, and working front and rear lights.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 11 parts.
(Some alternative part names are also shown below)
  • Leaflets
  • Leaflets
  • Leaflets
  • Leaflets
  • Packaging
  • Box
  • Packaging
  • Boxes (Containers)
  • Track
  • Automobile
  • Model
  • Brackets
  • Barriers
  • Remote Controls
Materials and Techniques
Plastics, metals, printed paper and card
Brief Description
Scalextric motor racing set '60' set, made by Minimodels Ltd (Tri-ang), England, 1964.
Physical Description
Boxed electric car racing game. The set is intended to be a mock up of a real racing track, as depicted in pictorial form on the front of the box, complete with chequered design "Shell" sponsored racing barriers. The track is made using interlocking parts of textured black plastic track, they have a metal groove in the centre along which the car runs, powered by an electric current. The speed of the cars is moderated using wired hand controllers.



The set also comes with green plastic brackets that can be used to raise in a bridge formation in order to make varied track configurations in which to race the cars around, there are three suggested layouts marked on the box. The red racing car is detailed with a number 5 on the side, and working front and rear lights.
Dimensions
  • Width: 51cm
  • Height: 9.5cm
  • Depth: 35cm
Production typeMass produced
Historical context
Fred Francis set up Scalex in the 1950s. By 1958, they were unable to keep up with demand for his product and so it was sold to Tri-ang, a subsidiary of Lines Brothers. Scalextric has been produced by Hornby since the 2000s.

Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
B.109:1 to 11-2004

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record createdFebruary 19, 2009
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