Carrera’s origins can be traced back to 1920 when Josef Neuhierl started manufacturing tin toys in the Franconian town of Fürth, Germany.
In 1963, Josef’s son Hermann Neuhierl launched the Carrera Universal system – the first electronic 1:32 scale Carrera racetrack. It was an instant success. In 1967 the larger scale Carrera 124 continued this success and led the way for the brand to gain further popularity throughout the 1970s and ’80s. To date, the company continues to manufacturer slot car racing sets and is a recognised leading brand around the world.
Adapted from Carrera history