Scalextric – trade catalogues, part one

Scalextric is a leading brand of slot-car racing that was developed in the UK by Bentram “Freddie” Francis in 1957. Below are some scans and photographs taken from the 1989, 1990 and 1991 Scalextric trade catalogues. These high-quality industry catalogues are packed with amazing colour photographs of (the then) upcoming products. The copies I acquired included dealer suggested price lists, a poster, and a DVD. You can see part two here which takes a look at the 2006, 2007 and 2008 catalogues. Click pics to enlarge.


30th Edition Trade Catalogue. 1989.

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Knight Rider Turbo Boost and Pursuit Mode Sets

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31st Edition Trade Catalogue. 1990.

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32nd Edition Trade Catalogue. 1991.

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Batman Chase and Leap sets

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Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Turtle Power and Turtles to the Rescue sets

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Check out the story of Scalextric at the official site

5 thoughts on “Scalextric – trade catalogues, part one

    1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

      They’re really cool aren’t they. Do you remember which set you had?
      I always wanted one but ended up getting a TCR set instead (which was still pretty cool). In later years my son had a Scalextric for Christmas which I ended up playing with just as much as what he did 🙂

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      1. Paul Bowler

        My set had a similar track to the Knight Rider one on the left, the cars were two mini’s. Later I had the Audi Quatro and that Yellow Ford Capri. Scaletric was such fun, used to love going to the toy shop and looking at all the cars. They used to have them all in a big glass case. I remember TCR as well, my friend had one of those, the cars were smaller, and you could switch from lane to lane couldn’t you? Aww, happy days 🙂

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        1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

          You had some good cars there, some classic 80s models. I remember too seeing the cars in the toy shop glass cabinets. Even though I didn’t have Scalextric I still wanted the cars because they looked cool. Yes, the TCR was smaller and you could change lanes as they weren’t slot based. My uncle had a Race ‘n Chase set and my brother had the Dukes of Hazzard TCR. Yes indeed, happy days 🙂

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          1. Paul Bowler

            Thanks, they were fun cars to see zooming around the tracks. Dukes of Hazard TCR! WOW, bet that was fun! Yes, these and Scaletrix were great toys, and the cars were so detailed. Brilliant memories 🙂

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