Originally called ‘Mechanics Made Easy’, Meccano is a popular and enduring toy construction set invented in 1901 by Frank Hornby from Liverpool, England. Due to its huge success and demand, Hornby opened factories around the world, one of which features in today’s post – the Bobigny factory in France, which in 1951 was producing more than half a million Meccano box sets a day!
Scalextric is a leading brand of slot-car racing that was developed in the UK by Bentram “Freddie” Francis in 1957. TVTA is pleased to present a selection of 1960s and 1970s adverts from France and Belgium showing some of the early models, tracks and accessories available during this period. Click images to enlarge.
1960s models, Belgium and France
Jojo, Nicole and Pierre adverts, Belgium
Power Sledge, Belgium
Jim Clark, Belgium, 1965
Ian Ashley and Mike Walker, C 1968, Belgium
The Starting Line
Comic Strip Style adverts, France
1970s models, Belgium and France
As always, thanks for looking 🙂