Scalextric, 1960s and 70s

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

Scalextric. Jojo, Nicole et Pierre. Belgium. 1960s.


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

Scalextric ‘You Steer’. Belgium.


Scalextric. Meccano catalogue général, 1972.

Scalextric. Meccano catalogue général, 1972.

Scalextric. Meccano catalogue général, 1972.


Want to see more Scalextric? Check out my selected catalogue images here and here

As always, thanks for looking 🙂

Beware of the shark!

Ministry of Toys advice for parents and young children: 1, Do not put hands into mouth of shark. 2, Do not encourage shark into bathing area. 3, Do not take selfie with shark. 4, Do not pet shark. 5, Do not throw peanuts, fish, live monkeys or hamburgers at shark. Above all, treat with respect and remember you are the visitor in the world of shark.

Jaws/Les Dents De Le Mer game. 1981. France

Alternate Version. 1981. France.

Sky Shark. 1990. US.

In other vintage news…

I have the power!

Masters of the Universe. 1986. Italy.

I have an awesome bed!

Barbie. 1986. Italy.

I have a cold hand…

Big Jim. Dr Steel. 1970s. France.

…But a warm heart!

Baby Face. 1990. US.

Just in!! Bionics, Joes, Jims, RPGs, cars, art, BMX

And lastly…

Remember – beware of the shark!

Petra / Lotte dolls. 1978. Denmark.

Cover for Télé Parade Mensuel N°6. 1978 featuring Jabberjaw and Scooby-Doo.


Thank you for observing sharks with us 🙂

Scalextric – trade catalogues, part two

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 2006, 2007 and 2008 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 one here when I looked at the 1989, 1990 and 1991 catalogues. Click pics to enlarge.


47th Edition Trade Catalogue. 2006.

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48th Edition Trade Catalogue. Special 50th Anniversary 1957 – 2007.

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49th Edition Trade Catalogue. 2008.

Featuring sets from James Bond, The Italian Job, Transformers, The Simpsons.

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Check out the story of Scalextric at the official site

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