Scalextric: The Ultimate Guide Adrian Norman and Roger Gillham
RRP: £49.95 Some books really are a labour of love, but often fail to generate wider appeal as not everybody shares the same hobby or interest to that of the author. However, chances are if you are into motorsport, you had a Scalextric set as a kid… or even still do as an adult – I know I do!
If you have an interest in one of the world’s best-loved toys – or ‘scale model racing simulation device’ as us adult enthusiasts call it – then Scalextric: The Ultimate Guide, 8th Edition is seriously worth a look.
The book, written by Mini Challenge racer Adrian Norman and Roger Gillham, charts the history of the development of Scalextric, from the original tin-plate cars to the modern plastic versions and their powerful mini-motors.
The second half of the book is truly fascinating – it’s a complete illustrated catalogue of every model car, set, track and accessory the firm has ever produced. It makes for a glorious glance down memory lane as you pick out every section you once had (or, ahem, still do have).
Presented in 700 glossy pages the book is a true labour of love, but it’s likely to be something you’ll love too. RL