Scalextric miniature automobiles first appeared in Britain within the late Nineteen Fifties and quick turned the ‘should have’ toy for kids and fairly a couple of adults too!
Scalextric was invented by the British firm, Minimodels, nevertheless it’s modified fingers a number of occasions through the years and is now owned by Hornby Hobbies.
Alongside the way in which, the unique tin automobiles have been changed with plastic ones and when a observe with rubber lanes that regarded similar to a Components 1 race observe was added, demand went by way of the roof.
“On Christmas Day within the 1970’s, there have been solely three issues that mattered, a soccer, a motorcycle, and a Scalextric,” says Francisco di Paola.
He’s been enjoying Scalextric for greater than 30 years and is simply as mad about it now as he was when he was a child.
His ardour for miniature automotive competitors prompted him to open La Pica Scalextric Membership and store in Son Sardinia seven years in the past which is Mallorca’s largest ‘slot membership’ as the game of miniature automotive competitors is formally identified.
His enterprise companion Kolda has been concerned in miniature automotive sport his entire his life and for the final couple of years he is been devoted to competitors.
“I am nonetheless amazed at that one gram is sufficient to have an effect on a automobile’s efficiency,” he says.
“The Scalextric world has at all times labored very nicely,” provides Koldo who admits that enterprise is hard within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and that “it’s the shop on the membership that basically holds La Pica collectively.”
The miniature race automobiles value between 35 and 80 euros relying on the standard and producer and the observe is the most costly half.
“Scalextric is greater than a toy,” says Francisco “and the intention is to get the identical adrenaline rush and pleasure as you’ll get in an actual race.
The tip of season competitors takes place at La Pica on Saturday from 15:30.