I never had Scalextric when I was young.
We don’t even have it in the house now, even with two small boys, they wanted model railways and trains…
I am kind of glad I never got Scalextric as it is obvious (now I am older) that the only way to use Scalextric was to find a constant speed that ensured the car went around the track without falling off and keep doing that, whilst your competitor in an attempt to beat you, would more than likely fall off the track and so you would eventually win!
If I had got Scalextric then I am sure I may have asked to have these trucks, as I do remember thinking how great they were when I was little…
Racing trucks, no I would have also wanted a police car too….
I will never get Scalextric now, as my memory of wanting it, I know will be ruined by actually playing with it… so I shall just be nostalgic and think about what I missed and never fulfil a dream that would have never come true.
2 Replies to “Things I never had…”
It’s a shame when you miss out on Scalextric as a child. The great thing about Scalextric is it’s never too late to start. Everything is still available from the 1960 right through to the present day and that includes restored Scalextreic cars. Take a look at http://www.scalextric-car.co.uk/Cars/cars.htm and you’ll see what I mean.