Scalextric turns 50 in style

In between all-night sessions of Forza 2 and PGR3, there is that small child inside us that craves the carpet-based chicanes and spring-loaded control

In between all-night sessions of Forza 2 and PGR3, there is that small child inside us that craves the carpet-based chicanes and spring-loaded controllers that only Scalextric can bring.And would you know it, our childhood chum has now reached 50. Not one to leave such a lap count unrecognised, owner Hornby has announced a limited edition box set ready to grace the homes of Scalextric fans around the world.Inside, eager slot racers will find a tin replica of a classic Ferrari 375 – one of the first cars to grace the plastic asphalt – and a modern day plastic model of Schumacher’s record breaking 2006 Ferrari F1 racer.Light toilet-time reading is also provided with the Scalextric: A Race Through Time book detailing every hairpin and pit stop in the Scalextric story.Be quick though, only 7000 will be available worldwide when they go on sale next month. Best not let the dog chase these ones round the living room.Essentials Scalextric 50th Anniversary Presentation Pack Price: £75 On sale: August Contact: Scalextric Related stories: Tranformers Scalextric - a dream come true Reviewed: Scalextric Triple Rivals Scalextric for executives