Now May attempts Scalextric record

BBC presenter James May is now attempting to build the world's biggest Scalextric track at Brooklands.
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The news follows the announcement that he will also be building and living in a full size house made of Lego.

The record attempt will be shown in May's new TV series on BBC2 to be screened in Autumn - James May’s Toy Stories.

The plan is to build a full-size racing circuit on the original 2.75 mile track entirely out of Scalextric track. Brooklands was the world’s first purpose-built motorsport venue when it opened in 1907. The circuit hosted its last race in 1939 but now Scalextric will build a full-size racing circuit on the infamous original track. The circuit, which will be built at the Pendle Slot Racing Festival on Sunday 16th August, will require the laying, using and dismantling of around 20,000 track sections as well as being able to get power and control to all sections of the track.

Upon completion Scalextric will have two teams then race two cars around the track. One team will consist of members from the local community whilst the other team will be made up of Scalextric Club members and enthusiasts. There will also be exclusive opportunities for people to win the chance to participate in the race.

Paul Chandler, Scalextric marketing manager, commented: "This is a huge and exciting project for Scalextric and one which will certainly represent a milestone in the history of the brand.”

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