Scalextric piggybacks F1 fever

Hamilton?s success results in sales surge for Hornby?s evergreen brand.
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With the Formula 1 season climax in Brazil this weekend and Lewis Hamilton favourite to be crowned the 2008 driver’s champion, interest has reached such a high that staff at Hornby, makers of Scalextric, has seen a huge increase in demand.

The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes special edition slot car range is top of the wish list. The range features three sets and individual Grand Prix cars and boasts the scaled replica cars of Lewis Hamilton, with each car featuring a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes approved chrome racing finish.

Wannabe Lewis Hamilton’s have also been requesting the Scalextric Silverstone set. This high energy, high speed circuit features a seven metre double-extended loop figure of eight course, bringing the excitement of the Grand Prix into the home.

Paul Chandler, Scalextric Marketing Manager commented: “We’re all busy getting ready to meet all extra requests over the next few days as we don’t want to disappoint any Scalextric fans out there.”


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