Scalextric Ultimate Track raises over £11,000 for Children in Need at auction

The track designed by Formula 1's Martin Brundle was the star of this year's CarFest South show.
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0

A former pizza-delivery boy has donated over £11,000 to Children in Need, after bidding on a Scalextric Ultimate Track at auction.

James Swift, a 39-year-old Dominos Pizza franchisee from Swindon outbid an audience of Scalextric fans this weekend at CarFest South to win the prized track manufactured by Hornby Hobbies.

All proceeds from Swift’s bid of £11,200 will now be heading to Children in Need.

The self-confessed racing car fanatic explained that he had always had a vested interest in Scalextric and Formula 1. He therefore decided to put his passion to good use and help raise money for the children’s charity.

Stretching 45 metres in length, the coveted track itself is a Scalexric Ultimate Track, designed by British Formula 1 veteran Martin Brundle.

“The track first caught my attention back in June when Martin first designed it, my friend even tried to contact Martin about having the set, so I was delighted when I saw that it was up for auction,” said Swift.

“I am really looking forward to putting the Ultimate Track in my garage so I can race my friends.”

The 177-piece track was auctioned off in the Classic Car Auctions CarFest Sale on Sunday, August 30th, where it took centre stage on Hornby Hobbies’ stand.

Jim Procter-Blain, Hornby Hobbies’ marketing controller, added: “The auction was so exciting, watching people bidding against each other for a chance to win the ultimate track was fantastic.

“We are delighted with the result of the auction and so pleased that we could be a part of helping to raise money for Children in Need. I hope that the track will be enjoyed by James for years to come.”

Related

Featured Jobs

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.

Liberty

UK Sales Agents

Liberty House Toys have been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for the BiOBUDDi brand, and we are pleased to introduce this new unique, innovative and exciting range of 100% environmentally-friendly toy building blocks. We are seeking experienced sales agents with existing network in the toy retail market.

Gameplan Job Logo 620 x 349

Head of Product Development & Marketing

Our client is a privately owned French toy and games manufacturer which sells through distributors in forty countries. The company develops and sells innovative electronic interactive toys and games for the educational and gaming markets, and also takes suitable licenses. To progress its successful business development a Head of Product Development & Marketing is to to recruited.

HIT Entertainment Job Logo 620 x 349

Licensing Systems Administrator

The Contract System Coordinator is a newly created role to support the deal term entry process into Mattel’s new Contract Management System for its Licensing business. The role will support the Business Teams at the Deal & Amendment phase of the contracting process and act in conjunction with the System Administration team.