Aurora Slot Cars (Schiffer Book for Collectors) (Paperback)
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Aurora slot cars are legendary. These tiny racing cars captured and held the imagination of American kids for over a decade and their unparalleled popularity made them coveted Christmas presents between 1960 and 1977. Aurora slot car races were staged everywhere, from home basements to the Johnny Carson show Relive those competitive days with this exciting book filled with hundreds of photos of slot cars plus engaging text and background information. Here are Thunderjets, AFX Flamethrowers, Dragsters, Super Speedsters, and more, reproduced in 1/24, 1/25, 1/32, and 1/48 scale. The informative text provides readers with the Aurora company history, and detailed information on colors, model variations, and prices. An extensive price list and photo cross-reference index is included. Learn to recognize them, then collect them all.
About the Author
Thomas Graham is Professor of History at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. He grew up building Aurora model airplanes in the 1950s and raced Aurora slot cars with his kids on the living room floor in the 1970s. In addition to scholarly history, Dr. Graham has published extensively on toys and hobbies. He is the author of Remembering Revell*R Model Kits.