South Leeds: Slot car racers zoom into town

POLE POSITION: National Scalextric Collectors Club chairman Martin Baines. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
POLE POSITION: National Scalextric Collectors Club chairman Martin Baines. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
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It is the child’s pastime which has endured for decades.

However this weekend hundreds of adults raced into Leeds for the National Scalextric Collectors Club (NSCC) Northern Swapmeet and collectors fair 2015 at Rothwell Sports Centre.

The slot car racing system was invented by Englishman Fred Francis and was first made in Havant, Hampshire in 1956.

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Items on sale included everything from the early days of slot car racing and Scalextric right up to current shop releases and all of the periods in between.

Tracks were available for people who wished to have a go at slot car racing with advice from experts on hand.

For 35 years the NSCC has brought together members from across the globe.

Peoples Holding staff Liv Pad, Liv Woodward, and Dan Causio.

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