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Scalextric event comes to Swindon

Posted on 03rd January 2014

The annual Scalextric swapmeet day at Swindon’s Oasis Leisure Centre is to take place this weekend, featuring hundreds of cars and tracks. Sunday 5th January will see the leisure centre taken over as visitors come to race, sell and buy.

Last year’s event saw over 400 people attend, which organiser and collector Robert Learmouth is hoping to see beaten this year as the event celebrates its 10th anniversary. The day will see over 60 stalls offering people the chance to buy and sell cars and tracks as well as racing, advice and demonstrations taking place on a special, superfast track that is 60 feet long.

The event’s main appeal is how inclusive it is, with Robert encouraging everyone from locals to visitors staying in nearby Wiltshire holiday cottages in the New Year to attend. Robert said in this article, “I wanted to run something which was more inclusive where everyone feels comfortable to come along”.

The event is designed to appeal to every type of Scalextric fan, from those with the starting £30 cars to owners of £2,000 Bugatti racing cars.

Image Credit: Angelo González (flickr.com)