Scalextric originally started life as a clockwork racing car set in 1952. The little metal cars on a rubber track became powered by electricity by 1957. Eventually, both the cars and the track were developed into plastic, making them softer for children to play with and their lighter weight meant that they could zoom around the tracker at ever faster speeds. For generations, children have worn through the knees of their trousers by playing with incredible these high speed toys on the living room carpet and today, world championship Scalextric events for serious devotees take place all year round. Our Scalextric brand store includes racing sets featuring a wide range of cars, from first sets for younger users, to sophisticated digital versions for the serious racers in your family.