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Gas-Powered 1/16 Slot Cars in 1956–Say What Now? [VIDEO]

Gas-Powered 1/16 Slot Cars in 1956–Say What Now? [VIDEO]

Well, by “gas” we mean “diesel oil” and by “slot” we mean “rail,” but you get the idea. This vintage clip might be the most British thing involving models since the Thunderbirds, and is a fascinating look at fuel-powered auto modeling in the pre-radio-control era. Back in 1956, you wore a suit and tie as you molded your own tires, apparently.

Slot Car 1956

Updated: April 23, 2015 — 12:34 PM

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