Scalextric retro toy car swap in Havant

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FANS of fast cars took part in a huge swap – but of the mini variety.

Hundreds of people attended the second Havant Scalextric Swapmeet at Havant Leisure Centre at the weekend – the town where the toy was produced.

Brother and sister Finlay, seven, and Isabelle Stuart, six, took a closer look at some of the world-famous track and car model toys on show.

The swapmeet – where fans buy, sell, swap and talk about all things Scalextric – attracted people from across the country.

Scalextric was invented by Fred Francis for his Minimodels company in Havant. The toy has retained its popularity for more than 50 years.

At the height of production, Minimodels was manufacturing more than 7,000 Scalextric toys a week.