Slot Cars Race Track Set
1969 Sears Christmas Wish Book

Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book CoverI bought a 1969 edition of the Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s Christmas Wish Book on eBay. It was the year I turned 11 years old, and was also the year of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Remembering how I eagerly awaited those pages filled with advertisements for model airplanes, boats, guns, Erector sets, and countless other things, I figured it might be nice to look through one again. Here is the 1967 Montgomery Ward Christmas Catalog, the 1969 Montgomery Ward Christmas Catalog and the 1969 Sears Christmas Wish Book. Enjoy!

Slot Cars Race Track Sets in Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book - Airplanes and RocketsHere on page 521 of the Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book are a couple electric slot car race track setups. It must have been a few years later that the ones with the loop-the-loops were added. I really wanted one of those fancy tracks, but was lucky to even get the simple oval track that I did get.

Use the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' inflation calculator to see what items cost in today's dollars. That $29.99 Slot Car Set at the bottom of the page would cost $178.72 in 2010 money.

Here is a YouTube video of a vintage slot car set.

 

 

 

 

Posted November 20, 1020

 

Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book Pages:

.22 Caliber Rifles & BB Guns
AM-FM Clock Radios
Billy Blastoff
Color Televisions
Cox F4U Corsair
Cox Dune Buggy
Cox Sea Bee Boat
Erector Set
G.I. Joe Astronaut
Lite-Brite

Major Matt Mason
Minibikes
Peanuts, Astronaut Snoopy Toys
Planetarium
Slot Car Race Track Sets
Telescopes
Televisions
Visible V-8 Engine
Wish Books from Sears, Ward, JC Penny