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 1969 Montgomery Ward Christmas catalog, too. Enjoy!

Here 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.

Slot Cars Race Track Sets in Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book - Airplanes and Rockets

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

 

 

Posted November 20, 1020