I 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
, 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.
Here is a YouTube video of a vintage slot car set.
Posted November 20, 1020