Much more so in the pre-Internet days than today, obtaining or even knowing about model airplane products in foreign countries was difficult. Unless an aircraft modeling magazine, of which there might have been three or four in 1960, happened to report on something like this Velox kit from Veron, in the UK, there was almost no way most hobbyists would ever learn of it. My guess is that most model magazines published in foreign lands were brought back to the U.S. in the duffle bags of military members and their families. Velox models have recently sold on eBay for more than $100, and there is a fairly extensive Velox thread on the StuntHanger.com forum.
Velox by Vernon Ad
Perfection in Design!
the outstanding model of the year
Ultra-Streamlined Auxiliary Powered Pod - and - Boom Soarer
Look at These Features!
* Pre-Shaped Balsa Fuselage Units
* Spindled Boom-Halves
* Spindled Motor-Mount
* Crystal Clear Cockpit Canopy
* Quality Die-cut Aerofoils
* Pre-Shaped Undercart complete with Sorbo wheels
* Bright Decor Transfers
Designed for .5 to .9 c.c. (.03 to .054 cu. ins.) Motors such as "Dart" -"Bantam" "Merlin " - "Pep" - A.M. 049, etc.
Kit Price 39/6
Vernon - Special!
Specially designed pusher-prop available separately from Dealers - 7" x 4" - Price 3/3 or from us plus 6d postage.
Last Month's 'Colt' Competition Winners
David R. Thomas, The "Cairn", Westwood Park, Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, Wales.
R. G. Morss, Alveston House, Lea Grove Road, Clevedon, Somerset.
Colin Mitchell, 5 Henderson Road, Wandsworth Common. S.W.18.
Iain Allan, 45 Offington Lane, Worthing, Sussex.
J. E. Stevens, 51 Lower Broadmoor, Crowthorne. Berks.
Peter Welsh, 87 Brynion Road, Llandudno, Caerns.
Colt Competition Now Extended to August 1960 - Ask for Details
Model Aicraft (Bournemouth) Ltd.
Norwood Place - Bournemouth - Tel. 43061 - Wholesale only
Kindly mention AeroModeller when replying to advertisers
Posted March 18, 2016