These are, apparently, “always toys for boys”. I remember eagerly anticipating a blue tractor and plough and bursting into tears when I found it was out of stock at the only local stockist.
Jon Snow also has fond memories of these model cars – recalled in his blog
delicious thoughts for May 8th from 18:00 to 18:00:
- 50 years of the Mini – I remember going to a BMC car showroom in Saffron Walden to look at the new Austin Mini in 1959. I was ten. We studiously decided that it was too small for our family. In that first model the back seat was very narrow. Exciting though.