Scalextric is onto a good thing with the Lotus 49 and it seems slotters around the world can't get enough of this beautiful little car! Just released is the Jim Clark Mexico 1967 Grand Prix 49 which we have seen before in the original LE box set. I personally missed out on the LE box set so welcome the chance to add this stunning 49 to my existing collection.
This from Scalextric: 'In the Mexican Grand Prix on 22nd October 1967, Jim Clark was again on pole, with Chris Amon's Ferrari beside him and Dan Gurney's Eagle in third behind Clark. When the starter gave a false signal and hesitated, so did Clark, and Gurney accidently rammed the rear of the Clark's Lotus, which damaged the Eagle's radiator and put Gurney out of the race but left Clark's Lotus unscathed. Hill took the lead in the early stages, but Clark had put himself in first place by the third lap, with Hill ultimately being forced to retire on lap seventeen of the sixty-five lap race due to a transmission problem.
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