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Hi here is a rare hardback book from Japan on slot cars. The title of the book is Model Car Racing. It has a cardboard sleeve as well. The book was published December 25th 1965. It has 176 pages and cost 320 y back then. It has sections on racing commercial tracks,cars,chassis.wheels, and some great ads.
 

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Wow, I did not know the existence of this.

Fantastic !.

It shows the 1/32 Jaguar E and the Nissan Fairlane by Nitto !
 

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Nice! I was given that book by a Japanese friend years ago as well as another Japanese slot car book, but it was missing its cover. Now I know what that looks like!
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Yes, fantastic find Bernard! Parts of it look more like a catalog, but my Japanese is rather limited... is there a credited author?

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Don,
I studied the book with a Japanese friends years ago. Funny, I found it in the files and studied it just a month ago in search of whatever I may have missed... There is no author mentioned, and it is a bit of a catalog indeed. The cover picture with the Chaparral is in fact American and the car is pictured on a Russkit chassis building "Adjust-O-Jig".
There is also a lot of retailer and manufacturer advertising, but nothing that we did not know as far as cars.
 

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Ah!, so Bernard , we know how you are able to access such fantastic stuff from the land of the rising sun........
What a charming book.
Simon
 

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I have got some more modern Japanese Model car magazines and they had Slotcar sections in them including one issue that featured the box artwork of most slotcars over several pages

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Allan must be talking about "Model Car" # 12, an entire issue about slot cars. This was an important magazine as it first listed Japanese kits that were mostly unknown to European and American collectors. Right, Allan?

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