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Motor racing board games - memories?

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I was having a look through a 1950's Eagle annual the other day and came across an advert for Subbuteo motor racing. Now I had the usual football version and a school friend had the cricket one. I also vaguely remember a rugby version but I had never heard of this one so I asked Mr Google and he informed me that there were four versions of the same thing - motor racing, horse racing, speedway and cycle speedway - all using ball bearings shot down a tube to move the vehicles! LINK Apparently none sold very well and they are 'Mega Rare' today. Has anybody got one or memories of playing with it?

While we are on the subject, I have a well used Waddingtons Formula One board game in the loft. This sold very well in the sixties and there are loads on eBay. Anybody still play with theirs or have distant memories of 'tyre wear 1, brake wear 2' on their little card dashboards?

There must be other motor racing board games out there - who can add to the list?
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I would think that D.B. was the DB Panhard - mostly known for the Index of Performance at Le Mans
DB = Deutsch Bonnet. They had Panhard engines and monopolised the Index at Le Mans for years. Colin Chapman gave them a fright though with the Eleven.

I too had the Merit "Driving Test" game (not racing though|) and remember being fascinated by the mechanism. Its in the attic now and is a little warped by the damp, being mostly cardboard. I have never seen one since my youth and never heard of anyone else owning one until now.
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