After noting the reader interest in a recent post about Spindizzies and Tether Cars, and a photo of an operating model airplane, for today’s feature we turn to miniature car models and a pair of 1960s videos.
Many of us when we were younger collected and played with the distinctive and well-made Matchbox Models made in the United Kingdom. Today we present you two films produced in 1962, and 1965 showing the very interesting story of how the toy cars and trucks where produced at the time. The coverage in both videos contains the design process, construction of prototypes and tooling, followed by the manufacturing operations of the tiny vehicles. Both of the videos are courtesy of British Pathe.