Scalextric Documentary In Production
It is a little known fact that Havant is the birthplace of the international phenomenon that is Scalextric. It was produced in Havant between 1956 and 1970 after it's invention by Fred Francis in a factory by a business called Minimodels. Millstream have been commissioned to produce a documentary film featuring testimony from those who worked at the factory. Over the past few months we have been conducting interviews with many former workers and we conducted a filmed interview with the former Assistant Chief Designer of Scalextric, David Dipnall a few days ago. David was responsible for many of the key designs in the 60's and was an integral part of the success of the toy across the world.