Posted 2 years ago
Around '63 Dixie Rexall Drugs had a contest to sell the most Life Savers Gift packs. The third prize was an Eldon Slot Car set. Slot cars were the rage so I figured I could feasibly win the third prize. My mother sold most of the Lifesavers at work, I probably sold two maybe. I didn't win the slotcar set, I won the 1st prize! The 1st prize was a full size bike, I'm short and the top of my head barely cleared the wheels. My mother and I took the bike to Toytown in Eastbrook(my mother knew the owner) to try to trade for a slotcar set. The guy was a real whiner about trading the bike for the slotcars. I wound up with a SMALL Aurora Model Motoring Slotcar set, probably about $20.00 at the most. It wasn't the one in the picture, but similar. The bike was nice(can't remember the brand), it had a built in head light etc., I'm sure it was worth a lot more than $20.00! When we left Scrooge the owner was still moaning as he polished up the bike and put it in the front show window! Well it may not be a Red Ryder classic story, but it's different.
A very Merry Christmas to my CW family,