The C2161 No1 Williams was indeed made in China as well as the UK. The Chinese made version, in a slightly darker red, is C2161W and was part of Set C1035 Formula 1 and paired with C2220W Jordan No9 Hornet liveried car. The Set was released in 1999 at the time Hornby was part-way moving production to China.
A rare National Holidays liveried Rover 3500 SDi was discovered in an online auction in June 2016. The livery was probably created for a business-to-business sale between Scalextric and the then national coach company ‘National Holidays’ operating in the UK. The car is plain white with red and blue National Holidays logos and stripes. Red bumpers and red door mirrors are also fitted. Just how many units of this model were produced in the mid-1980s is unknown but it is known that a ‘handful’ surfaced in the North of England around the turn of the century but none have been seen since until this example turned up.
The car is now classified as C0283NH
The Chaparral 2F and 2G models have been added. The Chaparral was raced at Le Mans 24hr events as well as in Sports car races in Europe and, of course, USA.
Cadillac took a rare leap in to the racing world in the 21st century with their Cadillac Northstar. Only five liveries were released by Scalextric – three racing and two fictitious.
One make series super car race car, the BMW M1.
A host of BRM FJ cars have now been added.