December 8, 2010

Christmas Memories - The Amaze-A-Matic Astrovette

Today's trip along memory lane takes us back to the late 60's. This time with a Corvette twist. The Amaze-A-Matics were battery-powered cars controlled by a simple mechanical "computer". Four models were offered. It turns out that the one I received as a gift back in the day was the one based on the Astrovette show car. A set of plastic cards allowed the cars to run pre-programmed routes. A set of cardboard cards allowed the user to create their own routes for the car. The mechanism was a bit fragile but was fun while it lasted ;-)  More information about it here... or here...



Looking fast even standing still.


Here is the 1968 show car that inspired the toy version
 


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