Period: Flock Head
Dates: c.1970 until c.1972
Cat No: 34810
Helmet and goggles
Red polka-dot 'neckerchief' scarf
The Action Man Racing Car was described in the 1970 Action Man Equipment Manual thus: "Beautifully detailed push-along racing car complete with helmet, goggles, racing suit, scarf and boots". It was not a Palitoy creation, rather a bought-in blow molded race car with windshield, roll bar and engine detailing. It resembles the 1967 Lotus 49 that Graham Hill raced. It is a rare piece, especially in good condition.
The Action Man Grand Prix Race car is a sought after piece by collectors. The windshield is vulnerable to damage when turned upside down. The stickers usually are in a state of disrepair. The included outfit has a couple of race suit variations. The first is the same overalls as the Landing Signals Officer (this is pictured in the Equipment Manuals). The second type is similar to the Scramble Pilot overalls, but with multicoloured panels in shades of grey/green. The helmet in this boxed version is the same as the Scramble Pilot's. The scarf, being unique, is rare. The Go Kart Driver has a blue version.