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Corgi's short lived response to the runaway success of 'Hotwheels'

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The familiar graphics of the Porsche Carrera on the card tops

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D911 MARCOS XP

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D910 BEACH BUGGY

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D906 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR

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D901 ASTON MARTIN DB6

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D903 MERCEDES BENZ 280 SL

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D902 JAGUAR XJ6

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CADILLAC ELDORADO

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D917 PINNINFARINA ALFA ROMEO P33

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D977 JAGUAR CONTROL CAR

Corgi Rockets and the Grand Canyon Speed Set

Back in 1970 when I was 7 years old - Corgi Rockets were the coolest thing to have! I remember getting a Gran Canyon Speedset for me and my brother, complete with a selection of cars each. The hell we used to put our Corgi Rockets and Superfast cars through! Fortunately the set lasted longer even if the cars didn't! Today I have replace all my cars with updated versions, mostly in excellent to mint condition. I still like to run a few cars around the set, although it was always tricky to set up, especially getting the cable car to disgorge the car at the other side of the 'canyon'!

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1970 Corgi Rockets Brochure