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hinesyr
 
Reply Fri 22 Apr, 2011 02:35 am
My partner is looking for a game that he played in about 1974, in Australia.
It is a cycling game, featuring 4 Olympic Cylists, which had magnets on the bottom. They went around on an oval track. He thinks it may have been battery operated as well. He is driving me crazy, trawling the internet for it, to no avail.
Can anybody please help?
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 22 Apr, 2011 04:03 am
@hinesyr,
No idea about this one Hinesyr.

My wife is from NSW and I'm fron Victoria and neither of us have heard of it before.
hinesyr
 
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Reply Fri 22 Apr, 2011 05:35 am
@dadpad,
Yeh - I was around in the same era & I don't remember it either.
I'm beginning to think he dreamt about this one.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 22 Apr, 2011 05:40 am
@hinesyr,
maybe something here if you haven't seen the site
http://www.cyclingboardgames.net/cycloalphabetical.htm

i didn't see anything made in Australia at a quick glance, but lots of games from other countries made in the 70's
hinesyr
 
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Reply Fri 22 Apr, 2011 05:06 pm
@djjd62,
Already tried that site. Not there.
I tell you he is driving me balmy. He gets me to check every day.
Somebody - please help. Apparently it's not a board game.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 22 Apr, 2011 07:31 pm
@hinesyr,
Quote:
It is a cycling game, featuring 4 Olympic Cylists, which had magnets on the bottom.


Quote:
Apparently it's not a board game.


Any possibility of it being similar to those old vibrating electrical games we had in that era? The ones I remember were football teams and the players were magnitized and moved around on a metalic board by the board being vibrated with a buzzer.

Found them! They're made by Tudor and they're actually from the '60's. There were football, hockey, and track versions of them.

Here are a few images I found by searching for Tudor electrified games:

http://www.petpeoplesplace.com/petstore/pet-image-large/tudor-horse-race-table-electric-game-1940s-rare_160564743241.jpg

http://20prospect.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/tudor613.jpg

http://www.musclecars.net/parts/parts-images-large/tudor-miggle-electric-baseball-game-loads-of-fun-nib_190254040661.jpg

http://www.collectibles-articles.com/antique/collectible-image-large/vintage-1960s-tudor-electric-football-game-w-teams_190497251703.jpg

I then did a search for electrified board games olympics cyclists and found this image:

http://www.slotforum.com/images/Scalextric/Bike-track-03.jpg

Are we getting any closer?
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 22 Apr, 2011 11:16 pm
Scalextic toys were very popular in the 70's in Australia. I thought just cars.
The pic bfly has shown is of modern cyclists.


OP may like to enquire here
http://www.scalextricaustralia.com/
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 22 Apr, 2011 11:25 pm
Was this game styled around Austalian Olympic cyclists from the 1972 summer olympics? Did it have an Australian theme?

Silver medals 1972 olympics
# John Nicholson — Cycling, Men's 1.000m Sprint (Scratch)
# Danny Clark — Cycling, Men's 1.000m Time Trial
# Clyde Sefton — Cycling, Men's Individual Road Race
hinesyr
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2011 09:31 pm
@dadpad,
He thinks it is an Olympic theme. It had a yellow oval track. It was based on 4 olympic riders from 4 different countries. He knows 1 was Australian & one was Canadian. He thinks the other 2 were English & French.
hinesyr
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2011 11:46 pm
@hinesyr,
WE FOUND IT!! It is called Whirly Wheelers & originated in the UK.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2011 11:58 pm
@hinesyr,
This one?

http://www.cyclingboardgames.net/images/whirlywheelers2.jpg
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dadpad
 
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Reply Tue 26 Apr, 2011 02:49 am
congratulations!
Drop round and we'll have a game and a beer or 3
stevo07
 
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Reply Wed 4 May, 2011 08:17 am
@dadpad,
Oh my - I too am australian and had the same game ....Whirly Wheelers....at least I know the name now..... I have been looking for one as well ! it...was awesome!

Thanks dudes !
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