Slotcars made in Europe 1930-1980 is written by the Italian Paolo Rampini. The book gives an excellent overview of all models that have been produced in the European countries.
Paolo Rampini was born in 1949 in Milan, Italy. He wrote more than thirteen books about model cars in a period of twenty years.
Important book for model car lovers
The Golden book of Model Cars seems to be an important book for model car lovers. Slotcars made in Europe is the first book about slot cars. The book (hardcover) counts 128 pages and is self-published by the author at the end of 2003. The book was frequently offered in 2004 on Ebay for 75 Euro.
Slotcars made in Europe is rather costly
The quality of the photographs is poor and the compositions do not show creativity. All the models that are shown come from the collection of the author.
The general information is written in Italian and English, but the short stories about the manufacturers is sadly not translated into English. Models of forty-two European slot car brands are listed.
The book is rather costly but a very interesting read for slot car enthusiasts who are interested in the history of slot cars.