and it is hoped Ronald MacDonald!
Hornby plan to create a whole series of life size Train Sets and Scalextric sets which will enable children to experience the real thrill of the wild days of steam engines and the raucous feel of real life motor sports. "We had to modify the one used by Stephen Hawking of course, firstly we had to equip his chair with a much more powerful turbo engine and then adapt it to fit onto the track." said Hornby spokesman Peter Wentworth. "The second challenge of course was ensuring that the flyovers were high enough to enable Stephen to whizz underneath them without clipping his head, but we got there on the fifth or sixth attempt, his wife said he was used to having his head bumped so thats OK!"
As retailers and toy manufacturers prepare for the run up to the Xmas season, Hornby have made a bold move to storm the market with a new advertising, product placement and endorsement campaign featuring renowned British theorectical physiscist Stephen Hawking. It is hoped that once approval has been met to be able to release a 'Special Edition - Hawking's vs Ronald MacDonald' racing set.
Stephen attended a press conference yesterday where he applauded the initiative of Hornby and their key products Scalextric and of course the Hornby train sets. Whilst whizzing around on a specially modified, life size version of this seasons predicted childrens favourite the Scalextric Toy Story Special Edition, Stephen said "I've never had so much fun in my life, it certainly beats trying to write the complexities of the universe into layman terms for the typical idiot in the street!" Stephen was delirious with delight as he dashed past Buzz Lightyear to win the first race of many that afternoon.
The new Stephen Hawking endorsed sets will be in shops for Xmas, he is believed to be pushing for Hornby to make all these new sets 'Special People' compatible, "All children deserve to experience the thrill of this adventure and the exhileration at actualy beating some normally bodied lucky bastard into the dust as they whizz over the finish line." said Stephen (mechanically)!