Sunday, November 15, 2015

Bass Pro Shops Holiday 2015 NASCAR Slot Car Set Now Available.

Bass Pro Shops has continued their tradition of offering a 1:32 ready to run slot car racing set in 2015. This year's set is manufactured by Carrera and features the NASCAR "Gen 6" racing cars of Tony Stewart and Kevin Harvick.

The following photos taken in the area around the demonstration racing set in the "Santa's Workshop" area of the Bass Pro Shop store in Gurnee Mills, Gurnee, IL. These photos were taken before the Christmas display area was opened to the public.


This is the description of the above set from the Bass Pro Shops website:

Enjoy the thrill of the race with this Bass Pro Shops® Carrera® NASCAR® 1:32 Slot Car Set. With its 3 molded high-bank curves and 2 crossing sections, this high-speed track pits 3-time Sprint Cup champ Tony Stewart in the #14 Bass Pro Shops car against defending Sprint Cup champ Kevin Harvick in the #4 Jimmy John's car. This Bass Pro Shops Carrera NASCAR Slot Car Set is easy to set up, and includes a #14 Tony Stewart Impala, a #4 Kevin Harvick Impala, 9 standard straights, 1 connecting section, 12 curves, 2 lane change sections, 2 mechanical speed controllers, 1 transformer, and guardrails. Track Length: 24.7'. Layout: 8.53' triangle. Ages 3 and up. Imported.

- 3 molded high-band curves
- 2 crossing sections
- Easy to set up
- Includes #14 Tony Stewart and #4 Kevin Harvick cars
- Ages 3 and up
- Makes a great gift

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Friday, August 14, 2015

New Stamped Steel 1/24 Chassis from Mossetti Racing

Here we see the first blanks of the new Mossetti Racing stamped steel chassis, these are the pieces ready for forming. 

There will ultimately be four versions of this chassis:

Patriot Sport - this chassis will be available in two versions. Just bolt in your favorite FK motor; either the full metal can version or the ProSlot version. No soldering is required. The chassis sets up perfectly for 8:28 Gear Ratio (48 Pitch). 

This could become the new standard for entry level racing - as the unique design eliminates the tedious task of soldering in the motor by the beginning racer or raceway owner.

Patriot Striker - Two piece Chassis - C can solder in version. Motor brace not shown.

Patriot Trio - Three piece Chassis - C can solder in version. Motor brace not shown.

The chassis material is 410 Stainless (1mm Thick) and weighs 1.3 grams lighter than JK. The chassis is hardened to over 40 Rockwell (JK is softer). All chassis will be nickel plated for ease of soldering.

The pin tube locations and rear axle position will be identical to the JK to make swapping out bodies simple.

More technical and ordering information will be posted as soon as it is available. 

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Friday, August 07, 2015

Carrera Joins in the Anniversary Celebration for National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY

Carrera of America will be at the 21st Anniversary of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Kentucky September 3-5, 2015 and will display the upcoming Carrera Corvette Race set. 

The new Corvette Race set will be shown and you can race on the track during the 3 day Anniversary event! 

There will be giveaways of Carrera hats and stickers and other gifts... and the Museum Gift Shop will be taking pre-orders on this set during the event. 

Check the National Corvette Museum website for directions. The Covette museum anniversary event will be open the 3rd-5th September from 8am-5pm daily. 

Carrera of America also plans to attend the annual April event at the National Corvette Museum and NCM Motorsports Park.

Sample Corvette C7.R slot cars are planned to be on display, but will be subject to availability.

Information and photos provided by Carrera of America.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

New Lola T-600 IMSA From SRC

The Lola T600 designed by Eric Broadley was introduced in 1981 for the IMSA Championship and FIA Group 6 competition. The first two cars built were purchased by the Cooke-Woods Racing team, which equipped them with the 5.7-liter Chevrolet V-8 engine. The Lola T600 was originally designed to be equipped with a choice of Porsche, Ford, BMW or Chevrolet engines.

The first North American race in which Lola T600 competed was the 100 miles of Laguna Seca, California. Brian Redman driving chassis HU-1 took the pole and ran to a dominant victory. Wins by the team were repeated at Lime Rock, Mid-Ohio, Portland and Road Atlanta.

This new 1:32 scale version by SRC reproduces driver Brian Redman's debut at Laguna Seca. It comes with the new fully transparent SRC display box.

SRC plans to offer the "T-Bird Swap Shop" IMSA Lola T600 HU4 of John Paul Jr. and the "Budweiser" IMSA Lola HU5 of Chris Cord/Jim Adams later in 2015.

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