Thursday, April 02, 2015

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Slot.It Nissan R89C Stock Number CA28b

For the 1989 season, rather than relying again on chassis built by March, Nissan had developed the R89C model in conjunction with Lola Cars. The car featured a kevlar and carbon-fibre based monocoque chassis fitted with Nissan's new twin-turbo VRH35 3.5L V8 DOHC engine which was mounted in a stressed installation for better chassis rigidity, delivering up to 950bhp.

Despite Nissan's efforts, the 1989 World Sportscar Championship season was rather unsuccessful for Nissan, as their cars lacked reliability and speed. The beautiful R89C was only able to score points in three races and finished the season in fifth place in the championship for teams.

's version raced the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1990. The suspension and aerodynamics were modified, as was the twin car entered by Courage Competition. It was painted in the distinctive silver-grey livery of its main sponsor Men's Tenoras which is a Japanese clothing company. This was the sole Nissan R89C using Yokohama tyres.

The car numbered 85 was driven in the LeMans 24 Hours by A. Olofsson, T. Wada and M. Sandro Sala. The team suffered an engine failure in the race which resulted in a DNF.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Everyone is INVITED!!! The RETRO ALL STARS and INVITATIONAL Race is two groups of drivers.... ALL STARS and INVITATIONAL. Drivers on the All Star list race only in the All Stars group and drivers not on the All Stars list run in the Invitational group.

All Stars and Invitational Qualifying and Race Format:

All Drivers will qualify by "Laps and Sections". Each driver will run for one minute and their total laps and sections will be recorded and will be their official qualifying run.

Drivers will be seeded into the qualifying mains by their lap and sections totals. Invitational Drivers will run in their own group of drivers and the All Stars will run in their own group of drivers.

Example: if there is 40 drivers, the Top 8 lap and section totals will be in the A qualifying main, the next 8 in the B, next 8 in the C, next 8 in the D and the final 8 in the E.

The Qualifying mains will be ran 3 minutes on and 2 minutes off. After all qualifying mains have been run, the Top 8 Lap and Section totals will advance to the Main Event for each group of Invitational and All Star drivers.

Order of events Saturday April 11 Can Am-FK Sunday April 12 F1/Indy-FK
  • Qualifying for Invitational drivers followed by qualifying for All Star drivers
  • Race Invitational Qualifying Mains
  • Race All Star Qualifying Mains
  • Race Invitational Main Event
  • Race All Star Main Event
  • All Star Main Event Drivers will marshal Invitational Main Event and Invitational Main Event Drivers will Marshal the All Star Can Am Event.
  • Awards Presentations
This is a 2015 RETRO National Championship Series Points Event

Track Records/
Invitational Records:

F1 Bud Bartos 11.195
CA Bud Bartos 12.114

F1 Troy Johnson 283
CA Bud Bartos 286

All Star Records:

F1 Ron Hershman 12.032
CA Willy Custer 12.034

F1 Ron Hershman 285
CA Willy Custer 289

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Great Lakes RETRO Series Announcement

Great Lakes RETRO Race # 7 will be held on April 18, 2015 at Real Speed Raceway in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Great Lakes RETRO Race # 8 ( the final 2014-15 points race ) will be held at Mid America Raceway and Hobbies in Bloomington, IL May 2, 2015 and will be a "Combo" Event with the Mid American Hardbody "Super Stock 1000" Event.

So Retro racers get your Hard Bodies ready and Hard Body racers get your Retro cars ready.

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Monday, March 09, 2015

BRM F-512M Preview

Expected in dealer stocks sometime in the second half of 2015 will be BRM Model Cars' 1/24 Scale F-512M (nee "Ferrari"). 

"Yellow Team"
(Ecurie Francorchamps and Escuderia Montjuich

"Red Team"
(Scuderia Filipinetti and N.A.R.T #12)

N.A.R.T/Penske 1971 LeMans
M. Donohue / D. Hobbs

These pre-production renderings were provided by BRM showing the 3 versions presently planned of this model.

More information:

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