Wednesday, October 15, 2014

News from FlySlot

Flyslot are ready to ship their first 3 models in collaboration with Avant Slot. These first models feature a new 21K "Blue" motor, 11 tooth brass pinion and silicon motor wires which offer an incredible hike in performance over the standard models.

This is just the start, look to see improved racing chassis designs featured in future racing releases.




W50102AV 512BB Pioneer Racing - 32K Motor
FS049101AV F40 IGOL Racing - 32K Motor
W50101AV 512BB Budweiser Racing- 32K Motor


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Carrera 1/24 S-Can Motor Adapter

No question about it, Carrera 1/24 scale cars are pretty awesome. Unfortunately, most people are not able to take them to their full potential because of power issues. Now there is an affordable solution: Use the Devis 3d Designs Carrera 1/24 S-Can Motor Adapter and run the same voltage as your other cars!

The adapter allows you to keep everything but the motor stock. It even lets you reuse the same hardware so there is no fumbling around for the right screws. We have made this adapter reversible so you can use either can or endbell side shaft to fit your motor application.










http://devis3ddesigns.com/product_carreraadapter.html

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Slot Mods Selected for Neiman-Marcus Holiday Catalog

Slot Mods USA, a small Detroit area company specializing in beautifully finished hand built 1/32 slot car raceways has been featured in the 2014 Neiman-Marcus 88th edition holiday wish book.

Slot Mods USA's David Beattie and one of his creations.

The Slot Mods USA item in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, titled the Slot Mods USA Ultimate Slot Car Raceway and priced at $300,000, includes a re-creation of the buyer's fantasy track along with an inaugural race night party co-hosted by racing legends such as Vic Elford and David Hobbs. Neiman Marcus is donating $3,500 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, which supports youth arts education, for every Slot Mods USA Ultimate Slot Car Raceway purchased.

Celebrities such as Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal, Zac Brown, Derek Hill, and TV's Jay Leno own Slot Mods tracks, and Slot Mods has been featured on the Discovery Channel's "Daily Planet" and in Road and Track, Hot Rod and The Robb Report.

Slot Mods motto is "We build the world's finest interactive works of art" and it is certainly applicable to any of their bespoke scale raceways.

More information about Slot Mods can be found at:

Web: www.slotmods.com 
Facebook: Slot Mods USA
YouTube: slotmodsusa



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Monday, October 13, 2014

Vojtík Wins ISRA Worlds 2014 EuroSport 24

Anonin (Tonda) Vojtík III of the Czech Republic was the winner of the concluding and most coveted race of the ISRA Worlds 2014 which was held this past weekend in Latvia.

Prior to the start of the event, Tonda was 13th in the ISRA World Rankings. Vojtík beat USA's Paul "Mr Pickles" Gawronski (world rank #6) for the coveted ES24 trophy.

Tonda Vojtík III


Thank you to the Latvian hosts for a well run and enjoyable 2014 "Worlds". More information is here: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1375871949314293/

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

iHobby News - AMT Reproduction Brass Chassis

One of the few interesting new items for Slot Car racers shown at the 2014 iHobby show in Schaumburg, IL was the reproduction and update of the 1960's vintage 1/24 AMT brass chassis that was shown by Professor Motor of Livonia, MI

Photo provided by Andy Smith / Professor Motor

This description of the chassis is provided by Andy Smith / Professor Motor:

"NEW MINT 1/24 Scale Reproduction of the 1960's AMT Slot Car Chassis.  Produced from ALL NEW TOOLING !  Gorgeous brass stampings and all stainless steel hardware.  This chassis design was used by AMT in the 1960's for both sports cars like the Chaparral / McLaren Elva / Lola T70 and Stock Cars such as the 1966 Galaxie / Chevy Impala and the Mercury Cyclone.  The chassis has an adjustable wheelbase from 3.85" (97.8mm) minimum to 4.9" (124.5mm) maximum.  The main chassis plate has a width of  2.15" (54.6mm) and since it is made of brass, it can easily be soldered or modified to fit a wide variety of period body shells if needed.  This chassis has brass "slide weights" that move front to rear as the car accelerates or brakes that were designed in to give variable weight distribution as specified by the original chassis designer.

This version of the AMT chassis is greatly improved over the 1960's original.  Those improvements include a MUCH thicker brass used in the main chassis plate for added rigidity that was a notable weakness in the original version, all stainless steel attaching hardware with easier to use phillips drive screws and a nylon insert lock nut to hold the adjustable guide tongue in place solidly. This version also has a much improved overall quality of stamping with better flatness and finish, a much improved chassis fit for the bushings / ball bearings that would be used, and finally a 1/4"+ increase in the chassis wheelbase over the original to correct the wheelbase mismatch when using large 1/24 bodies such as the 1966 Galaxie or Chevy Impala."

The body mounting kits are sold separately and are available in "narrow" style for sports car bodies and "wide" for stock car bodies.

A prototype of the Professor Motor "Monogram" series 1/32 RTR cars was shown at iHobby but we were asked to not publish photos because the livery has not yet been finalized. It MAY be similar to what is shown below:



For more information: http://www.professormotor.com

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