Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Rich Shanfeld of Great Traditions has commissioned some special edition cars from an artist. He's had them painted, by hand for prizes to be given out during the SCX National Championship race in Philadelphia this weekend. More information can be found at this link about this race.
Rest in peace Bruce.
Monday, November 29, 2010
The Series’ season-opener -- the 59th annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida (March 19) -- will be the first race of the 2011 ILMC championship and Petit Le Mans (October 1) will be the sixth race of the seven event global championship format.
“Having our two showcase events – the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans – as key components to the prestigious Intercontinental Le Mans Cup will raise these two great races even further in stature on the global stage,” said Scott Atherton, President and CEO of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. “We look forward to the many corporate partner opportunities and renowned race teams that these events will attract as we play a vital role in establishing the ILMC as one of the premier motorsport competitions in the world.”
The 2011 six-race 2011 ILMC calendar includes:
1. Sebring 12 Hours (Florida USA) March 19
2. Spa-Francorchamps 6 Hours (BEL) May 8
3. Le Mans 24 Hours (FRA) June 11-12
4. Imola 6 Hours (ITA) July 3
5. Silverstone 6 Hours (GBR) September 11
6. Petit Le Mans (Georgia, USA) October 1
7. 6-Hours race to be organized in China (name defined in relation to circuit) November 12
The inaugural 2010 ILMC season included one race from each of the ACO sanctioned Le Mans series’ - Silverstone (Europe); Road Atlanta’s Petit Le Mans (North America); and Zuhai, China (Asia). Petit Le Mans with record race week crowd in excess of 124,000 saw Peugeot’s Team Total claim the 10-hour/1,000 mile endurance title among a diverse and prestigious international grid.
Series teams and factory efforts that competed in at least one Intercontinental Le Mans Cup race last year were Drayson Racing, Jaguar’s RSR, BMW’s Rahal Letterman, Ferrari’s Risi Competizione and Porsche’s Flying Lizard Motorsports. In addition, Flying Lizard regular season drivers Patrick Long and Joerg Bergmeister placed best in GT class at Zuhai in Porsche’s 911 GT3 R Hybrid that ran as unclassified due to its hybrid status. Drayson Racing competed in all three events and placed third overall in the ILMC championship.
The Pitlane (*30356-see below) is scheduled to arrive next week as are the extra borders for the track pieces associated with the new accessories.
... and join the Carrera Facebook page at this link!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
SLOT MINIAUTO 74 – DICIEMBRE
El nuevo Lola Aston Martin LMP1 de Superslot, es el principal protagonista de la revista Slot MiniAuto del mes de diciembre. Junto a él se destacan en la portada los nuevos Vodafone McLaren Mercedes J.Button de Carrera y el Porsche 997 GT-N de NSR.
Para los más nostálgicos coches muy especiales. Por un lado el Biscuter Voisin de Slot Real Car y los protagonistas de la película Bullit realizados por Pioneer, el Ford Mustang y el Dodge Charger R/T. Además la prueba del nuevo Lamborghini Diablo de Ninco.
En este número comienza la novena edición del concurso COCHE DEL AÑO, con un nuevo formato que lo pone al alcance de la globalidad de los aficionados.
En el interior, un especial con más de 100 regalos para las próximas fiestas navideñas.
(A la venta el 29-11-2010)
Slot MiniAuto en Facebook
(Más información en www.revistasprofesionales.com)
SLOT MINIAUTO 74 – DECEMBER
The new Scalextric Lola Aston Martin LMP1, is the main protagonist of the Slot MiniAuto monthly magazine of December. With him, on the cover, the magazine highlights the new Carrera J. Button Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and the Porsche 997 GT-N NSR.
For the nostalgic ones, few very special cars. On the one hand the Slot Real Car Biscuter Voisin and the protagonists of the Bullitt movie, Ford Mustang and Dodge Charger R / T made by Pioneer. Inside pages includes, the new Ninco Lamborghini Diablo track test.
This issue introduces the ninth edition of the CAR OF THE YEAR contest, with a new format according to the profile of the Global International fans.
This magazine includes a Special with more than 100 gifts for the upcoming holiday season.
Now Slot MiniAuto in Facebook
(More information on www.revistasprofesionales.com)
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The team's history at Daytona has been bittersweet, with many close finishes. In 2004, the No. 74 Flying Lizard Porsche GT3 Cup was second in GT and third overall, in 2005 the No. 75 Porsche finished thirteenth, and in 2009 (with TRG), the No. 67 Porsche finished second in GT.
"The Daytona 24 is such a great race," said Flying Lizard team principal Seth Neiman. "We've always enjoyed competing here and are looking forward to the new experience of running a DP. I really want to thank Porsche Motorsport for their engine support and Bill Riley for his help as we come up the learning curve in this class. One of our main areas of focus this year is the significant endurance races and this is a great place to start. After the race, we'll head back to our American Le Mans Series program to get ready for the season opener at Sebring in March."
News used with permission of Flying Lizard Motorsport. Pre-season Test Oct. 2010 photo -- © 2010 Brian Cleary
Friday, November 19, 2010
RCCO: For the second time in succession Frank Biela has won the 24-hour race for slot cars around the Nurburgring-Sudschleife. The five-time Le Mans winner piloted an Audi R8 LMS together with two journalists and the Boss of Slotracing-Werk to a dominant victory. In addition to the Drivers' Championship Audi also won the Manufacturers' Championship in the rallye racing Carrera Cup 2010 (RCCO).
Frank Biela is a slotter... I love it! And for the "second time in succession". Not only does he race but evidently he's good too!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
November 16, 2010 – Sonoma, California – Flying Lizard Motorsports announced today preliminary details of its 2011 racing program. The Sonoma, California-based privateer team will return to the American Le Mans Series, fielding two Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs--the No. 45 and No. 44--in the GT class for the nine-race season.
"2010 was a phenomenal year for the ALMS and GT was clearly the place to be," said Seth Neiman, Flying Lizard Team Principal and Driver of the No. 44 Porsche. "We fought a long, tough battle all season, and came away with the drivers' championship. All credit goes to some very tough racing by Joerg (Bergmeister) and Patrick (Long) and an incredible performance by the crews at every single event this year."
Neiman continued, "For 2011, of course we'll be competing again for all of the ALMS GT championships. The ALMS calendar is solid and with some new venues and times it will help keep us all on our toes. Additionally, next year we will increase our emphasis on the important endurance races worldwide."
Jens Walther, President and CEO of Porsche Motorsports North America (PMNA), added, "Flying Lizard and Porsche have forged a great relationship, combining the expertise that both organizations bring to the track; the race results speak for themselves. I am excited to continue our partnership for 2011 and am looking forward to our eighth consecutive season with Flying Lizard competing for the GT championships."
News used with permission from Flying Lizard Motorsports
Also there will be a National Championship Race for NSR including the Porsche this coming April at Professor Motor... details to follow here on Slot Car News.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Cars from left to right: Cheerios (89602), Pennzoil (89600), AT&T (89601), and Marathon (89603).
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
We had a number of slotters stop by and race on the tracks and I held some Carrera races throughout the day. The new showroom for Hotslots is really impressive. They have a huge selection of slot cars and sets and parts but they also have many working tracks on the showroom floor to give folks the chance to really try out each system's cars and functions. It's a pretty unique place to visit. Stop by if you get the chance.