Thursday, October 30, 2008

Spirit Peugeot 406 Digital Special Edition

Photos showing the commemorative edition Peugeot 406 SCX Digital car marking the agreement between SCX and Spirit.

Spirit BMW 635i prototype photos

A few more photos of the prototype of the Spirit 635i BMW I shot recently. The car will have an inline long can motor and this prototype was made without a motor pod, I understand the production car won't have a pod either.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

LeMans Miniatures Pescarolo

The LeMans Miniatures Pescarolo will arrive in the US within the next day or so according to REH Distributors.

What is your preferred Motorsports era?

The members on Slot Car are working on a poll to see what the majority of slotters feel is the greatest area of interest for slot cars. You should go to SCI at this link and let your voice be heard. There are thousands of members on SCI and it would be great if thousands voted to really get a true sampling of slotters out there. Please vote!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

BRM Toyota, Porsche, Mazda photos

Photos from iHobby of the BRM Mazda and Porsche prototypes and production Toyotas. The Toyota's will be available this year.

First the new chassis for the Toyota. You can see brass inserts in the pan of the chassis. These are new laser cut brass weights that fit perfectly into the chassis between the reinforcing ribs. These will be sold by BRM to racers that would like to be able to weight the chassis as they see fit. You will be able to place the weights around the chassis in places you feel need weight, an innovative idea.Here you can see the wing of the Toyota. Why show the wing? Well the question was raised at my club asking how durable the wing on the Toyota will be since it's behind the back of the body and mounted very low on the chassis. Guys have been concerned that one good "WHACK" and the wing will be broken. Francesco of BRM (seen below) must have heard this question before. When I asked this, he picked up the Toyota by the wing... AND STARTED TO SHAKE THE WHOLE CAR HOLDING ONLY THE WING! It seems it will be quite durable!

Monday, October 27, 2008

New Sloter Zytek prototype pix

Sloter has a new Zytek on the way. I shot these pix recently at iHobby of the new body they're going to produce. Please note this is a white body and I had to darken it substantially for the contours to show here.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

LeMans Miniatures slot cars from IHobby

A batch of photos from IHobby showing the LeMans Miniatures slot cars on display.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Motorhead Miniatures 1/32 figures

Some very nicely detailed Motorhead Miniatures figures were on display at iHobby. These are new designs for the company. Previous figures are on sale here too BTW...

New MRRC Lamborghini's green and yellow

A pair of MRRC Lambo's to show from iHobby.

Speed Alley Racing Veterans Weekend Slot Race

Veterans Weekend Slot Car Race
Date:Saturday, November 8, 2008
Time:Clinics Start at 10:00 am
Location: Speed Alley Racing located at:
Suburbanite Bowl
201 West Ogden Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559

Track:Scalextric Sport 4 Lane Track 55"
Clinics:Car Maintenance/Racing Clinic
Car Class:Scalextric Stock & Modified Cars

Prizes:Cars, Track Sets, Gift Cards, T-Shirts, & More

Entry Fee:Speed Alley Members $8.00/Non-Members $15.00

RSVP:630-493-4100 or
To Enter: "Race Registration" in the subject line of your email

Race Day Schedule
10:00-12:00 pm Car Maintenance/Race Clinic (Youth & Adult)
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch & Youth Practice Heats
1:00-3:00 pm Youth Races (7-12 years old)
3:00-4:00 pm Adult Practice
4:30-8:30 pm Adult Races

General Race Regulations

Cars: Scalextric Stock & Modified Cars
1 Stock Magnet
Silicone Tires may be used
Please call for more details

Car Classes: NASCAR, Trans AM/Muscle Cars, Le Mans, Street Tuner

Pre-Register by November 1, 2008 and receive 2 free raffle tickets to win a Scalextric 1:32 scale Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Car of Tomorrow!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

New MRRC Ford GT Mk.IV

An update about the Ford. This car will be available in a twin pack with the #6 Chaparral and it will have a single contact braid configuration not this doubled over braid.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New MRRC Porsche 904

Photos taken this weekend at iHobby showing the new MRRC Porsche 904. This is a prototype and the production car will be a deeper red from what I understand.