Monday, November 30, 2009

AutoArt 1/24 Porsche 911 Cup cars-photo review

Photos of the new 1/24 AutoArt Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars. See the cars for sale here on AutoArt's website, links below.

The white GT3 release car link.

The black GT3 VIP Racing car.

For comparison I've included this shot showing the AutoArt 1/32 Porsche with the 1/24 car.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Sloting Plus Reynard info

Shown here previously (and first I believe) the new Sloting Plus Reynard. This car is a planned release for the first quarter of 2010. Final price not yet set. The plastic injection molded car will be made in China with the Sloting Plus parts (which are made in Spain).

Grand Am 2010 TV Schedule - All races on Speed

GRAND-AM, SPEED Look to Continue Momentum from Successful 2009 Season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov., 2009) - All 12 races on the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 schedule will be televised live on SPEED, GRAND-AM officials announced today.

America's premier road racing sanctioning body looks to continue momentum from the 2009 season, when SPEED viewership increased 42 percent and the number of households watching the races increased 39 percent over the 2008 season.

In addition, eight of the 10 GRAND-AM KONI Sports Car Challenge races will be televised on SPEED next season.

The 2010 Rolex Series campaign opens with the 48th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Saturday, Jan. 30. SPEED coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET, prior to the 3:25 p.m. ET green flag, and lasts until 11 p.m. ET. Coverage resumes at 7 a.m. ET and will run to the finish at 4 p.m. ET.

GRAND-AM will continue to expand its fan-friendly activities during the events. In 2009, the pre-race fan walk and driver autograph session received overwhelming positive response from the fans, teams and drivers.

"I was amazed at the fan response this past season," said Mike Johnson, team manager for Stevenson Motorsports. "This year has been the largest single improvement I've seen in 10 years of GRAND-AM, in what they're doing to get people to the race track. This year, with everything GRAND-AM has done with the pit walk and the schedule of the weekends, has been great. Everywhere we go we feel like we're part of a major event; everyone's having a great time."

In addition to the fan-friendly initiatives at each event, GRAND-AM continues its focus on keeping fans in touch with the series through, developing a new feature to download the Rolex Series TV schedule to various electronic calendars. This function enables fans to stay in tune with the series by setting the broadcast dates and times with reminders on their calendars.

The next event for the Rolex Series will be testing at Daytona International Speedway on Dec. 8-9. The 2010 season kicks off with the "Roar Before the Rolex 24," a Jan. 8-10 test at Daytona for both the Rolex Series and KONI Challenge.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ferrari 599 video

Not recent story but I thought it was worth posting.

Luxury car maker Ferrari unveil a unique special edition model in Beijing with Formula One racer Michael Schumacher on hand to discuss the craftsmanship.

Slot MiniAuto 62


La portada de la revista Slot MiniAuto del mes diciembre esta dedicada al nuevo Hispano Suiza Type 68 de Slot Classic. Se destaca así mismo el nuevo Mercedes SLR McLaren 722 GT de Carrera, el Vanwall de Cartrix, el nuevo Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT de Ninco Sport, y el Nissan GT-R R35 de Superslot.

En el interior se desvelan, en exclusiva, las primeras imágenes del nuevo Reynard 2QK LM en 1:32 de Sloting Plus. La primera entrevista que concede Peter Pré, y además, las pruebas del nuevo Ninco XLot Ferrari F430, Matra 768B de Le Mans Miniatures, el Alfa Romeo 33/2 de Cursa Models y del Ecurie Ecosse Transporter de Peter Pré.
En nuestra sección Sport un reportaje con todas las clasificaciones del Campeonato de España de Slot.

(Más información en


The Slot Miniauto cover of December is dedicated to the new Slot Classic Hispano Suiza Type 68. Likewise, highlights the new Carrera Mercedes SLR McLaren 722 GT, the Vanwall of Cartrix, the new Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT Ninco Sport, and Scalextric’s Nissan GT-R R35.

Inside are revealed, exclusively, the surprising images of the new Sloting Plus Reynard 2QK LM at 1:32. The first interview with Peter Prè, and also testing the new Ferrari F430 Ninco XLot, Matra 768B Le Mans Miniatures, Alfa Romeo 33/2 Cursa Models and the Peter Prè handcrafted Ecurie Ecosse Transporter.
In our Slot Sport section a report with all the Spanish Slot Championship results.

(More information on

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sloting Plus gears/hollow axle

From Jacques of Sloting Plus:

We present you our new (sidewinder) spur gears Z25 red and Z26 silver for complete our range.
Manufactured in duraluminium, they are perfectly compatible with our pinions or any other with module 0,5 !
Also, new hollow axle ( 50 and 55 mm length x 2,38 mm diameter ).
High resistance stainless steel axle tempered, straightened and polished !
Kind regards
Sloting Plus

Monday, November 23, 2009

International Motor Racing Research Center

There's a place in Watkins Glen, a wonderful place... no not (just) the race track, The International Motor Racing Research Center. Yeah, I know you might not have heard of it, but on your next trip (or your first trip) to The Glen this is a must see stop for any motor sports fan.

The Center has probably one of the best motor sports book collections anywhere in the US. On any topic of racing there's information to be found. Trans Am... check, would you like to educate yourself a bit more about the Targa Floria... yup there are books there on that topic too. And what can conservatively be described as a mountain of reference material on Ferrari... god more "red" books there than you can shake a checkered flag at.

Let's say you have a few hours to kill before you want to fight the traffic on your way to the Rolex Series Race or maybe it's a rainy day on your weekend trip to the Glen for Nascar, the Center is the perfect place to check out. You will find plenty to occupy yourself for hours. At the Center you will find not only a race car prominently displayed (the cars change 4-5 times a year according to Center Curator and Librarian Mark Steigerwald) but also some memorabilia on display as well.
There are regular programs to attend during the year. Notables include Brock Yates, Rob and Chris Dyson, George Follmer, the list is really endless.

The Center maintains collections of rare books, film, photographs, racing magazines, and if you're a fan of the Group C days of IMSA... well you'd be crazy NOT to visit the Center at your earliest opportunity.

It's pretty simple any library with a McLaren in the center is simply the most beautiful place on earth!

The International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen
610 S. Decatur Street
Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1613

(607) 535-9044
Hours of Operation:
9 am - 5 pm Monday through Saturday; and Sundays on some race weekends.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Slot track listings

Anyone out there know a commercial track they'd like to see get listed? Well then it's probably a good idea to go to this link and list your favorite track.

Slot Car's track listing page.

Porsche at Monterey Historics

I found this video recently and figured it was timeless enough that I might as well post it. From the Monterey Historics a video showing pretty much every cool Porsche ever...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cartrix Vanwall F1

Cartrix has announced #935
1956 M. Hawthorn/H. Schell, Vanwall F-1 #22 France GP at Reims

Monday, November 16, 2009

2009 SCX National Series Championship Final Race video

The first part of the video showing the 2009 SCX National Championship Series Final race at Great Traditions in Philadelphia, Nov. 14th.

Part 2 of the video coverage:

Friday, November 13, 2009

SCX Nat's this weekend in Philly Come by and say Hi if you're in the area. We should have a great turn out for the finals, we've got a couple guys coming from the west coast and lots from around the eastern US too.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

New Sideways DP - TARGET

New Sideways Riley-SW07 - Riley MkXX Ganassi Racing TARGET - Daytona 24Hrs 2009 -

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Kia to enter Grand Am Koni Series

Kia Motors announced on November 3 that it is teaming up with Kinetic Group to build and campaign race cars for the automaker's first-ever auto racing efforts on U.S. soil. The 2010 Kia Forte Koup will enter the 2010 GRAND-AM KONI Sports Car Challenge Series in the Street Tuner (ST) class. The competition utilizes production-based race cars and has a wide variety of vehicles from the U.S., Europe and Asia, using weight and intake restrictions to maintain a level playing field for all entrants. Completing the team, decorated drivers Andy Lally and Nic Jönsson have been secured to drive the two Forte Koup cars in 2010.

A new slot-blog of note!

Hello out there in slot car land, please check out this new slot-blog in Portugal when you get the chance. A nice layout, nice photos, and news about racing from out slotbrothers in Portugal! Check BipBip Slotsport!

AutoArt Nov./Dec. releases

Estimated product availability - November 2009

Item No. Description SRP
18101 A1 GP 2006, Team China $84.95
18102 A1 GP 2006, Promo Car $84.95
54618 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, Nero Noctis/Metallic Black $39.95
54619 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, Monterey Blue $39.95
72821 Ford Mustang Mach I 1971, Yellow $114.95
74586 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, Giallo Halys/Metallic Yellow $114.95
75932 Mazda Cosmo Sport, Red $114.95
76268 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG, Black, With Leather Seats $129.95
78855 Toyota FJ Cruiser, Blue $139.95
79002 Koenigsegg CCX, Black $169.95
AUTOart 1/24 Scale Slot Car
14536 Porsche 911 (996) GT3 RSR '05, Plain Body Version, White $54.95

Estimated product availability - December 2009
Item No. Description SRP
12551 DUCATI SPORT 1000 (RED) $84.95
12552 Ducati Sport 1000, Yellow $84.95
18103 A1 GP 2006 Overall Winner, Team Germany $84.95
70156 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1300 Spider 1957, Bianco/White $114.95
72824 Ford Mustang Mach I 1971, White $114.95
74589 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, Nero Noctis/Metallic Black $114.95
74592 Lamborghini Reventon, Black $114.95
76269 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG, Silver, With Leather Seats $129.95
77322 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R33) V-Spec, White $114.95
77899 PORSCHE 911 (997) GT2 (BLACK) $114.95
78001 Porsche 924 Carrera GT 1980, Black $129.95
78051 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA RS 2.7 1973'(WHITE)(W/RED STRIPES) $114.95
AUTOart 1/32 Scale Slot Car
Item No. Description SRP

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New BRM Renault Megane Megane Trophy Super 1/24 scale

Thanks to Giacomo of for these photos of the new BRM Renault Megane Megane Trophy Super in 1/24 scale.