Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Sloting Plus Screwdrivers

From a press release from Sloting Plus:

We are pleased to present you our new screwdrivers with limited torque for hexagonal screws ( Allen ) !
Three colors allow to have three solid and reliable tools for different use taking in account Allen screws measures ( orange for M2, grey for M2.5 or black for M3 ) and three hex bit changes are of course available if necessary !
Photos joined will be more interesting than words....
References are :
SLPL 9105 Hex torque screwdriver for 0.90 M2.0
SLPL 9106 Hex torque screwdriver for 1.27 M2.5
SLPL 9107 Hex torque screwdriver for 1.50 M3.0
SLPL 91051 Hex bit change for 0.90 M2.0
SLPL 91061 Hex bit change for 1.27 M2.5
SLPL 91071 Hex bit change for 1.50 M3.0

Friday, February 26, 2010

New SCX Kolles Audi R10

The New SCX "Team Kolles" Audi R10 is being released soon. It will be available in Digital and Analog.

Quebec Slot-brothers on TV!

Slotbrothers from Quebec on TV! Christian, Georges, Biss and the guys sure represent the hobby well in this video. Congrats guys!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Slot Track Scenics products

New Slot Track Scenics cones, oil cans and camera crews.

The cones are moulded in fluorescent orange and have slight indentations to indicate where to paint the white section. They come 10 in a pack for £2.95.

Oil cans are 5 in a pack for £1.25. Alternatively there is a combined pack of 10 cones and 5 cans for £3.95.

The camera crews are cast in white metal and cost £8.95 for 2 figures and a camera on a stand.

Contact David at Slot Track Scenics to order via his website.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lancia Delta Integrale

A new SCX Lancia Delta Integrale is coming soon.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Grand Am TV ratings press release

A press release from Grand Am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - GRAND-AM Road Racing got its 2010 Rolex Sports
Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 and Continental Tire Sports Car
Challenge seasons off to another outstanding start last month at Daytona International
Speedway, reaching millions of viewers through expanded television offerings centered
around the respective season openers

Anchoring the Rolex Series television coverage was SPEED's extended live telecast
of the 48th Rolex 24 At Daytona. This year, SPEED featured 16 hours of live coverage,
including a thrilling final eight-and-a-half hours of racing on Sunday, Jan. 31.
Sunday's Rolex 24 coverage was the second highest-rated motorsports program of
that weekend, with over half a million viewers tuning in for the final hour of the
race. In total, 2010 Rolex 24 viewership was up 22 percent over 2006, which was
the last year that all Rolex 24 coverage aired exclusively on SPEED.

Undoubtedly helping grow the Rolex 24 audience were repeated showings of "GRAND-AM:
24 Hours at Daytona" on both the FX network as well as SPEED. The one-hour special
focused on introducing the cars and many of the personalities who participate in
the Rolex Series as well as superstars from other forms of motorsports that annually
participate in the Rolex 24. The special drew 531,000 viewers for its Jan. 23 airing
on FX and drew nearly 500,000 more in five telecasts on SPEED.

The Rolex 24 was also featured in the HBO Series "24/7 Jimmie Johnson: Race to Daytona,"
which wrapped up last week. Johnson's participation in the Rolex 24 with the GAINSCO/Bob
Stallings Racing team was chronicled in great detail during the second episode of
the four-part series, airing for the first of multiple times on Feb. 2 and reaching
a total audience well in excess of one million viewers.

The SPEED telecast of the 2010 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season-opening
Fresh From Florida 200 was also a strong performer when it aired on Saturday, Feb.
13. SPEED television coverage of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge has increased
by one event over the 2009 season, with eight races scheduled to air this year.
The Daytona season opener saw 75 cars participate and the series is poised for another
entry list of 70-plus for the upcoming Homestead 200 on March 6 at Homestead-Miami

"We are certainly encouraged by a solid start to the 2010 season for both of our
series in terms of television coverage," said Kevin Hindson, GRAND-AM Vice President,
Marketing and Communications. "While viewership numbers have increased - which is
always a good thing - the different programs that were available also did an outstanding
job of introducing our sport to new audiences and educating potential new fans on
what we have to offer. All of the programs were very well presented and put GRAND-AM
in a positive light, and we hope viewers of those programs will come back and watch
us throughout the year. We are also working on additional season-long programming
which will air on new channels for GRAND-AM Road Racing."

Next up for the GRAND-AM Rolex Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge
is the Grand Prix of Miami weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 6. Tickets
are currently available through SPEED will offer live coverage
of the Grand Prix of Miami for the Rolex Series at 5 p.m. ET Saturday, March 6 and
will show the Homestead 200 for the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge at 1 p.m.
ET Saturday, March 13.

Suntrust Dallara from Sideways

SW08 - Dallara DP - Wayne Taylor Racing - Laguna Seca GrandAm 2009 -

All photos by AMAZINGSLOT

Monday, February 22, 2010

New Jersey Club website

Check out the NJ132 Slot Car Racing Association website if you get the chance.

New Scaleauto Radical

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Aston "Rapide" video

A cool video of the new Aston Rapide... though it would have been nice to have sound (any sound) during the vast stretches of silence that I suppose is intended to be dramatic and ... CLEAN THE FREAKIN' CAMERA LENS BEFORE SHOOTING INTO THE SUN!!!!!

Aston has managed to do what Porsche has not, make a really nice looking 4-door.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Official Statement by Carrera USA about Ferrari license


Carrera Gains World-Wide Exclusive Rights to Ferrari for Electric Racing

Cranbury, NJ, January 2010 --- No other automobile manufacturer electrifies its fans like the Italian road-rocket-smiths at Ferrari with fantastically crafted dynamics and fascinating designs. Out on the street and around the racetracks of the world these refined thoroughbreds from Maranello have been producing the ultimate automotive fantasies since 1947.

Now Ferrari and Carrera have come to a worldwide exclusive agreement for the slot racing sector. Carrera is the world market leader in electric slot-car racing and this year the company is introducing breathtaking and exclusive historic and modern Ferrari models in various scales. The vehicles are authentic, highly detailed replicas of the originals in the premium quality and performance expected of Carrera.

Carrera DIGITAL 124 – Large scale perfection
The Ferrari 250 GTO was originally built in 1953-64 and is to be produced in three versions; Targa Florio 1964 “No.112“, ´62 Sebring 12h 1964 and ´62 - in the worldwide unique 1:24 scale format. The classic Ferrari 12 cylinder was given its name, as were its many successors, to reflect the cylinder capacity of each of its 12 cylinders: 250 cm³. Carrera is also introducing the successor of the 250, the Ferrari 330 as a ‘P3/4 No.22’ and the NART ´67 version of the Ferrari 412P originally introduced in 1976.

Whether intended for racetrack action or as display case exhibits – Carrera’s new Ferrari models prove dreams do come true.

Carrera DIGITAL 132 – A blend of the latest technology and Italian automotive artistry In the 1:32 scale digital format there will be two complete Ferrari sets and a range of five individual cars. In the ‘Formula Racing’ set the Ferrari F1 2010 by Fernando Alonso creates authentic Formula 1 racing fever – at home. ‘Ferrari Competition’ sees drivers enjoy the Ferrari 599 XX in the racing version, or to be admired in the ‘Geneva Motorshow’ presentation variation. The Ferrari 599 XX is the second-most powerful sportscar ever produced by Ferrari and as with many other Carrera Digital 132 models it has front (xenon) and rear lights including brake lights. The Ferrari 458 Italia also enables Carrera fans to experience the brand new 570 bhp sport scar coupé from Maranello on a digital racetrack in two versions; a system allowing racing with up to six cars on a two lane circuit with top-speed overtaking.

Carrera Evolution: Great traditional Ferrari classics
This fantastic Scuderia output is also available in the Carrera Evolution analogue sector. A raised pulse is guaranteed by these complete sets: ‘Ferrari Racing’ – featuring two Ferrari 599 XX, and ‘Ferrari Racing’ – with the Ferrari F1 2010 in which Fernando Alonso duels with the McLaren-Mercedes MP4-24 ‘No.1’, and is a guarantee for a heart-pumping action. Additionally, there are also two Ferrari 458 Italia raring to go. All Carrera Evolution cars can be re-equipped quickly and easily for use on the digital circuit.

Carrera DIGITAL 143 – digital adventures with the rearing horse
The digital 1:43 scale set up offers Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari F1 2010 in the complete ‘Full Speed’ set racing against Sebastian Vettel in the Red Bull RB5. The 5.6 metre track features a loop-the-loop and overtaking for up to three drivers creates a real-life Formula 1 home motodrome. The F1 2010 and the Ferrari 599 XX are also available in the ‘Geneva Motorshow’ set.

Carrera GO!!! – Spectacular action powered by Ferrari
The immensely popular Carrera GO!!! series offers a wide range of action features giving Ferrari fans almost too much choice. There are four Formula 1 complete sets to choose from! The ‘Formula Cup’ pits Fernando Alonso in an F1 2010 against the McLaren Mercedes MP4-24, and in ‘Formula Masters’ against Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull RB5. ‘Formula Champions’ features the duels with the French Renaults and ‘Ferrari Champions’ focuses on battles with team colleague Felipe Massa. The ‘Sportcar Stars’ also offers the additional excitement of the Ferrari 599 XX, paired here against the Porsche GT3 Cup. ‘Ferrari Challenge’ offers two possible versions of the 599 XX. The Ferrari 599 XX and F1 2010 are available as individual vehicles and can also be mostly found in the gigantic Carrera GO!!! accessories package. The Carrera GO!!! Models also impress with model-specific LED front lights, ground light effect or police lights.

For more information – go to or contact
Carrera of America @ 609-409-8510

Thanks to Carrera USA for this official statement.

LeMans Miniatures Porsche 911 Carrera's

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Scaleauto Porsche 1/24 coming

Another Scaleauto 1/24 Porsche 911 (997) will be available soon. This time a rally version.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New JP Slot products

Self-lubricating bearings: These bearings sintered copper which have the
particularity to possess an oil bath and are drilled for proper lubrication
once placed in our main if you think necessary.

Stainless steel shafts: stainless steel shafts are corrected to 2.38 for
correct operation with our bearings, and the crowns of the market

Lubricant Paraffin: a lubricant developed by a laboratory which is fully
compatible with that already carry our self-lubricating bearings to prevent
adverse reactions

Monday, February 15, 2010

Lotus F1 revealed

New Spirit 1/43 Porsche!

Spirit will be getting into the 1/43 market in 2010!
This page is from their 2010 catalog, a friend scanned it for me because I don't yet have a catalog. The photo in the catalog is of a real car, not the slot car. More information when I get details from Spirit.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Porsche 911 Hybrid

Exactly 110 years after Ferdinand Porsche developed the world’s first car with hybrid drive, the Lohner Porsche Semper Vivus, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is once again taking up this visionary drive concept in production-based GT racing: During the Geneva Motor Show, a Porsche 911 GT3 R with innovative hybrid drive is making its debut, opening up a new chapter in the history of Porsche with more than 20,000 wins in 45 years scored by the extremely successful Porsche 911 in racing trim.

The innovative hybrid technology featured in the car has been developed especially for racing, standing out significantly in its configuration and components from conventional hybrid systems. In this case, electrical front axle drive with two electric motors developing 60 kW each supplements the 480-bhp four-litre flat-six at the rear of the 911 GT3 R Hybrid. A further significant point is that instead of the usual batteries in a hybrid road car, an electrical flywheel power generator fitted in the interior next to the driver delivers energy to the electric motors.

The flywheel generator itself is an electric motor with its rotor spinning at speeds of up to 40,000 rpm, storing energy mechanically as rotation energy. The flywheel generator is charged whenever the driver applies the brakes, with the two electric motors reversing their function on the front axle and acting themselves as generators. Then, whenever necessary, that is when accelerating out of a bend or when overtaking, the driver is able to call up extra energy from the charged flywheel generator, the flywheel being slowed down electromagnetically in the generator mode and thus supplying up to 120 kW to the two electric motors at the front from its kinetic energy. This additional power is available to the driver after each charge process for approximately 6 - 8 seconds.

Energy formerly converted – and thus wasted – into heat upon every application of the brakes, is now highly efficiently converted into additional drive power.

Depending on racing conditions, hybrid drive is used in this case not only for extra power, but also to save fuel. This again increases the efficiency and, accordingly, the performance of the 911 GT3 R Hybrid, for example by reducing the weight of the tank or making pitstops less frequent.

After its debut in Geneva the 911 GT3 R Hybrid will be tested in long-distance races on the Nürburgring. The highlight of this test programme will be the 24 Hours on the Nordschleife of Nürburgring on May 15th and 16th. The focus is not on the 911 GT3 R Hybrid winning the race, but rather serving as a spearhead in technology and a “racing laboratory” providing know-how on the subsequent use of hybrid technology in road-going sports cars.

The 911 GT3 R Hybrid is a perfect example of the Porsche Intelligent Performance philosophy, a principle to be found in every Porsche: More power on less fuel, more efficiency and lower CO2 emissions – on the track and on the road.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Slot Car Corner Controller Holders

Slot Car Corner now offers high-quality controller holders which were specifically designed and fabricated with the needs of slot car racers in mind. Tired of accidentally knocking your controller onto the hard floor? Or having someone set their controller down on your track and causing an accident? Let's face it - whether you spend $20, $200 or more on a controller it represents a significant investment that you want to protect. While we can't guarantee our controller holders will completely eliminate the possibility of damage, we can say with confidence they will greatly reduce that risk. If you're looking for an attractive, easy-to-use solution for securing your controller(s) when not in use, look no further! Tested extensively with many aftermarket controllers (any inverted "L" shaped controller should work - some stock set controllers may not). For more information, please visit the Slot Car Corner Online Store (Canadian customers can order from Slot Car Corner Canada).

Note: Controller, driver station and track not included - must be purchased separately.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

BMW to race at LeMans in 2010!

Check out this link to Jalopnik, BMW will be racing at LeMans this coming year!

LeMans entry list for 2010 for GT2. BMW's there! See the complete list at this link.

Antonio GARCIA (ESP)
PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR (997) (3996A) Paul Van SPLUNTEREN (NLD)*

PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR (997) (3996A) Raymond NARAC (FRA)*
PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR (997) (3996A) Horst FELBERMAYR (AUS)*
BMW E92 M3 (3999A) Jörg MULLER (MCO)*
BMW E92 M3 (3999A) Andy PRIAULX (GBR)*
PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR (997) (3996A) Seth NEIMAN (USA)*
FERRARI F 430 GT (3996A) Tracy KROHN (USA)*
FERRARI F 430 GT (3996A) Jaime MELO (BRA)*
FERRARI F 430 GT (3996A) Roman RUSINOV (RUS)*
FERRARI F 430 GT (3996A) Dominik FARNBACHER (DEU)*
Matias RUSSO (ARG)
PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR (997) (3996A) Matteo MALUCELLI (ITA)*

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Ford GT video

A cool, if somewhat short, video of the Ford GT that's raced in Europe.

Monday, February 08, 2010

New Scaleauto BMW 1/24 shown in Germany

New 1/24 BMW GT2 by Scaleauto shown in Germany. As well as new 1/24 Porsches. No word on when they will arrive in North America.