Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Boys and Girls Club racing!

Check out the link to see the photos from the event held at the Bluffton (Georgia) Boys & Girls Club. The kids crowded around the track to watch and then take their turn to race... it looks like it was lots of fun!

The day was part of a larger Day for Kids sponsored by Country 106.9 and the slot racing was sponsored by Carrera.

See more photos at the Carrera of America Facebook page.

NSR Ford GT40 video

Another in a series of cool video ads from NSR.

Ninco October releases

Ninco News for October.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New Super Tires for Carrera Can Am's-video

A short video of a Porsche 917/30 lapping my Carrera track with the new Super Tires, wicked fast.

Slot It O2 video from Slotlandia

Video posted from Maurizio of a test of the O2 system at Slotlandia last week.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Breaking news! NSR Corvette and Porsche 911 coming!

Photos from slotbrother Jordi of JP Slot of new NSR slot cars. A Corvette and... a Porsche 911!!!! These cars were shown at the Slotlandia show in Italy.

Slot MiniAuto 72

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

9th Aberdeen Slot Car Show & Swap Meet-Sunday!

Come to Aberdeen Maryland Sunday September 26th to check out the selection of slots. The event is being held at the Clarion Hotel in Aberdeen, MD, about 18 miles south of the Delaware/Maryland border right off of interstate 95 at the Aberdeen exit #85 (about 35 miles south of the Delaware Memorial Bridge and about 18 miles north of Baltimore). The Clarion hotel's address is 980 Hospitality Way, Aberdeen, MD 21001 and their direct local phone # is 410-273-6300.

Admission is $5/person; kids under 12 free.

A few of the vendors that will be there:
Bob Beers (Mr Aurora); Tom Stumpf (TomsHOCars);
Rob Budano (BudsHOCars); Jeff Clemence (MotorCityToyz)
Harry Nonnemacher (Harry20); Rich & Cindy Olree (vintage slots/runner bodies/parts galore),
Ron & Chris Sklenar (vintage slot cars/slot car clothing/accessories)
Joe Corea (NJ Nostalgia Hobby)
Mario Pisano; Guy Graziano;
Doug Keys; Bill Houck;
Joe Davidson; Joe Lupico;
Steve Sanders; Joe Hopkins; Scott Zulawski,
Jim Greer (G-Scale Train Station-large scale slots)
Craig Holler (vintage and new 1/24 & 1/32 large scale slots)
Rick Swavely (Resin Dude Bodies)
Harvey Goodwin (Rabbit Racing Parts)
Jerry Schmoyer (brp racing parts)
Brad Blohm (large scale 1/32-1/24-25 vintage slots from 60s/70s)
Bob Lusch (Bad L Hobbies)
Dave Simms (DCM Raceway)

So, if you are thinking about attending and need directions or show information, contact either Elliot Dalberg or 703-960-3594 (home); 703-901-4262 (cell) or Doug Keys - or 301-474-6596.

New Porsche 911 Speedster video

How can you go wrong with this? A limited edition (356 will be made) Porsche 911 Speedster. Classy, very classy.

New SCX Digital set

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Slot Car Corner Banner - Slot Car Corner L.L.C. Store

Slot Car Corner Banner - Slot Car Corner L.L.C. Store
Banners and hats and shirts... oh my! I love my "They're only toys..." shirt. It's been seen around the country and Spain too! ;)

NSR Special edition Mosler info

News from Professor Motor (North American distributor for NSR). The "SET05 Mosler Five Years Victory" is due to arrive in Late October :

NSR Mosler is the only one car on the market able to win 5 years consecutive National Championship in GT Class.

NSR Mosler came in 2006 year in april.

- 2006 year rookie NSR Mosler win Italian Championship GT Class in inline setup configuration drove by Tommaso Melioli.

Approx 50% of cars are NSR Mosler

- 2007 year NSR Mosler win again Italian Championship GT Class in anglewinder setup configuration and “EVO” chassis version, drove by Andrea Gasperini, NSR official driver.

80% of cars are NSR Mosler!

- 2008 year NSR Mosler win again Italian Championship GT Class in anglewinder setup configuration and “EVO2” chassis version and “EVO” King motor version, drove again by Andrea Gasperini, NSR official driver.

97% of cars are NSR Mosler!

- 2009 year NSR Mosler win again Italian Championship GT Class in anglewinder setup configuration drove by young Gabriele Cassandra.

98% of cars are NSR Mosler!

- 2010 year NSR Mosler win again Italian Championship GT Class in anglewinder setup configuration and “EVO3” chassis and “EVO2” motor support, drove by Massimiliano La Gioia.

100% of cars are NSR Mosler!!

We like to reproduce NSR Mosler to celebrate 5 years of consecutive victories!

This car is assembled by Daniele Malangone with same race parts used at Italian Championship:

#1366 EVO3 Chassis medium compound black colour

#1227 EVO2 Anglewinder motor support extra hard compound

#3022 New KING EVO2 21K magnetic effect 21400rpm 322gr-cm!

#4802 Hard steel 3/32” x 55mm axles

#4803 Autolubricant & No-friction oilites

#4822 Super racing braids only 2/10mm

#4824 Extra flexible silicone motor wire 0.25qmm

#4843 New low friction LONGER pick-up guide

#5001 Front wheels 16”

#5201 No-friction front rubber 17 x 8

#5016 ULTIMATE rear wheels 16” wider

#5304 EXTREME rear rubber 19.5 x 12

#6531 Anglewinder extralight red gear 31t

#7114 Extralight & no-friction pinion 14t

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Carrera Dune Buggy set

Carrera's new GO!!! Dune Buggy Challenge set will be for sale soon (or maybe even already depending on your store) at Toys R Us in North America. Read more about the set and see more photos here.


Monday, September 20, 2010

New Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale

From Maserati:

Inspired by the Trofeo GranTurismo MC and the race-winning GT4 motorsport models, the new two-seater Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale that will debut at the Paris Auto Show 2010, will feature razor-sharp handling and will break the 300km/h barrier. The new car, the fastest, lightest and most powerful in the Maserati range, will go on sale in the first quarter of 2011. The GranTurismo MC Stradale produces more aerodynamic down force without producing more aerodynamic drag, it produces more power - 336kw, 450 hp - without using more fuel and it is more agile.

AutoArt Sept upcoming releases

Estimated product availability - October 2010

AUTOart 1/32 Scale Slot Car
13636 1/32 BMW E30 M3 DTM 1991 WARSTEINER J.CECOTTO #3 $54.95
13211 1/32 PORSCHE 911(997) GT3 RS (ORANGE W/ BLACK STRIPES) $44.95
13212 1/32 PORSCHE 911(997) GT3 RS (GREEN W/ BLACK STRIPES) $44.95

AUTOart 1/12 Scale
Item No. Description SRP
12118 1/12 PORSCHE 911(997) GT3 RS (GREEN W / BLACK STRIPES) $489.95

AUTOart 1/18 Scale
Item No. Description SRP
72801 1/18 FORD MUSTANG GT390 1968 (RED) $122.95
72806 1/18 FORD MUSTANG GT390 1967 (GOLD) $122.95
73271 1/18 HONDA NSX 1990 (FORMULA RED) $177.95
76156 1/18 MAYBACH 57 S 2005 (BLACK) $136.95
77891 1/18 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA RS (964) (RED) $122.95
77956 1/18 PORSCHE 944 TURBO 1985 (CRYSTAL SILVER METALLIC) $122.95
78012 1/18 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 1988 (WHITE) $122.95
78013 1/18 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 1988 (BLACK) $122.95
89594 1/18 VOLVO 850 SEDAN BTCC 1995 R.RYDELL #15 $149.95
89595 1/18 VOLVO 850 SEDAN BTCC 1995 T.HARVEY #9 $149.95

AUTOart 1/43 Scale
50907 1/43 BUGATTI VEYRON 16.4 (BLACK/BLUE) $49.95
50908 1/43 BUGATTI VEYRON 16.4 (PEARL/ICE BLUE) $49.95

AUTOart 1/64 Scale
20901 BUGATTI EB 16.4 VEYRON (FRANK FURT 2001) (BLACK/RED) $12.95
20902 BUGATTI EB 16.4 VEYRON(GENF 2003) (GREY/SILVER) $12.95

Estimated product availability - September 2010

AUTOart 1/18 Scale
Item No. Description SRP
72812 1/18 FORD MUSTANG GT390 1968 (GREEN) $122.95
76158 1/18 MAYBACH 57 S 2005 (WHITE) $136.95
77398 1/18 NISSAN GT-R (R35) SPEC V (ULTIMATE OPAL BLACK) $122.95
78011 1/18 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 1988 (RED) $122.95
87004 1/18 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA GT Am MONZA 1970 HEZEMANS #98 $122.95
87104 1/18 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA GT Am DRM 1971 BETZLER #154 $122.95
87105 1/18 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA GT Am DRM 1971 H.ERTL #51 $122.95

AUTOart 1/43 Scale
69145 1/43 BMW M3 DTM 1991 #3 $49.95
69146 1/43 BMW M3 DTM 1991 #11 $49.95

Sunday, September 19, 2010

AmericanMuscle Car Show-video coverage

Video coverage from showing their recent car show, some great video here for your Sunday viewing pleasure.

Check out their blog posts about this event!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Ford GT40 from NSR

NSR is glad to announce his fourth classic car, the Ford MKII GT40

The "Modellistic" attitude with high attention to details is an aspect which we consider to be fundamental and this has been fully adhered to; the bodyshell is made in 3 separate part for better look.

Inside the cockpit there is a four pieces driver, steering wheel, gear shift, motor and other small pieces.

NSR always try to improve quality of products; this time we added two photoengraved grids for better reproduce real car.

The body is fixed to the chassis by way of one screw at the front and two screws at rear.

Body dimensions are 61mm width, 134 lenght, 32mm high.
The wheelbase is 75mm and the distance from center of rear axle to center guide is 92mm.
The weight of the fully accessoried and painted bodyshell it is 19g. whilst the weight of the RTR car it is 70g.

The first livery version of the Ford MKII GT40 reproduces the 24h Le Mans 1966version, red #3.

Second livery will be Winner of 24h Le Mans 1966 black #2; it will be included into "SET04 FORD Le Mans Winner" together Ford MKIV #1.
It will be on the market November 2010.

Third livery will be yellow #8 of 24h Le Mans 1966.

The main chassis is nylon made "flat" design of 1 to 1,5mm. thickness for maximum grip when cornering whilst capable to withstand crashes.
Sidewinder motor support is held in position to main chassis by three screws (one in front and two at the side) which are only crossing it to screw into an independent ring. This allows the motor support to move independently from the chassis and in the desired amount (which can be set by simply unscrewing the screws from underneath).
The motor is of a sidewinder configuration with two degrees from the rear axle.

The chassis comes with a removable traction magnet, located just ahead of the motor; the neodymium magnet is round, 4mm high and 8mm diameter with two different mounting positions.
The guide is counter-sunk well inside the chassis to allow desired ground clearance by the use of thin spacers to be placed in between the guide itself and the chassis.
The one piece front axle can move vertically

Rear pillow block height allows the gear to protrude only 1mm under the chassis level thus leaving still 1mm. gear/track clearance.

The guide is similar to that of current offerings, but it is low-profile (only 1mm thickness); exclusive adjustable height using .005", .010" or .020" new spacers, to cater for racing on all types of plastic tracks, as well as wooden tracks with raised, flush or recessed braid/copper tape to optimise the braids contact. The pivoting shaft is 8mm. high for a free vertical movement.
The brass connectors used to fix wires to the guide are newly made, slightly bigger, chosen to guarantee a tough contact with our smallest thickeness braids.

The components of NSR Ford MKII GT40 are made up of the usual high-quality from NSR:

NSR1369 Medium black chassis
NSR1224 Narrowed Xhard black sidewinder short can motor support
NSR3004 20K Shark motor, 20000rpm 164gr-cm
NSR4801 precision and very strong 49mm x 3/32" diameter axles
NSR5001 aluminium 16mm. diameter ‘front - NO air system’ 4/40 set screw front wheels
NSR5002 aluminium 16 mm. diameter 'Air System' 4/40 set-screw rear wheels
NSR5233 ‘No-friction’ hard front rubbers 20 x 8.5mm (the same of Ford MKIV)
NSR5236 ”Supergrip' rear softer rubbers, 21 x 10mm (the same of Ford MKIV)
NSR4803 Autolubricant & no-friction oilites
NSR6911 Extralight & no-friction 11t pinion
NSR6032 Extralight & no-friction 32t black gear 17.5mm
NSR4841 Low friction racing pickup guide


The motor for the Ford MKII GT40 is the Shark 20K, fully developed by triple World Champion Salvatore Noviello, made always by the same NSR philosophy: to realize high performance product without compromises!
Shark 20K motor has 20000 RPM at 12Volts with an excellent torque value of 164 gr/cm, an exceptional value, previously obtained only from “long can” and heavy motors.
The motor can is opened from both sides, it has cooling oval holes and the magnets are ceramics

‘Ready to Run’ is not enough!
NSR's objective is to make a Classic car using modern technology, so high tech ‘Ready To Race’. It needed to be competitive straight out the box, without any fiddling or modifications required to make it perform properly and we believe that this third car has also achieved this target.
Our policy is to offer really a ‘Ready To Win’ car; we never like that people need to buy aluminium wheels to replace plastic wheels, soft rubbers to replace hard rubbers, or a motor to replace slow box stock motor…!
The NSR Ford MKII GT40 is another innovative model with high tech components, highly performing on track still respecting the scale modellistic aspect.

The NSR Ford MKII GT40 was created in the streamline of the Mosler GT project which has dominated in the GT top class either in National and International competitions since it was born in 2006.
In according with our NSR philosophy, we have worked to obtain the best performances without any compromise.
The NSR “Classic” model cars are without doubts the fastest in the world.

Manufacturing costs and artisan labor in Italy are however significantly higher than China or East Europe, but NSR is very proud of the fact that all the models are completely and entirely built in Italy, thus allowing NSR to have absolute control over quality and to demonstrate our Country capability.
All NSR Ford MKII GT40 cars are assembled and tested exclusively into NSR Factory and only by NSR employers, so NSR can offer full warranty about final product.
Retail price will be in proportion to the quality of product.

New SCX Aston Martin Vantage

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New SCX Michelin Porsche

A newsletter from SCX showing the new SCX Porsche.

Monday, September 13, 2010

New Carrera Vintage Nascars

Two new Carrera vintage Nascars to show today. The Number 22 will be available in both Digital132 (30528) and Evolution (27332), and the Number 40 will be available in Digital132 (30526) and Evolution (27330).

Thursday, September 09, 2010

News and Photos from the 2010 Trier Sprint Worlds and OEPS Finale

Above is a spectacular time-lapse night racing segment shot provided by Mr. Mark Campbell.

For those that are interested, there are some event pics on the Renn-Center-Trier web page. You'll find them here: 2010 Trier Worlds Sprint Races Information

Check out the stunning paint jobs on the 1/24 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR's run in the Scaleauto Sprint races.

Quite a field of entries too; I would think that this would validate the popularity of this new racing class and assure its place on the International slot racing calendar for years to come.

I thought our readers might like some close-up photos of the Scaleauto cars also- the one above is sporting the popular Gulf livery

Here we see a 911 revival of "Der Truffeljäger von Zuffenhausen" (or more popularly known as "pink pig") livery first seen on the LeMans 917/20 driven by Willy Kauhsen and Reinhold Jöest.

The Scaleauto Porsches were prepared to the Scaleracing rules published here:

To be fair- the field of 26 prototypes were very good looking in their own right.

Here's a closeup of one of the OEPS entries during qualifying.

Finally, a closeup of a fine looking model of the privateer Peugeot 908 from LeMans 2010. The 1:1 team was in contention for at least a podium finish before succumbing to the same sort of failure that eliminated the works Peugeot entries.

A heartfelt thank you to Nick de Wachter for the below link to the Sprint Worlds and OPES full results page:

Trier 2010 Race Reports

All indications are that the 2010 Trier Sprint Worlds and OEPS was a huge success. The event even drew ISRA racers Brian Saunders, Michael Landrud, Christer Helgesson, and Lars Harryson who are not generaly known as hardbody racers.

Hopefully we will see many of the same participants for the 3rd Plafit PanAm Championship at Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies to be held October 9th and 10th 2010.