Friday, October 29, 2010

Hotslots grand opening Nov.6th

Stop by next Saturday Nov. 6th for the Grand Opening of Hotslots 1809 Philo Rd Ste A. Urbana Il 61802. There will be slotracing all day with prizes given out to racers and attendees as well. I'll be there doing a Carrera Race Day event, so stop by with your slot car and do a bit of racin'!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

NSR Porsche Video

A few photos from Italiaslot to show today from the NSR Porsche that's coming soon.

And apparently already out at Evotechshop in Spain.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Slot Miniauto 73


El nuevo Ferrari F10 de Fernando Alonso de Carrera protagoniza la portada de la revista Slot MiniAuto del mes de noviembre. Al mismo tiempo se destaca un artículo sobre todos los modelos de la NASCAR comercializados por Scalextric. La segunda parte de la Supercomparativa de los Audi R8 de Carrera, Ninco y Superslot, pone al descubierto su comportamiento en pista.
Presentamos también los cuatro Mercedes 300 SL de Slot Classic que participaron en Nurburgring de 1952 en unas decoraciones hasta ahora inéditas.
En el interior, las pruebas en pista de los nuevos BMW M3 GT2 y McLaren MP4/24 de Scalextric, el Audi R8 GT3 Lightened de Ninco, y del Jaguar XJR 14 de Le Mans Miniatures.
Se completa la revista con las secciones habituales de Noticias, Novedades, Presentaciones y Slot Sport.
Este mes, de regalo, los dos primeros meses del Calendario 2011.
(A la venta el 29-10-2010)

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The new Fernando Alonso Ferrari F10 of Carrera is the main protagonist in the Slot MiniAuto cover of November. At the same time an article is highlighted on all NASCAR models sold by SCX. The second part of the Audi R8 comparative between the Carrera, Ninco and Scalextric models, exposes its behavior on the slot track.
We also present the four Slot Classic Mercedes 300 SL that dominate in Nurburgring 1952, in a previously unheard decorations.
Inside, the track testing of the new SCX BMW M3 GT2 and McLaren MP4/24, the Audi R8 GT3 Lightened of Ninco, and the Jaguar XJR 14 of Le Mans Miniatures.
Magazine is complete with the usual sections of News, Novelties, new car introductions and Sport Slot.
This month, as gift, the first two months of the 2011 calendar.
(On-Sale 29/10/2010)
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Scaleauto Porsche RSR-Matmut

Photos of the new Scaleauto Porsche RSR in 1/24 "Matmut" decoration.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Scaleauto 1/24 BMW prototype photos

Photos I took last weekend of the Scaleauto BMW GT2 while I was visiting Mid America Raceway during the Scaleracing weekend of racing.

A bit of editorializing here too, hopefully Scaleauto will not mind... I found the body shape on this car to be VERY nice. All the detail that you'd hope to see on a model of the BMW is there as well as the promise of the car to be a VERY nicely performing car due to the excellent chassis that comes with this car. I'd had the chance to race the Porsche RSR that Scaleauto during a 6-hour team endurance race at Mid America and I simply love that car. The cars were run nearly box-stock with no chassis mods allowed (none appear to be needed BTW) and everyone I'd say was completely taken with the performance of the cars.

The BMW will come with the same chassis, so expect very, very strong performance from this BMW.

I fully expect this BMW to be an extremely good value for your racing dollar (or Euro).

DaveK, Publisher-Slot Car News

Friday, October 22, 2010

New Slot It Toyota 88C/Ford GT40-Gulf!

Pix of the new Slot It Ford GT40 (Gulf) and the new Slot It Toyota 88C. Both are being shown at IHobby and both are prototypes.

Carrera at IHobby

The Carrera of America booth at IHobby 2010 in Rosemont, Ill.

There are a number of new cars on display including the new F1's, new Aston Martin in DIGITAL 124, and Corvette test car from 2008.

Monday, October 18, 2010

New Slot It Alfa and Sauber

Two new Slot It's to show.
CA11c, Alfa Romeo 33/3 - #54 1st 1000 Km Brands Hatch 1971
Drivers: H.Pescarolo - A.De Adamich

CA06e, Mercedes Sauber C9 - #63 3rd Supercup Nuerburgring Sept. 1987
Driver: Mike Thackwell

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cheetah sighting!

A photo of the new Carrera Digital124 Cheetah to show today, coming soon.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Racer Alfa's

A pair of Racer Alfa Romeo T33/3's to show today.
RCR53C - Alfa T33/3 #35 - Le Mans 24hrs 1970 - R.Stommelen / N.Galli
RCR53D - Alfa T33/3 #37 - Le Mans 24hrs 1970 - T.Hezemans / M.Gregory

Race car design video

I saw this on Facebook and I could not but help post it here... wow what a great video showing race cars, diecasts, and some slot cars.

WarPaint from karlusmagnus on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Elegance of Speed indeed!

The Elegance of Speed show will be this weekend in Philadelphia. Come see some real race cars, check out slot cars on sale, and racing memorabilia of all kinds for sale at the show all weekend!
Go "Car Crazy" at the Elegance of Speed Automotive Collectible and Memorabilia Show, October 16 and 17 at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. The Show will feature vendors offering something for everyone from the most discerning collectors to Holiday shoppers looking for the perfect gifts for their car lover(s). The Show is free with Museum admission.

Vendors will be selling die cast cars, books, prints, literature, models, antique toy cars and slot cars, art, videos, photographs and historic objects. Signings are scheduled with racecar drivers and authors. Racers of all ages will have the opportunity to rev their engines and compete on a large slot car track provided by show co-sponsor Carrera. On Sunday, a radio-controlled model racecar demonstration with some of the hottest R/C cars in the region will take place on the back parking lot.

The Simeone Foundation Museum, which is conveniently located right off I-95 in South Philadelphia, features 65 of the world¹s most famous racecars. Several cars that are popular with model collectors - like the Grand Sport Corvette, Daytona Cobra Coupe and the "Hippie" Porsche 917 - are on display in the museum.

Saturday and Sunday
October 16 & 17
10am * 4 pm

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
6825-31 Norwitch Drive
Philadelphia, Pa., 19153

The Show is free with Museum admission:
$12- Adults
$10 - Seniors
$8 - Students
Children 8 and under, free

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fly News!!!!!! New Daytona Prototypes

Some news from Flyslot! New Daytona Prototypes and a new DP mold! Also Sunred bodies will be available!

Monday, October 11, 2010

New Scaleauto Radicals-2006 Rollcenter/2007 LeMans

Two new Scaleauto Radicals to show today. Download the newsletter from Scaleauto at the links below.

2006 Rollcenter newsletter

2007 red LeMans decoration newsletter

Friday, October 08, 2010

New Scaleauto Porsche RSR "Matmut"

A newsletter from Scaleauto showing the new Matmut Porsche RSR 1/24.