Friday, December 31, 2010

New Bugatti from LeMans Miniatures

New Bugatti Type 57C from LeMans Miniatures.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Ranch Design gears

Ranch Design is now offering 64 pitch crown gears machined from billet aluminum. The axle hole sizes available are .085" and .094".
The gear teeth configurations are in two tooth increments from 24 to 36. All have setscrew fasteners.

The major diameters are: 24T = .390", 26T = .420", 28T = .454", 30T = .485", 32T = .515", 34T = .545", and 36T = .578". All have a .250"
diameter hub and a length of .250".

Monday, December 27, 2010

John Force Drag HO slot set

Info on the new John Force Autoworld Drag HO set.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

No matter how you say it...
Feliz natal - Gëzuar krishtlindja - Frohe weihnachten - Fröhliche weihnachten - Gleckika wïanachta - Merry christmas - Happy christmas - Milad majid - Shenoraavor nor dari yev pari gaghand - Eguberri on - Vesele vanoce-Boas festas e feliz ano novo - Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat - Tchestita koleda - Bon nadal - Feliz navidad - Gun tso sun tan’gung haw sun - Kung his hsin nien bing chu chen tan - Feliz navidad y próspero año nuevo - Sung tan chuk ha-Natale allegre - Jwaïeu nouel - Jwaye nowel - Jénwèl - Sretan bozic - Glædelig jul - Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo - Gajan kristnaskon - Roomsaid joulu puhi - Hyvää joulua - Joyeux noël - Nadolig llawen - Kala christouyenna - Mele kalikimaka - Mo’adim lesimkha. - Chena tova - Shub naya baras - Boldog karácsonyt - Selamat hari natal- Buon natale - Nodlaig mhaith chugnat - Buone feste natalizie - Shinnen omedeto - Natale hilare et annum faustum - Assegass amegass - Souksan van christmas - Priecigus ziemassvetkus - Linksmu kaledu - Schéi krëschtdeeg an - Tratran’ny krismasy - Ll milied lt tajjeb - Meri kirihimete - Een vrolijk kerstfeest - Gledelig jul - Noël mobaràk bâde - Een plesierige kerfees - Wesolych swiat - Bòn nové - Un crãciun fericit - Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom rozhdestva is novim godom - La manuia le kerisimasi - Sretan bozic - Vesele vianoce - Dobro dedek - Glad yul - Prejeme vam vesele vanoce a stastny novy rok - Souksaan wan christmas - Mutlu yýllar - Srozhdestvom kristovym - Chung mung giang sinh- Nadolig llawen - Cestitamo bozic

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

**New** - C.B. Design Insert Wheels

The new C.B. Design Insert Wheel has many of the same great features as other C.B. Design Wheels; however, it has been designed to accept wheel inserts. Machined wheels are generally available in a relatively small number of designs - one reason is many wheel designs do not lend themselves to accurate reproduction when machined (or the machining required is prohibitively expensive). Initially available in a 15x7mm size which fits Ninco "Classic" tires (21x7mm or 21x9mm), look for more sizes in the future. C.B. Design 15x7mm Insert Wheels will accept Slot.It inserts (15mm) or you can create your own inserts by turning down old plastic wheels.

For more information, please visit the Slot Car Corner or Slot Car Corner Canada website.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Slot MiniAuto #75


Slot MiniAuto for January stands on its cover the Ferrari 458 Italia, the newest car of Carrera in 1:32 scale. Also, inside, Slot MiniAuto explains the worldwide exclusive has had access: the entrance of a Top brand into the slot scene in 2011. This month in the interior are revealed some aspects of this premise that will continue next month before its official presentation at the Nuremberg Toy Fair.

This month the magazine includes previous and track test of the new Scalextric 007 Goldfinger set with the Aston Martin DB5, Toyota 2000GT of Racer, Revell Opel Ascona Rally, NSR Ford GT40 MKII, the two new Top Slot Pegaso, Spyder Pedralbes and Berlineta Touring, the Kuxku Models Proto Jules Dakar 1981, and the french MMK Talbot Lago T26 GS Spyder.


La revista Slot MiniAuto del mes de enero destaca en su portada el nuevo Ferrari 458 Italia, lo más nuevo de Carrera. Además se da a conocer la exclusiva mundial a la que ha tenido acceso Slot MiniAuto: la entrada de una Top Marca en la escena del slot en el 2011. Este mes, en el interior, se develan algunos aspectos de esta primicia que tendrá continuidad el próximo mes antes de su presentación oficial en la Feria de Nuremberg.

La revista incluye las presentaciones y pruebas del nuevo Aston Martin DB5 007 de Superslot, Toyota 2000GT de Racer, Opel Ascona Rally de Revell, Ford GT40 MKII de NSR, los dos nuevos Pegaso de Top Slot, Spyder Pedralbes y Berlineta Touring, el Proto Jules Dakar 1981 de Kuxku Models, y el Talbot Lago T26 GS Spyder de MMK.

Monday, December 20, 2010

New Carrera 458 Italias are here!

These Ferrari 458 Italias are available in DIGITAL132 and Evolution at your local Carrera dealer.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

New Revell Simca and NSU coming soon

08320 Simca 1000 Rallye 2 Retail $57.99 (*green car)
08321 NSU TT Retail $57.99

Friday, December 17, 2010

NEW - "Yellow Dog" Super Tires Available for Carrera Canam's

"Yellow Dog" (urethane) Super Tires (R) are now available for the very popular Carrera Canam McLaren M20 and Porsche 917/30!! Part numbers and dimensions are as follows:
  • 1304Y (McLaren M20) - .809" / 20.55mm O.D., .565" / 11.53mm Wide
  • 1305Y (Porsche 917/30) - .853" / 21.67mm O.D., .631" / 16.03mm Wide

For more information, please visit the Slot Car Corner website.

New Slot It Chaparral 2E

CW08, Chaparral 2E #65 1st, #66 2nd Laguna Seca Can-Am 1966
Drivers: Phil Hill - Jim Hall

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Carrera 124 Cheetah's

See more photos of the Carrera DIGITAL 124 Cheetah's at this link.

Racer Toyota 2000GT

An addition to the SILVER LINE collection from Racer.

SL04A - Toyota 2000GT #1 - Fuji 24hrs 1967 - S. Hosoya / Y. Otsubo
SL04B - Toyota 2000GT #2 - Fuji 24hrs 1967 winner - T. Tsutsumi / F. Hiroshi

Plastic chassis, inline motor mount.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New CB Design 5 spoke wheels

Fresh from the good folks at Slot Car Corner, new skinny wheels and super fat ones!

Visit their forum for more information about wheels and SCC parts!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Slot It Nissan

New Slot It Nissan.
CA14b n.32 3rd Le Mans 1998
Drivers: Hoshino, A.Suzuki, Mo Kageyama

In the following days several pictures will be also added in our
Facebook page:

New Batman Autoworld slot cars

Available in January, these Autoworld HO slot cars are based on the classic 1966 TV show.

CB Design wheel sizes

A photo from Slot Car Corner showing the different sizes of CB Design wheels. The new wheels shown are 12mm wide! (That's 15" wide in 1/32 scale):

Monday, December 13, 2010

From the sublime to the ridiculous...

From the GM Cadillac Media blog - Cadillac announced today it will return to racing in 2011 with a race-prepared version of its CTS-V Coupe competing in the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge, North America’s top production-based racecar series.

The move returns Cadillac to a series where it competed previously, from 2004 to 2007. Competing in the GT Class with the CTS-V Sport Sedan, Cadillac captured the Manufacturer’s Championship in 2005 and 2007 and the Driver’s Championship in 2005.

Cadillac will field two teams in the upcoming SCCA World Challenge GT Class with a racecar based on the CTS-V Coupe. The CTS-V line, which also includes the CTS-V Sedan and CTS-V Wagon, was recently named to Car and Driver magazine’s 10 Best list for 2011.

“Returning to racing in the SCCA World Challenge is a great way to demonstrate the performance and capability of the CTS-V Coupe,” said Don Butler, vice president for Cadillac marketing. “The racecars in this series are production based, which allows us to validate our performance against the best of our competitors on the track, and not just the showroom.”

Cadillac is working with Pratt & Miller, a New Hudson, Michigan, engineering firm which specializes in motorsports, to develop the CTS-V Coupe racecar. While some of the production CTS-V components will be modified due to the unique demands of racing or to meet the SCCA series’ technical rules, every effort is taken to maintain as much production content as possible.

“The SCCA World Challenge lends itself well to a natural transfer of knowledge,” said Jim Campbell, GM vice president for performance vehicles and motorsports. “The series will become a key test-bed for Cadillac. We anticipate using what we learn on the racetrack to ensure V-Series stays on the cutting-edge of performance.”

The first event in the SCCA World Challenge is set for March 25-27 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Johnny O’Connell (inset photo), a three-time champion of the America Le Mans GT1 series, and Andy Pilgrim, who won the 2005 SCCA World Challenge GT class in a Cadillac, will be behind the wheel of the CTS-V racecars.

Introduced for the 2003 model year, the CTS-V has quickly earned a reputation among luxury sports car buyers. For the 2011 model year, Cadillac added the CTS-V Coupe and the CTS-V Sport Wagon to the CTS-V Sport Sedan, creating an impressive family of performance vehicles. The CTS-Vs feature Brembo brakes, a supercharged 6.2L V8 delivering 556 horsepower and a Magnetic Ride Control suspension system that can read and react to the road 1,000 times a second.

Started in 1944, the SCCA organizes and supports racing at all levels from amateur to professional. The World Challenge series is designed to provide teams, manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers a competitive production-based race series in which to prove their products. The races follow a 50-minute maximum time limit, with the number of laps and total distance determined by track configuration, lap times and race conditions.

And now for something completely different... (boy is this an understatement) I give you the first Nissan "Leaf" owner.

Read more at this link to Speed's report of this rollout event for the Leaf.