Friday, May 27, 2011

Slot Miniauto 80-June

Dos grandes Súperdeportivos, el McLaren MP4/12C de Superslot y el Mercedes SLS AMG Coupé de Carrera llegan a las pistas de Slot. Ellos son los protagonistas de nuestra portada de Junio. Además destacamos una entrevista en exclusiva con Salvatore Noviello en la que descubrimos algún secreto de NSR, - en Facebook se podrá leer la versión íntegra en italiano - , y las pruebas del nuevo Corvette C6R de NSR, el que ha de ser el rival del mítico Mosler, el Alpine A310 de Le Mans Miniatures, y 2CV Sahara 4x4 de Scalextric.

En el interior, un pequeño homenaje a Dan Gurney, que recientemente cumplió 80 años, coincidiendo con una nueva versión del Eagle Gurney Weslake de Superslot, la prueba del Ferrari 250 Scaglietti de Slot Classic y del Pegaso Berlinetta Saoutchik de Top Slot.

Se completa con una bella historia del Land Rover Serie I de Palau del Tren Slot Collection y un repaso a los Lancia D20 que participaron en Le Mans en 1953.

En las noticias, un interesante avance de las novedades de FlySlot Car para este 2011 y algunas del 2012.

(A la venta el 30-05-2011)

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Two great supercar, the McLaren MP4/12C of Scalextric and the Carrera Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe reach the Slot tracks. They are the main protagonists of our June cover. In addition we highlight an exclusive interview with Salvatore Noviello that discovered us some NSR secret - you can read the Italian full version on Facebook - and the test of new NSR Corvette C6R, which is to be the rival of the legendary Mosler, the Le Mans Miniatures Alpine A310, and Scx 2CV Sahara 4x4.

Inside, a small tribute to Dan Gurney, who recently turned 80, coinciding with a new version of the Gurney Eagle Weslake of Scalextric, the Slot Classic Ferrari 250 Scaglietti Test and Top Slot Pegaso Berlinetta Saoutchik.

Magazine is Completed with a beautiful story of Land Rover Series I, Palau del Tren Slot Collection, and a review of all the Lancia D20 attended in Le Mans in 1953.
In the news, an interesting development of FlySlot Car updates for this 2011 and some of 2012.

(On-Sale 30/05/2011)

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Autoworld HO's-Dodge Fever

NO.49 Dodge Challenger Concept
NO. 50- '03 Viper Competition Coupe
NO. 51- '69 Dodge Charger
NO.52- '71 Dodge Challenger
NO. 53 - "69 Dodge Daytona
NO.54 - '70 Dodge Challenger Convertible

Autoword X-Traction Release 9 DODGE FEVER #SC231 and should be in the US by early June.

Thanks to REH Distributing for this news.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New Sideways Dallara, Autosport Pacific info

This model will be available very early in June. Please mind photos are still relevant to a preproduction sample.

We have also been forced to release SW11 cars before long awaited SW10 Riley MkXX AIM Autosport PACIFIC due very difficult tampo printing setup for that model. SW10 will be therefore available at beginning of July.

At the same time we will also introduce in price list a new chassis for Dallara DP (stock code - MK01A EVO ) ready to accept new 6 screws Slot.It motor mounts but overall injected in new material which, after testing performed, showed an important increase of handling and performance.

The EVO chassis will be also available for Riley MkXX (stock code MK01 EVO) at same time of release of SW10.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Street Racers Chargers coming soon

Harry's showing photos from Pioneer of the new Pioneer Chargers which are on the way soon to the US.

Onslot Racing going out of business sale!

So Rick from Onslot Racing says he's going out of business... so let's help him sell his inventory. He's got lots of cars in stock, but they're going fast and everything is 25% off!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

NASCAR/Carrera event at Hall of Fame

A video from the NASCAR Rev'd Up event at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte.

LeMans Miniatures photographer

What an excellent little model of a photographer! This isn't new really but I was remiss in not posting it when I first saw it some time ago.
Image from

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Avant Slot Kremer Porsche and Mirage GR8

Images sent to SCNews by of a new Avant Slot Kremer Porsche and Mirage GR8. See this link for more information.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

SCX Citroen DS

A new SCX Citroen DS to show today.

Monday, May 16, 2011

New Ford RS200-MSC is showing a new MSC-6007-Ford RS200 Swedish Rally 1986 Kalle Grundel / Benny Melander -Montecarlo Chassis

Kyosho Dslot43 video

A video from Kyosho of the Dslot43 system.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Carrera Black Boxes, which is which?

A video showing how to tell a ProX compatible Black Box from a DIGITAL132 (only) compatible Black Box.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Special D143 Porsche set

There's a special edition set that Carrera has done that's exclusively offered via Porsche. See the set and cars for sale at this link.
Track length: 8.3 m/ 27.2 ft.
set up dimensions: 316 x 105 cm / 10.33 x 3.44 ft
Content: besides the standards (2 cars, Speed controllers, connection section, transformer)
- 2 lane changes (1 left sided, 1 right sided)
- 1 straight 342mm with PORSCHE print
- 8 straights 342mm
- 4 straights 114mm
- 1 straight 100mm
- 2 curves 1/45 degree
- 10 curves 2/45 degree
- 8 looping track parts

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

BMW M5 testing video

New BMW M5 testing video.

New Scaleauto Radical

Shown on the website, a new Scaleauto Radical.
Radical SR9 24H. WES Barcelona 2011 SC-6013

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Flying Lizard LeMans Driver line up announced

May 10, 2011Flying Lizard announced today the driver lineup for the 2011 24 Heures du Mans, June 11-12 at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France. Joerg Bergmeister (Germany), Patrick Long (USA) and Lucas Luhr (Germany) will team in the Flying Lizard No. 80 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR in the GTE Pro class*. Darren Law (USA), Seth Neiman (USA) and Spencer Pumpelly (USA) will pilot the Flying Lizard No. 81 Porsche in the GTE Am class.

All six drivers have significant endurance racing experience. Bergmeister and Long are both Porsche factory drivers and drive the Flying Lizard No. 45 Porsche in the ALMS. Bergmeister has won the last three consecutive ALMS GT driver championships with Flying Lizard (2009-2011); two of those with Patrick Long (2010-2011). Bergmeister is five-time ALMS GT driver champion and Long has won the title three times.

Bergmeister has competed at Le Mans nine times; four years with Flying Lizard (2007- 2010). He won Le Mans in GT2 in 2004 (with Long) and has finished on the podium three times. Bergmeister has won the Rolex 24 at Daytona three times: GT in 2009, both GT and overall in 2003 and GT in 2002.

Long has competed at Le Mans seven times and has won the race twice in GT (2004 and 2007). Among other notable results, Long has won Daytona in 2009, Petit Le Mans three times (2005-2007) and Sebring in 2005.

This will be Luhr's first time driving with Flying Lizard. He has driven with Bergmeister and Long before: the trio won at Sebring in 2005 with Petersen White Lightning. Luhr has competed in six Le Mans races and has won in class twice: 2002 with The Racer's Group and 2003 with Alex Job Racing. Luhr has won in class at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring (2006), the Spa 24 Hours (2005), Petit Le Mans (2002), Daytona (2001) and five times at Sebring. Luhr has five ALMS championship titles: 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2008.

In the No. 81 Porsche, Law and Neiman will team up again for their third Le Mans together. The duo drives the No. 44 Flying Lizard Porsche in the ALMS. 2011 will be Neiman's seventh Le Mans entry; in 2005 he finished third in class in the Flying Lizard No. 80 (with Johannes van Overbeek and Lonnie Pechnik). Among his distance race results, Neiman has finished second in class twice at Daytona (2010 and 2004) and second at Sebring in 2008.

Law has competed twice at Le Mans, both years with Flying Lizard. In 2009, Law won overall at the 2009 Rolex 24 at Daytona; notable ALMS finishes include second at Sebring (with Neiman and Alex Davison) in 2008 in the No.44 and second in GT2 at Long Beach and Detroit (with Long) in 2007.

Pumpelly joins the No. 81 in his first race with Flying Lizard and his first 24 Heures du Mans. For the last five years he has competed in the Grand-Am Series with The Racer's Group. He has won twice in GT at the Rolex 24 at Daytona (2011 and 2006) and finished second and third in 2009 and 2008, respectively.

*Beginning in 2011, the newly named GT Endurance category comprises two classes: GTE Pro and GTE Am. For details, see

News used with permission from Flying Lizard Motorsports. Photo Copyright Slot Car News.

Nascar Rev'd Up Concert

Carrera of America will participate in the NASCAR Rev'd Up event being held May 18th in the Plaza at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The event will run from 4pm until about 10pm. Carrera of America will have a DIGITAL132 high-banked oval track at the event with a selection of NASCAR's on hand for racing all evening.

NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza, Charlotte
400 East Martin Luther King Blvd
Charlotte, NC

Wednesday, May 18 · 4:00pm - 10:00pm

RSVP for this event on the Carrera of America Facebook page.

Friday, May 06, 2011

New Slot It Mazda 787B

The Mazda 787, and later 787B, was a Group C racing car built by Mazda to compete in the World Sportscar Championship, All Japan Sports Prototype Championship, and also in 1990 and 1991 in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The most unusual feature of this car was the rotary Wankel engine that unfortunately, due to rule changes, was banned in 1992.

Developed according to the Group C regulations, the car featured a kevlar and carbon composite monocoque chassis, a 654*4cc Wankel rotary engine (equivalent to 4709cc according to LM rules for 1991) and a 5 speed gearbox. Also the body was made of carbon fibre. Weight: 830 Kg.

After the great success at Le Mans 1991, the Mazda 787B was entered also at the Sport Prototype in Japan.

Car n.18 driven by S.Johansson, D.Kennedy and M.S.Sala competed in the 24h of Le Mans in 1991 ending up 6th.

New Slot It axles

New product
Nuevo producto
Nuovo prodotto

PA01-54R - Axle 3/32" x54mm, rectified (2x)
PA01-48R - Axle 3/32" x48mm, rectified (2x)

Gli assali PA48R / PA54R a centro ridotto sono studiati per i supporti motore con motore SW che abbiano problemi di interferenza fra motore e albero in caso di motori simili ma di dimensioni lievemente maggiori. La zona ristretta ha una lunghezza di 25mm e le parti laterali sono di 9.5(12.5) e 13.5(16.5) mm.

The 'narrow centre' PA48R, and PA54R axles, have been designed for the SW motor mounts in conjunction with motors from manufacturers other than, which may show some interference with the axle due to the different thickness of the metal case. The narrow part is 25mm long and the sides are 9.5(12.5) e 13.5(16.5) mm.

Los ejes PA48R / PA54R con zona central reducida están diseñados para los soportes motor SW, en caso que haya interferencia entre el motor y el eje untilizando motores de tamaño similar pero un poco más grandes. La zona restringida tiene una longitud de 25 mm y los lados son 9.5 (12.5) y 13.5 (16.5) mm.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

New Sloting Plus parts/cars!

News from Sloting Plus:We present our new cars :

Reynard mono-coloured sport cars ( 4 photos joined ) are available where each car will be mounted with Lexan cockpit , new rubber low profil tyres in front, our M-S2 tyres in rear and a 29Z gear with the usual 11T pinion , all for improve performance out of box directly !
We join with each car all the parts shown in the photo (below) joined ( complete black ABS cockpit, white ABS driver, black inserts with brake disc integrated, screws, spacers, plastic stoppers and grub screws for front axle )

Take note mechanical parts are made in Spain and final assembling is hand made in Spain too ! We put 4 special screws SLPL 9280 for body and rear of motor pod fixation directly on the car and the front hook is painted in red as rear lights...

References are :
- SLPL 00106 Reynard 2KQ Sport Blue

- SLPL 00107 Reynard 2KQ Sport Orange

- SLPL 00108 Reynard 2KQ Sport Yellow

About new parts :

- SLPL 2265, 2270 are simply 65 and 70 mm axle !
- SLPL 1012 is Combi Plus bushing as 1010 and 1011 but with 29,9 mm length !
- SLPL 1004 is a new RRSS Victor's bearing where you have blue anodized aluminium instead teflon in SLPL 1000 ( 2 photos joined )
- SLPL 090102 is a complete HARD chassis for Reynard ( see one mounted with all mechanical parts in photo joined )
- SLPL 090106 is white axle support more rigid if you want for SLPL 00101 decorated Reynard

We present also our new system for brass and steel removable pinions ( 3 photos joined ) where 10Z will be with Gold body, 11Z with silver, 12Z with black and 13Z with purple in order to recognize them !
References are :
SLPL 60106510 Brass removable pinion Z10 x 6,5 mm mod 0.5
SLPL 60106511 Brass removable pinion Z11 x 6,5 mm mod 0.5
SLPL 60106512 Brass removable pinion Z12 x 6,5 mm mod 0.5
SLPL 60106713 Brass removable pinion Z13 x 6,7 mm mod 0.5
SLPL 60107512 Brass removable pinion Z12 x 7,5 mm mod 0.5
SLPL 60107513 Brass removable pinion Z13 x 7,5 mm mod 0.5

SLPL 60206510 Steel removable pinion Z10 x 6,5 mm mod 0.5
SLPL 60206511 Steel removable pinion Z11 x 6,5 mm mod 0.5
SLPL 60206512 Steel removable pinion Z12 x 6,5 mm mod 0.5
SLPL 60206713 Steel removable pinion Z13 x 6,7 mm mod 0.5
SLPL 60207512 Steel removable pinion Z12 x 7,5 mm mod 0.5
SLPL 60207513 Steel removable pinion Z13 x 7,5 mm mod 0.5

And for reminder, we propose four AW kits GT :
Each kit contain : 1 axle SLPL 2255, 1 AW gear SLPL 8030, 2 bearings SLPL 1003, 1 stopper SLPL 2400 and 2 wheels specifical to the kit ! ( 2 photos joined )
So, references are :
- SLPL 48016908 Kit GT AW 30Z Merkuro 16,9 mm
- SLPL 48117208 Kit GT AW 30Z Merkuro 17,2 mm
- SLPL 48216908 Kit GT AW 30Z Atlantis 16,9 mm
- SLPL 48317509 Kit GT AW 30Z Atlantis 17,5 mm