Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year to Our Readers

Happy New Year everyone!!! 

Go Race something somewhere and enjoy!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Carrera wins 2013 HRW "Manufacturer of the Year" 2nd Year Running.

Carrera wins this award hands down AGAIN. Another year and another award and it is well earned. 

There is still no other slot car company that offers so much for so little to the home racing enthusiast. And not only in analog 1/32nd scale either. From the huge following of their digital system to the increased model selection in 1/24th scale, Carrera simply leads the way.

Read more about the 2013 HRW awards here: HRW SCOTY Awards 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Three New items from Chase Cars

1968 Cadillac Fleetwood
(Original Blues Mobile)

GMC Van "A-Team"

Universal Chassis Kit
(Use with your body shell and interior)

Check at the Chase Cars website http://www.chase-cars.com for more product information and how to order.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Scalextric 2014 Range Announcements - Part Two

Scalextric have broken with tradition and announced their 2014 range production plans prior to the Christmas holidays.

Prices and details such as decoration are subject to change. Release dates are tentative and unless noted,  have not yet been announced.

C3514 Bentley Continental GT3

C3517 Chevrolet Camaro GT-R
Danish Thundersport Championship - Jan Magnussen

C3532 1969 Camaro Trans Am
Trans Am Series - Duane Winkel
Updated DPR Chassis

C3533 1966 Ford GT 40 Mk I - Comstock Racing
Le Mans 24hr / DNF - Innes Ireland and Jochen Rindt

C3536 1967 Mercury Cougar XR7
Trans Am Series - Dave Tatum and Bill Pendleton

C3538 Ford Mustang Boss 302
Vintage Trans Am Mid-Ohio 2010 - Pete Hallford
Updated DPR Chassis

Photos and product details are provided by Hornby/Scalextric Ltd. who are responsible for content as well as accuracy. It is not uncommon for product to be changed, delayed or cancelled without notice from the manufacturer. Some products may not be licensed for sale outside of the U.K. Please patronize your local hobby shops when possible. Preorders, when possible, are strongly advised.

Scalextric 2014 Range Announcements - Part One

Scalextric have broken with tradition and announced their 2014 range production plans prior to the Christmas holidays.

Prices and details such as decoration are subject to change. Release dates are tentative and unless noted,  have not yet been announced.

C3479A 1972 Tyrrell 003 and 1973 Lotus 72E Ltd. Edition
British GP - Jackie Stewart and British GP - Emerson Fittipaldi

C3482A 1971 Tyrrell 001 Limited Edition
French Grand Prix - Fran├žois Cevert

C3545A 1969 McLaren M7C Limited Edition
German Grand Prix - Bruce McLaren

C3544A McLaren M7C and Lotus Type 49B Limited Edition
Monaco GP - Bruce McLaren and British GP - Jackie Oliver

C3543A 1968 Team Lotus Type 49 Limited Edition
British Grand Prix - Graham Hill

C3414A 1978 McLaren M23 Limited Edition
British Grand Prix - Tony Trimmer

C3542A 1970 Lotus Type 72C Limited Edition
Dutch Grand Prix - Jochen Rindt

Photos and product details are provided by Hornby/Scalextric Ltd. who are responsible for their content as well as accuracy. It is not uncommon for product to be delayed or cancelled without notice from the manufacturer.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

American Raceways Series - Race #2 - Route 93 Raceway

The second race of the American Raceway Series was held Saturday December 14th 2013 at Route 93 Raceway on their restored 155 ft American "King" track.

Here are the results of the races.

Retro Formula 1

Willy Custer TQ's and Sets the American King Track Retro F1 Record with a 4.720" Lap

F1 Cars Ready for the start of the "A" Main

Top F1 Drivers (L to R)
1st- Cap Henry, 2nd Willy Custer
3rd- Ralph Thorne, 4th Rick Bennardo Jr.

36 Total Entries for F1
(Click to view)


Can-Am "A" Main Cars Ready at the start

Can-Am Podium (L to R)
Cap Henry - 1st
Willy Custer - 2nd
Ron Hershman - 3rd

38 Total Entries for Can-Am
(Click to view)

Route 93 Raceway

2211 Manchester Rd, Akron, OH 44314
(330) 861-5000

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Chase Cars: Blues Brothers Movie Cars

What to have on the track if you’re a slot racer 106 miles from Chicago, you've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and you’re wearing sunglasses?

This ride's got a (1/32nd) cop motor- a 440-cubic-inch plant. It’s got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It’s a model made before catalytic converters, so it’ll run good on regular gas.

Of course you will want to have the Chicago Police cars on hand also (about 60 or so of them will do). Chase Cars can help here too.

Contact http://www.chase-cars.com for more information on these products.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

"The Demon" at Dallas Slot Cars

The weekend of November 30th 2013, Dallas Slot cars hosted their first major retro racing event.

The race was run under IRRA LLC rules and the event hand out motors were the "Fast Ones" Demon FK motors.

All races were run on DSC's recently refurbished 155' Gerding "G-16" King Track.


F-1 - 21 Entries

TQ- Jay Kisling 4.199

1st Ken Stevens 319.05
2nd Jay Kisling 319.04
3rd Jerry Boswell 315.10
4th Ron Hershman 308.10
5th Dan Meyers 298.06
6th Brian Meharry 295.10
7th Richard Hofer 293.00
8th James Merriman 291.03

Can-Am - 30 Entries

TQ- Ron Hershman 3.965

1st Jay Kisling 338.13
2nd James Merriman 337.02
3rd Dan Meyers 329.12
4th Brian Meharry 321.08
5th Lonny Getso 321.07
6th Chris Barnes 317.03
7th Richard Hofer 317.00
8th John Meyers 316.10

Retro Pro - 14 Entries

TQ- Ken Stevens 3.352

1st Ken Stevens 388.00
2nd Nick Gray 371.06
3rd Justin Risk 366.14
4th Bob Belhasen 366.09
5th Rick Stagen 365.06
6th Jay Howard 355.00
7th Brian Meharry 349.10
8th Richard Hofer 341.14

Thank you to Fast Ones for their event sponsorship, and of course all of the racers and the staff of DSC that made this a great and memorable event.

714-C S Jupiter Rd
Garland, TX 75042
(214) 808-6220

Friday, November 22, 2013

Racer Launches "Historical Colors" Limited Edition Series

Racer Slot Cars offers the new limited and numbered series "HISTORICAL COLORS." These 1/32nd scale slot cars are hand made from Group 5 SIDEWAYS white kits, to revive legendary colors of history’s most famous racing cars.

The first offering is the Porsche 935/78 “Moby Dick” HC01 in the Martini & Rossi “Hippie” livery of the Porsche 917 LH LeMans 1970.

The Racer "Historical Colors" series will be available for sale only from the Racer Online Store starting November 27th

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

New Opel Manta from Avant Slot

By the time that you read this, Avant Slot's latest 1/32 version of the Opel Manta 400 as driven by Carlos Sainz in the 1984 Rally of Catalunya should be available for purchase at your favorite shop. The stock number is 51503.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Announcing The American Raceways Slot Racing Series

The American Raceways Retro Racing Series is a Retro Slot Racing Series for Retro 1/24 Can-Am and F1 cars racing three events on three of the "Finest Restored American Raceways Tracks" in the U.S.A.

All three tracks have been restored and are original configurations of the tracks of the 1960's.

This exciting series will be a "Best Two out of Three" points series for all competitors.

Two of the three events will be held at IRRL and BRS events with the third and final event being a "stand alone" event. All racers at all events will be scored by points earned in each event. Each racer will "drop" one race and missing one race will count as a drop in each racers points totals.

Series Race 1 will be at the IRRL Nov 23, 2013 race using IRRA TM rules at Thazer Raceway on their 135 foot American Aristocrat Hillclimb track in South Bend, Indiana

Series Race 2 will be the BRS Dec 14, 2013 race using IRRA LLC rules at Route 93 Raceway on their 155 foot American Blue King track in Akron, Ohio

Series Race 3 will be held Sunday Jan 19, 2013 using IRRA LLC rules at Fastraxxx Raceway on their 95 foot American Banked Black Royal track in Fremont, Ohio

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New Motor announced by Pro Slot

NEW RELEASE Available December 2013 

We are excited and pleased to release our PS-4002FK motor. 

Everyone has been waiting for an FK motor for sealed motor racing and Retro racing with a combination of tamper proof endbell/can and replaceable brushes with the same specs that everyone is using now.

This motor is based on the Pro Slot FK-MK1 series of motors and features poly/neo magnets, 65 turns of 31 gauge wire, 15° timing, with clockwise rotation from the can side. The shafts are long enough for Comm Coolers and endbell drive if desired. 

The end-bells are glued on, the tabs are crimped, they are drilled and tapped, screws installed can to endbell and our seals are used. These are the same specs as the current FK motors offered by other companies in this market place.

PS-4002FK Euro MK1 Motor, 65 turns of 31, 15° timing, poly neo magnets, glued on endbell, crimped tabs, drilled and tapped with screws installed can to endbell and then covered by our SpeedFX Seals. MSRP $13.95