Sunday, September 29, 2013

Slotwings Show 512BB at Slotlandia

New Company, "Slotwings" showed prototypes of their upcoming 1/32 Ferrari 512BB at Slotlandia. The samples were shown fully decorated (see above photo) but we were cautioned that the models may change some details by production.

The first two releases in the series will apparently be the no. 6 North American Racing Team entry from the 24 Hours of Daytona 1982 piloted by "Brilliant" Bob Wollek, Edgar Doren and Randy Lanier with the no. 71 Ferrari France entry from LeMans 1982 driven by J. C. Ballot-Lena and Jean-Claude Andruet.

No firm release dates were mentioned but it is a reasonable estimate that they will be available in the December time-frame.

BRM Show Sauber C9 at Slotlandia

BRM (Italy) Model Cars showed pre-production test shots of their upcoming Sauber-Mercedes C9 1/24 slot car at the Slotlandia 2013 show.

Both the upcoming chassis and undecorated body were on display, with the body shown in high downforce and low downforce (LeMans) styles. Because of the details on the low downforce bodies, it is assumed that they will eventually model the 1989 LeMans winner (shown above) which had a unique appearance compared to the other two team cars.

A BRM representative was quoted at the Nuremberg show that the C9 would be on dealers shelves before the end of 2013, but I am guessing that 1st quarter 2014 is a better estimate.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

McLaren-Chevrolet M8D "Dan Gurney"

Here we see the first "production" photo of the long-awaited CA26a McLaren-Chevrolet M8D as driven to victory by Dan Gurney at Mosport in 1970.

The Mosport, Canada race was the first event of the 1970 Can-Am season, and the first for Gurney as an official McLaren works driver (having driven the McLaren backup car to 3rd at the 1969 Michigan Can-Am race). Gurney replaced McLaren founder Bruce McLaren after he was killed in a testing accident developing the M8D.

Gurney had never driven the M8D prior to the Mosport race and won over Jackie Oliver and the Ti22 who fought a close battle for the overall victory.

Shipments to dealers are expected in mid-October. This release will be followed by the CA26b "Led Zeppelin" M8D in the first quarter of 2014.

Photos Courtesy of

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

New! BRM 1/24 Porsche 917K "Martini and Rossi" Limited Edition

BRM025 - 1/24 Porsche 917K Winner Sebring 12H 1971 
no.3 Martini & Rossi Racing Team 
Drivers: Vic Elford, GĂ©rard Larrousse 
Special Edition - 500 Numbered Units Worldwide

Included with each car:
Philips Screwdriver and M3 Allen wrench;
Spare Silicone O-Ring (special glue is required)
Original Screws and Washers, for "classic" Body fixing
Special "Racing" anglewinder Spur Gear
Plus a complete set of Slick Tires
Optional silver "Duct Tape" decal set for front light covers to replicate the appearance of the real cars at the start of the race.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Scaleauto Announces 1/32 "Classics" Line

 BMW M1 Group 5

BMW M1 Gr. 5 500 Km Fuji 1982 #8

BMW M1 Gr. 5 24h LM 1981 #53 EMKA

DeTomaso Pantera Group 3

DeTomaso Pantera Gr. 3 24h LM 1976 #82 / 24h LM 1974 #52
* Prepainted body with decals for both cars *

These cars will have a full line of optional high performance parts available at extra cost including lightweight vacuum formed interiors and carbon fibre rear wings.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The "Fiedler 400" 2013

Slot Racers Come Together to Help One of Their Own

The "Fiedler 400" was held on September 14th 2013 as a slot car race benefiting racer David "Sano Dave" Fiedler's ongoing battle with Cancer.

It was more than just a fund raiser- it was a day of fun and laughter among slot brothers and people who care about the well being of Dave, who is a beloved character in Retro Slot Car Racing.

All of the race fees in addition to donations by participants as well as other interested individuals added over $1,000.00 to the fund for Dave.

If you would like to send a donation in any amount to the "Fiedler 400" fund, please send your donation via PayPal to Thank you in advance.

This event was hosted by Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies in Downers Grove, IL. All races were run on Mid-America's Gerding G-12 King.

WSC Coupes (hand out Demon motors)

Qualifying: TQ- Ron Hershman 4.113"

1st - Ron Hershman 221.01
2nd - Dave Fiedler 221
3rd - Terry Watson 209.03

Formula One

Qualifying: TQ- Brian "Mr. Awesome" Meharry 4.117"

1st - Ron Hershman 333.70
2nd - Dave Geehring 326.30
3rd - Dave Fiedler 320.76


Qualifying: TQ- Brian "Mr. Awesome" Meharry 3.977"

1st - David Fiedler 341.51
2nd - Ron Hershman 339.08
3rd - Brian "Mr Awesome" Meharry 335.78

The friends of David Fiedler would like to thank the "Fiedler 400" sponsors who made this race possible: Fast Ones, Outisight Bodies, IRRA LLC, Dallas Slot Cars and Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies.

Special thanks to Jay Kisling of Speedzone NJ and Jeff Strause of WISCRS for their help with Day-of-event officiating. Thank you to Speedzone NJ for buying lunch for all of the participants.

Thank you also to everyone who participated in the event and those who made donations to Dave's fund.

Photos and results courtesy of Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies, Downers Grove, IL

Sunday, September 01, 2013

2013 USRA Division 1 National Championship -- 9/1/2013

Pro Group 7 (Open)

TQ 1.426" Petr Krcil (CZ)

Pro Group 7 Main Drivers
Left to Right: Zdenek Benes - 8th, PA Watson - 6th, 
Petr Krcil - 4th, Brad Friesner - 2nd, 
Paul "Beuf" Pedersen - 1st, Joe "Chubby" Vincent - 3rd, 
Luis "Gugu" Bernardino - 5th, & Forrest Watchers - 7th

2013 USRA Div 1 Pro Group 7 National Champion
 for the 10th time and 5th consecutive year, 
Paul "Beuf" Pedersen.

Please click for large view of the results shown above.

Photos and results courtesy of Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies