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

Saturday, November 09, 2013

MIRPA Enjoys a day in Bobby Rahal's "Man Cave"

The Meadowdale International Raceway Preservation Association recently held a meeting in what 1986 Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal calls his "Ultimate Man Cave".

The highlight of the event for many was being able to run on Rahal's custom designed 1/32 slot car track which is laid out and decorated to resemble Elkhart Lake Wisconsin's "Road America". The track was built by Slot Mods USA.

Enjoy these photos from the event held on the grounds of Autobahn Country Club Raceway located in the western Chicago suburbs.