Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"Slot Cars Magazine" Announced

Model Cars Magazine publisher Gregg Hutchings has announced a new magazine for the slot car hobby called Slot Cars Magazine, with an anticipated first issue dated January 2015. The magazine will be a bi-monthly, print and online magazine published six times a year.

Hutchings states that he is "committed to bringing you the best slot car magazine you have ever seen!" Since he has chosen multi-talented painter, illustrator and builder Jairus Watson as the editor for the new publication, that's a promise that very likely will be fulfilled.

Slot.It News

Coming March 2015

Porsche 911GT1 Evo 98 no.25 2nd Le Mans 1998 - Jörg Müller / Uwe Alzen / Bob Wollek - CA23d

Quick Slicks High-Performance Tires

Introducing Quick Slicks

Quick Slicks are high-performance silicone tires for 1:32 slot cars.  Quick Slicks offer a combination of features that have not been available in silicone slot car tire until now.   Quick Slicks are an easy, affordable upgrade to improve your car’s performance.

Quick Slicks Features

  • Made in U.S.A.
  • Available to fit many popular 1:32 Euro-Style aluminum and magnesium “set screw” wheels from a wide variety of manufacturers including C.B. Design, NSR, Slot.it and Sloting+.   Initially Quick Slicks are available in 27 sizes with more planned for the near future.
  • Quick Slicks provide excellent grip on all racing surfaces – plastic or wood (painted).  The cleaner the racing surface, the better the grip.
  • Slip-on or Glue/true – the choice is yours.  If you’re a casual racer, gluing is not required - you can simply slip-on a pair of Quick Slicks and start racing.  If you are a more serious racer and prefer to “glue and true” your tires for maximum performance, Quick Slicks work very well with a tire adhesive such as IC2000.
  • If you do decide to go the glue/true route, Quick Slicks require less effort to do so than other silicone tires.  Same goes for (optionally) adjusting the profile where the sidewall and contact patch meet.
  • Rounded outer sidewalls on all Quick Slicks give them a realistic appearance like real tires.  The rounded outer sidewalls appear realistic regardless of a given tire’s outer diameter (o.d.) – no unrealistic, bulging sidewalls.
  • Quick Slicks designed for a specific wheel are the same width regardless of outer diameter – an important consideration when rules require tires to fit under the car body and you want to experiment with different tire diameters.
  • Quick Slicks were developed by actual 1:32 racers based on our own real-world racing experience and feedback from a large number of other 1:32 racers.
  • Quick Slicks are affordable.  In fact, they typically cost $1.00 - $2.00 per pair less than other 1:32 silicone tires (our 1:24 tires are up to $4.00 per pair less).  This is often an important consideration whether you race alone or participate in club/organized racing.

We offer a Quick Slicks Wheel Selector to assist you to identify which wheels fit a given Quick Slicks tire.  Still not sure which Quick Slicks you need for a particular application?  Give us a call (or drop us an email) and we’ll do our best to assist you.

Additional Quick Slicks Are In The Works

We’re already working hard to expand the existing Quick Slicks lineup – look for upcoming announcements as they become available.

Authorized Dealer Program

If you are a retail hobby store and would like to offer Quick Slicks to your customers, please contact us.   Please note we will not undersell our Dealers.

Contact Us

For more information or to place an order, please send us an email at QuickSlicks2014[at]gmail.com  (replace the "[at]" with "@") or call us at 603.753.6263.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

2nd Annual Mid-American Hardbody Nats - Unlimited Class Results

2nd Annual Mid-American Hardbody Nats
October 25, 2014

All Events hosted by “At The Track” Raceway, South Bend, IN, 

Intersection Figure 8 Track - Unlimited Class

TQ - Edmalyn Sy
Concours - Edmalyn Sy - Firebird 400

1- J.P. Milcherska
2- Mark Ridley
3- Justin Wilder

Mid-American Hardbody 2014-2015 Series is about to begin. More information here:


Saturday, October 25, 2014

2nd Annual Mid-American Hardbody Nats - Super Stock Class Results

2nd Annual Mid-American Hardbody Nats
October 25, 2014

All Events hosted by “At The Track” Raceway, South Bend, IN, 

Oval Track - Super Stock Class

TQ - Dustin Senft - 2.561

Concours - Jim Crider - Chevy Malibu

1- Forrest Hoover
2- J.P. Milcherka
3- Brian Meharry

Mid-American Hardbody 2014-2015 Series is about to begin. More information here:


2nd Annual Mid-American Hardbody Nats - Pony Stock Class Results

2nd Annual Mid-American Hardbody Nats
October 25, 2014

All Events hosted by “At The Track” Raceway, South Bend, IN, 

Grandstand Track - Pony Stock Class

TQ - Dustin Senft - 5.303

Concours - Dustin Senft - Shelby GT350

1- J.P. Milcherka

2- Rick Stagen

3- Dustin Senft

Mid-American Hardbody 2014-2015 Series is about to begin. More information here:


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

News from FlySlot

Flyslot are ready to ship their first 3 models in collaboration with Avant Slot. These first models feature a new 32K "Blue" motor, 11 tooth brass pinion and silicon motor wires which offer an incredible hike in performance over the standard models.

This is just the start, look to see improved racing chassis designs featured in future racing releases.

W50102AV 512BB Pioneer Racing - 32K Motor
FS049101AV F40 IGOL Racing - 32K Motor
W50101AV 512BB Budweiser Racing- 32K Motor

Carrera 1/24 S-Can Motor Adapter

No question about it, Carrera 1/24 scale cars are pretty awesome. Unfortunately, most people are not able to take them to their full potential because of power issues. Now there is an affordable solution: Use the Devis 3d Designs Carrera 1/24 S-Can Motor Adapter and run the same voltage as your other cars!

The adapter allows you to keep everything but the motor stock. It even lets you reuse the same hardware so there is no fumbling around for the right screws. We have made this adapter reversible so you can use either can or endbell side shaft to fit your motor application.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Slot Mods Selected for Neiman-Marcus Holiday Catalog

Slot Mods USA, a small Detroit area company specializing in beautifully finished hand built 1/32 slot car raceways has been featured in the 2014 Neiman-Marcus 88th edition holiday wish book.

Slot Mods USA's David Beattie and one of his creations.

The Slot Mods USA item in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, titled the Slot Mods USA Ultimate Slot Car Raceway and priced at $300,000, includes a re-creation of the buyer's fantasy track along with an inaugural race night party co-hosted by racing legends such as Vic Elford and David Hobbs. Neiman Marcus is donating $3,500 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, which supports youth arts education, for every Slot Mods USA Ultimate Slot Car Raceway purchased.

Celebrities such as Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal, Zac Brown, Derek Hill, and TV's Jay Leno own Slot Mods tracks, and Slot Mods has been featured on the Discovery Channel's "Daily Planet" and in Road and Track, Hot Rod and The Robb Report.

Slot Mods motto is "We build the world's finest interactive works of art" and it is certainly applicable to any of their bespoke scale raceways.

More information about Slot Mods can be found at:

Web: www.slotmods.com 
Facebook: Slot Mods USA
YouTube: slotmodsusa

Monday, October 13, 2014

Vojtík Wins ISRA Worlds 2014 EuroSport 24

Anonin (Tonda) Vojtík III of the Czech Republic was the winner of the concluding and most coveted race of the ISRA Worlds 2014 which was held this past weekend in Latvia.

Prior to the start of the event, Tonda was 13th in the ISRA World Rankings. Vojtík beat USA's Paul "Mr Pickles" Gawronski (world rank #6) for the coveted ES24 trophy.

Tonda Vojtík III

Thank you to the Latvian hosts for a well run and enjoyable 2014 "Worlds". More information is here: 


Thursday, October 02, 2014

iHobby News - AMT Reproduction Brass Chassis

One of the few interesting new items for Slot Car racers shown at the 2014 iHobby show in Schaumburg, IL was the reproduction and update of the 1960's vintage 1/24 AMT brass chassis that was shown by Professor Motor of Livonia, MI

Photo provided by Andy Smith / Professor Motor

This description of the chassis is provided by Andy Smith / Professor Motor:

"NEW MINT 1/24 Scale Reproduction of the 1960's AMT Slot Car Chassis.  Produced from ALL NEW TOOLING !  Gorgeous brass stampings and all stainless steel hardware.  This chassis design was used by AMT in the 1960's for both sports cars like the Chaparral / McLaren Elva / Lola T70 and Stock Cars such as the 1966 Galaxie / Chevy Impala and the Mercury Cyclone.  The chassis has an adjustable wheelbase from 3.85" (97.8mm) minimum to 4.9" (124.5mm) maximum.  The main chassis plate has a width of  2.15" (54.6mm) and since it is made of brass, it can easily be soldered or modified to fit a wide variety of period body shells if needed.  This chassis has brass "slide weights" that move front to rear as the car accelerates or brakes that were designed in to give variable weight distribution as specified by the original chassis designer.

This version of the AMT chassis is greatly improved over the 1960's original.  Those improvements include a MUCH thicker brass used in the main chassis plate for added rigidity that was a notable weakness in the original version, all stainless steel attaching hardware with easier to use phillips drive screws and a nylon insert lock nut to hold the adjustable guide tongue in place solidly. This version also has a much improved overall quality of stamping with better flatness and finish, a much improved chassis fit for the bushings / ball bearings that would be used, and finally a 1/4"+ increase in the chassis wheelbase over the original to correct the wheelbase mismatch when using large 1/24 bodies such as the 1966 Galaxie or Chevy Impala."

The body mounting kits are sold separately and are available in "narrow" style for sports car bodies and "wide" for stock car bodies.

A prototype of the Professor Motor "Monogram" series 1/32 RTR cars was shown at iHobby but we were asked to not publish photos because the livery has not yet been finalized. It MAY be similar to what is shown below:

For more information: http://www.professormotor.com

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Slot.It Planning 2015?

On the Slot.it website, a "2015 Planning" page was accidentally made viewable by the public. It has since been made inaccessible.

One of the interesting "planned" releases for 2015 was the Chaparral 2G of Jim Hall. It was listed as being produced in the 2nd Quarter of 2015.

Photo courtesy of Slot.It

Below is a photo of the full-scale 2G in action, hopefully Slot.it will produce this fine looking racing car in 1/32 during 2015 for us to enjoy.