Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Pioneer Plans New Addition to the "Dukes of Hazzard" line in 2017

This is a pre-production prototype of Rosco's patrol car that Pioneer Slot Cars plans to release in 2017. 

It will be a 1/32 scale slot car and fit in quite nicely with their Dukes of Hazzard Chargers.  

As any Dukes fan will tell you, Rosco's patrol car is the perfect companion to Pioneer's General Lee.  

The Patrol Car will come complete with a figure of Rosco P. Coltrane behind the wheel...

And ol' Velvet Ears herself, Flash riding shotgun.  No release date has been announced for this car other than "planned for 2017".  

Information as we receive it from Pioneer will be posted here.

Photos courtesy of Pioneer Slot Cars.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Long time Slot Car Enthusiast and Wife Purchase ProSlot Ltd.

Dec 1, 2016
Lowell, MI – Another West Michigan husband and wife will continue the path of the longtime owners of the niche manufacturer ProSlot, Ltd. John and Angela Miller of Hartford, purchased the 44 year old company from Dan and Cheryl DeBella of Lowell after the ProSlot founders decided to retire.
“I’ve been a slot car fan and enthusiast for most of my life,” said John Miller. “Turning my hobby into a profession for me and my wife is a dream come true.”
Miller said they are committed to maintaining the same principals and high quality manufacturing practices that have contributed to ProSlot’s strong success over the years. To help ease the ownership transition, the Millers retained 24 year employees Joe and Roger Chiechi, who have played an integral role in the manufacturing process at the company. In addition, the DeBellas will mentor the Millers throughout the transition period. 
“We are pleased that ProSlot will be in great hands,” says company owner Dan DeBella, “It is comforting knowing our business will continue to be run by people as enthusiastic about slot cars as Cheryl and I.”
“We want to assure our distributors that ProSlot products will have the same superior quality they have come to expect,” says John Miller, “We are doing everything we can to make the transition in ownership as smooth as possible.”
ProSlot Ltd. is currently located in Lowell, MI but will soon relocate operations to Hartford, MI. 
ProSLot Ltd. manufactures slot car parts, including armatures, chassis and motor parts for slot car markets in the U.S. and around the world. There are three employees besides the new owners.