18 months of Greg’s World Wide Slot Car Chat Can you believe it? The weekly international slot car meet-up on Zoom has been running for 18 months and 78 episodes. All the chats have been archived on YouTube – Greg’s links and Jeremy’s top-rate reportage appear on SlotRacer each week. Simply fabulous.
Slot Car Racing
Extreme Slotting The Extreme Slotting proxy series reached it’s conclusion, with the final round being raced on a bumpy, twisty, and hilly Ninco track. All the results are now in, and the winners have been awarded their medals.
Slot Car Shows
NSCC Leeds Swapmeet UK slot car shows are on their way back. The NSCC held their Leeds event last weekend and we have both the London International Slotcar Show in Orpington and the Winter Slot Car Market at Gaydon coming up in November. Check out the SlotRacer Calendar for more details.
Vince Woodman’s Capri Mk3 Scalextric have just released the Woodman Capri that finished third at the 1981 Spa 24-hours. A fine tribute to a talented and popular racer, you can find out more about the car, the race and the Scalextric model in the News section of the forum.
SRC Lancia Delta S4 Rallyhub has brought us the first pictures of the SRC Lancia Delta S4 Group B “Totip”, driven to second place on the1986 Rallye Sanremo, by Dario Cerrato – Guiseppe Cerri
BRM Autobianchi A112 The new 1/24 scale Autobianchi A112 Abarths are expected from BRM in November, with these two fantastic liveries, Jagermeister #54 – Hockenheim 1982 & Olio Fiat #007 – Nagano 2015.
ThunderSlot Lola T70 ThunderSlot are celebrating six years of business, by announcing a limited edition version of their Lola T70 MkIII, which will pay tribute to some of the car’s famous drivers.
Slot.it Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R The 1992 Bathurst 1000 winner is the latest livery on Slot.it’s lovely R32 GT-R. Mark Skaife & Jim Richards victory at Mount Panorama wasn’t without controversy, as you can read on the forum.
Tracks & Scenery
Bargain DIY gantry / hoarding Brian guides us through a great value – and highly effective – alternative to premium start gantry kits. A perfect weekend project for the colder months.
Slot Track Scenics Lighting The new Slot Track Scenics lighting system is completely plug and play. It requires no electrical knowledge or soldering, just a little superglue to assemble the lights. All lights also come with clips to attach either to the edge of plastic track or for using with a wooden baseboard.
Magnetic Racing Lights Meanwhile Magnetic Racing’s track lights feature bright 24 LED flood lights which are free standing or can be glued or screwed down for extra stability.
Slot #48 The November/December issue of Slot is available now as a print magazine and ebook. You can read the contents page over on ePilot’s magazines thread on the forum.
Digital Slot Car Racing
British GT with the Magic ARC App Using Scalextric ARC Pro and the Magic ARC app, Andy has put together a detailed simulation of a British GT race that anyone can use on their digital home track – or for club racing. You can find it on the Jadlam blog.
Ferrari Testarossa: Restomodded Swiss company Officine Fioravanta have taken a Ferrari Testarossa and given it a sensational twenty-first century update. You can drool over their work over on the Petrolicious website.
Artomotive Our Artomotive archive celebrates the wonderful plans, drawings, artwork and articles of bygone days – when cars were designed with pen and paper, modelled in clay and created by hand.
Rally de España 2021 The big question going into this weekend’s penultimate WRC round was whether Sébestien Ogier could wrap up an eighth world title. Standing in his way was Toyota team mate Elfyn Evans – with the Hyundai drivers all gunning for the rally win. Find out what happened on the WRC website.
British GT Championship Finale It’s always very satisfying when championship titles are decided at the final round of the season. That was the case for most of the categories at a wet Donington on Sunday. You can catch up with the news – or watch a re-run of the exciting two-hour race – on the British GT website.
Goodwood Members’ Meeting Live coverage of this year’s Members’ Meeting was strictly members-only. However, we’ve pulled together some highlights over on the SlotRacer forum. Certainly better than nothing!
Greenpower International Final at Goodwood Hundreds of school students descended on Goodwood a week ago to take part in a fabulous celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) – and the excitement of motorsport. Each team had built and prepared their own electric-powered race car to see who could become 2021 Greenpower champions on the iconic West Sussex circuit.
FIA Hill Climb Masters The very best international hill climbers came together in Braga, Portugal earlier this month. Some awesome video coverage and photographs of the prestigious event can be found on the FIA Hill Climb Masters Facebook page. Definitely worth a browse.
If you are looking for ideas and inspiration for your track build, or if like me, you just like seeing what others have done with their layouts, then perhaps we could guide you towards our Members’ Tracks section.
You’ll find a hand picked showcase of forum members’ tracks there, with details, photos and links to the full forum threads should you wish to see more, ask a question, or make a comment.
Each one of these tracks is fantastic in it’s own right, but when you put them all together, when you see the range and diversity of ideas, and the talent of the makers, I think it makes a fantastic advert for our hobby. If you ever wanted to explain slot car racing to someone, you could do a lot worse than show them these tracks.
If you’re feeling a little adventurous, and if you have a modicum of patience, then you might be interested in our retro software packages. They’re all free, and they’re all useful in their own way.
We have a track designer, a slot car inventory, a race management sytem, and even an advanced combination of all three for Scalextric.
Scalextric Sport World
Sport World offers a 3d Scalextric track designer, a comprehensive car library and technical manual, a driver database, and a wide range of race types and features. We’ve got the files for you to recreate the original software CD.
SlotMan, short for Slot Car Manager, is a track designer and track timing software originally developed by Wolfgang Krech. It may be a little outdated but it still does the job, and it also allows editing of track sections to make new pieces, so it’s very flexible.
Lap Timer 2000 & Slot Cars 2000
Gregory Braun may have sadly passed away, but he’s left his legacy in the form of two useful bits of kit…
Lap Timer 2000 is a lightweight and easy to use race management system for home use, and Slot Cars 2000 is a comprehensive slot car inventory. You can check out both for free.
It costs absolutely nothing to check out these applications, and who knows, you might just find one that floats your boat. Just click below to grab your downloads.
Covering the periods 1970-78, and 1982-84, the new scans complete our collection for every year from 1960 to 1984, and there are many more to come.
Our new contributor, Richard Winter should really be given some sort of honarary title such as the “Holder of the National Collection of Scalextric Publications”. His collection is quite amazing, and he’s kindly scanning them for us, and filling in the gaps in our Scalextric library. Many thanks Richard.