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Golden Era F1 Slot Cars by Kostas Dzingovic


If you're a regular reader of the SlotRacer Digest, Slot Car Magazine - or are an avid user of Facebook - you'll probably know of the fabulous classic 80s F1 cars hand-made by Kostas Dzingovic at his workshop in Thessaloniki, Greece. Kostas has recently put together a presentation of the cars he produces and I've reproduced some of it here.

The Golden Era project started when Kostas was a young slot car builder and collector. His first creations were to fill a gap in his favourite era of Formula One - cars that no-one else made in 1:32 scale. Four years ago, he turned this hobby into a business. Until now, all models were hand-made and finished - and the cost is what you'd expect. However, the plan is offer an option of unassembled kits - bringing the Golden Era cars to a wider audience.

If these were static models, they would be exceptional - but these are slot cars! For each model, various driver and Grand Prix options are available...

Alfa Romeo 179 1980 V12. Available drivers: Bruno Giacomelli & Patrick Depailler.

Alfa Romeo 179C 1981 V12. Available drivers: Mario Andretti & Bruno Giacomelli.

Ferrari 126CK 1981. Available drivers: Gilles Villeneuve Monaco GP / Dutch GP & Didier Pironi Monaco GP / Austrian GP

Ferrari F187 1987. Available drivers: Gerhard Berger Japanese GP / Monaco GP & Michele Alboreto Japanese GP / Monaco GP

Lotus 99T 1987. Available drivers: Ayrton Senna Brazil GP / Monaco GP / San Marino GP & Satoru Nakajima Monaco GP / San Marino GP

Ligier JS11 Ford V8 1979. Available drivers: Jacques Laffite Brazil GP, Patrick Depailler Spain GP, Jacky Ickx Silverstone GP

McLaren MP4-3 1987. Available drivers: Alain Prost Brazil GP / Detroit GP & Stefan Johansson Brazil GP / Detroit GP

Renault RE30 1981. Available drivers: Alan Prost France GP / Canada GP / Italy GP & René Arnoux France GP / Canada GP / Italy GP

Brabham BT49C 1981. Available drivers: Nelson Piquet Germany GP & Héctor Rebaque Monaco GP

More cars are in development, including the 1981 Ligier-Matra JS17 we reported on in the Digest a couple of weeks ago (see here).

What will be available are some accessories - driver figures, umbrellas and trophies from the era...


Kostas can be contacted via or the Golden Era F1 Slot Cars Facebook group.

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In DRS magazine number 11 there is also an interesting 8 page article about Kostas Dzingovic and his creations.
Not in the English language but with a little help from Google Translate, it should be readable...
If you missed this issue of DRS 11 magazine, you can download it here:

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