We take a look at all of our favourite news, views, pictures, posts and reports from week 19 of the slot car calendar.
UK HO Drag Proxy Series 2021-22 – Race #1 May 2021 After two extremely enjoyable series and ten monthly events, the HO Drag Proxy shifts to a bi-monthly schedule featuring six events over twelve months – four midweek and two ‘UK nationals’ weekend events. Check out all the dates, details regulations and formats, and get your entries in.
World Championship Slot Car Proxy 2021 Race #1 is complete and we have a winner! Very tight overall ….which really shows how competitive this series will be, and with the wide variety of tracks it will be a very interesting championship.
Brighton to John O’Groats Road Race Results and reports have been coming in thick and fast from the road stages at Robin Hood Way & Belvoir Pass in the Nottingham rounds of the proxy event, and next, the cars move swiftly on to Mountain View Garage in Wrexham for the following rounds on May 15th & 16th.
Slot.it Alfa Romeo 33/3 – “Pocono 2011” New from Slot.it, a 1969 Tipo 33, which was updated to 1971 specs by Autodelta, and appeared at the 2011 ‘Le Belle Machine d’Italia’ event that took place in Pocono, Pensylvannia.
Triumph TR7 Refurbs Picked out as thread of the week, 964rh finally made his old Scalextric Triumph TR7 trackworthy with new chassis, axles, wheels, motor and wiring. This set everybody off on a quest to improve their own TR7s, and even led to talk of a proxy race. Watch out for further developments.
Carrera Dodge Charger Andy takes a look at the history of a new Carrera Evolution model, Pete Hamilton’s 1968 Dodge Charger 500.
Carrera 1/32 Plymouth Superbird Another new release from Carrera is the Carrera Plymouth Superbird No.2, driven by Norm Nelson, with its aerodynamic, elongated rear wing and streamlined front for the US stock car racing series.
SlotRacer Facebook Group Tamoru has shared his fantastic “INO KEROYON SPECIAL”, a modified Tamiya Lotus 30, with a Plafit chassis. The car was driven by Yoshimitsu Ino in the Japanese Grand Prix of 1968.
Maserati GT3 The second livery of the Slot.it Maserati GT3 is coming later this year. SICA43b-n.38, 1st at Vallelunga 2012
NSR Liveries NSR have announced new race versions of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 and classic Ford P68 cars in fantasy Martini Racing liveries.
Avant Slot Ferrari 308 GTB Alberto Ranz (CEO of Avant Slot) has posted 3D CAD renderings of the Ferrari 308 GTB. He is expecting the first injection tests in two weeks and will begin production in September. Andy is still in a state of “wow!”
Scalextric Jaguar XJS Andy was lucky enough to get his hands on a pre-production sample of the new Scalextric 2021 C4261 Jaguar XJS, an iconic 1980’s Group A touring car in Motul TWR livery. Check out the full preview.
Scalextric Ultimate Guide Adrian Norman has just announced the publication of the first two volumes of his new project, the ninth edition of the book first written by Roger Gillham. Adrian has been talking for a while about how he might utilise modern publishing techniques to create a bigger and better guide that can be updated more easily. And this is it…
Tips and Tuning
NSR Video Tutorials NSR have commissioned a series of videos looking at the maintenance and tuning of their cars.
Vintage Forum We love to celebrate the history of our hobby, and some of our guys are posting some seriously cool vintage stuff.
Brabham BT 33 Anthony has shared photos of his Classic Betta Brabham BT33 with an 050 motor and a very interesting chassis.
The Library We also have a wealth of vintage publications in the Library, from classic Scalextric, Carrera, Policar and Polistil catalogues, to periodicals like Model Cars, Model Car & Track, Model Car Science, Model Roads & Racing, and Model Cars Illustrated.
The SlotRacer Chronicle aims to document some interesting thoughts and memories of slot racing history, with our very own slot car stalwart and ex-editor of the NSCC Journal, Brian Rogers.
It’s a bit of a rebranding, and hopefully an improvement on what we used to call “The Pit Lane”, but we’ve also got several new additions.
So, as well as the lavishly illustrated and well documented history of Maxi Models…
… the history of Vanquish MG…
… and the questionable choices of Scalextric and SCX,
… we’ve also made some substantial additions.
Firstly we’ve added Brian’s detailed account of the forty year history of a venerable, long standing and innovative organisation, namely the National Scalextric Collector’s Club, or NSCC, one of the mainstays of our hobby.
Next Mr Rogers takes a look at the origins, the precursors, and the genesis of the now hugely popular UK Slot Car Festival, detailing the slot car shows which preceded it, and perhaps made it possible.
And last but not least, he recounts the story of possibly the ultimate hillclimb slot track, which was exhibited, and more importantly raced at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and the NSCC Slot Rally show of 2006.
There are always going to be questions and uncertainties about where this hobby of ours is heading, but it’s also important to document as much as we can about where it’s been, what’s been done, and how we got here.
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You may have noticed that Scalextric haven’t yet provided a full user guide for their ARC Pro app. But never fear we have just what you’re looking for; an ongoing, practical, and detailed look at how to get the best out of Scalextric’s digital racing app.
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