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Published by woodcote on Jun 21, 2021

Slot Racing

This weekend saw the twentieth International Vintage Slot Racing Meeting at Bordeaux. The theme this year was F1 and Indy style cars made prior to 1972 – and only using vintage equipment. Although international visitors were a little thin on the ground due to Covid restrictions, European-based SlotRacer members Anthony and Gordon were there and will be reporting on the action…

Find the Bordeaux International forum thread here.

The 2021 HOPRA Nats begin today and run through to next Saturday. The National Championships attract the very best H:O racers and builders from across North America, competing in various classes on six different tracks. This year there will be live video coverage courtesy of HOPRA and RPMs…

Follow the live streams on the HOPRA website here.


Slot Cars

Getting into the Bordeaux spirit, Anthony celebrates this fabulous Betta & brass BRM P153 in the SlotRacer forum…

See more pictures here.

A work of art and a labour of love… the prototype of George Turner’s Coomer TS3 Ecurie Ecosse Racing Car Transporter is complete. He says it’s the last transporter he’ll produce…

Find out more here.

Each year, a small number of Australian-only limited edition cars are produced by Scalextric for their Australian distributor. Weevils Slot Cars and MRE (via Pendle Slot Racing) will be bringing these Aussie models to the UK in 2021. We’ve taken a look at all five cars and found some great videos of the Bathurst touring car races they took part in…

Read more here.

The latest livery on SRC’s Lancia Delta S4 has just arrived in the UK. Hub shares his wonderful photos of the 1986 Costa Brava Rally winning car over at the SlotRacer forum…

See more pictures here.

The Scalextric Jaguar XJS went on sale this week. Andy examines the new model from Margate in the 1:32 Scale Slot Cars section of the SlotRacer forum. Plus there’s an exclusive peek at a yet-to-be-released saloon car…

Read more here.

Austrian H:O racer Nico added some fabulous pictures to the ‘Custom Drag Cars’ thread in the SlotRacer forum…

Feast your eyes on the dragsters here.


Track Plans

The Circuit Paul Ricard at Le Castellet was the venue for the French Grand Prix this weekend. You can recreate the layout using our Scalextric and Ninco track plans.

Find the plans here.


Publications

For all Spanish-speaking slot car fans out there, the June edition of Más Slot has been published. SlotRacer forum member ePilot has kindly translated the contents page of this 228th issue of the magazine.

More details here.


Motorsport News

Formula One served up another enthralling Grand Prix at Paul Ricard on Sunday. Definitely worth a look at the highlights if you missed the race – or head straight to the report and analysis at Autosport…

Read more at the Autosport website here.

The first Polish rally took place in 1921 – and so this weekend’s event celebrated 100 years. Rally Poland also kicked off the 2021 European Rally Championship season. Eurosport has highlights of all eight events this year – plus there’s detailed coverage on the ERC website…

Click through to the ERC website here.

The GT World Challenge raced through the dunes of Zandvoort this weekend. Video coverage of both the one-hour sprint races can be found in the Motorsport section of the SlotRacer forum…

To find the videos, click here.

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The Chronicle

Published by JasonB on Mar 25, 2021 in Features, History, Slot Cars, Updates

Slot Car History

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…

Maxi Models slot cars

… the history of Vanquish MG…

Vanquish slot cars

… and the questionable choices of Scalextric and SCX,

Scalextric catalogues

… we’ve also made some substantial additions.

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.

The Chronicle

Slotcar Alley

Published by JasonB on Dec 8, 2020 in Features

Slot cars from Slot.it, Thunderslot and Scalextric, plus figures from Preiser and Wasop

Slotcar Alley is a magical place where all of the most important slot car companies, people and organisations have gathered together in one place. So you won’t have to go searching far and wide for your slot car needs, because you can find everything on the same street. Why not have a wander?

Slotcar Alley

ARC Pro Guide

Published by JasonB on Nov 24, 2019 in Features, Scalextric

An in depth guide to Scalextric’s ARC Pro app.

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.

ARC Pro screenshots

The ARC Pro Guide is an invaluable reference for anybody using the ARC Pro app, both beginners and experienced users alike.

ARC Pro Guide