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Digest 19

Published by JasonB on May 9, 2021 in Digest

We take a look at all of our favourite news, views, pictures, posts and reports from week 19 of the slot car calendar.

The Digest, Triumph TR7, Alfa 33, Maserati GT3, and proxy racing Porsches

Slot Racing

Drag Races, Event #11
The top four cars in round 1 of the World Championship Proxy 2021
A Triumph TR4 on the start ramp at the Brighton to John O'Groats Road Race

Slot Cars

Slot.it Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 model in burgundy and green
Red Triumph TR7
1/24th scale model of the Keroyon Special in green and white
Slot.it Maserati GT3 in black red & white
Three NSR Ford P68s in Martini liveries
3D CAD renderings of Avant Slot's Ferrari 308 GTB
Racer Sideways BMW M6 GT3 slot car in Jagermeister orange

Media

The Salextric Ultimate Guide, a series of books

Tips and Tuning

Vintage

V-I-N-T-A-G-E text, interspersed with vintage slot cars
Blue and yellow Brabham BT33 slot car

Updates

Features

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