Let’s kick off the New Year as we mean to carry on, with a bumper crop of interesting bits and bob to rummage through.
- Slot Car Addicts of North Carolina (SCANC) – You’d be hard pushed to find a better collection of tracks than in North Carolina, with no fewer then 7 routed MDF tracks in close proximity. Check them out, and if you’re in the area get in touch.
- 1/24th AMT Lola T70 – Another stunner from Chris, a Champagne Gold fantasy livery, that would look at home on a 65/66 USRRC or CamAm car.
- 1950 VW Beetle – An ARII static kit being built into a 1954 Carrera Panamericana car.
- Whats on your bench? – lets see your current builds, upgrades for racing, kitbashing or just generally what is on your bench.
- 3D printed chassis – You’ve got to admire MRRC for producing a Kellison, it’s not exactly the most well known car. But you’ve also got to applaud John for making a custom 3DP chassis for it.
- Scratch building an aluminium chassis – Ken’s in depth guide to how he builds his race winning aluminium chassis. Could this ever replace the ubiquitous brass chassis, the 3D printed chassis, or even the popsicle stick chassis? Well results look promising so far, and we’re hearing good things. We’ll keep you posted.
- What is your favourite slot car of 2020? – A certain amount of agreement here, with RallyHub, our Festive Awards, and Slotcars Passion all picking the same model for “la plus jolie voiture de slot racing de l’année 2020.” All we can say is “très bien”.
- So what did you get for Christmas? I bet you can’t beat Gordon’s wonderful present of two, yes two new refills for his biro. Luxury, when I were a lad… etc etc
- New 1:24 scale car from TTS – the Autobianchi A112 Abarth, new kits
- New hubs from SRC – Personalized design for light and must-have speed circuit tires.
- RCS02 to replace Chrono as default oXigen RMS – The Race Control System team – Marcel and Martin – have just announced that their relationship with Slot.it has stepped up a few gears in the past few months.
Tracks & Scenery
- 1/32 scale billboards from Magnetic Racing- A great range of advertising billboards, with painted or unpainted versions, or even illuminated. 125mm wide x 54mm deep x 230mm tall, though sizes vary
Rally Sprint Proxy
The composition of the WHO Rally-Sprint Proxy Event has been firmed up with 12 special stages in this provisional route:
- SS1: Brighton Pavilion Ice Rink 1 – routed foamboard. Brighton
- SS2: Falmer Rallycross 1 – Ninco + Ninco off-road. Brighton
- SS3: Martyrs’ Mile – Scalextric Sport + Classic. Goring-by-Sea
- SS4: Jupp’s Cup – Scalextric Sport + Classic. Goring-by-Sea
- SS5: SouthDowns Hill Climb 1 – Scalextric Sport. Barnham
- SS6: SouthDowns Hill Climb 2 – Scalextric Sport. Barnham
- SS7: Martlets Rally Stage 1 – Scalextric Sport. Worthing
- SS8: Martlets Rally Stage 2 – Scalextric Sport. Worthing
- SS9: Saddlescombe to Devil’s Dyke 1 – SCX Classic. Brighton
- SS10: Saddlescombe to Devil’s Dyke 2 – SCX Classic. Brighton
- SS11: Falmer Rallycross 2 – Ninco + Ninco off-road. Brighton
- SS12: Brighton Pavilion Ice Rink 2 – routed foamboard. Brighton
There is still time to enter the WHO Rally-Sprint Proxy Event, but you’ll need to get your entries posted in time to arrive at the start of the event no later than 18th January. Expect regular updates from rally HQ over the next few weeks.
HO Drag Proxy
HO Drag Proxy 12-13 January 2021 SIGN-UP – Just a quick reminder to get your cars in the post ASAP for next week’s event.
This week we have a distinctly “best of British” bonanza in our look at the most memorable of motors.
- The Peel Trident – The Peel P50 was built in 1963 and 1964 by Peel Engineering, Ltd., in the town of Peel on the Isle of Man. Reputed to be the world’s smallest car, the diminutive fiberglass single-seater was and still is a marvel of space efficiency.
- 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II –The reason this DB2/4 Mk II is so memorable is because of its unusual looks. Whereas many of its siblings have pristine paint and immaculate interiors thanks to careful restorations, this car is quite different. This is the Aston that can’t be killed.
- A Brief History of the Austin 7 – the Austin 7 was liberation from buses and trains, it was freedom on four skinny wheels and it was unforgettable.
- The Peerless GT – a little-known British sports car that shocked the racing world in 1958 when it took a class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and came in 16th overall – an astonishing feat for a brand new automobile manufacturer that had only shown its first car the year before at the 1957 Paris Motor Show.
- A rare Lister-Jaguar knobbly – The giant killer from Cambridge
- Tangerine Dream – We mentioned the slot car version of the Bond Bug from Pendles a couple of weeks ago, but here’s an article on the real thing.
- The Jensen Brothers and their Cars – the ‘Bespoke’ period
- British Motor Museum – Find out more about the British car industry through a 45 minute virtual history talk with our team. With different talks focusing on specific cars and themes, there is something for everyone! These will be delivered by our team and the technology will be provided if needed – you just need Wi-Fi.
- The evolution of the British motor industry
- ‘Wizardry on wheels’ the Mini