Digest 13

What do we have for you in this week’s Digest?

Slot Cars

Side view of Slot.it Opel Calibra
  • Slot.it Opel Calibra V6 – Mugello ITC 1996 Newly released is this fabulous livery on Slot.it’s classic DTM Opel Calibra. The striking colour scheme was raced by Oliver Gavin at Mugello during his only season in ITC/DTM series. The British driver went on to become a fixture in the Corvette works team, taking five class wins at the Le Mans 24 hours and winning a ton of silverware in the States.
Three-quarter views of NSR Corvette C7R
  • NSR Corvette C7R 2015 Le Mans 24h Speaking of which, the winning GTE Pro car from 2015 – driven by Gavin, Tommy Milner and Jordan Taylor has just been released by NSR. There’s also the sister #63 car, which didn’t start the race.
Three-quarter views of Policar Ferrari 412P
  • Policar Ferrari 412P Le Mans 1967 New out from Policar, this Maranello Concessionaires Ferrari started, but didn’t finish the 1967 Le Mans 24 hours. Driven by Piers Courage and Dickie Attwood, it was arguably the best looking car on the grid. Attwood would win the 24 hours alongside Hans Herrmann in 1970 – the weekend before Courage lost his life in an accident at the Dutch Grand Prix.
Side views of TTS March Formula 2 car
  • TTS March 782 ‘Astra’ The first livery on the 1:24 scale TTS March 782 Formula 2 car represents the privateer car of Italian driver Piero Necchi. The future looked bright for Necchi – and he put in some memorable performances during the 1978 F2 season in this privateer Astra March. However, it wasn’t quite enough for a shot at the big time. You can read the full story and see more of the TTS model in the News section.
George Turner's Coombes Jaguar Mk1
  • Jaguar Mk 1 George Turner’s Coombes Jaguar Mk.1 is back on the website, this time with a new 3D printed chassis. The decals depict the famous Roy Salvadori car which is now raced most years at the Goodwood Revival.
Scalextric Shelby Cobra and two 1965 Mustangs
  • Scalextric 2022 3D artists’ images Continuing on the Goodwood Revival theme are new images of three very classy new models unveiled in the 2022 Scalextric catalogue. These have been added to our comprehensive coverage of the Scalextric range.

Tracks & Scenery

Detailed scenic slot track

SlotRacer on Facebook

MGC and Ferrari Dino models

Scalextric Tuning

Scalextric Mini and assorted parts
  • Ken’s Scalex Mini Upgrades Ken has transformed the handling of this Scalextric Mini Cooper S, using replacement parts and years of knowledge and experience. The stance looks much better too! You can see how he did it over on the forum.


View of Orpington swapmeet
  • London International Slot Car Show Slot car enthusiasts from across the south and east of England will be heading for Orpington on Sunday 10 April. Phil Smith always puts on a good show and vendors will be keen to sell their wares. Dates for all this year’s slot car shows and swapmeets are in the Events section of the forum.

Slot Racing

Blue Jaguar D-Type with text, Triple Crown Proxy
SlotNav banner with track layout
  • SlotNav – Navigational Slot Rally This framework for navigational slot car racing was unveiled on the SlotRacer forum over the weekend. It uses off-the-shelf digital slot car technology to create junctions – the basis of any navigation. It’s still early days, but the SlotNav journey could be an interesting ride.

Magazines & Catalogues

A selection of slot car magazines
  • Magazines ePilot continues to keep us all updated on the latest slot car and rail magazines, which this week include Model Railroad Hobbyist, DRS Magazine, DRS Magazin Special, Trackside Model Railroading, Slot Car Mods, and Car On-line.
  • Scale Models If your taste is for real, vintage Scalextric catalogues, then Scale models might be worth a look. They have copies of the catalogue dating right back to the very first edition in 1960.
  • The Library The SlotRacer Library is a huge collection of catalogues and magazines dating from the very beginnings of the hobby, right through to the present day. We have everything from official brand catalogues, and brochures, to independent periodicals, and magazines covering a wide range of slot racing, and modelling subjects.
Faller magazine covers and pages
  • Faller New to the Library this week are a manufacturer that was founded in 1946, and are still going strong. Faller specialise in HO railway buildings, but also made the Auto Motor Sport system which is featured in these vintage catalogues.


  • Ayrton Senna’s most important F1 cars Most of Senna’s F1 cars have been released as slot car models over the years – and Scalextric have new set paying tribute possibly the greatest Grand Prix driver of all time. Goodwood Road & Racing have set Alex Brundle loose at the 78th Members’ Meeting to tell Senna’s story through six iconic cars.


Two BMW E31 8-Series cars
  • BMW E31 8-Series Petrolicious just keep serving up some wonderful photo essays – this week focussing on a pair of rather elegant BMW E31 8-Series 1990s grand tourers. George Colbeanu delivers words and pictures to celebrate the 850CSi and 840Ci Sport, owned by a father and son.


Pit lane at Jeddah F1 track
  • Saudi Arabian Grand Prix The weekend in Jeddah was punctuated by some troubling episodes. And because of late-night highlights, we’ll keep this a spoiler-free zone. When you’re ready, catch up with all the goings-on at Autosport, who probably have the finest F1 coverage anywhere.
Rally car in Azores landscape
  • ERC Azores Rallye 2022 The Azores Rallye has some of the most breath-taking scenery on the European Rally Championship calendar. The action was memorable too, with locals Ricardo Moura and Antonio Costa attempting to hold off regular ERC and Junior WRC stars in some typically dramatic mid-Atlantic weather. You can watch highlights on the ERC website.
Nascars at Circuit of The Americas
  • NASCAR at COTA The first roadcourse action of the 2022 Nascar Cup Series calendar took place at the Circuit of The Americas this weekend. As always, all the important action, stats and fall-out can be found on the Nascar website.