Digest 13

Unlucky 13? Nah, not this time, as we’ve got loads of good stuff for you to catch up with from week 13 of the slot car calendar.

History

NSCC Journals, UKSCF posters, Vanquish and Scalextric slot cars

The new SlotRacer Chronicle documents 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 substantial new additions, including the history of the NSCC, the origins of the UK Slot Car Festival, and the building of the ultimate hillclimb.

Slot Racing

UK HO Drag Proxy Series 2021-22 Preview

After successful Summer and Winter Series, UK HO Drag proxy racing is going bi-monthly with six events over a year. The 2021-22 series starts in May and ends in March, featuring four mid-week races and two weekend ‘Nationals’ events. All the pre-race build-up and race coverage will take place in the SlotRacer Online Proxy Racing section.

Reports, results and photographs from each event will continue to be collected together in the South Coast HO Dragster fanzine – now bi-monthly. Previous editions can be found in the SlotRacer Online Library

There are six socially-distant mail-in proxy HO drag races that make up the series:

  • 18-19 May 2021. Street Stock, Super Stock 6.0, NHRA 4-Gear, NHRA Top Fuel + Micro 2019 match racing.
  • 13-14 July 2021. Street Stock, Super Stock 6.0, Nostalgia T-Jet, Nostalgia 4-Gear Funny Car + Micro Scalextric 2019 match racing.
  • 4-5 September 2021. UK Autumn Nationals. All classes + extra match racing + exhibitions.
  • 9-10 November 2021. Street Stock, Super Stock 6.0, NHRA 4-Gear, NHRA Top Fuel + Micro 2019 match racing.
  • 18-19 January 2022. Street Stock, Super Stock 6.0, Nostalgia T-Jet, Nostalgia 4-Gear Funny Car + Micro Scalextric 2019 match racing.
  • 12-13 March 2022. UK Spring Nationals. All classes + extra match racing + exhibitions.

Chassis

Two Mclaren F1 GTRs

Tracks & Scenery

Tyres

  • Slot.It G25 tyres – Brian conducts a back to back test with a varied selection of tyres, reviewing the G25 tyres which are replacing the F22, and N22.

Slot Cars

Three views of the Sot Classic Jowett Jupiter in British racing green
Cadilaac Eldorado Brougham
Policar Gems monopostos
Photos of SRC's Lancia Delta S4 on a recreation of an utumnal rally track based around an English village

Models

Lady Penelope's Pink Rolls Royce from Thundrbirds
  • If you ever wanted a model of FAB1, then you are in luck. Lady Penelope’s pink Rolls Royce from Thunderbirds is now being produced in 1/32 scale by Adventures in Plastic

Motorsport