Here’s our round up of the most important slot car news of the week.
- Brighton to John O’Groats Road Race -Proxy Event 2021 The weekend’s results are in with especially significant placings for Green Star Racing. Next, the competitors will be moving on to the “The Great Glen” and “Rest & Be Thankful” stages in Edinburgh on 29/30th May for the conclusion to this length of Great Britain Road Race.
- UK HO Drag Proxy Series 2021-22 – Race #1 May 2021 The shootouts in the new series of the ever popular UK HO Drag Proxy Series proved to be just as close and competitive as expected. Andy’s comprehensive coverage, results, photos and videos are now in.
- GT3 Proxy 2022 Registration This year’s GT3 proxy has proved to be very competitive with so many great cars. But here is your opportunity to pre-register for the 2022 “Championship Proxy” GT3 series.
- Electric Vehicle Triathlon Proxy Event (EV Triathlon) The third and final discipline of the EV triathlon has been completed and the results are in. The final standings are expected shortly.
- Smoky Mountain Spring Nationals Proxy HO drag racing with 5 classes and 2 list races. May 21st – 23rd 2021
- Thumb press or trigger style controllers Which do you prefer?
- The next Policar GEMS Monoposto in development You’ve probably already made your own mind up whether you like classic F1 liveries on modern body shapes, but for those who are interested, the next GEMS model in development is the Toleman TG184 1984 livery, made famous by a certain Mr Senna. Expected Q4 2021.
- Mercedes 190E Expected to arrive in Q4 2021 is a new Mercedes 190E from Slot.it, driven by Roland Asch at Kyalami 1991
- Fly Ferrari GTO Pendles are now taking Pre-Orders for the Fly Ferrari GTO No.1 Rally Dos Catalunas 1965, S.Garant/ D.Blain. This is the exclusive commemorative car for 10 years of online news magazine SlotCar Today, and is a limited edition of 350 units.
- Slot.it Porsche 956C LH – Le Mans Winner 1983 Slot.it built their reputation with these truly exceptional Group C models – and they still look and perform wonderfully. New components have made the latest releases even better on track, but the basics remain the same: high-performance slot cars that recreate the awesome spectacle of 1980s Group C grids.
- 63 Split Window Stingray Ken has shared his lil’ red Corvette, built using an AMT model with a custom aluminium chassis. He claims “it’s loaded with mistakes,” but it looks great to me.
- Innovative, Banned, and Unique Racing Vehicles Okay this isn’t a slot car, but it’s still a lovely model. Chuck shared his modified resin copy of an AMT Pontiac Bonneville model on Facebook. All the decals are hand drawn, and it looks fantastic. I thought it might be of interest to the scratch builders here, and the group itself is well worth joining.