Digest 22

What do we have for you in this week’s bite-sized round-up of slot car and motorsport news?

Digest header with vintage racer

Plenty of new models broke cover at the weekend’s UK Slot Car Festival. There’s also a preview and track test of the forthcoming Scalextric Honda BTCC racer, a video of Gary’s slot racing holiday to Holland and links to highlights from all the big motor races of the weekends – plus we include SlotRacer track plans to recreate them!

Slot Cars

Scalextric Club Capri
 Four new Slot.it cars
  • Slot.it at the UK Slot Car Festival Slot.it brought a whole bunch of future releases and prototypes to the Gaydon at the weekend. We’ve published some of their images over in the News section of the forum.
Three AutoWorldHO scale Escorts
  • AutoWorld ‘Rally: World Stage’ Series HO slot car manufacturer AutoWorld have just released images of the first three Ford Escort Mk1 models in their new ‘Rally: World Stage’ series. Fitted to their X-Traction chassis, these cars are previewed in the HO section of the forum.
Scalextric Civic prototype
  • Preview: Scalextric Honda Civic Type-R FK8 Scalextric loaned us an early sample of their new BTCC Honda Civic to have a look at. You can read a full preview and track test over in the Reviews section of the forum.
three Teamslots Zakspeed Escorts
  • Teamslot Ford Zakspeed Escort Mk2 These long-awaited Group 5 monsters are coming soon. Woodcote takes a look at some pre-production samples – plus outlines the history of the Zakspeed Escort program – over on the forum.
Racer Sideways Lexus GT3
  • Racer Sideways Lexus RC F GT3 Following hot on the heels of the Bentley, these ‘first shot’ images of yet another Racer Sideways GT3 car have caused a ripple of excitement – especially amongst North American Lexus fans. If this racing car has passed you buy, take a look at our News item on the forum.
Avant Slot BMW 635
  • Avant Slot BMW 635 CSi Prototype images of the two 1984 Macau Guia cars have been shared by Avant Slot over the weekend. These are two of the first batch of new cars from the original Spirit moulds. You can read more in the News section of the forum.
Alfa Romeo 179 by Kostas Dzingovic

Slot Car Festival

Collage of UK Slot Car Festival images
  • UK Slot Car Festival Want to know what happened at the weekend? Expect some reports on the forum, but Slot Car Magazine have already shared a whole bunch of excellent images on their Facebook page.

Tracks & Scenery

Track build pictures
  • New Toronto Track Build Doug has been walking us through his new track build from design to his first powered laps. It’s a sensational layout in a lovely big space. You can see more on the forum.
Slot Track Scenics Austria layout
  • Slot Track Scenics Austria The Slot Track Scenics crew took a fabulous new layout to the Slot Car Festival at the weekend. You can see more of the Austria track on their Facebook page.

Slot Car Racing

Triple Crown Proxy header
  • American Road Race Proxy The American Road Race reached Woodland Fort for the big climax of the event. You can catch the results and report from the South West on the forum – and watch out for Graham’s summing up of this marathon proxy race.
Shot track racing podium
  • Your Club Reports In the SlotRacer ‘Your Club’ forum this week we have reports and updates from Smith Scale Speedway in Charleston, GOLD Racing Club in Norfolk, Southend, Worthing, New South Wales, NSCC, Mussel Bay, Norwich and Manx slot car clubs.

Video

  • Gary Knows Best Every wondered what it’s like to go slot racing in another country? Gary Skipp takes you on a trip to Holland for the Suzuka Double Digital event. Don’t forget your passport.

Automobiles

Ferrari F40 at Lake Como
  • Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2022 Maybe not as picturesque as Einhoven, but Lake Como is a pretty cool place to hang out and drool over some iconic automobiles. Photojournalist Virgiliu Andone gives us a full re-cap in words and pictures over on the Petrolicious website.

Motorsport

Alpha Tauri at Monaco chicane
  • Monaco Grand Prix Highlights Probably the best way to watch Sunday’s stop-start action… the official F1 highlights can be viewed now on YouTube – 7 minutes is all you need.
  • Monaco Track Plan The SlotRacer F1 Slot Track Plans features Monaco layout for Scalextric, Ninco and Tomy AFX.
BMW and Audi GT3 at the NBR24
  • 24 Hours Nürburgring 2022 Highlights One of the most atmospheric events on the motorsport calendar, a wonderful 24 hours in the Eifel mountains in condensed down to 14 minutes on the race’s official YouTube Channel. And yes, it is the 2022 race – someone was obviously a bit tired when they post the video!
IndyCars at the Indy 500
  • Indianapolis 500 Race Highlights You can watch the YouTube highlights of the 106th running of the Indy 500 in a smidgeon under 7 minutes over on the NTT IndyCar Series YouTube Channel now.
Mustang GT4 at Donington
  • Donington Park Track Plan Tucked away in the BTCC layouts of our Scalextric track plan section is a living room sized Donington Park.
Mustang Nascar at Coca-Cola 600
  • Nascar Coca-Cola 600 Highlights Full highlights of the 2022 Coca-Cola 600 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway can be enjoyed over on the Nascar YouTube Channel now.
BMW BTCC car at Thruxton
  • BTCC Thruxton No highlights yet, but you can catch-up with a typically frantic weekend of tin-top action over on the BTCC website. Keep an eye out for the ITV highlights programme and YouTube clips.
  • Thruxton Track Plan You can re-create the fastest circuit on the BTCC calendar with our Scalextric version of Thruxton.