Digest 26

Slot Car Racing

The 2021 Can-Am Proxy series began this week at Mid-BC Speedway. You can catch the video of the qualifying round over on the SlotRacer forum.

Find the Can-Am Proxy thread here.


Slot Cars

A first Limited Edition model for Weevils Slot Cars has arrived. This rather special Escort RS2000 was produced for Henry Ford II’s exclusive use during his visit to the UK in 1977. You can now own your own version in 1:32 scale, but don’t hang around – only 200 have been produced by Teamslot for Weevils.

Find out more on the forum here.

One of the delights of any UK slot car show or swapmeet is to have a good natter with George Turner and admire the selection of finished samples he has on display. Up until now, George has only supplied his models in kit form – but he will now be selling some as complete, finished cars.

Find out more here.

Racer Sideways have served up another stunning Lamborghini Huracán GT3 colour scheme. This one competed for Pro-Am honours at the 2016 24 Hours of Spa. You can read Andy’s write-up over on the forum…

Read more here.

The first car out of Teamslot’s new workshop is the winning car from the 1987 Monte Carlo Rally. You can read more about the car, the rally and the Teamslot model in the SlotRacer Online News section…

Read the post here.

NSR have a lovely new livery on their Porsche 917/10k. It’s the iconic Vaillant car that Herbert Müller drove in the 1975 Interserie. The car is due for release in July.

The NSR website is here.


Slot Car Tracks

Hub decided to remove the copper tape from his ‘Dutch Trio’ track and replace it with recessed braid. He shows us how he did it on the SlotRacer Online forum.

Read more here.

The 2021 British Touring Car Championship raced on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit at the weekend. You can replicate the layout using our Scalextric track plan at SlotRacer Online. We also have plans for all the other BTCC circuits! What are you waiting for…

Find all the BTCC track plans here.


Publications

The latest update to the SlotRacer Library adds dozens more Scalextric catalogues. Covering the periods 1970-78, and 1982-84, the new scans complete our collection for every year from 1960 to 1984 – and there are more to come. A very big thank you to Richard who is kindly filling the gaps in our Scalextric library.

You can find the Scalextric shelf here.

Another new addition to the Library are all the SCX catalogues and publications from the 2000s. There’s some fabulous stuff in there!

The SCX shelf is here.


Motorsport News

The 99th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb was a highlight of an absolutely packed weekend of motorsport. Stunning scenery, awesome cars and the excitement of intense competition were captured in live coverage provided by Mobil 1.

Find out more on the forum here.

Yesterday’s Styrian Grand Prix was the second course of a three-week F1 feast. The picturesque Red Bull Ring served up a tasty race – and we’ll be back again next Sunday for the Austrian Grand Prix.

All the news from Spielberg can be found on the F1 website here.

Also racing at the Red Bull Ring was the W-Series. The first round of the 2021 women-only F3 championship saw plenty of action – UK readers can watch the highlights on Channel4 or on catch-up via All4. Race two is next Saturday, as part of the Austrian Grand Prix weekend.

The W Series website is here.

The World Rally Championship returned to Kenya this weekend for the first time since 2002. The Safari Rally was much shorter than before and rather more ‘flat out’… but it still provided plenty of drama!

Catch up with the action on the WRC website here.

North American endurance fans had the Six Hours of The Glen to enjoy. You can read how the race unfolded via in-depth coverage at Racer.com…

The Racer.com IMSA pages are here.

The British Touring Car Championship held Rounds 7, 8 and 9 at the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit on Sunday. With all-day live coverage on ITV3, the BTCC provides exciting free-to-air motorsport viewing in the UK. Highlights will be available via the ITV Hub.

The BTCC website is here.

Round 2 of the British GT Championship was also the tenth Silverstone 500. Thirty cars lined up for three hours of spills and thrills. Like all this year’s rounds, the full race was streamed on Facebook and YouTube – but in the bite-sized spirit of the Digest, you’ll probably just want the highlights…

Watch the highlights on the British GT website here.