Digest 27

Slot Car Racing

The Undara track was the venue for NSW racers last week. You can read a full race report and peruse the results in the Your Club section of the website…

To read more click here.

Round One of the 2021 Can-Am Proxy is complete. Congrats to the podium finishers. You can watch a video of all the action and study the results in our Proxy Racing section…

Find the Can-Am Proxy thread here.


Slot Cars

Anthony treated us to this pair of vintage Lotus 38 builds on the forum. On the left is Jim Clark’s 1965 Indy 500 winning car based on a 1:32 Monogram model. On the right, a Strombecker 1:32 Lotus that has been turned into Clark’s 1966 Indy Car.

Read more here.

And why not make it a trio of Clark Lotus 38s? Ostorero have just released this fabulous model of Jim Clark’s 1967 Indy car. Available as ready-to-run slot car, this is another great addition to the Ostorero Indianapolis collection.

Read more here.

Okay, it’s not a slot car… but the Polybutler Pit Box has been a massively popular accessory for slot car racers over the past three decades. This red and grey version is the last to be produced – so if you want one, it’s your final opportunity.

More details in the News section here.

How are Avant Slot getting on with their Fiat 242 assistance van? The latest news is the Martini Racing version is nearly finished – and there’ll be a second livery produced in Grifone colours. There’s lost more information in the News section…

Read it all here.

Staying on the Lancia rally theme… SRC have announced they will be releasing both the Grifone Delta S4s in the lightweight racing ‘Chrono’ specification. These will be available in the next few weeks…

Read more here.

Available now is a new livery on the Slot.it Alfa Romeo 33/3. This is based on a historic racer with fascinating heritage – a story well worth reading in our News section…

Read the story of the ‘Pocono 2011’ Alfa here.

The new Scalextric Porsche Carrera 3.0 RSR looks like it will become a classic. Andy got his hands on a pre-production sample and has written a preview in the Review section of our forum.

Read the preview here.


Slot Car Track Plan

This week’s track plan comes with a large side-order of motorsport history. Jason has delved into the archives to remember the first female driving team to enter the arduous Gran Premio Internacional Standard Supermovil YPF in Argentina. And it’s a great excuse to include a Ninco version of the Autódromo Municipal Ciudad de Buenos Aires from that 1962 race…

View the track plan and read some fabulous history here.


Publications

German-language slot car enthusiasts will probably know Car On Line – a bi-monthly magazine. Their website is here. A big thanks to Gerrit who keep us all up to date with the word of slot car magazine over on the SlotRacer forum…

Discover more magazines here.


Motorsport News

For the first time since 1956, the NASCAR Cup Series raced at Road America. The legendary road course near Elkhart Lake in Wisconsin was a perfect venue for NASCAR’s Fourth of July weekend. You can find out how the top drivers coped with the famous twists and turns and ups and downs via post-race coverage on nascar.com

The Austrian Grand Prix delivered an eventful race on Sunday afternoon… and there was even drama after the chequered flag. You can catch up on the race and the fall-out over at autosport.com

Nikolay Gryazin made it a hat-trick of Rally Liepāja wins on Saturday. The young Russian drove his Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 to a 17.3 second win over Craig Breen in Latvia – round two of the 2021 FIA European Rally Championship.

The European Rally Championship website is here.