Digest 28

Our regular round up of the latest news.

This week we feature three new BMWs, three Nissans, two Porsches, a Ferrari, a March, a Mercedes, and two Williams, sort of. Plus we have all the events from the calendar, a Silverstone feature, the latest videos, and our photo of the week.

Slot Cars

Scaleauto Formula 97
Scaleauto Porsche 911 GT3
Policar March 701
Slot.it Mercedes 190E, driven by Michael Schumacher
Avant Slot BMW 635 Csi
Policar Ferrari 126 C2
  • Policar Ferrari 126 C2 The long awaited Policar model of the Ferrari 126 C2 which saw the demise of Gilles Villeneuve, inevitably brings some mixed feelings. But the model has now shipped out and is available from retailers.
Avant Slot Nissan 240 RS prototypes

Featured Track

Jaguar E Type with the text Silvertone

Silverstone

Silverstone was the very first Formula 1 circuit, hosting the first ever F1 race, in the first ever F1 World Championship, on the 13th May 1950. What’s more, it’s still an important F1 venue 73 years later. As I write this the 74th British Grand Prix is just a few hours away, so let’s celebrate the circuit which is so renowned across the world, by looking at how to recreate the historic airfield track in miniature.

  • Silverstone track plans If you ever fancy creating your own homage to Silverstone then we have a range of track plans. To start you could head over to our track plans section where you’ll find seven Scalextric layouts, which take us from the original 1948 configuration, right through to the present day, and range from smaller more manageable sizes to great big whoppers.
  • More F1 track plans We also have more Silverstone track plans over in our F1 tracks section, which features plans for Carrera, Ninco, Scalextric, plus a routed track plan and even an Airfix layout.

Events

Slot car event posters

Video

Photo of the Week

Scalextric Tyrrell P34 and McLaren M23

Photo by Dave Kennedy