Digest 35

The week’s best slot car and motorsport news

Digest 35, and a Fly Ferrari from Le Mans 1962

This week, there’s plenty of new slot cars – including a first look at the Scalextric Rover SD1 and eight custom Policar Minardis – a Monaco feature, a crazy Subaru and a history of Super Shells…

Slot Cars

Scalextric Rover SD1 Police car
  • Scalextric Rover SD1 Police Edition This first pre-production image of the Rover SD1 tooling was shared by the Scalextric team last week. The Sussex Police Rover and a Bastos-sponsored race car are both scheduled for a Winter 2022-23 release.
Gulf Sierra & Mini Cooper
  • Scalextric Gulf Edition New Releases Just arrived from Scalextric are two additions to the popular Gulf Edition Range. There’s Richard Millar’s ex-BTCC Sierra RS500 and the Mini Cooper S shared by Gabriele Tarquini and Nick Riley at the 2018 Goodwood Revival.
Fly Vic Elford Tribute
  • Fly Tribute to Vic Elford Fly have produced quite a few Vic Elford models over the years, but this Marathon de la Route winner has been rushed out as a tribute to the Porsche legend, who died in March.
2 x Golf + 2 x BMW 2002
Two Policar Lotus 72
  • Lotus 72 Monaco 1974 This is probably the perfect Lotus 72 livery – Ronnie Peterson’s Monaco Grand Prix winning JPS car from 1974. You can revisit the race and see more of this brand new model over in this week’s new feature on the forum.
PRS 595 Abarths in Martini and Alitalia liveries
  • 595 Abarth Gr5 PRS Slot have announced a series of 595 Abarth Gr5 in Martini, Alitalia, and Lucky Strike liveries, plus a white kit. The cars are resin bodied with etched parts and an aluminum chassis.
Policar Minardis

Lost & Found

Super Shells Ferrari and BRM
  • Super Shells We’ve added another manufacturer to our Lost & Found section, namely Super Shells, who produced a range of body kits in the 1960s – many of which are still available today.

Tracks & Scenery

1/32 scale model figures
  • New Figures PRS Slot have released a series of ten new 3DP figures which will look sensational on any modern-day track.


It’s Monaco baby

Monaco track plan
  • For those of you who purchase the wonderful Policar JPS Lotus featured above, then where better to race it than at Monaco? We’ve got plenty of plans to help you recreate the 1974 GP.
  • F1 2018 We’ve got four different versions of the modern track in our F1 2018 section, including an accurate routed track plan with the all important elevation map, plus Scalextric, Ninco, and Tomy versions too.
  • Grand Prix We also have a Scalextric plan of the track as it was in 1966, when it featured in the fabulous Frankenheimer film “Grand Prix”.
  • 101 Circuits If you have access to a large hall then you might be interested in our adaptation of the plan in 101 Circuits for Scalextric drivers.
  • Posters You might also be interested in the posters of our restoration of the Monte Carlo feature page from 101 Circuits.
  • Model Car & Track Four different versions of the Monaco Grand Prix circuit were included in the October 1964 issue of Model Car & Track.

If you’ve ever built a Monaco inspired layout, why not show us your track?


  • Travis Pastrana and Subaru at Goodwood Festival of Speed One of the many highlights of this year’s FOS was a crazy 862hp modified 1983 Subaru GL Wagon dubbed the ‘Family Huckster’. In this video, we follow Travis as he soaks up the atmosphere and competes to be the 2022 King of the Hill.


Livery of the weekend – PF Racing Ford Mustang GT4

Pink Mustang GT4

The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series is definitely one for Scalextric to look at for their Ford Mustang GT4 model.The PF Racing Mustang was the race winner at Virginia International Raceway on Saturday.

  • Nascar at Daytona The line-up for this year’s Nascar Cup Series playoffs was decided at Daytona on Sunday. It was a dramatic finale – the race winner going through to the playoffs and a former champion being dumped out of the final sixteen. You can watch extended highlights on the Nascar YouTube channel.
  • Belgian Grand Prix There was another classic drive through the field on Sunday to more or less wrap up the 2022 Formula One championship. Perhaps F1 needs a Nascar-style playoff format? Or maybe not… Highlights of the race at Spa are on the F1 YouTube channel.
  • ERC Barum Czech Rally Zlín Championships were decided in the European Rally Championship this weekend, including titles for two women co-drivers. You can catch up with all the action from the Czech Rally on the ERC website.
  • BTCC at Thruxton The British Touring Car Championship visited the UK’s fastest racing circuit at the weekend for three races that sets things up perfectly for the final two rounds at Silverstone at Brands Hatch. Reports are on the BTCC website, with highlights to be shown next weekend on ITV4.
  • ELMS Barcelona 4 Hours The fourth race of the 2022 European Le Mans Series took place in Barcelona on Sunday. You can watch the highlights on the ELMS YouTube channel.