Let’s dip our toes into the latest slot car news.
- TTS March 782 TTS have revealed photos of its new 1/24 scale Team Warsteiner March 782 BMW. The new livery recreates the car which was driven by Dave Walker in the Formula 2 championship in 1974.
- Avant Slot BMW 2002 Avant Slot are closing out the summer by releasing the three new BMW 2002 liveries which we reported a couple of months ago. The new liveries recreate the 1975 Radio Monte Carlo car driven by Christian Dorche, the 1976 Monte Carlo rally car driven by Beny Fernández, and Patrick Womack’s 2018 Sportscar Vintage Racing Association class winner. All three should be arriving this week.
- Revoslot Opel Kadett Revoslot have announced three new liveries for the Opel Kadett GT/E. Details on the liveries are a little scarce, but I believe the #7 was Federico Ormezzano’s car from the 1978 Elba Rally, #404 is the Cristopher Zwahlen hillclimb car, and #907 is a Georg Berlandy rally car. Available to pre-order now.
- Policar BRM P153 A lovely new BRM P153 from Policar is expected in the first quarter of 2024. The model recreates the car driven by Pedro Rodriguez at Kyalami in the 1970 South African Grand Prix, and is liveried in the traditional British racing green and orange of BRM.
- BRM, the Inside Story Of course we couldn’t mention BRM without pointing you in the direction of our big, in depth feature on the history and development British Racing Motors.
- Kyalami Circuit It would also be remiss of us not to mention Anthony’s recreation of Kyalami, a 4m x 1.8m layout, built with Revell track.
- AFX Ford GT40 MkII The detail and accuracy of the HO scale AFX cars is something to behold. The next livery for the Ford GT40 MkII is the Chris Amon/Bruce McLaren car from the Daytona 24 hours of 1966.
- Race Track Scenics Targa Florio Race Track Scenics have released a range of the iconic buildings of the Targa Florio, available in 1/32, 1/43. and 1/64 scale. This adds to their comprehensive collection of buildings and structures from famous race tracks such as Spa, Le Mans, Daytona, Silverstone and many more.
- Bury St Edmunds club night 5-10pm – 2nd-Sep-23
- Worthing HO Wednesday – 6th-Sep-23
- National GT3 – Pendle Slot Racing – 10th-Sep-23
- Worthing Digital Saturday – 23rd-Sep-23
- Confolens Classic pre-1970 at Champagne Mouton – 23rd-Sep-23
- National Digital Championship – North Staffs – 30th-Sep-23
- Worthing HO Wednesday – 4th-Oct-23
- Worthing Digital Saturday – 14th-Oct-23
- Bury St Edmunds Club Night 5-10pm – 14th-Oct-23
Photo of the Week
Datsun 2000 Roadster – 1968 Monte Carlo Rally
Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
- Built in the Royal Villa of Monza park, the “temple of speed” was opened on the 28th August 1922, making it 101 years old on Monday. It was the third purpose-built motor racing track after Brooklands and Indianapolis, and is of course the permanent home of the Italian Grand Prix.
- Monza’s greatest moments and darkest hours The shiver as one walks through the gates at Monza is triggered by its incredible history: Bernd Rosemeyer and Tazio Nuvolari winning in Auto Unions; Mika Häkkinen crouching and crying in the woods after crashing out in 1999; and the surging sea of red as Michael Schumacher stepped atop the podium in 2006 in the knowledge that he would be leaving Ferrari at the season’s end.
- Monza Programmes The Motor Racing Programme Covers website has loads of fantastic Monza programme covers, ranging from the circuit’s very first year, right up until last weekend’s F1 race.
- Monza track plans Obviously we have track plans of the modern circuit. There is a routed track plan as well as Scalextric and Ninco versions.
- HO Monza We also have an HO scale plan of the old circuit with the banking.
- Wrenn Monza Then we have a 1/52 scale Monza for Wrenn Track
- Monza Posters Our restomod of 101 Circuits for Scalextric Drivers led us to produce posters of the feature pages, including of course, Monza.
- Monza Grand Prix Our exclusive take on Frankenheimer’s classic film Grand Prix includes loads of unique shots of the circuit, along with a great video, and a Scalextric track plan.
- Policar March 701 Monza 1971 Jean-Pierre Jarier’s first of 135 Grands Prix, saw the final F1 appearance of the March 701, at Monza in 1971. The car was not expected to do well, and didn’t, but it is a fantastic looking model.