Digest 35

Let’s dip our toes into the latest slot car news.

Digest 35, and an AFX Ford GT40 Mark 2

This week we feature cars and scenery of every scale, including three BMWs, three Opels, a BRM, a Ford, and a March, plus we bring you some Targa Florio buildings, all the events from the calendar, the latest videos, and a special feature on a circuit which is over 100 years old.

Slot Cars

TTS March 782, with a Warsteiner livery
  • 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.
Three new Avant Slot BMW 2002 liveries
Three new Revoslot Opel Kadett liveries
  • 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
  • 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 Mk2


Race Track Scenics 1/32 scale Targa Florio buildings
  • 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.


Forthcoming slot car event posters

Photo of the Week

Datsun 2000 Roadster – 1968 Monte Carlo Rally

Datsun 2000 Roadster - 1968 Monte Carlo Rally

Photo by Marc Tyler


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 progamme cover
  • 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.
Ferrari sports car at 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.