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Slot Car Racing

Three Porsches entering a left hander in the next round of the World Championship
  • World Championship Proxy The World Championship Proxy has made it to Cgyracer’s track MID-BC for Race #7.  The track is 90 feet lane length and the table is 12’ x 21’. Catch up on all the latest action, and check out more photos and video.

Slot Cars

Five Racing Replicas Austin Healey 100s, in a range of colours
  • Racing Replicas Pete Shepherd, well known for his wonderful custom builds, has now made a range of handmade, ready to run cars which are now available at Pendle Slot Racing. These lovely Racing Replicas Austin Healey 100s are available now, but only 3 ‘ready to run’ cars of each colour have been made.
  • AFX Summer Releases New AFX cars have been few and far between in recent years – but here are four in one go… and more are on their way. Great news for HO enthusiasts.

  • SCX 2021 New releases continue to hit the shelves in Spain. This tasty Audi R8 GT3 is next – it’s great to see SCX back in action after a very quiet start to 2021.
Hobby Classic Shelby Cobra with atrailer carrying an Indian motorbike
  • Fly 25th Anniversario This historically-important little Porsche is part of Fly’s 25th anniversary releases. The first Porsche 911 to take a class win in an international circuit race, you can find out all about it in the SlotRacer News section.
  • Scalextric September These three cars represent the diverse make-up of the Scalextric catalogue – the XJS patrol car, Back to the Future II DeLorean and Academy Motorsport Mustang GT4 are all available now. You can see them all in our SlotRacer preview of the 2021 range.

Slot Tracks & Scenery

Atalaya's Pirelli branded track border
MiniArt models, an old double decker bus, two men welding, and a truck and trailer
  • MiniArt MiniArt produce a range of model kits which might be useful for your trackside scenery. They are mostly 1:35 scale, and predominantly military models, but there are also civilian kits, including figures, vehicles, and buildings

Track Plan

  • Wrenn Formula 152 Monza This is a retro track plan in every sense – the fabulous 1957-69 circuit included a high-speed banked oval section and we have replicated it with the brilliant vintage Wrenn Formula 152 track system. There are four Wrenn track plans in our SlotRacer track plan archive.

History

Salty Shaker, an early 1960s salt flats racer made from the belly tank of an aircraft
  • Salty Shaker A record-setting belly tank race car from the ’50s and early ’60s is now carefully stored in a New England barn. Almost 60 years since its last race, this historic hot rod survivor awaits a return to its early racing condition, complete with the supercharged, injected Hemi engine that carried the tank to speeds of 200 mph and faster on the Bonneville salt flats.

Motorsport

  • Italian Grand Prix There was more Hamilton-Verstappen controversy at Monza – but let’s not forget the most important story of the weekend… Yes, a first win for McLaren since 2012 and their first 1-2 finish in eleven years.
  • Goodwood Revival 2021 Starting on Friday, Lord March’s annual extravaganza of historic motor racing welcomes the crowds back to its regular September date. You’ll be able to watch full coverage of all the action via the Goodwood website and social media channels – and expect a report from Friday’s practice day on the SlotRacer forum.
  • British GT at Oulton Park The British GT Championship field delivered their best two races of the 2021 season at the weekend. This time, the excitement was down to some top-notch driving around the picturesque circuit in Cheshire. You can catch full re-runs of both races on the British GT website.