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Slot Car Racing

  • Bury St Edmunds Slot Car Club It was back to ‘The Big Track’ for the Suffolk club last week – having run on the ‘Short Bentley’s’ at their return meeting. Classes were Club Escorts, Owner/Driver Saloons, club Porsche 911s and Owner/Driver Rally Cars. You can read the report in the Your Club section of the forum.
  • Extreme Slotting Proxy The off-road proxy tour of Britain continued in Liverpool this weekend. You can see how the diverse field got on in the Proxy Racing section of the forum.

Slot Cars

Some of Velasor's wonderfully detailed historic replica slot cars
  • Velasor Charlotte Vowden explores the history and vision of Velasor, who create some of the most wonderfully detailed slot cars ever produced. “Meticulously fabricated with a minimum of ten functional and mobile features, Velasor models are a feat of quirky human endeavour.”
  • Avant Slot Subaru STi These two Subarus – plus a UK exclusive Cosworth version – will be available in the next few weeks. You can find out more in the SlotRacer News section.
A red  VIP 1/18 scale Triumph TR2, a very early slot car
  • Scalextric Pagani Huayra This new hypercar has the looks and the performance to make it a popular model in the catalogue for years to come. You can find out more in the News section.

Tracks & Scenery

A recreation of the Kyalami Circuit
Three WASP podiums, with different sponsor backdrops
  • Podiums The first new product in a while from WASP is a podium with backdrops. All three of the backdrops shown are included.

Publications

  • Slot Car Magazine The September issue has forty-four pages covering a whole swathe of slot car news, building, customising, tuning, tyre testing and more. Great material for some autumn / winter projects. As always, you can read the contents page in the SlotRacer News section.

History

  • British Racing Motors The Goodwood Revival celebrated BRM’s inaugural Grand Prix 70 years ago and brought together the largest collection of BRMs ever assembled in one place. A New BRM website looks back at that history – plus the recreation of three authentic ‘new’ 1950s V16 race cars. Definitely worth a look.

Motorsport

  • Goodwood Revival 2021 If you didn’t follow the live stream from West Sussex, all the action from the weekend can be viewed via the various Goodwood platforms. Find out more and join the chat about the weekend over in the Motorsport section of the forum.
  • NASCAR Playoffs The final race of the first round of the 2021 playoffs took place after dark on the legendary Bristol half-mile oval. You can watch eleven minutes of highlights via Fox on YouTube.
  • Azores Rallye With possibly some of the most unusual and spectacular scenery on an international rally, the 55th running of the Azores Rallye took place this weekend. You can catch plenty of the action via the European Rally Championship YouTube Channel.
  • European Le Mans Championship There was another title to add to the palmarès of Formula One, WRC and Le Mans racer Robert Kubica, making up a little for that final lap heartbreak at La Sarthe last month. Victory at the 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps secured the LMP2 team and driver titles for Orlen Team WRT, Kubica, Yifei Ye and Louis Deletraz.