Digest 38

Welcome to Week 38…

The Digest, week 38, and a Scalextric Chevrolet Camaro

This week we preview a Scalextric Camaro, show new cars from Racing Replicas, NSR and BRM – there’s the welcome return of a classic scenic accessory, plus a big feature about Goodwood and the Revival.

Slot Cars

NSR Alfa Benetton
  • NSR Formula 86/89 Benetton Alfa Romeo Just added to the NSR Formula 86/89 range are two Benetton liveries representing the Alfa Romeo 184T that was raced by Eddie Cheever and Riccardo Patrese in 1984 and latter half of 1985 – the highlight being a third place for the #22 of Patrese at the 1984 Italian Grand Prix.
Jaguar C type in British Racing Green
BRM McLarens
  • BRM 1:24 Scale McLaren F1 GTR Coming soon from BRM are five variations of the 1995 Le Mans Jacavi-sponsored McLaren F1 GTR. It is a welcome return of this 1990s sportscar to the BRM range and these cars look perfect for club racing.


Camaro 'Bastos'
  • Scalextric Camaro Z28 1980 Spa 24 Hours Expected to arrive in the next 10 days or so, woodcote takes a look at a preview sample of the new Scalextric Camaro over on the forum. It sounds like it’s a looker and a racer.

Tracks & Scenery

Scalextric clip-on barriers
  • Scalextric Crash Barriers The classic 1980s Scalextric crash barriers are back! An essential for any temporary track – and very useful for permanent layouts too – these clip-on barriers have been missing from the Scalextric catalogue for far too long. Now with new double-length barriers included, expect to see them with retailers in the next couple of weeks.


Slot car magazine covers
  • Magazines Details of all the latest slot car and model rail publications, with recent additions including SLOT magazine, Model Railroad Hobbyist, Trackside Model Railroading, N Scale Railroading, Trainini, Más Slot, Car On-line, Jim Hunt Magazine, and Slot Car Magazine International, which includes a feature on Racing Replicas.

Slot Car Racing

Pancake Power poster
  • Pancake Power HO Proxy Drag Racing There were some great-looking cars and plenty of exciting racing last week – and you can enjoy all the coverage on the Proxy Racing forum.



Mechanic working on the engine of a Jaguar
  • Flat caps, brogues, and the unmistakable spirit of a bygone age. It’s been a busy weekend of action at this year’s Goodwood Revival, so it’s time to catch up on all things related to the South Coast circuit, and former RAF Westhampnett aerodrome.
  • Let’s take a look back at some marvelous memories of a couple of previous Revivals…
    • 2019 Featuring a DC3, a half track, an expensive crash, and a full sized Scalextric marshal’s hut.
    • 2021 With an amazing collection of UK Hot Rods, a room full of homologation special road cars, and a five-hour walk round the circuit.
  • Track Plan Obviously we have a Scalextric track plan available, but our “British Racing Greens” section also covers the history and importance of the many airfield circuits which formed such an important part of British motorsport history, and possibly slot car racing.
  • Model Roads Model Roads & Racing published some Goodwood track plans, but more importantly, gave us a fantastic photo of one of the pit crew filling up Roy Salvadori’s E-Type with fuel, whilst not actually looking. Times were different back then.
Jaguar Mk1 of Roy Salvadori
  • Goodwood Jaguar George Turner has a kit of the Coombes Jaguar driven by Roy Salvadori, which is now a regular at the Goodwood Revival
  • Goodwood Tourist Trophy 1962 Produced by Fly, these three, historic Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinettas finished first, second and third in a thrilling 100-lap RAC Tourist Trophy race – the eleventh round of the 1962 World Sportscar Championship.
  • VW Beetle, Goodwood Revival 2018 Scalextric have produced the lovely VW Beetle raced by Salvage Hunters’ Drew Pritchard in the Jack Sears Memorial Trophy which celebrated sixty years of the British Saloon Car Championship (now the BTCC)
Forthcoming Scalextric Goodwood models
  • Scalextric at Goodwood Revival 2022 We’ve seen a few Revival models from Scalextric over the past couple of years, so it seems a good opportunity to recap on those just released or in the pipeline.


Livery of the week – something from Goodwood Revival!

1960s GT cars at Goodwood Revival

There were simply too many amazing cars and cool liveries to choose just one. Rumour has it that Scalextric were there sizing up new models – they certainly have cars already in the catalogue that would suit a re-livery from the weekend. And maybe Fly were taking a look too?

  • Goodwood Revival 2022 If you want to catch up on three spectacular days of historic racing, Goodwood Road & Racing have compiled dozens of highlight videos on their YouTube channel.
  • St Mary’s Trophy Part One If we were going to pick one Goodwood Revival highlight, it would be the all-star drivers thrash in the 1960s saloon cars. You can watch the race in it’s entirely – definitely worth 30 minutes of any motorsport fan’s time.
  • Nascar Bristol Night Race One of the iconic images of stock car racing is night racing at Bristol Motor Speedway. Round three of the Nascar play-offs saw yet another underdog win and plenty of championship drama. Extended highlights are on the Nascar YouTube channel.
  • NHRA Drag Racing at Reading If HO proxy drag racing has piqued your interest, then the NHRA have highlights from the weekend’s action at Maple Grove Raceway in Pennsylvania. Check out their YouTube channel.
  • WEC Fuji 6 Hours If you missed the race last weekend, there are extended highlights over on the WEC YouTube Channel. The climax of the WEC season takes place in November with the 8 Hours of Bahrain.