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Tracks & Scenery

A montage of slot tracks made by forum members
1/32 scale standing spectator figures
  • New Figures WASP has released five new sets of standing spectator figures

History

A range of Scalextric catalogue pages, featuring the race tuned cars
  • Race Tuned Throughout the history of Scalextric there have been sporadic attempts to appeal to the more serious/club racers with upgraded faster products. We’ve now added Brian’s brief history of race tuned cars and parts to the Chronicle.

3D

  • New 3D Forum Since 3D printing is such a rapidly expanding part of the hobby, we decided to open up a forum especially for all things 3D, where you can ask questions, share your experience, or show what you’ve done.

Slot Cars

The new SRC Capri, in Le Grand Bizar livery
  • Policar Ferrari 312PB The third different version of the Policar 312PB has just been unveiled. This will be a model of the car driven by Mario Andretti at the 1972 Spanish Grand Prix weekend at Jarama. The Ferrari is due for release next April.
A white Sunbeam Alpine racer by George Turner
  • 1961 Sunbeam Alpine Racer George Turner’s first Sunbeam Alpine model is now available. It is based on a club racer and comes with a full interior, a driver (with legs!), roll bar, and even a gear knob.
  • Ginetta G60-LT-P1 This striking livery is the latest on the sole LMP1 racer in the Scalextric catalogue. This car appeared at the opening round of the 2019-20 World Endurance Championship at Silverstone. You can find out more about the car, the race and the model in the News section.
  • BRM NSU TT Historic Racers These two new 1:24 scale NSU TT models from BRM feature liveries from the Hockenheim Historic meet. The NSU TT Trophy is a highly enjoyable race at these events – and you can recreate it on any 1:24 or 1:32 track with these BRM ‘Mini-Saloons’.

Automotive History

  • Shelby Cobra Daytona CSX2287 The prototype Cobra Daytona had quite a history – from Ferrari-beater to Bonneville record-breaker – and was owned by a slot car entrepreneur and a music producer… Then it disappeared. The story of the CSX2287 – now resident in the Simeone Collection in Philadelphia – is told on the CNN Style website.

Motorsport

  • Birkett Six-Hour Relay 2021 The UK’s largest annual motor race and the traditional end of the club racing season took place at Silverstone on Sunday. The Birkett Six-Hour Relay celebrates 70 years in 2021 – its unique format bringing together 70 teams and an eclectic mix of over 300 cars. There’s only one way to fully understand the event – and that’s to watch the coverage!
  • British Touring Car Championship 2021 Another thrilling season of British saloon car racing is over. The champion has been crowned and the runners-up are licking their wounds and preparing for next year. It all kicks off again at Donington in April.
  • 2021 American Grand Prix No spoilers here… This was a bit of a late one for European viewers – and those relying on the Channel 4 highlights show had to wait until Monday morning. Still, I’m sure plenty of F1 fans managed to work it into their schedule.
  • 2021 W Series Champion Crowned Alice Powell and Jamie Chadwick went into the final weekend of the W Series level on points. Who would get the job done and be crowned 2021 champion? Find out on the series website.