Digest 43

Buckle up for a quick blast through this week’s news!

Digest 40, and a Penelope Pitlane Ferrari Dino 246

Slot Cars

Now Available

Scalextric Ford Capri MK3 - Gerry Marshall Trophy Winner 2021 - Jake Hill
  • Scalextric Ford Capri Mk3 Scalextric have released a new livery for the Ford Capri Mk3, which recreates the car driven to victory by Jake Hill in the Gerry Marshall Trophy race at the 2021 Goodwood Members Meeting.
Ford Escort MK1 RSR
  • Ford Escort MK1 RSR Another new release from Scalextric is a model of Lea Wood’s Ford Escort MK1 RSR. The RSR is said to be the most extreme and lightweight Escort going, with a space frame chassis and a choice of available engines.
Penelope Pitlane Ferrari Dino 246
  • Penelope Pitlane Ferrari Dino 246 Pendle Slot Racing have updated their Penelope Pitlane Ferrari Dino 246 kit, and Pete Shepherd of Racing Replicas has built a display model for them. Apparently the kit is beautifully cast and the model is easy to build. The original car was a development of Ferrari’s F2 car and carried Mike Hawthorn to the World Drivers Championship in 1958.
  • BRM the Inside Story You can find out much more about Mike Hawthorn’s incredible victory in the 1958 Formula One season, and check out some original photos from BRM team mechanic Dennis Perkins in our detailed story of British Racing Motors.

Coming Soon

Mercedes Benz race transporter and W196 car
Avant Slot VW Golf
Hobby classic Bugatti Royale and  Baby Bugatti

In the Pipeline

Policar Lotus 72E with a Gunston livery
Revoslot Toyota GT1 livery drawings
  • Revoslot Toyota GT1 In 2021, Revoslot launched an exclusive series of six Toyota GT1s, specifically intended for club racing. The company has now announced that it will do it again in 2024 with a brand new series, this time including seven Toyota GT1s.

Scratch Built

Scratch built Strombecker Chaparral 2D
  • Strombecker Chaparral 2D build Chris has been rebuilding a Strombecker Chaparral 2D, specifically the car which won the 1966 1000 km Nürburgring, driven by Jo Bonnier and Phil Hill. As usual the brass chassis is brilliant, and the build is immaculate.


Trackside model figures
  • Trackside model figures Rallyhub has been painting a new batch of model figures from Ron Trackside. As usual he has done a fantastic job and the figures look great around the track.
Magnetic Racing Smartphone Gantry
  • Magnetic Racing Smart Phone Gantry Magnetic Racing have released a smart phone gantry, for anybody that uses their phone for the track timing system. The gantry holds the phone directly above the track and the cradle is detachable when it’s not needed.



  • Roots of Scalextric Scale Models have published another article by Phil Etgart. The article deals with the very early history of Minimodels, who produced a range of tinplate models under the Scalex, Startex and eventually Scalextric brand names from 1947-1959.



Scaleauto Honda HSV-010

Scaleauto Honda HSV-010

Photo by Doug Johnson

Teamslot Alpine A310

Teamslot Alpine A310 with spectator figures

Photo by Rallyhub

Revell Monogram Porsche 904

Revell Monogram Porsche 904

Photo by Mamoru Teranishi