Digest 44

Slot Car Racing

  • 2022 National GT3 Series UK GT racing returns next year. There will be six rounds taking place around the country, starting at Wolves in February. Check the Events section of the forum for more details.
  • Shenanigans Raceway Report There were records broken, absent tyres, big crashes and general chaos in New South Wales this week. The most important thing is the boys are back racing – and summer is on its way!
  • Bury St Edmunds Slot Car Club They certainly race some eclectic stuff up in Suffolk! The bikes make their debut last week – and went down a storm. You can watch some video of them in action on the forum.

Slot Cars

  • Avant Slot Team Bastos Opel Set Arriving later this month is a new Opel set from Avant Slot. This one features a GMC van and Opel Manta from the 1985 Rally Condroz, plus a single Rally Ypres car. You can find out more in the News section of the forum.
1/24 scale Mini Coopers from BRM
  • Duane Winkel ’68 Camaro Pioneer have just released a model of one of the coolest Trans-Am cars – Duane Winkel’s ’68 Camaro. Yes, Scalextric put the livery on a ’69 Z28, but this one is the real deal.
  • Cars bought by members in 2021 It’s great to see what people have bought so far this year, but it’s even better when fotodoug has been on a buying spree, and shares his exceptional photos.
  • Racer Sideways McLaren 720S GT3 The white kit has just been released and Sideways have launched an international painting competition. If you want to join in the fun, there are all the details on the forum.

Media

Model Cars magazine covers and plans
  • Prototype Parade The Classic Slot Car Racing Association has gathered together a large collection of Prototype Parade car plans from Model Maker, Model Maker & Model Cars, and Model Cars magazines dating from 1951-1972. These have proved an invaluable help in constructing accurate scale models of older racing cars, and the almost complete collection is a great resource.

Tracks & Scenery

  • 3DP Grandstand Files John has very kindly added files for this grandstand to the SlotRacer 3D Printing section. All you need is access to a printer to be able to add one – or more – to your slot car track.
Dylcom Models 1/32 scale Citroën H van and pickup
  • Resin 3D Printed Marshals Ron Trackside has two sets of figures available for sale on his Scalextric Trackside NE Facebook group. These nine modern marshals are joined by a TV Crew set of seven figures. There are more details on the forum.

Track Plan

  • Grizedale Forest Track Plan Grizedale was one of the most iconic stages of the old RAC Rally, providing up to 16 miles of uninterrupted, flat-out forestry tracks. Of course, our representation is partly fictional – it’s a complete circuit – but it does use the exact same tracks that were used to make up those original stages.

Automobiles

  • MZR50 Anniversary Edition This fabulous ‘retro-modded’ Datsun 240Z has been produced by MZR in Bradford. Photojournalist Will Broadhead takes a close look and then drives it across the North Yorkshire Moors. You can enjoy his words and images on the Petrolicious website.

Motorsport

  • WEC Bahrain Six Hours The World Endurance Championship wraps up its season with two races in Bahrain. Saturday’s was a six hour sprint, with next weekend’s finale taking place over eight hours. West Sussex-based TF Sport took a fine win in the GTE Am class and have an outside chance of pipping AF Corse to the GTE Am Team title next week. Coverage of the race is on Eurosport and the WEC website.
  • 50th Formula Ford Festival A wet and windy Brands Hatch hosted a historic fiftieth edition of the BRSCC Formula Ford Festival over the weekend. It’s a contest that produces incredible racing, high drama, excitement, heartbreak and joy. The Festival has made careers and created racing superstars – and turned ordinary club racers into heroes in their own right. Check out the BRSCC site and look for all the coverage on the BRSCC YouTube channel – Sunday’s Grand Final was a classic.
  • 2021 Cambrian Rally Round 6 of the British Rally Championship – and Round 4 of the Welsh National Rally Championship – took place around the legendary north Wales forests this weekend. Osian Pryce and co-driver Noel O’Sullivan made themselves hot favourites for the BRC title with a storming drive in their Polo GTi. The final round – the Ulster Rally – starts on 20 November.
  • Nascar Playoffs Martinsville Speedway hosted the penultimate Nascar race of the 2021 season. This one would decide the final four drivers who will compete for the title at Phoenix next week. Who made the cut? Or did the weather postpone the race ’til Monday? Find out on the Nascar website.