Digest 44

Here’s the latest from week 44…

Avant Slot BMW 2002 in a Gulf Livery
Scalextric Senna Lotus 99T
  • Scalextric Lotus 99T Arriving with retailers this week is one of the most anticipated slot car models of 2022 – Ayrton Senna’s 1987 Monaco GP winning Lotus 99T. Complete with authentic tobacco advertising, this is the ultimate big boys’ toy.
Avant Slot BMW 2002 in a Camel livery
Three MR Slotcar Ferrari 333Ps
Scalextric Lamborghini Countach
George Turner Models Singer 9 Le Mans casting.
2 x Pioneer Chargers
  • Pioneer Dodge Chargers Two new additions to the Pioneer ‘Street Muscle’ range have just arrived. Featuring bright red and yellow liveries, these Dodge Chargers are going to look great bossing any slot car layout.

Tracks & Scenery

Magnetic Racing's Goodyear footbridge
Scalextric building box art
  • Scalextric Resin Buildings A new addition to the Scalextric catalogue in 2022, this range of hand-finished resin models have just reached the shelves in the UK. Based on the iconic Scalextric trackside accessories of the 1960s, the grandstand and control tower are the first to be produced.

Slot Car Racing

Viking club room
  • This Week’s Your Club News We have updates for you this week from G.O.L.D., Viking (pictured), Hawthorne Park, Manx, Norwich, New South Wales and Worthing HO slot car clubs.
Proxy packing cases
  • Autumn Endurance Interseries Proxy The endurance cars moved on to South Manchester for a second weekend of racing. You can find all the results and video of shakedown and racing over in the Proxy Racing forum.

Feature

Forza Ferrari!

A range of Ferrari slot cars
  • Is that a flash of Rosso Corsa? Yes, that’s right, this week we’re taking a look at an Italian brand that has proved to be one of the most famous, most popular, most successful, and most enduring of sports and race car manufacturers ever. Here is the lowdown on just some of the fabulous Ferrari slot cars available…

Motorsport

Livery of the weekend – Imola Ferrari Finali Mondiali

Ferrari 499P Hypercar

Ferrari unveiled the 499P LMH hybrid at Imola on Saturday evening – their first works prototype built to race at Le Mans for more than 50 years. We know that SRC are looking at a new Hypercar range, but could Carrera – who have the Ferrari license – bring us a 499P slot car in 2023?

  • Ferrari 499P Unveiling You can watch the full ceremony from Imola over on the Ferrari YouTube channel – it was slightly delayed, so start watching at 5:50. The channel also has all the racing from a weekend of Ferrari GT world finals at the Italian circuit.
  • Mexican Grand Prix The Ferrari Grand Prix team were in action at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez on Sunday. You can watch highlights on the official F1 YouTube Channel.
  • Why Are F1 Cars So Big & Heavy? That’s a question you might have been asking yourself during the live race coverage from Mexico. James Elson gives all the answers in this week’s Motorsport magazine and explains that F1 cars might soon be shrinking – but not as small as 1:32 scale.
  • Nascar at Martinsville This was the title-contenders last chance to make the Championship Four at Phoenix next Sunday. Not surprisingly it was a tense race at the legendary short-track, but an utterly audacious video-game-style move at the final corner became the talking point of the season so far.
  • Birkett Six-Hour Relay 2022 The biggest and wackiest motor race on the calendar, the Birkett Relay returned to Silverstone on Saturday for a glorious day of multi-class racing. You can watch the entire re-run on the 750 Motor Club’s YouTube Channel.
  • Gold Coast 500 The Aussie touring cars were in action on the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit over the weekend. The second of the two races was eventful, to say the least. You can watch a fabulous fifteen minutes of highlights on the Supercars YouTube Channel.
  • FIA Motorsport Games 2022 Essentially the Olympic Games of Motorsport, teams from around the world compete across a vast range of racing disciplines to discover who is the greatest motor sport nation on earth. This year’s games took place in southern France and you can catch all of the races on the FIA Motorsport Games YouTube Channel.