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Slot Car Events

  • UK Slot Car Shows Return With Orpington and Gaydon schedules for the last two Sundays of November, UK slot car shows are definitely back on the schedule – plus the Miltons Keynes Swapmeet is in the diary for February.

Slot Car Racing

  • World Championship Proxy: Vancouver Race #9 of 10 was ran in Vancouver, BC at Perry’s Rocket. You can find out the race results and the standings in the SlotRacer Proxy Racing section.
  • Le Mans Proxy: Mountain View It was the final weekend of the Lights on! Le Mans Proxy – and plenty of day/night racing took place at Mountain View. You can catch up in the Proxy Racing section.

Slot Cars

  • Teamslot New Releases It has been a stop-start year for Teamslot – but they seem to be pulling out all the stops for Christmas. See what to expect in the News section.
  • A new GT3 from NSR It’s the big news of the week – the NSR McLaren 720S GT3 is in the prototype stage and is expected to be released in February.
FIAT 131 Abarth, Pegaso transporter and Alpine A110 models from Hobby Classic
  • HobbyClassic HobbyClassic produce a wide range of unique, hand made slot cars and have recently added some fantastic liveries of the FIAT 131 Abarth to their range.
  • Avant Slot 308 GTB These prototype images have just been published and the first two cars are expected with dealers next month. See more in the SlotRacer News section.
A range of slot car models from Racing Replicas
  • Racing Replicas If you are ever looking to spoil yourself with a professionally built, bespoke slot car, then head on over to Pete Shepherd’s Racing Replicas website.
  • Staffs Slot Cars Alloy Wheels Staffs have added Minilite-style hubs to their growing range of machined alloy wheels. Expect to see them in 3-4 weeks time.

Tracks & Scenery

Firestone, Mobil 1 & Goodyear advertising gantries
  • New Gantries Magnetic Racing have added three new advertising half gantries to their selection, including Firestone, Mobil 1 & Goodyear.

Slot Car Directory

  • Slotcar Alley It may be news to you – or it may have slipped your mind – but SlotRacer hosts a fabulous slot car directory in the shape of Slotcar Alley. Why not take a look – you won’t have to go searching far and wide for your slot car needs, because you can find everything right there.

Automobiles

  • BMW M3 in Corsica The M3 is the most successful touring car of all time. It’s also a WRC rally winner, thanks to Prodrive and Bernard B├ęguin. Photojournalist Will Broadhead took his camera to Corsica and got up close with this classic BMW M3 rally car. You can read his account and enjoy his fabulous photographs on the Petrolicious website.

Motorsport

  • Nascar: The Final Four It was title time in the Arizona desert on Sunday, with the final four in the Nascar play-offs battling it out to become 2021 champion. Chevy vs Toyota, young guns vs old-timers – go to nascar.com to see how it played out.
  • WEC Bahrain 8 Hours The final race of the season saw this year’s WEC champions decided – some in controversial fashion. You can read the report and watch the highlights at Autosport.
  • Mexican Grand Prix We’re another step closer to finding out who will be 2021 Formula World Champion in what has been a thrilling season. As always, UK viewers can catch highlights of the Mexican round on Channel 4.
  • Fireworks at Brands Hatch Yes, there’s always a real fireworks display at this traditional season-ending weekend event at Brands. And there’s usually fireworks on track too, especially with those trucks. If you can find video footage of any of the classes, it’ll certainly cheer up a wintry Monday morning.
  • Tarquini calls time at 59 There’s no disputing that Gabriele Tarquini is one of the legends of touring car racing. In a career spanning six decades, he switched from the lower rungs of F1 to tin tops and won the BTCC, ETCC and the WTCC – the last time at the ripe old age of 56. Tarquini will retire from full-time racing at the end of the season, but he won’t be stepping away from motorsport just yet.