Our round up of the slot car news for week 45
- George Turner Models George Turner has released three new kits this week….
- Slot.it Three new Slot.it models have arrived with UK retailers this week, namely…
- NSR Porsche 908/3 Another car that has arrived in the UK is the Toblerone liveried NSR Porsche 908/3. The #3 car was driven by Fernandez, Chenevière, & Torredemer, taking fifth place at the 1973 Le Mans 24 Hours. The #1 car was driven by Haldi & Chenevière in the 1973 Targa Florio, where its engine gave out in practise.
- Pendle Slot Racing Pendle Slot Racing have opened pre-orders for the first new NSR liveries for 2024.There are two new Rothmans liveries for the Ford P68, and two for the Mercedes AMG GT3
- Racing Replicas BRM P261 Pete Shepherd of Racing Replicas has built this lovely BRM P261 for a customer. It was apparently a challenge to fit the Policar chassis inside the Pre Wing body, but it looks great, and if you check the photos on the link, I’m sure you’ll agree that he’s captured Graham Hill perfectly.
- Worthing Digital Saturday – 18th-Nov-23
- Orpington Swapmeet – 19th-Nov-23
- Bury St Edmunds club night 5-10pm – 25th-Nov-23
- UK Winter Slot Car Market – 3rd-Dec-23
- Worthing HO Wednesday – 6th-Dec-23
- Worthing Digital Saturday – 16th-Dec-23
- Worthing HO Wednesday – 3rd-Jan-24
- WHO Digital Wednesday – 17th-Jan-24
Inspired by Pete Shepherd’s fabulous build of the BRM P261, I thought we might have a wee rummage around some of the other, related British Racing Motors content we have on the site….
- BRM, the Inside Story Obviously this gives me another chance to shamelessly plug our special feature on the history of BRM, as told through the camera lens of Dennis ‘Sheriff’ Perkins, a team mechanic. If you haven’t already checked it out, it’s a detailed look at the history of the team, the cars, and the drivers with original photos from a team mechanic who was elected to membership of the BRDC, being proposed by Graham Hill and seconded by Jackie Stewart. That’s not a bad recommendation to have.
- Cox BRM P57 Graham Hill and BRM fan Chris did a fantastic job in building and modifying his Cox BRM. Chris claims he isn’t a fan of Cox cars, but how could you not like a car like this?
- BRM P578 ‘Stackpipe’ British Racing Green is widely misunderstood, and the BRM version is a difficult colour to capture. Ken has neatly sidestepped the whole issue, like Lionel Messi dancing round defenders. Sticklers for historical accuracy should probably step away. No, further than that, much, much further.
- SCX BRM F1 Vintage With apologies to the aforementioned sticklers for historical accuracy, you’re not just going to want to leave the building here, you’ll probably need to emigrate to avoid what Brian has described as “an absolute Turkey”, also adding “if this is a P261 then I’m a banana.” Well, I can officially confirm that Brian is not a banana.
- Super Shells BRM P57 Fans of historical accuracy can rejoin us at this point as Anthony has built up a Super Shells body to recreate the car which Graham Hill drove to victory in the season opening 1962 Dutch Grand Prix. 1962 was of course the year when Hill won his first Drivers’ Championship, and BRM won their only Constructors’ Championship.
- Lindberg BRM P57 The ‘stackpipe’ was no doubt one of the most recognisable grand prix cars ever, and here is our third example. Chris has thankfully modified his Lindberg BRM P57 beyond all recognition.
Three lane banked corner
Racer Ferrari 250 LM Le Mans 1968
Policar BRM P160 Monaco 1972