Digest 47

Your bite sized catch up on all the latest slotcar news and events

Digest 47, and Scalextric Ford Puma

Slot Cars

Two Avant Slot Ford Transit vans
3D printed prototype Datsun 240Z
3D printed prototype Ford GT 40
Revoslot Porsche 911 Gt2 drawings
Scalextric Ford Puma rally car
  • Scalextric Ford Puma WRC Scalextric have made a big announcement. They are returning to making rally cars, in this case a four wheel drive Ford Puma, driven to victory on The Monte Carlo Rally, by legendary champion Sebastien Loeb, and there’s a version driven by Gus Greensmith too. The cars are scheduled for release in late summer / early autumn 2023. If you pre-order one of the two cars from Scalextric before the end of November, you will be entered into a competition to win a 3D print – signed by either Seb Loeb or Gus Greensmith.
3D drawing of the new Avant Slot chassis

Scenery

WASP Slot feather signs

Tuning

CG Slotcars tyre truer

Events

Motor Racing programme covers

Feature

Fabulous Fords…

Ford slot cars
  • Since we’ve had three new Ford slot cars announced this week, it might be an opportune time to catch up with a small selection of the fabulous Fords we have already around the site…
  • Slot.it Ford GT40 Sebring 1967 – Scuderia Brescia Corse Of all the GT40 slot cars produced in the past 25 years, the Slot.it version gets top marks from woodcote in terms of looks and handling…
  • 1932 Ford “B” Roadster Hotrod Ken’s dad owned an all original 1931 Ford for a few years, and this typical 32-Ford Hotrod started out with a Lifelike dollar store kit, and ended up as a tribute to Ken’s father.
  • Scalextric C4146 Ford RS500 ‘Graham Goode’ Nostalgia tempted Brian into buying this ‘awesome beast’, but how did it perform on his wooden track?
  • Racer Sideways Ford Escort Group 5 Woodcote takes a look at two classic DRM liveries on the Zakspeed Escort.
  • AFX Racemasters Ford MkIV – HO scale This Ford MkIV has to be one of the most incredibly detailed and well modelled HO scale slot cars ever.
  • PCS Ford Escort Mk3 RS Turbo S1 Pendle Slot Racing announced a new model for their range of 1:32 scale kits – and they’ve gone in with the ultimate Mk3… the RS Turbo S1. The RS Turbo (Series One) – to give its proper name – is the Escort we all wanted as teenagers in the mid-80s.
  • Scalextric Ford GT GTE Keating Motorsports The Wynn’s sponsored Ford GT GTE has to be one of the most striking slot car releases of the year. Purple & orange is an unusual combination and the car certainly stood out at Le Mans last June – the privateer Keating Motorsport GTE Am entry completely upstaging the factory GTE Pro cars and their cute historic liveries. The car was also headline news…
  • BRM Ford Escort Mk1 – Dalsland Ring 1969 Woodcote celebrates a brilliant choice of livery – the lilac-coloured car of Swede Erik Berger, which raced at the Dalsland Ring in 1969. Unless you’re a connoisseur of Swedish motorsport, you probably won’t have heard of either Berger or the Dalsland Ring – but that would be missing a treat…

Motorsport

  • Formula One Abu Dhabi A return to the scene of last season’s highly-controversial title-decider, Sunday’s race was a dead rubber for most – although an opportunity to say goodbye to four-time champion Sebastian Vettel. You can catch extended highlights on the F1 YouTube Channel.
  • Bahrain 8 Hours Staying in the Middle East, the World Endurance Championship season closed at Bahrain nine days ago. Plenty of championship were at stake and this extended highlights package on YouTube gives a flavour of the ebb and flow of a modern WEC race.
  • Rally Japan The World Rally Rally Championship also wrapped up last weekend. The title was decided months ago, but the Rally Japan provided plenty of thrills to end the season. The Top 5 moments are captured on the WRC YouTube channel.
  • Fanatec GT Top 10 Dramatic Moments As most Northern Hemisphere series draw to an end, expect season reviews and highlights videos to appear. In this one, you can remember the biggest thrills of the 2022 GT World Challenge Europe, which had the added interest of Valentino Rossi’s first full season on four wheels (surely worth a highlight video in itself…)