Digest 48

Hello, and welcome to the wonders of week 48

Pendle Slot Racing's kit of the F1 Scarab

This week we look at colourful Bugattis, an exclusive Alfa, a sensational Scarab, and some superb racing, plus we have all the upcoming slot car events, and a feature on artisan makers.

Slot Cars

Hobbyclassic's Bugatti Type 59s in a range of national racing colours
UKSF limited edition Alfa Romeo
  • UKSF Alfa Romeo UKSF have revealed one of the limited edition cars for this weekend’s Winter Slot Car Market. The first of one hundred Alfa Romeos has gone up for auction on ebay, and the rest will be on sale at the event.
Avant Slot cars for 2023
  • Avant Slot Plans 2023 Avant Slot have unveiled their 2023 plans at Foroslot this weekend. There are some exciting new cars and liveries…
ScaleAuto BMW slot cars
Fly bodyshells with ScaleAuto chassis
Pendle Slot Racing's Scarab F1 kit, built up and painted
  • Penelope Pitlane Scarab F1 Pendle Slot Racing have updated their striking 1960 Scarab F1 kit. The kit now has a more accurate body shape, a more detailed driver and interior, and 3d printed wheel inserts. The model represents Lance Reventlow’s 1960 Monaco car. The Scarab may not have been the fastest car, but it was certainly iconic.

Tracks & Scenery

Computer screens showing time slot software


A range of club slot tracks
  • Club Directory We’ve added two new slot racing clubs to the directory and club map this week, Hawthorne Park in Merseyside, and Mussel Bay in Norfolk.

Slot Racing

Slot racing in Worthing, New South Wales and the Autumn Proxy


Motor racing programme covers


In our special feature this week we’re going to take a look at the artisan makers in the hobby, the smaller scale producers that can provide you with those important items which might be a bit off the beaten track…

Small scale producers
  • George Turner Models George Turner produces high quality slot car kits of historic racing cars, ranging from the eras of early 30s Grand Prix to 70s saloon and GT racing. The kits are designed to be the perfect blend of scale model and capable racer, suitable for both amateur and experienced builders.
  • Slot Classic Slot Classic have been producing hand crafted slot cars for twenty five years. But in that time they’ve only produced around fifty models and all are made in limited numbers, so they are collector’s pieces.
  • Slot Track Scenics Slot Track Scenics produce a large range of scenic items, including figures, advertising boards, fencing, tyre walls, pit walls and timing stands.
  • Magnetic Racing Magnetic Racing make a large range of laser cut, self assembly slot track buildings, including control towers, grandstands, bridges and pit walls.
  • Pre Wing Pre Wing make classic slot car shells, saloons and race transporters. They already had the Vanwall Transporter avaialble but now the BRM Transporter has also arrived.
  • Betta & Classic Betta & Classic claim to be the world’s largest on-line catalogue of currently available 1/32nd & 1/24th scale slot car bodies, producing what are often referred to as lexan or soft bodies.
  • AA Bodies AA Bodies make 1/32nd resin car bodies suitable for static display or for slot car racing, mostly hard to find 50’s & 60’s sports cars not made by others.
  • WASPslot WASPslot offers a range of slot car parts and accessories. From urethane slot car tyres & 3D printed Carrera guide adapters to model car paint stands, scenery items and figures.
  • Patto’s Place Patto’s Place offer over 1500 different model car bodies, and over 22,000 different decals, each availble in 1/10, 1/12, 1/18, 1/24, 1/32, 1/43 and 1/64 scale.
  • Immense Miniatures Immense Miniatures create highly detailed figures, scenic items, and accessories for slot-racers and static modelers. Available in multiple scales, depicting the thrills and romance of motor racing between 1930 and 1970.
  • Scenic items manufacturers/suppliers index A regularly updated resource thread
  • Slotcar Alley You can always find most of these makers, and other essential links, over in Slotcar Alley, our dedicated section for the best online sites that the slot car world has to offer.