Digest 49

Digest 49, Ferrari 250 and 312, Micro, and WHO rally proxy

Special Offers

  • MRE Advent Calendar Offers – UK slot car retailer MRE have put together twenty-four days of slot car special offers to get us all in the Christmas spirit. Details of each day’s offer are on the forum.

Cars

Bizzarrini 5300 GT
The beautiful Bizzarrini 5300 GT

Scratch Builds

  • Ferrari 250 GTO – Fujimi kit bash of the Bob Grossman and Fireball Roberts car from Le Mans 1962
  • JS Chassis – Something for the scratch builder or those who want replacement parts like wings etc for bodyshells
JS Chassis parts for scratch builders
Examples of JS Chassis parts for scratch builders

1/24 Scale

Tokyo Plamo Ferrari 312
Tokyo Plamo Ferrari 312

HO Scale

Motorsports

Art

  • Ferrari 312 by Dennis Hoyt – You’ll need plenty of room and plenty of money for this beauty. Measuring 27″ x 67″ x 12″ and with an estimated value of between $40,000 and $60,000 USD, you may be disappointed to find that the auction was yesterday. Maybe next time huh?
Dennis Hoyt Ferrari 312 sculpture
Dennis Hoyt – Ferrari 312 sculpture

Slot Car Photos

Renault F1 slot car

Slot Racing

At the end of January and through February, Worthing HO Racing will be expanding their socially-distant mail-in proxy racing to a 1:32 scale format – the WHO Racing Winter Rally-Sprint 2021.

The event will take place over twelve ‘special stages’ mostly running on Scalextric Sport, Scalextric/SCX Classic and Ninco – but there will also be a taste of some off-road track and a small winter-themed routed ‘super-special’ stage.

WHO Racing Rally Sprint Proxy poster
WHO Racing Rally Sprint Proxy

Slot Cars

  • Team Slot Ford Escort MKII RS2000 X-Pack Martini – Limited Ediiton. This UK-exclusive limited edition car was announced by Staffs Slot Cars UK last year and is finally on its way from Spain, along with two Escort X-Pack road cars in Daytona Yellow (TMS13001) and Venetian Red (TMS13002).
Team Slot Ford Escort
Team Slot Ford Escort

Uncategorised

I don’t often put anything in the Digest without a descriptive category heading, but this video defies all my attempts to apply a snappy title. It’s got Range Rovers, British Majors with moustaches and double barelled surnames, and mud, lots of mud. In spite of that, it’s quite interesting, especially if you like watching people pushing and pulling cars through the jungle whilst smoking, in the 1970s . If you don’t like this sort of fantastic, educational material, well don’t worry, you’re probably not alone.
But who will be the first to produce a slot car recreation of the journey through the Darien Gap?

1970s Adventure Documentary: Darien Conquest