Digest 5

Our round up of what’s what in week 5, with all the latest from the slot car world, and a special feature on one of motorsports most famous marques.

Cars

This week we are taking a look at Lancia, an innovative, enigmatic, and iconic manufacturer, who were also successful in Formula One, Sports Cars, and most of all Rallying

Slot Cars

Ostorero Maserati 8CTF
  • Restyling Maserati 8 CTF – 1940 Renè Le Begue !!Osterero Maserati 8 CTF – Now available in 150 pieces the restyling of the Maserati 8CTF driven by Renè Le Begue at the 1940 Indy 500. A totally new chassis in SLS and a new figure for the driver were used for the restyling, and make the model even more accurate.
  • Slot.it cars for 2021 – Slot.it are beginning to announce details of their Q3 and Q4 2021 new releases, starting with six new liveries on existing tooling
  • 1962 Lister ChevyFein Design have released a 1/24 slot body kit of the 1962 Lister Chevy driven to victory at the 3 Hours of Daytona by Art Huttinger
  • Avant Slot 2021 Plans Spanish slot car manufacturer Avant Slot have revealed some of their 2021 plans, including two new six-wheel-drive MAN Dakar trucks, and a Lancia Martini Fiat Van.
Avant Slot MAN Dakar truck

Tracks & Scenery

  • Race Control/Spectator TowerMagnetic Racing have released their Race Control/Spectator Tower. It is modular so you can be extra creative with this one. The stardard building comes with four sections but you can add or take away as many as you want.
Magnetic Racing race control & spectator tower
  • Slot Track Scenics Slot Track Scenics have released a second set of three photographers cast in white metal created by scanning actual motorsport photographers.
Three motorsports photographer figures

Tuning

  • DeSlots: Identify the Cause and Fix It! – When your car comes out of the slot , you lose time , risk damage to the car and (more often than not) lose the race. This detailed article highlights all of the issues, and identifies how to minimise them.
  • SRC Toolbox – Double headed tools including screwdriver, and allen keys.
Allen key and screwdriver tools

Slot Racing

Worthing HO Racing Winter Rally Sprint
  • WHO Winter Rally-Sprint Proxy 2021 REPORT Catch up with race coverage of the first ever 1:32 scale proxy at Worthing HO Racing! The event began with an opening ceremony and the first three stages have now been run.
  • HO Drag ProxyThe fourth of the five-date Winter Series is coming up fast! This one is Nostalgia-themed – featuring Micro Scalextric Street Stock, Nostalgia T-Jet, Nostalgia 4-Gear Funny Car – and some Nostalgia Micro Scalextric 2019 match racing. Qualifying is on Tuesday 9 February, racing on Wednesday 10 February.

Events

UK Slot Car Festival