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.
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
- Lancia StratosDriven by Design: The Incomparable Lancia Stratos
- Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Benchmark or swansong? A short film from the very pinnacle of the automotive ziggurat
- Up close with Lancia’s rare and legendary D.50
- Academic Revolution – A totally new kind of Lancia.
- Lancia S4Meet Armin Schwarz and the most original Lancia S4< in the world
- The Fulvia was Lancia’s first great rally car Before the Stratos, 037, and Delta Integrale, there was this little front-drive oddity.
- Lancia Stratos, the greatest rally weapon of all time? It was beautiful and born to win. What else could you want?
- Lancia Race CarsGALLERY: A pack of Lancia Race Cars honor 50 years of Martini racing at Imola
- Lancia slot cars at Pendles
- Lancia slot cars at MRE
- 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.
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.
- Slot Track Scenics Slot Track Scenics have released a second set of three photographers cast in white metal created by scanning actual motorsport photographers.
- 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.
- 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.
- UK Slot Car Festival 2021 Cancelled The organisers of the UK Slot Car Festival have announced that the 2021 event will not take place
- I’m sure it will be missed, but for now you can read Brian’s history of the event…