What’s caught our eye this week?
- We’re still not quite over the Volvo P1800 Cyan Racing
- This EV never needs to be charged – and it’s available for order
- First new Bentley Blower Continuation built to 1929 design
- The Iso Grifo A3C – Bizzarrini’s post-Ferrari 250 GTO masterpiece
- Some surprising results from Rock County Raceway and an unprecedented conclusion to the best in show. Catch up on all the latest action – HO Drag Proxy Race Reports
- Performance Improvements for the New SCX 1955 LeMans MGA – Some wonderful chassis
- Mechanical Motor Power Mathematics – Answering the question, “Does a 30k / 200gcm motor geared down to match the top speed of a 20k / 300gcm motor, provide identical acceleration and braking to the slower motor, or is something else happening that creates a difference between the two?”
Tracks and Scenery
- Slot Track Scenics – Photographer figures, real life 3d scans scaled to 1/32 size
- Watch (and hear) this Subaru Impreza WRC go around… the attic!
- ScaleAuto have released a converter track piece which allows connection to German track, which we can only assume means Carrera.
- Slot Magazine #43 – January / February 2021. Browse the contents and find out where to buy it.
- Slot Car Dreams – A new, fully-illustrated book written by Philippe de Lespinay, describing the extraordinary tale of electric model car racing in the Twentieth Century.
Sunbeam Alpine/Tiger in three different flavours
- Scratch built 1/32 version of Peter Harper’s 1965 Monte Carlo Rally car
- Full sized – Carroll Shelby’s other V8-powered British roadster
- George Turner’s Alpine model is coming along nicely, you can see it on the right in the photo below.
- The Great Curve – Britain’s aerodynamic pioneers Frank Costin and Malcolm Sayer profiled.
Blast from the Past
From the days when motorsports reports were pure poetry…
The Freikaiserwagen’s acceleration up the straight, tyres nearly alight,
and the two-stage, air-cooled V-twin Blackburne sounding absolutely right,
had to be seen to be believed,
and could only just be believed even then!
Well we’re all for Freikaiserwagens here at SlotRacer, and exciting reports from Shelsley Walsh in 1949 are definitely our cup of tea. What’s not to like?
What About Now?
Oh, you want some modern stuff? Well okay, apparently some young lad from Norfolk did something. That’s all, nothing much to see here…
… apart from an absolutely stunning performance and a future world champion waiting in the wings. Hold on though, have we heard the name Russell before somewhere? I don’t know of any connection, it’s probably nothing, but what’s going on down there in East Anglia?
Ayrton Senna lived in Norwich for a while, then there’s Lotus, and we’ve got a few decent slot car clubs in the region. Is there something in the water down there that creates good racers?