Digest 8

This week’s essential round up of all the best bits from the world of slot cars, plus a special feature on the oldest car maker in the world

Vintage scratch build, MRRC Cheetah, HO slot track, and Airfix builds

Slot Racing

Four Scalextric Jaguar I-Pace slot cars

Tracks & Scenery

Ventura Highway slot track with racing posters on the walls

Scratch Building

Classic F1 Lotus, BRM, and Cooper slot cars
  • Anthony has been busy with a number of classic F1 builds recently
  • Carrera Mustang GTY Savage GT makes some modifications
  • MRRC Cheetah Fluff’s white kit , sprayed metallic blue ,with a PP chassis, slot it wheels and a 25k motor
  • True Vintage Scratch Build Mazda’s mystery motor. The main body is carved from balsa wood and is covered in aluminium foil. The chassis, suspension and steering are all brass. The front leaf springs are separate from the chassis mounted on small shackles so they actually work to a small extent.
A scratch built, balsa bodied, vintage slot car

Slot Cars

Blue Slot.it Nissan Skyline GT-R 'Calsonic'
Silver Mercedes 190E DTM, number 5, 1st Hockenheim DTM 1992
  • Pioneer Legends X-Ray Racers Limited editions moulded in a translucent plastic allowing visibility directly into the body of the car.
  • Avant Slot 2021 Plans More images of the Avant Slot / Resinas Maralic Fiat assistance van have been released and the news is the model is making good progress towards production.
CGI renders of a FIAT support van
All the parts of the ScaleAuto Audi R8 kit laid out
Striking gold/black Grifone Lancia Delta S4 slot car
  • SRC Lancia Delta S4 Winner Rally Príncipe de Asturias 1986. Rallyhub has posted some wonderful photos of the the striking gold/black Grifone Lancia Delta S4 of Fabrizzio Tabaton and Luca Tedeschini
  • Pendle Slot Racing have released a detailed 1/32 scale driver figure designed to replace the standard driver and enhance the look of the Scalextric Lotus 25 models.

Cars

In our special feature this week we take a look at a company that has been involved in motor sport since the very first automobile race, the 1894 Paris to Rouen rally.

Mercedes Benz have raced in almost every category in its long history, including DTM, Rally, Formula Three, Formula E, GT3, and of course Formula One, where the company are the reigning world champions.

  • The First Benz The First Benz was a dirty, finger-hungry machine that was easy to drive
  • Mercedes engineer Meet the Mercedes engineer that was too good to race
  • Mercedes T 80 The fatal flaw in the mythical Mercedes T 80 land speed record car
Mercedes Benz Vision AVTR
Mercedes Benz Vision AVTR