Slot Car History
The SlotRacer Chronicle aims to document some interesting thoughts and memories of slot racing history, with our very own slot car stalwart and ex-editor of the NSCC Journal, Brian Rogers.
It’s a bit of a rebranding, and hopefully an improvement on what we used to call “The Pit Lane”, but we’ve also got several new additions.
So, as well as the lavishly illustrated and well documented history of Maxi Models…
… the history of Vanquish MG…
… and the questionable choices of Scalextric and SCX,
… we’ve also made some substantial additions.
Firstly we’ve added Brian’s detailed account of the forty year history of a venerable, long standing and innovative organisation, namely the National Scalextric Collector’s Club, or NSCC, one of the mainstays of our hobby.
Next Mr Rogers takes a look at the origins, the precursors, and the genesis of the now hugely popular UK Slot Car Festival, detailing the slot car shows which preceded it, and perhaps made it possible.
And last but not least, he recounts the story of possibly the ultimate hillclimb slot track, which was exhibited, and more importantly raced at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and the NSCC Slot Rally show of 2006.
There are always going to be questions and uncertainties about where this hobby of ours is heading, but it’s also important to document as much as we can about where it’s been, what’s been done, and how we got here.