News from the Slot Car Tracks
Digital AgeThis age Robert Schleicher has produced his fourth book about slot car racing. The title 'Slot car racing in the Digital Age' could be misleading for some readers. The book handles everything about modern slot cars and home racing tracks and is not focused on digital slot racing only.
'Slot Car Racing in the Digital Age' comes after three other excellent books about the hobby slot car racing which are written by Robert Schleicher.
Slot car racing in the Digital Age
City RacingRacing in the streets is getting more popular every day. More and more Formula One races are organized in the streets. In 2008 they race beside Monaco also in Singapore and Valencia. Also special motor sport events are brought to the streets of Moscow, Rotterdam and Kiev. It is a small step from real racing to slot car racing. I decided to follow the trend and build a track inspired by a virtual city.
Slot Car RacingThe German author Ferdinand Schmökel has published a new book about slot car racing. 'Slot Car Racing' covers the hobby almost completely.
Ninco Lexus SC43Slot car brand Ninco has made another model from the popular Japanese GT championship. Earlier Ninco produced the Honda NSX, Toyota Supra and the Nissan 350Z. The Lexus SC430 is the right car that fits to this line of cars.
Ninco Lexus SC43
AuroraThe American Company Aurora is well known for their HO (1/87-scale) line of slot racing products. John Cuomo, Abe Shikes and Joe Giammarino founded Aurora at the beginning of the fifties. The Company was active in the hobbycraft line.
Aurora slot cars
ScalextricScalextric is the oldest slot car brand and the most popular slot car racing system.
Fly Slot CarsFrom the beginning Fly has executed the cars with all the details you want. Other companies followed and for that reason Fly is responsible for the raising level of detailing in the slot car branch at the end of the nineties.
Fly slot cars
Ninco slot carsIn 1998 Ninco released the track system. The marketing people of Ninco describe it as the ultimate slot racing system. The easy clip building system makes it simple to build a circuit.
Ninco GolfAfter the blue Sony rally car and the Catalunya special edition Ninco has released another Golf, but this time a street version. In the real world the Volkswagen Golf is one of the biggest selling cars around Europe.
HummerThe Hummer H1: you hate it or love it. Cursa Models has manufactured this highly interesting model. We have tested the model and draw our conclusions.
NSR Renault ClioThe second model of NSR is the Renault Clio. This slot car is very fast. For some even too fast to handle on a home track.
NSR Renault Clio
Cars and Tracks
Landscaping a model racetrackLandscaping a model racetrack is bringing the race atmosphere to your home.
For inspiration you can check out the looks of your local racetrack. Scenery is a matter of taste. Several manufacturers offered track buildings.
SceneryLandscaping a model racetrack is bringing the race atmosphere to your home. For inspiration you can check out the looks of our Pleasuredome racetrack.
Slot Car TiresThe tires should have good contact with the racetrack. It is essential for the performance and behavior of the slot car. The tires and rims must be round and the axles should be completely straight. If not, the car start to shake and the performance of the car is miserable.
Slot car tires
DS Racing Lap CounterBuying a good timing device is the best investment you can make for your hobby. The DS-Racing Lap Counter DS 200 Pro is probably the best of its kind. It is the most reliable Lap Counter you can find.
DS Racing Lap Counter
StrombeckerThe American Company Strombecker from Chicago, Illinois, started as a toy maker. The production of slot cars started in 1962 and ceased in the seventies. The first model of Strombecker was a modified version of the battery-powered Maserati 250F.
JouefGeorge Huard founded the French Company Jouef in 1944. The Company started as a toy company that also produced model trains. In 1963 Jouef introduced in co-operation with the British manufacturer Playcraft the model racetrack system Record-64.
Slot Car HandbookThe Slot Car Handbook is a fully illustrated guide for every slot racer. The subtitle of the book says 'The definitive guide to setting-up and running Scalextric style 1/32 scale ready-to-race slot cars'. Dave Chang has been deeply involved in the hobby for years.
Slot car handbook
Collecting Slot CarsNot all slot car enthusiasts buy the models for racing. Many people collect the highly detailed slot cars to show them as die-cast models. Others have a passion for printed material about slot car racing.
Collecting Slot Cars
Autopista Ninco Digital racetrackAutopista is a 15-meter Ninco Digital track. The track is designed in order to let small children and beginners to have fun with slot racing. The bends are not too difficult and the power is adjustable.
Ninco DigitalThe digital slot car system of Ninco has been released at the end of 2006. The other brands were already on the market with a digital system at that moment. The expectations were very high. Ninco did a good job, but sadly did not manage to release a system without technical failures.
Scalextric F1 Special EditionUntil now the McLaren Mercedes MP4-16 and Williams F1 BMW FW23 are the most beautiful Formula-1 models ever made. Scalextric knocked down the competitors.
Scalextric Sport F1 Special Edition
SCX rally carsThe Spanish slot car manufacturer SCX (sold in Spain as Scalextric) is the leader in 1:32 scale rally racing. SCX offers a great variety of rally cars. Three present models are featured in this article about SCX rally cars: Citroen Xsara, Ford Focus and Subaru Impreza.
SCX rally cars
Slot Car BrandsThe first commercial slot cars were made by Lionel and appeared in their catalogues from 1912, drawing power from a toy train rail sunk in a trough or wide slot between the rails.
Slot Car Brands
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