Things about Thingies

Things about Thingies

SlotcarAcademy goes back to 60s and makes a twist to this age. We talk about “Thingies”: these models were built to emphasize efficiency and performance of running gear.

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Driving lessons

Driving lessons

Become a great slot car driver. SlotcarAcademy.com drops some hints and clues to find your way to the winner's circle.

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Beat the champ

Beat the champ

Contests, Great American slot car racing contests in the sixties.

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Slot Car Racing Music

Slot Car Racing Music

If you are interested in slot car curiosities than you can buy a few slot car music albums.

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Commercial Raceways

Commercial Raceways

The first commercial raceways were opened in the United States in the early 60s.

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Carrera 132 Universal

Carrera 132 Universal

Carrera has produced several track systems. One of the systems was 132 Universal.

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The story of the French brand Jouef

The story of the French brand Jouef

The Company started as a toy company that also produced model trains. In 1963 Jouef introduced the model racetrack system Record-64.

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DS Racing Lap Counter

DS Racing Lap Counter

DS Racing Lap Counter and bridge Buying are good timing devices. Timing equipment is the best investment you can make for your hobby.

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Collecting Slot Cars, Equipment and Documentation

Collecting Slot Cars, Equipment and Documentation

It's wonderful to build a collection of slot cars, but be aware that the supply of models is enormous.

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Slot Car Motors

Slot Car Motors

The most popular slot car motor in the sixties was "made in Japan" by Mabuchi.

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Fleischmann

Fleischmann

In 1898 the Fleischmann Company started to design and produce toys.

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Slot car tires

Slot car tires

The tires and rims must be round and the axles should be completely straight. Prepare your tires.

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Slot Car preparation

Slot Car preparation

Most cars will not be competitive straight out of the box. Due to the mass-production your fine-tuning is needed.

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History of controllers

History of controllers

Short history of the controllers in slot car racing.

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The boom of slot car racing in the sixties

The boom of slot car racing in the sixties

Racing was it the only serious rival to television as a leisure pastime in some households, according to Phil Drackett.

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Circuit Pleasuredome 4

Circuit Pleasuredome 4

This is a part of a series of articles about the home racing track Pleasuredome. Welcome to the Pleasuredome!

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Aurora Slot Cars

Aurora Slot Cars

The American Company Aurora is well known for their HO (1/87-scale) line of slot racing products.

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What is slot car racing?

What is slot car racing?

It is a wonderful hobby for young and old. Slot car racing was very popular in the 60s but the hobby is still very active.

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Let's go racing!

Let's go racing!

Racing is fun, especially if you can share the pleasure with your friends.

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Slot car racing at home

Slot car racing at home

Not everybody is able to make a permanent racetrack, but carpet racers enjoy slot car racing also.

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Slot cars Not for sale!

Slot cars Not for sale!

In catalogues of manufacturers you notice from time to time models which are not produced.

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Strombecker steps up the pace of the race

Strombecker steps up the pace of the race

The Strombecker Corporation had been the biggest competitor of Scalextric in the sixties.

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