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| Scalextric News - New liveries
|Posted by JEXY1 - 27-05-16 13:18 - 8 comments
News from Scalextric;Caterham Superlight - R300-S
Item Code: C3723
With tonnes of power, speed and competition, the R300 racing series is a treat for spectators and competitors alike, and since being established in 2009, has fast become Caterhams’ premier racing series.
Accomplished driver David Robinson competed in the 2015 R300 series after having achieved two poles, two fastest laps and two wins in his first season in 2011, racing in the Caterham Autumn Trophy. Since then the trophies and awards keep coming and the 2015 season saw him regularly battling with Aaron Head for the lead, with David ultimately being named the 2015 Champion.McLaren 12C GT3
Macau GT Cup 2014 No 23
Item Code: C3715
The awe-inspiring new 12C is 100% pure McLaren. Lightweight and strong, fast and efficient, comfortable and exhilarating.
Launched in 2011, the supercar was not only ground breaking, it also marked a new era in British automotive manufacturing. Here it is represented in the famous Gulf colour scheme, who took the car to the annual Macau GT Cup. Scheduled every November the Macau GT Cup is one of the top race events in the region attracting top teams, cars and drivers from around the world. The team brought car No.23 driven by Danny Watts and sister car No.25 driven by Richard MeinsBentley Continental GT3
Blancpain Series 2015
Item Code: C3714
At the 2012 Paris International Auto Salon Bentley announced they were planning a return to the race track with the unveiling of the Continental GT3 race concept car. The stripped-back Continental GT3 represented the latest, most fearsome incarnation of Bentley’s racing tradition. The Continental GT3 takes the essence of the Continental GT and pushes it to its limit. The body is almost identical, but with doors, boot lid and bonnet re-made in carbon fibre, over 1,000kg of weight has been lost.Scalextric Test Track Blog;
This edition of Test Track is jam-packed, looking at some Australian cars and some cars suited to younger racers. We also have photos from UK Slot Fest 2016 and take a look at the most recent releases.Link
to latest test track article.
Images and text as supplied by Hornby Hobbies.
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| SRC/OSC News - New models and Limited Editions
|Posted by JEXY1 - 27-05-16 12:49 - 2 comments
News from SRC/OSC regarding new releases due in the near future;
Monaco GP 1979
Due shortly is the next Formula One release from SRC the beautiful Ferrari 312 T4. SRC have completely revised the front end of these models which incorporate new steering and hubs, meaning that the front wheels will now stay attached.
Because SRC individually number their chassis, the new ones have "Spare Parts" stamped on them, so probably won't appeal to the collectors.
The chassis will still have the angled motor set up with idler gear, as a change now would be too uneconomic but many have done their own mods to these chassis, and by just removing the too powerful magnet helps a great deal.Peugeot 205 T16
Monte Carlo Rally 1986
Please note that this model has a reduced retail price compared to the last 205 . Also being delivered with this will be the Cronos version of the previously released Gauloises 205. Please look at the photo for the model SRC53601, its seems crammed with upgrades and again cheaper than the standard versions.Peugeot 205 T16
Gauloises Chrono Edition
- Ultra-light weight interior which means a 9 grams weight reduction and lower center of gravity.
- Parts such as guide, rods and suspension bumpers are injected in a new nylon composite (red) with an upgraded design improving handling and performance on track.
Ford Capri 2600 RS
Ford Capri 2600 LV
Talking of the Chrono cars we now have details of the Ford Capri's that should be with us soon. Seems like the OSC guys working at SRC are again waving their magic wands to turn these models into serious racers. Both versions SRC50301 and 50401 should be with us next month.
- Ultra-light weight interior which means a 10 grams weight reduction and lower center of gravity.
- Completely new design and manufactured chassis with interchangeable motor mounts
- Long in-line motor with 10/24 pinion/gear
- Bronze insert nylon crown Z24
- Elongated guide
- Height reduced
- Calibrated aluminum wheels and axles
- Height adjustment of front axle
And finally we have news of a couple of special editions. The first will be the last ever model of Porsche 907L, the model that launched SRC over three years ago.Porsche 907L
Monza 1000K 1968
Wooden Box only 350 units
Renault RS10 F1
Only 320 units
To celebrate the end of an era, the model, SRC00110 is based on the 907L Stomelen/Neerpasch raced at the 1968 Monza 1000K, and will come in a special wooden presentation box. Note this model is limited to just 350 numbered units worldwide. The other model which will be available in even fewer numbers (320) is a crystal clear bodied version of the F1 Renault RS10. Know as part of the diamond series the model will also be in special presentation box although this time it will in printed card.Images and text as supplied (edited) by Gaugemaster
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| Scalextric News - New models
|Posted by JEXY1 - 18-05-16 16:15 - 12 comments
News from Scalextric;Legends Team Lotus 49
Item Code: C3701A
C3701A: The notorious Nürburgring was the setting for round 7 of the 1969 Formula 1 season. Graham Hill and his Lotus 49 had a disappointing start to the season before arriving for round 7 and after struggling in qualifying, he managed to take his Lotus to 9th position on the grid. Eventually though, due to a series of crashes and retirements for Vic Elford, Piers Courage, Jochen Rindt and Denny Hulme (who all started ahead of him), Hill managed to finish the race in 4thposition, 4 minutes behind race winner Jacky Ickx.Ford Escort Mk1
Crystal Palace 1971
Item Code: C3748
C3748: Brodie’s Ford Escort MkI was the ultimate modified sports car, called ‘Run Baby Run’. Powered by a specially modified 2.1 litre BDA engine, the car was rumoured to have won over 200 races between 1969 and 1972. This car set the fastest lap time (57.6 seconds) at Crystal Palace in 1971, a time that has never been beaten in the special saloons series (over 1300cc).Aston Martin Vantage GT3
Daytona 24hr 2015
Item Code: C3718
C3718: The Daytona 24hr is the first and longest race of the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship season. It sees over 50 cars from four separate classes battle for 24 hours, all for the coveted Rolex Daytona watch. Car Number 007 was driven by Chris Nygaard and Brandon Davis and finished 31st out of 53 cars on the day.RCT Team Rally Car Finland
Item Code: C3712
C3712: With Super Resistant rally cars a crash doesn’t mean the competition is over - get back on track and catch up as soon as possible!
Images and text as supplied by Hornby Hobbies.
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