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> Racer Sideways News
Posted by Savage - 7-04-14 14:40 - 2 comments


Racer Sideways News
Porsche 935/78-81 Moby Dick MOMO - IMSA Sears Point 1981 - G. Moretti
REF: SW24


Official photos of the new Sideways range Porsche 935 Moby Dick "MOMO" very shortly available.













Pictures and text supplied by Racer

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> Fly Slot and Avant Slot have made an agreement
Posted by JEXY1 - 3-04-14 15:11 - 18 comments


Fly Slot and Avant Slot have made an agreement


The two Spanish slot companies made an agreement today to share the know how between them, together this strategic agreement has been fixed in order to enforce both companies in the global market.

Like the 1:1 big manufacturers, this kind of joint venture are the base to grow in these difficult days. Thanks to the agreement, Fly Slot acquire the Avant Slot's experience in racing cars. The high quality finish of the Fly Slot models, meets the Avant Slot fine mechanicals specs.

By the same way, Avant Slot increase the range by adding new moulds coming from Fly Slot. These moulds are not in use right now and will be come to life with new chassis, motor pods and all the needs to join the races.

Finally, the joint venture is also a commercial alliance to join national and international markets in order to achieve the final customer, improving the relationship with dealers.

First references of this joint venture are under production and will be launch soon.

Photo and text as supplied by SCC
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> Big Car Money Takes Toy Cars To Japan
Posted by JEXY1 - 31-03-14 12:20 - 8 comments


Big Car Money Takes Toy Cars To Japan: Toyota Sponsors Slot Rally GB Competitors at FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Japan 2015.

After months of negotiations SlotRallyGB (SRGB) organiser Gareth Jex is pleased to confirm the second overseas round in the eight year history of the slot car rally championship.



Working with long term supporter Toyota GB PLC – SRGB has arranged that round three of the 2015 SRGB Championship will take place in Central Tokachi area – Hokkaido – Japan on 01/04/2015. The slot rally event will be located in the Kita Aikoku service park of the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship event taking place at the same time. Regular FIA Asia-Pacific rally drivers and navigators will run SRGB Toyota Celica TA22 Slot cars on the Thursday evening in front of a live audience to set their starting positions for the main event on Friday.

Link to FIA Asia-Pacific web site

Mr. Y.YOKOO, who drove the Toyota 86 to 8th position in the 2013 event commented “When Scot-san (Brownlee) asked me to drive for them again next year I was honoured and a little surprised, we were hoping to receive full factory support for the GT86 entry in next year’s Asia-Pacific championship series, but we will give the TA22 our full support and plan to get some practise in before next season by visiting some of the SRGB 2014 events”



Scott Brownlee - General Manager, Press Relations and Social Media – Toyota GB PLC spoke to Ben Buesnel (SRGB PR/Media) “Toyota has a long history of supporting the SRGB Championship hosting the inaugural event in 2006. Under our ‘Supporting British Motorsport’ initiative we will be sponsoring the top ten SRGB placemen in the Classic Rally class to fly to Japan to take part and assist at the FIA event. Our private jet has the capacity to take the SRGB competitors and their partners to Japan for this superb experience. Our continued commitment to all forms of environmentally sensitive motorsport is the key to the new sponsorship package and we hope that with our involvement in this event all Toyota customer road cars will benefit from the research and development carried out.



Gareth Jex – SRGB organiser commented “What a thrill – we are most grateful to Toyota for this very generous offer and look forward to Japan and to welcoming Mr Yokoo to the remaining rounds in 2014. When I suggested the idea to Scott he was doubtful that it would obtain corporate backing, but when I agreed that the water splash stage could be shipped to Hokkaido he put his full support behind it”.



Full details and travel plans will be announced nearer the time, but all SRGB competitors taking part in the 2014 overseas round (Manx Slot Rally) should bring their passports and SRGB Toyota Celica’s for scrutineering to this event as the top three in scratch class will get automatic entry. A Japanese translation app will also be provided to assist marshalling.

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> Slot.it News - Porsche 962 KH
Posted by JEXY1 - 28-03-14 11:14 - 8 comments


Slot.it News;
Porsche 962 KH - n.27 WSPC Fuji 1000 Km 1988
Drivers: S.Dickens, H.Okada
Ref; CA17c
Official selling date: April the 8th




The Porsche 962 was a sport-prototype racing car, designed to replace the Porsche 956, to race the WSC Group C and Americans IMSA competitions. The main difference from the 956 model was the chassis, modified according to changed FIA safety rules.

This Group C racer from Porsche was one of the most succesfull racing cars ever, its results including:

- World Sport-Prototype Championship: 1985, 1986
- Le Mans 24h: 1986, 1987, 1994
- IMSA GTP Championship: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
- Daytona 24h: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991
- Sebring 12h: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988



Two were the versions of this car: "962" for IMSA Championships, "962C" for Group C races.

The Fuji 1000-kilometres October race was part of the 1988 World Sports-Prototype Championship as well as the Japanese Championship series. Thirteen Porsche 962Cs lined up for the race, including the cars engaged in the World Championship and those engaged in the national series. 'From A Racing' car number 27, driven by Hideki Okada and Stanley Dickens, crossed the finish line in 4th position.
The overall 1988 title in the 'All Japan Sports-Prototype Championship' racing series eventually went to the 'From A' team, and to driver Hideki Okada.







Offset 0.5 motor mount
16,5 mm rear wheels
Motor; V12/3 - 21.500 rpm

Images and text supplied by Slot.it
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> Racer Silverline News
Posted by Savage - 25-03-14 13:27 - 5 comments


Racer Silver Line News

BRE Datsun 240Z #46 - SCCA C Production 1971 winner - J. Morton
Ref: SL18A




BRE Datsun 240Z #3 - SCCA C Production 1971 - D. Parkinson
Ref: SL18B





Photos of the latest preproduction samples of new SILVER LINE models.
Both models are now on assembly and should be ready for delivery in 15/20 days














Pictures and text supplied by Racer
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