News from Scalextric and the organisers of the UK Slot Car Festival 2015Hornby has announced that its Scalextric brand will be the headline sponsor of the UK Slot Car Festival this May and will showcase the F1 Ultimate Race Track designed by Martin Brundle at the event.
Following the success of the first festival with over 3000 visitors in 2014, the UK’s leading model car brand is delighted to be supporting the show as headline sponsor for the second time.
Visitors will be able to play for free on a host of tracks showcasing the very best of the Scalextric collection including rally stages, banger racing and digital layouts. As in previous years, there will be a meet and greet on the Scalextric stand where enthusiasts can discover the company’s new and exciting product introductions for 2015.
Visitors to the show will also be able to experience first-hand ‘The Ultimate Track’ designed by Martin Brundle and incorporating features from every circuit on the 2015 F1® calendar. Brought to life by Scalextric, the track is the biggest layout the slot car track experts have ever created. Parts of every single track from the F1 2015 season can be seen on Martin’s ultimate circuit which has been built to a massive 9m by 9m. Scalextric’s impressive 45 metre long track is made up of 177 pieces and includes track laying, landscaping and all the final detailing. The layout includes over 40 turns, chicanes, straights and sections recognisable to Formula One™ fans around the world such as Casino Square at Monaco, Silverstone’s Copse and Abu Dhabi’s Marina Complex. The circuit’s shape is based on the figure of eight from Suzuka.
The UK Slot Car Festival 2015 will showcase every aspect of the slot car world to its audience of collectors, racers, and families, making it a fun and thrilling event for all.
Scalextric marketing controller, Jim Procter-Bain said:
"We are delighted to once again be supporting one of the biggest slot car events in the world. We look forward to meeting fellow slot car fans and showcasing our exciting new Scalextric lines.”
“We are thrilled to once again to have the world’s most iconic Slot Car Manufacture. Scalextric as our headline sponsors”
comments Julie Scale at Scale Models, Slot Fest Event Organiser. “Their stand this year promises to be amazing with the added attraction of a race using the new PCR chassis-the brand new concept that allows racers to install and run performance parts – it’s going to be an event not to be missed"
The UK’s leading slot car brand will take prime space at the slot car enthusiast event at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon in Warwickshire. The show runs from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.ukslotcarfestival.co.uk
. Images and text as supplied by Hornby and UK Slot Car Festival organisers.