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> FlySlot News - Martini Brabham BT44
Posted by JEXY1 - 16-04-15 09:10 - 13 comments


News from FlySlot;

Brabham-Martini BT44
German Grand Prix Winner 1975
Carlos Reutemann #7
Ref; FS062101
Retail £49.95
Available now




From Terry at Gaugemaster;
I first ran the idea of Fly doing this car nearly 10 years ago after their very successful March 761 release. I sent much info and livery suggestions over but it didn't seem to get any further. In frustration I started to build my own version using the mid-seventies Scalextric BT44 body as a basis and adapting it to the Fly March chassis. When I was asked over to Madrid to meet the new owner of FlySlot in November 2012, I took my prototype over with me in my hand luggage. It's funny how you can talk about something forever and nothing happens but put a model down on the table and suddenly everyone at Fly was excited about the project. It took a further year of them telling me that it could be a possibility and then Rafael Barrios Junior confirmed it at the 2014 Nuremberg Toy Fair. And here she is!



The high air box F1's made quite a stir recently when they appeared at Goodwood with both Autosport and this month's Motorsport Magazines giving plenty of coverage, so its release is well timed. Fly also based much of this model on their March chassis so now we have a perfect advisory for the great handling Fly 761.






Words and images as supplied by Gaugemaster
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> SCALEXTRIC TO HEADLINE AT UK SLOT FESTIVAL 2015
Posted by JEXY1 - 15-04-15 10:18 - 3 comments


News from Scalextric and the organisers of the UK Slot Car Festival 2015

Hornby 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.


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> Slot.it News; Nissan R89C n.85 Le Mans 1990
Posted by JEXY1 - 14-04-15 10:32 - 4 comments


News from Slot.it;

Nissan R89C n.85
Le Mans 1990
Drivers: A.Olofsson, T.Wada, M.Sandro Sala
Ref; CA28b
Official selling date: April 16th




For the 1989 season, rather than relying again on chassis built by March, Nissan had developed the R89C model in conjunction with Lola. The car featured a kevlar and carbon-fibre based monocoque chassis fitted with Nissan's new twin-turbo VRH35 3.5L V8 DOHC engine which was mounted in a stressed installation for better chassis rigidity, delivering up to 950bhp.



Despite Nissan's efforts, the 1989 World Sportscar Championship season was rather unsuccessful for Nissan, as their cars lacked reliability and speed. The beautiful R89C was only able to score points in three races and finished the season in fifth place in the championship for teams.



This model raced the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1990. Its suspensions and aerodynamics were modified, as in the twin car entered by Courage Competition, but it was painted inthe distinctive silver-grey livery of its main sponsor Men's Tenoras. This was the sole Nissan R89C shod with Yokohama tyres.



Car numbered 85 was driven by A. Olofsson, T. Wada, M. Sandro Sala.





Images and text as supplied by Slot.it

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> NSR News - BMW Z4 (New model)
Posted by JEXY1 - 13-04-15 16:23 - 13 comments


News from NSR;
A new model and a new livery;

BMW Z4
Test Car Silver
Ref; NSR1193AW
Retail £64.00




Yes you read that right, we will within the next week or two, take delivery of NSR's first totally new car for over a year and a half - the BMW Z4. Supplied initially in the NSR fashion of a plain Test Car, the first release will be in silver metallic finish. Liveried versions of course will follow but I think the news of any new NSR tooling will be welcome to the racers up and down the country regardless of its colour.

















Corvette C6R
Zolder 2011
Ref; NSR1191AW
Retail £71.00


Being slightly over shadowed by this release, there will also be a red C6R Corvette from the FIA GT race at Zolder 2011 with this delivery.







Images and text as supplied by Gaugemaster


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> Racer Sideways - Porsche 935K2 - Vaillant Kremer Racing
Posted by JEXY1 - 9-04-15 10:02 - 4 comments


News from Racer;

Porsche 935K2
Vaillant Kremer Racing
1977 DRM
Bob Wollek
Retail £49.95
Ref; RCSW33


The K2 was different version of the 935 built by the respected German Porsche tuning and race prep company Kremer, and Sideways have faithfully replicated the different body style of the prototype. The model as always features Slot.it running gear throughout.



Images and text as supplied by UK distributor - Gaugemaster.
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