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I'm moving to China next month. Since every piece of track I've ever seen emanates from there, I'm assuming that you can buy the stuff cheap out there. Anyone have any experience of the Chinese slot car movement?
 

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Best of luck... I was in Beijing and Xiamen earlier this year, for a couple of weeks each place. Admittedly, with work to do, I did not have a lot of time for shopping - but on evening shop browsing, I did not see a single slot car, and that was all I was looking for (like you, thinking bargains at source!).
Nor could any Chinese contact understand what I was talking about.
Quite a lot of RC stuff though - cars and planes.
Maybe you could do some internet searching first for outlets.
Happy hunting.

Cheers, Isetta.
 

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Don't expect much, but I know in Shangai there was a big wooden track open to public, I am sure someone will be able to find more information for you.
Almost no Slot car in HK either.

You can look at the phone numbers of the distributors for Scalextric and SCX in China and ask THEM and then let us know!!

Have a nice trip, and I wish you all the best for your next future in China.

Best regards

Maurizio
QUOTE (superhoop @ 10 Dec 2004, 00:05)I'm moving to China next month. Since every piece of track I've ever seen emanates from there, I'm assuming that you can buy the stuff cheap out there. Anyone have any experience of the Chinese slot car movement?
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Here are pictures of the Fuji Slot Car Raceway in Shanghai, referred to by Maurizio. Sorry, I don't have their address.





Kind regards,

Russell

PS: Just yesterday there was a pretty damning report on Sky News about child labour being used to manufacture toys in China. Sky News reporter Dominic Waghorn posed as a toy buyer at a Silverlit factory in southern China, filming secretly. Silverlit lists Toys R Us, Argos and Marks & Spencer among its clients. Workers are as young as 12 or 13 years old and they said they routinely did a 18-hour day, starting at 6am and often working until midnight. Overtime is compulsory and basic take-home pay is less than £30 a month - low even for China.
 

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Quite likely that most of the production is exported, sort of like the best oranges from Florida. Most of the market at this point is outside the country. Wait till they get a whiff of what slot racing really is. Even if racers are a small percentage of the country, it would still be a very large number of people.
 
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