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Missing from Slot Racing?

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So what cars do you think are missing from the slot racing world? Even more helpful, what cars do you think the manufacturers could make that would help THEM sell more & promote the hobby better?

In the US, I hear complaints from people in the "WOMP" world, and some of the less educated about the 1:32 "plastic" world retailers, talk about the lack of updated NASCAR liveries. NASCAR is a 'league' in which there are stronger driver/brand bonds than any other league or even sport. These rabid fans (not ALL are ********, just most!) are lethal when it comes to debating their favorites. Having Scalextric (or others) keep a continued update on cars, and expand their lineup would be amazing. The diecast industry for NASCAR is HUGE over here, and when it comes to "one off's" for special one race only liveries, the demand gets even stronger. There has been some great custom work done to replicate some current cars using some of the Scalextric plain white cars, but they could make a killing doing it themselves.

The other group that would be a huge hit in the US, especially with the younger crowd.. 8-18+, is the "Fast and the Furious" type cars. Either give them some great cars out of the box, or give them some basic cars, then sell add-on rims, exhaust, engine hop-ups, etc, just like in the real "street racing" scene. The money to be made on this market seems too much too pass up.

So what do you guys think?


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Pupkick, we could have been separated at birth! Well, apart from the apparent love of Tupperware (Nascar, that is). Here's what is missing in slots. Talk about a global appeal,name the market where Jap cars don't feature, and gaudy repaints a plenty.

Nice call on the BMW M1, the Altaya re-issue with its tampo work is a peach, shame you can't induce some body-rock, and how many repaints are there of that one?
Fueling the fire just go and check out the looks and the liveries and tell me honestly you think these wouldn't sell as well as dodgy mopeds on stabilizers.

The case for the prosecution rests, m'lud.

[Edited for pee poor grammar!]
Easy kiddies, let's keep it light, we've already had one thread shut out this week (and I didn't do it, so thar').

Like your new sig, Inte!
Tee hee, nice site that Onethirtysecond, I wonder who originally put it together for him?

QUOTE Watch this space as Team Slot provide some moulds to Fly

Wondered if that would get picked up on. Nearly choked on me Smokey Bacon crisps when I read it.
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And yanking the thread back on track, how about one of these? Or one of these?

And then there is always this.

So called Jap crap. Probably the single most ignored quarter of the real motor car world, ignored by the 1:32 brands that is.

Tap into that and watch the pennies come your way. I mean, blimey, if even Margate knocked these out I'd buy every damn one of 'em.

[Editor's note]
Okay, that's enough plugging for the Japs, Wankel.
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