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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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I hear that NASCAR licensing is ridiculously high. Leave it up to the US to price themselves out of their own markets in things (see Real Estate, Software Development, etc.)

The other choices sound fun for the younger crowds.

I can understand what folks are saying about NASCAR. However I actually watched two complete races so far in my life (in May) and it was not painful at all. While I find Le Mans/GT/Classic and courses more exciting, I still must appreciate the concept of combining a skilled human, a finely tuned machine and a adept crew/decision-making to win a race a great concept.

As far as the big box makers are concerned they have got to make something that appeals to the kiddies on December 25. That will be something new/current, not something classic or unique. It is the dollars of the masses that fund the REALLY interesting stuff that we like. We may be a minority at the moment...most interesting things/people are

So, NASCAR and Fast and Futile/Furious for the kiddies so that they make enough cash to finance my habits.
...and/or wait for the smaller guys to produce the real gems.

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