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I have an early Ninco Clio that is ideal for track novices to learn how to control a slot car correctly as it is magless, progressive, quite forgiving and yet fun to drive with plenty of tailout action.

What other alternatives should I be looking at to help new visitors to my track gain some experience and enjoyment?

My first thought was Nascars, either SCX or Scalextric but I haven't used any on track yet.
 

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Jim Moyes
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Not exactly easy to find though, Gareth!

The SCX Citroen C2 is available quite cheaply and in abundance at the moment and will give a very similar drive to an NC1 Clio if you remove the mag.
 

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QUOTE (RacingSnake @ 2 Mar 2012, 11:26) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What other alternatives should I be looking at to help new visitors to my track gain some experience and enjoyment?

Scalextric cars from the era before they were ruined by the addition of high strength neodymium magnets. There are loads to choose from and they're cheap too. Plenty on eBay. Many came fitted with a low strength brown magnet, which is easily removed.

Choose from;
Early Scalextric in-line Nascars with the brown magnets removed (although the cars are quite expensive on eBay; usually £25+)
Scalextric Porsche 962Cs. Plentiful, cheap, robust, come in a variety of liveries and are enjoyable to drive.
Scalextric Sauber Mercedes C9-88
Scalextric Jaguar XJR-9
Scalextric Ferrari 288GTO
Scalextric BMW M1
Scalextric Ferrari F40
Scalextric Lamborghini Diablo
Scalextric Jaguar XJ220C
Scalextric Porsche 911 GT1
Scalextric Subaru Impreza WRC - make sure you buy the early versions with brown magnets, not the later shape models.
Scalextric Toyota Corolla WRC
Scalextric Renault Mégane Maxi

Most of these will have tyres that have a surface that has hardened with age. Good grip can be restored easily by truing using sandpaper.

You can find a comprehensive list of liveries of each car type at www.slotcarportal.com, but here are a few examples:

C272 Porsche 962C
Tire Car Vehicle Automotive tire Automotive design


C189 Sauber Mercedes C9-88
Tire Wheel Vehicle Land vehicle Car


C2192 Lamborghini Diablo
Wheel Vehicle Car Tire Hood


C2092 Porsche 911 GT1
Tire Wheel Car Vehicle Hood


C591 Jaguar XJ220C
Tire Wheel Vehicle Car Automotive tire


C412 Ferrari F40
Wheel Tire Vehicle Car Hood


C405 BMW M1
Vehicle Car Tire Wheel Hood


C391 Ferrari GTO
Tire Wheel Vehicle Car Hood


C2256 Subaru Impreza WRC
Wheel Tire Land vehicle Car Vehicle


C2184 Toyota Corolla WRC
Wheel Tire Car Vehicle Hood


C2029 Renault Mégane Maxi
Car Vehicle Tire Wheel Hood
 

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