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What Cars to Use for Scalextric Birthday Parties

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Hi everyone!

I've been researching a bit trying to figure out what cars would be best for running scalextric digital parties for kids aged around 5-12...
And so far, the only obvious thing to do, would be to use super resistant cars, my first question is:

Whats the strongest type of car suitable for kids birthday parties? (ie. there will be many many crashes

But, probably more importantly, I will need a car that is smooth to drive, but is still quite fast so the kids can enjoy the experience, not too fast though.
I have tried taking the magnets out of scalextric cars and trueing the tyres, making the grippier by using 3in1 oil on them, but it still seems tricky to drive...
The reason I think its better to have no magnets is because when going round a corner, it warns you if you are going to fast by sliding or snaping out, but doing this makes the cars slower, and in a way, easier to come off...

So at the moment, I am using magnets in the forward position which is the best option I can see at the moment, I have used 3in1 on some cars to even the laptimes out. This is going fairly well, but I was curious if anyone knew a better car to run that may be better overall. So my second question is:

Whats the best car or best way to make a car easy to drive for kids?

Thanks very much every one!
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Hi everyone, thanks for all the replies!

At the moment I am using:
2x porshe 997's
2x laboghini gallardo's
2x nissan GTR's

These are all super resistant, but it can be hard trying to get them all doing similar laptimes, because the nissan GTR's are longer, they like to slide more, so I have put the magnet in the back, and for all the others, i have put them in the forward position.

I also turn the power down, but thinking about it, I don't think I have turned it down enough, like Mr Modifier said, I might try turning it down so they can hardly come off, but you definatly want it so they can come off because yes the kids love that, you just have to get that balance right.

I'll take a look at that thread where you can buy those cars for cheap, I will at least need 2 sets because at the moment, I only have one, it doesn't have to be the same model car, the colours are more important because then its easy to tell which car the kids are controlling.

Once again thanks for all the help!
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