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A Slot Car Tribute To Carroll Shelby

May 18, 2012
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1965 Shelby introduced a redesigned Cobra roadster powered by Ford’s mighty 427 cubic inch big block engine.

If you were to compile a short list of the most influential people in the history of motor sport, Carroll Shelby would have to be on it.  His achievements transcended the confines of the automotive world and became part of American popular culture and folklore.  His Cobras, Mustangs, and Ford GT40s resonated in the consciousness of millions of people... [Read more ⇒]

Carroll Shelby: 1923-2012

May 17, 2012
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Interesting (and sad) that the same week that Slot Car maker, Carrera comes out with the Ford GT40 MkII, LeMans 1966 (modeled after the car that was the first American car to ever win that race), the racing world loses the designer of that car. The following from an article by Pete Lyons that originally appeared on Autoweek. Auto legend Carroll Shelby... [Read more ⇒]

Great Model Slot Car Raceway!

May 2, 2011
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The Modeling and Photographic Art of Glenn Perry Seeing the creativity of our customers is one of the more rewarding aspects of being on the Electric Dream Team.  The skills of our customers run the gamut from performance modifications, painting and decaling to scratchbuilding, kitbashing, and all manner of track building and detailing.  In addition,... [Read more ⇒]

24 Hours of LeMans with Slot Cars

May 13, 2010
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Just because it fun… A short movie using Slot Cars to recreate the atmosphere of car racing during the Ferrari-Ford years. You can hear comments of the practice session and start of the 1965 race on background.  Read More →

Scalextric – Then and Now

February 16, 2009
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Scalextric slot cars were initially created in the 1950s by British firm Minimodels. The company had in 1952 introduced a range of clockwork powered race car systems called Scalex, which were then adapted into electric systems and renamed Scalextric, combining the words Scalex and electric. Initially focusing on 1:32 scale models of Grand Prix racing... [Read more ⇒]

ESPN / NASCAR “Green Flag”

July 18, 2008
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A couple of Nascar Spot for your viewing pleasure…  Read More →

Wild Child – Mazda Commercial

July 18, 2008
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Mazda Speed 3 commerical made by Mazda  Read More →

Slot Car Nostalgia

March 20, 2008
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Here is a great little black and white "old school" slot car racing movie. Kind of makes you feel nostalgic. Ahh, childhood nostalgia. It takes the most unexpected forms at times, including this wall sculpture made from old slot car track and cars by Pete Nidzgorski. Slot cars are what the kids used to do for fun before online deathmatches... [Read more ⇒]

Slot Car Racing in North Carolina

March 20, 2008
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A.G. Kimbrough never thought that racing slot cars, a hobby he started in 1964, one day would turn into a business venture. But the semi-retired Kimbrough, who moved to Evansville in June from North Carolina after a five-month stint in California, figured he’d give it a shot. "I needed to keep working a little bit, but figured if I am supposed... [Read more ⇒]

Another Day Race

January 18, 2008
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the new vid from luke toms and familly  Read More →

Slot Car Racing in Turkey

January 16, 2008
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Believe it or not, there is a thriving Slot car racing scene in Turkey, complete with national events. The event in the video was held in the Tepe Nautilus shopping center. Have a look at the video below. One fun note about the Tepe Nautilus Shopping Center: they get 50,000 shoppers on the weekends but only have parking for 2700. Sounds like fun    Read More →

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