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Newsletter August 18, 2016

August 21, 2016 by  
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Complete your collection of rare Fly “Playboy” cars with these two NOS cars at very special prices:

 

Fly 99054 Marcos, Playboy, presentation box

1/32 scale slot car.

$89.99 $45.95

Save: 49% off

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Fly 99056 Porsche 917K, Playboy, presentation box

Features the Fly pod-mount sidewinder setup. To see some easy performance upgrades for Fly classic sidewinder pod cars click here.

$99.99 $59.95

Save: 40% off

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New This Week

Want to see what’s new? Just keep reading…

Keep reading – or if you would rather just cut to the chase and see all our new products, click here to go to the shop.

Just received! A dozen new Carrera cars and two bargain-price starter sets:

 

Carrera 27508 BMW M4 DTM “T. Glock, No. 16″, 2015

There’s a powerful heart under the hood of the BMW M4 DTM: The 500 hp BMW V8 engine powers this car at rocket speeds. In 2013, with so much power, Timo Glock was cheered to his first victory at the final DTM race in Hockenheim. In 2015 Glock returned to winning ways in the yellow livery of Deutsche Post. He sees his new teammate, Bruno Spengler, as a challenge and a source of inspiration.

$36.99

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Carrera 27511 Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 “AT Racing No. 56″

Carrera 27511 Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 “AT Racing No. 56″ One look at this black and red racing rocket is enough to strike fear into an opponent. One thing is certain: The Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 was built to win! But keeping it under control is a tough task. The driver has to switch up and down the gears in milliseconds!

$36.99

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Carrera 27519 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R “No. 50″

Motor racing fans all over the world were in awe of the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, known as the ‘sound machine’ or the ‘steamhammer’. The nickname came from the incredible noise that became the trademark of this model. Fans were also enthusiastic about the robust aluminium frame and optimised Sting Ray shape to improve the aerodynamics – compared with the predecessor, the C6.R. An all-round successful development of the Chevrolet Corvette, and one that didn’t leave anyone cold. The livery design created by the French Larbre Compétition motor racing team turns a steamhammer into an absolute jewel.

$36.99

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Carrera 27526 Chevrolet Bel Air “Oval Racer”

Carrera 27526 Chevrolet Bel Air “Oval Racer”
Vintage stock car action at its best! The ’57 Chevy Bel Air was a classic American car for the street and the circular racetrack. The exciting tailfin car is a real eye-catcher on slot tracks!

$36.99

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Carrera 27527 Porsche 917K Sebring “No. 16″

In the heyday of motor racing in the 1970s and 1980s Porsches dominated racing series right around the globe. The Porsche 917K ‘no.16′ was already racing in 1970 and was in one of the most thrilling official races ever in the history of the Sebring 12-hour race. Then, as now, the automobile was renowned for its attractive lines and livery.

$36.99

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Carrera 30740 BMW M4 DTM “T. Glock, No 16″, 2015

This Carrera car can be individually coded; it’s digitally controllable and guarantees hours of racing fun.

$54.99

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Carrera 30743 Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 “AT Racing No. 56″

One look at this black and red racing rocket is enough to strike fear into an opponent. One thing is certain: The Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 was built to win! But keeping it under control is a tough task. The driver has to switch up and down the gears in milliseconds!

The Carrera DIGITAL 132 Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 “AT Racing No.56″ slotcar impresses with front, rear and brake lights, and faithfully reproduced details. This Carrera car can be individually coded; it’s digitally controllable and guarantees hours of racing fun.

$54.99

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Carrera 30748 LaFerrari (aluminio opaco)

The LaFerrari is probably the Italian carmaker’s most ambitious project ever and was introduced as the company’s new top model in 2013. As the first serial production hybrid engine Ferrari, it can call upon up to 708 kW (963 hp) of power, making it the most powerful 2-seater Ferrari in production. The distinctive, innovative design ensures this is a dream car, particularly when it catches the eye with its matt silver ‘alluminio opaco’ paint job.

The Carrera DIGITAL 132 LaFerrari slotcar impresses with front, rear and brake lights, and faithfully reproduced details. This Carrera car can be individually coded; it’s digitally controllable and guarantees hours of racing fun.

$54.99

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Carrera 30752 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R “No.50″

Motor racing fans all over the world were in awe of the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, known as the ‘sound machine’ or the ‘steamhammer’. The nickname came from the incredible noise that became the trademark of this model. Fans were also enthusiastic about the robust aluminium frame and optimised Sting Ray shape to improve the aerodynamics – compared with the predecessor, the C6.R. An all-round successful development of the Chevrolet Corvette, and one that didn’t leave anyone cold. The livery design created by the French Larbre Compétition motor racing team turns a steamhammer into an absolute jewel.

The Chevrolet Corvette C7.R impresses with front, rear / brake lights, and faithfully reproduced details. This Carrera car can be individually coded; it’s digitally controllable and can be used with analogue (Carrera Exclusiv) infrastructure. Enjoy the authentic racing atmosphere in your own home.

$54.99

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Carrera 30758 Ford Mustang GT, No.16 D132

The 1967 Ford Mustang was the first re-vamp of the original fitted with a big-block V8 engine.The new racing blue Fastback Mustang is a homage to the age when the track was filled with small-block 289-powered Fords.

$54.99

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Carrera 30760 Porsche 917K Sebring “No.16“

In the heyday of motor racing in the 1970s and 1980s Porsches dominated racing series right around the globe. The Porsche 917K ‘no.16′ was already racing in 1970 and was in one of the most thrilling official races ever in the history of the Sebring 12-hour race. Then, as now, the automobile was renowned for its attractive lines and livery.

The Carrera DIGITAL 132 Porsche 917K Sebring ‘No 16′ slotcar impresses with front lights and faithfully reproduced details. This Carrera car can be individually coded; it’s digitally controllable and guarantees hours of racing fun.

$54.99

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Carrera 23823 Porsche 917k “Porsche Salzburg, No. 17″, Sebring 1970

Porsche found an impressive means of proving that it was possible to improve on excellence! The Porsche 917 was one of the most successful racing cars of its age. Back then it earned several overall victories in what was at the time the most powerful engine class around. The wedge-shaped short tail car had optimised handling and was introduced in the 1970 season. That year there were four Porsche 917Ks in the Sebring 12h race. It turned out to be one of the most thrilling Sebring 12h races ever. The blue and white Salzburg livery was also part of the action.

The Porsche 917K “Porsche Salzburg, No.17″, Sebring 1970 is a real eye-catcher with its headlights and faithfully reproduced details. This Carrera car can be individually coded, it’s digitally controllable and can also be used on an analogue set-up (Carrera EXCLUSIV). Enjoy the simple and authentic race atmosphere at home.

$77.99

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Carrera 25219 Race Champs Race Set

7.1 x 4.6-feet, 17.4-foot lap length

Carrera EVOLUTION’s “Race Champs” analog set allows two big winners to show just what they are capable of: Lewis Hamilton, reigning Formula 1 World Champion in the Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid, and Sebastian Vettel in the Ferrari SF 15-T. The Silver Arrow and the Scuderia Ferrari are both powered by a 1.6-litre, turbocharged V6 engine for tough neck-and-neck racing between the two world champions around the 17.4-foot Carrera racing circuit with two loops!

$164.99

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Carrera 25222 Ferrari Racers Race Set

6.7 x 5.8-feet, 20.7-foot lap length

The rival stars on this racetrack are both Italians! Carrera’s “Ferrari Racers” EVOLUTION set features two Ferrari 458 Italia GT2s. The cars, in the AF Corse and AT Racing designs, fight uncompromising battles along every centimetre of the 6.3-metre circuit! Spectacular drifts with the pedal to the metal are the only way to come out on top. A must for all fans of the Italian Ferrari car makers.

$183.99

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New Cars Coming Soon

This is our pick for the best Scalextric analog starter set ever—Trans-Am action with full race lap timing, counting and control. Note that this set is the only current source for the 1969 Trans-Am Mustang paint scheme and for the number 9 Camaro! The sets are due before the end of August, so you can pre-order yours now.

 

Scalextric C1362T American Classics Set ( Trans-Am Camaro & Mustang (ARC ONE App) —PRE-ORDER NOW!

C1362T American Classics Set ( #9 Sunoco Camaro and the 1969 Red/black/white Trans-Am Mustang (ARC ONE App set)

Analogue set with wired controllers.

$199.99

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SPECIAL COLLECTOR TRANS-AM TWO-CAR SET:

A boxed pair of 1969 Trans-Am Racers, the Mustang Boss 302 and Camaro Z28 that are not available as individual cars. The two are just $199.99 (and you’ll also have a chance to try the new Scalextric lap counting, timing and control system, the RC One and a full race track that is included at no additional cost).  Just order the C1362T American Classics Set.

The first of the super-fast Sideways Goup5/IMSA Ford Mustangs is on its way, so please get your pre-order in now.

 

Racer SW49 Mustang Turbo IMSA Road Atlanta 1982—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Electric Dreams has “Everyday Low Prices” on all the recent super-performance Sideways cars. The first of the Sideways Goup5/IMSA Ford Mustangs is on its way, so please get your pre-order in now.

$59.99

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The wild Mr. Slotcar McLaren F1 in Gulf colors will be here soon so you can pre-order it now.

 

MRSlotcar MR1044 McLaren F1 GTR Gulf Livery #34 PRE-ORDER NOW!

A pair of low profile front tires is under the package tray to replace the larger stock front tires that may rub the body in some corners.

Setscrew Aluminum Wheels all 4 corners – Independant front axle suspension feature (optional at extra cost) – Tunable spring suspension motor pod (springs available separately) – NEWLY DESIGNED Anglewinder 21,500 RPM LONG CAN high torque balanced motor – brass pinion drivetrain – Setscrew ERGAL axle gear – Screw mount guide system – Adjustable front axle/wheel ride height – Machined bronze axle bushings – 3/32″ (2.37mm) hardened axles – Traction magnet – Press fit rear wing mounting system – Damage resistant rear view mirrors. OPTIONAL: This car can be upgraded to independently rotating front wheels by purchasing and installing the Mr. Slotcar MR8025 Front Suspension Kit.

$79.99

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Click Here to See All of this Week’s New Arrivals

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone: (310) 676-7600

Slot car technical information and help email:

support@electricdreams.com

Our warehouse is open to walk-in customers Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.

Next time you’re in the greater Los Angeles area stop by and see us.

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

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Newsletter May 26th, 2016

May 29, 2016 by  
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The Back Room deals of the day

A few of these two early issue Fly cars are on sale for a limited time. Limit two per customer—no dealers

 

Fly 88339 Porsche 917K, Alex Soler Roig, 1970 (C)

1/32 scale slot car. Ready to run on all 1/32 scale non-digital slot car tracks.

Want a smoother, quieter gear mesh at low cost? The Scalextric W8200 sidewinder pinion gear and W8201 spur gear fit Fly sidewinder cars. These are actually better gears than the stock Fly ones. In many cases they are a very low-cost solution to problems with rough, noisy gear mesh that sometimes occur in Fly sidewinder cars.

$74.99 $39.95

Save: 47% off

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Fly 88345 Porsche Carrera 6, LeMans, 1966 (C) (E)

1/32 scale slot car. Ready to run on all 1/32 scale non-digital slot car tracks.

Motor: FC130 endbell drive.

$79.95 $39.95

Save: 50% off

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New This Week

Want to see what’s new? Just keep reading…

Keep reading – or if you would rather just cut to the chase and see all our new products, click here to go to the shop.

The Fourth issue of Slot Cars magazine is here.

 

GBP-4 Slot Cars Spring 2016, 64 pages

GBP-3 Slot Cars Spring 2016, 64 pages.

$6.50

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New Cars Coming Soon

Sideways latest is this rainbow-hued replica of the car that won the 1979 DRM race at Zandvoort. And it goes!

 

Racer SW43 BMW 320 Group 5, Rodenstock Wurth, Zandvoort DRM 1979—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Racer SW42 BMW 320 Group 5, Rodenstock Wurth Team, Zandvoort DRM 1979, Div. II winner, driver M. Winkelhock.

$59.99

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Two new cars are coming from SRC, both with their smooth sidewinder chassis.

 

SRC01610 Porsche 914/6 Jagermeister orange—PRE-ORDER NOW!

SRC01610 SRC Porsche 914/6 Jagermeister orange.

$76.95

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SRC03101 Ferrari 312 PB 1000km Buenos Aires 72 Ronnie Peterson – Tim Schenken—PRE-ORDER NOW!

101 Ferrari 312 PB 1000km Buenos Aires 72 Ronnie Peterson – Tim Schenken.

$73.99

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Click Here to See All of this Week’s New Arrivals

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone: (310) 676-7600

Slot car technical information and help email:

support@electricdreams.com

Our warehouse is open to walk-in customers Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.

Next time you’re in the greater Los Angeles area stop by and see us.

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

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Newsletter February 18th, 2016

February 21, 2016 by  
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JUST ARRIVED:

Two new race sets with low-cost and rugged HO-size cars to show the kids there is more fun here than on their smart phones.

 

G1120T Micro Scalextric Race Karts Set HO size

Space required: 47 x 27-inches,

Track length 145-inches

Suitabale for ages 6+

Set contains:

2 cars

track

controllers

power supply

accessories

Kids love James Bond and you can race any of the Scalextric Micro or other brands of HO-size cars on this track. The track is too narrow for 1/32 scale cars.

$59.99

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G1122T Micro Scalextric James Bond set HO size

Recreate your own James Bond car chases with the Micro Scalextric James Bond set, including a classic Aston Martin DB5 and Aston Martin DBS.

Set contains:

Aston Martin DB5

Aston Martin DBS

track and accessories

controllers with adjustable power control

power supply

Age Suitability: 6+

Kids love James Bond and you can race any of the Scalextric Micro or other brands of HO-size cars on this track. The track is too narrow for 1/32 scale cars.

$59.99

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New This Week

Want to see what’s new? Just keep reading…

Keep reading – or if you would rather just cut to the chase and see all our new products, click here to go to the shop.

The most famous of the GT40s that finished 1-2-3 at LeMans in 1966 is here now.

 

Slot It SICA20C Ford MKII 1966 no. 5 Third LeMans, Ronnie Bucknum, Dick Hutcherson

Slot.it SICA20C Ford MKII 1966 no. 5 Third LeMans, Ronnie Bucknum, Dick Hutcherson.

$69.99

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Slot It SICA28C Nissan R90V no.85, AJSPC Suzuka 500Km

Will run on Scalextric Digital with installation of SISP15 module.

$69.99

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Pre-orders

New Cars Coming Soon

The quick Sideways Ferrari 51BB is coming with a tribute “John Player” paint scheme to place the model squarely in the ranks of “highly-collectible” cars. Pre-orders are open now.

 

Racer SWLE05 Ferrari 512BB Limited Edition John Player—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Racer (Sideways) Ferrari 512BB Limited Edition John Player.

$69.99

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Perhaps the most famous of al LeMans Porsche 917 racers, the “Pink Pig” is on its way as a hand-made cast-resin ready-to-race model from LeMans Miniatures:

 

LeMans Miniatures 132024 Porsche 917/20 LeMans 1971 Retired 12th hour #23 “pink pig”—PRE-ORDER NOW

LeMans Miniatures 132024 Porsche 917/20 LeMans 1971 Retired 12th hour #23 “pink pig”—PRE-ORDER NOW.

$120.99

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One of the wonders of fifties road racing is being reproduced as a 1/32 scale cast-resin ready-to-race model and as a painted body kit by MMK:

 

MMK71LMB Bentley TT coupe 1950 LeMans 8th, number 11, rtr—PRE-ORDER NOW!

MMK71 Bentley TT coupe 1930 LeMans eigth overall, number 11, drivers Eddie Hall and Tom Clark, rtr.

Cast-resin body with cast and etched detail parts, hand-assembled, painted and decaled. Ready to race. Made in France.

$199.99

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MMK71LMBK Bentley TT coupe 1950 LeMans number 11, PAINTED BODY KIT—PRE-ORDER NOW!

MMK71 Bentley TT coupe 1930 LeMans eigth overall, number 11, drivers Eddie Hall and Tom Clark, PAINTED BODY KIT

Cast-resin painted body with cast and etched detail parts, and decals. Made in France.

This is a KIT—the the photo is an assembled model.

The model is also available ready-to-race.

The body-mounting posts are positioned to fit the Slot Classics CJ-A2 Kit Chassis but other chassis can be substituted.

$99.99

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More finely-detailed and painted 1/32 scale figures from LeMans Miniatures:

 

FLM132047 Robert, the photographer, Annees 1950 –PRE-ORDER NOW!

FLM132047 Robert, the photographer, Annees 1950

Finely-detailed and painted 1/32 scale cast-resin figures from LeMans Miniatures.

$13.99

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FLM132043-1M French LeMans gendarmes Andre —PRE-ORDER NOW!

FLM132043-1M French LeMans gendarmes Andre.

Finely-detailed and painted 1/32 scale cast-resin figures from LeMans Miniatures.

$13.99

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FLM132043-2M French LeMans gendarmes Lucien—PRE-ORDER NOW!

FLM132043-2M French LeMans gendarmes Lucien.

Finely-detailed and painted 1/32 scale cast-resin figures from LeMans Miniatures.

$13.99

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FLM132043-3M French LeMans gendarmes Marcel—PRE-ORDER NOW!

FLM132043-3M French LeMans gendarmes Marcel.

Finely-detailed and painted 1/32 scale cast-resin figures from LeMans Miniatures.

$13.99

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We will be receiving these ten new Sloting Plus 3D chassis to fit Slot.it pods so you can add pod power to more of your 1/32 scale cars:

 

Sloting Plus SP600030 3D Printed Chassis Carrera BMW M4 DTM—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Sloting Plus SP600030 3D Printed Chassis Carrera BMW M4 DTM.

Sloting Plus 3D Printed Chassis for Carrera BMW M4 DTM 2015 & 2016 Models – Use With SLOT.IT Motor Pod.

$17.99

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Ten 3D Printed Chassis:

  1. SP600012 Scalextric Bentley for use with Slot.it motor pods
  2. SP600026 Carrera DTM Mercedes for use with Slot.it motor pods
  3. SP600027 Fly BMW M1 for use with Slot.it motor pods
  4. SP600029 Sloting Plus Reynard 2KQ for use with Slot.it motor pods
  5. SP600031 NSR Mosler MT900R for use with Slot.it motor pods
  6. SP600033 Scalextric MP4-12C for use with Slot.it motor pods
  7. SP600035 Scalextric BMW Z4 for use with Slot.it motor pods
  8. SP601003 Scalextric BMW Mini with vac-formed interior and driver for use with Slot.it motor pods
  9. SP601028 Ninco Lancia 037 for use with Slot.it motor pods
  10. SP601002 Scalextric VW Polo with vac-formed interior and driver for use with Slot.it motor pods
Click Here to See All of this Week’s New Arrivals

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone: (310) 676-7600

Slot car technical information and help email:

support@electricdreams.com

Our warehouse is open to walk-in customers Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.

Next time you’re in the greater Los Angeles area stop by and see us.

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

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Newsletter October 1st, 2015

October 5, 2015 by  
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ONLY AT ELECTRIC DREAMS

SAVE ON SIXTIES SPORTS CAR “BUNDLES”

 

EDSET-08 McLaren M6B & Fly Riley DP 2-car pack – $94.98 value!

This 2-car pack includes a Monogram 85-4841 McLaren M6B and a Fly M02102 Riley Daytona Prototype for a super-low price of just $54.99. That’s $27.50 per car. Buy them for racing or kitbashing — at our price you can afford to cut them up, modify them, and race the daylights out of them!

Both cars are new and in their original packaging.

$54.99

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New This Week

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These cars are top performers right out of the box!
 

NSR NSR0004SW Ford P68 Camel Livery Limited Edition

NSR0004SW 1/32 Analog RTR Ford P68 Alan Mann Racing Camel Fantasy Livery Limited Edition of 500 cars worldwide – EVO Chassis with adjustable front axle ride height – 20,000 RPM Shark Motor Sidewinder – Lightweight drilled aluminum setscrew wheels front & back – Ultra smooth and quiet all metal gearing – Heat treated axles with self lubricating bushings – Neodymium traction magnet – Clear coat finish over paint and Tampo printing for maximum durability and high gloss

$86.99

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NSR 1197SW BMW Z4 (E89) GT3 #1 Presentation Livery

USA MARKET EXCLUSIVE SIDEWINDER CONFIGURATION ! – Adjustable front axle ride height – Drop Arm type Guide Flag with Screw to Allow Fixed Position – Setscrew Aluminum wheels all around – SIDEWINDER Balanced SHARK Motor 25,000 RPM & 176 g-cm Torque – Adjustable suspension motor pod – Heat treated axles – Machined bronze self lubricating bushings – Ultra smooth and quiet all metal gearing – Adjustable suspension motor pod – Clear Coat Finish for maximum durability and high gloss – Includes the EVO Type Chassis that will accept Inline / Anglewinder and Sidewinder Triangular motor pods

$89.99

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You can have NSR-quick performance from any of these cars by replacing their chassis with these 3D printed items from Sloting Plus and assembling your choice of NSR pods, motor, gears, wheels and tires.

 

Sloting Plus SP600004 3D Printed Chassis Carrera Audi DTM

Sloting Plus 3D Printed Chassis Carrera Audi DTM

USE WITH NSR TRIANGULAR MOTOR PODS (chassis only–purchase pod, motor, axles gears and wheels separately)

$17.99

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Sloting Plus SP600005 3D Printed Chassis Carrera BMW DTM

Sloting Plus SP600005 3D Printed Chassis Carrera BMW DTM

USE WITH NSR TRIANGULAR MOTOR PODS (chassis only–purchase pod, motor, axles gears and wheels separately)

$17.99

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Sloting Plus SP600006 3D Printed Chassis Carrera Mercedes DTM

Sloting Plus SP600006 3D Printed Chassis Carrera Mercedes DTM

USE WITH NSR TRIANGULAR MOTOR PODS (chassis only–purchase pod, motor, axles gears and wheels separately)

$17.99

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Sloting Plus SP600008 3D Printed Chassis Sloting Plus Reynard

Sloting Plus SP600008 3D Printed Chassis Sloting Plus Reynard

USE WITH NSR TRIANGULAR MOTOR PODS (chassis only–purchase pod, motor, axles gears and wheels separately)

$17.99

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Sloting Plus SP600009 3D Printed Chassis Scalextric Maserati Trofeo

Sloting Plus SP600009 3D Printed Chassis Scalextric Maserati Trofeo

USE WITH NSR TRIANGULAR MOTOR PODS (chassis only–purchase pod, motor, axles gears and wheels separately)

$17.99

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Sloting Plus SP600010 3D Printed Chassis Ninco Seat Leon

Sloting Plus SP600010 3D Printed Chassis Ninco Seat Leon

USE WITH NSR TRIANGULAR MOTOR PODS (chassis only–purchase pod, motor, axles gears and wheels separately)

$17.99

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Sloting Plus SP601001 3D Printed Chassis Scalextric Fiesta

Sloting Plus SP601001 3D Printed Chassis Scalextric Fiesta.

Includes special mounting screws and a 3D printed “support plate” to hold the interior in place.

USE WITH NSR TRIANGULAR MOTOR PODS (chassis only–purchase pod, motor, axles gears and wheels separately)

$24.99

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We just received a huge Carrera shipment: 1/24 scale Digital 124

 

Carrera 23811 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3, Black Bull Racing, No.64, Digital 124

Powerful. Strong. Ferrari

The Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 appears in a Black Bull look that just oozes typical Italian temperament and a passion for creating cars that capture the hearts of motor racing fans all over the world with powerful engines and timeless elegance. This aerodynamic Gran Turismo is powered by a 550 hp engine. The 459 Italia has operating head and tail lights and faithfully reproduced details.

Can be raced on Carrera Digital 124 track and can also be raced on 1/24 scale analog track.

$77.49

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Carrera 23813 Porsche Carrera 6, “No.42″, 12h Sebring 1967, Digital 124

A star with stripes The Porsche Carrera 6 was a coupe from 1965 that won the sportscar and prototype classes, most recently at the 12-hour race in Sebring in 1967. This classic race car provides hours of enjoyment, race after race, in its sensational yellow and black stipes. The English carmakers at Lotus provided the Formula 1 chassis. It was last put into action in 1971 for the world sportscar championship.

The Porsche Carrera 6 ‘No.42′, 12h Sebring 1967 has operating head and tail lights and faithfully reproduced details.

Can be raced on Carrera Digital 124 track and also be raced on 1/24 scale analog track.

$77.49

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1/32 Scale analog:

 

Carrera 27464 (27646) Chevrolet Sting Ray Corvette #14 black

Carrera 27646 Chevrolet Sting Ray Corvette #14 black.

$36.69

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Carrera 27489 Chevrolet Bel Air “No.16″

The Chevrolet Bel Air is the American dream on four wheels. The striking tail fins were in tune with American tastes from 50s, well into the 70s. They cruised down the highways enjoying a sense of freedom. Today, the Bel Air exudes nostalgic charm and is popular with classic car enthusiasts on both sides of the Atlantic.

$36.69

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Carrera 27490 Chevrolet Dekon Monza “No.14″

In 1976 the Chevrolet Monza was an aggressive underdog in the battle for the hotly contended IMSA Sportscar Championship trophy. The unforgettable Al Holbert, later a 3-time winner in LeMans, left a vastly superior field in his wake and stormed to victory in the championship. He repeated this success the following year. Al Holbert and his Chevrolet Monza wrote history in those years.

$36.69

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Carrera 27496 Ferrari F14 T, “F.Alonso, No.14″

Red lightning.

The newly developed ‘Ferrari 059/3′ engine provided Fernando Alonso with 600 hp in the 2014 Formula 1 season. The look of the Ferrari has also been redesigned to correspond with the latest regulations, and with its new front end it looks aggressive and dynamic. Ferrari can always be expected to deliver in the world of Formula 1 racing.

$36.69

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Carrera 27501 Formula E Andretti Autosport

Electrifying speeds.

In the action-packed first race of the FIA Formula E championship the Andretti Autosport Team managed a podium finish. The team finished second at the Beijing ePrix 2014. All of the drivers in the first season of Formula E racing were seated in the cockpit of a Spark-Renault SRT_01E. The McLaren Electronic Systems E-engine can produce up to 200 kW (272 hp) and can accelerate up to a top speed of 225 km/h.

$36.69

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Carrera 27503 E Venturi Formula Racing, “Nick Heidfeld, No.23″

Ready for Hollywood.

Nick Heidfeld has already shown in Formula 1 racing that he can tear up a race circuit in a V8. He is one of a select group of drivers to make motor racing history in the new FIA Formula E championship. Like all of the drivers in the first season of the FIA Formula E championship, Nick Heidfeld was seated in the cockpit of a Spark-Renault SRT_01E.

$36.69

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Carrera 25213 Formula Run set 1/32 scale analog

6.56 x 2.62-feet, 14.8-foot lap length Battle of the best Mercedes won the 2014 constructors’ championship with the best car in Formula 1 before the end of the season. Right up until the final race of 2014 Nico Rosberg and his teammate Lewis Hamilton were locked in a neck-and-neck race for victory. Ultimately it was the ambition and skill of Lewis Hamilton that decided the grand prix in Abu Dhabi and the championship. Lewis Hamilton is now the proud owner of the title World Champion 2014. In the opinion of the experts his opponent, Fernando Alonso in his Ferrari, is the the most consistantly successful driver of the past 10 years. The Ferrari F14 T with an extremely flat vacuum cleaner snout is an incredible powerhouse and a big threat to Mercedes. The 14,8-foot Carrera racetrack features two long straights and is perfect for close races between teams that have been so successful in Formula 1 racing in the past few years. This promises to be a spectacular head-to-head between the 2014 world champion Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes and his opponent Fernando Alonso in an F1 car from Ferrari, one of the defining names in grand prix sport! And the winner?

$164.99

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Carrera 25215 Fast Classics II set 1/32 scale analog

6.56 x 2.62-feet, 14.8-foot lap length.

Vintage power boost.

Two traditional rivals are lined up for this summit meeting. The Shelby AC Cobra took to the tracks achieving a breath-taking 240 km/h, and in 1965 it was ready to make Gran Turismo history. The attempt to break European dominance in the GT class with this Anglo-American sports car was a complete success. The specs of the opponent, the Corvette Sting Ray Coupé, are no less impressive. The growl of the V8 cylinder engine still has jaws dropping in crowds around the world. In 1967 at Le Mans the Corvette set a new speed record at 276 km/h. The originals would be almost priceless, but when they meet in the figure 8 on the 14.8-foot Carrera race circuit it’s the joy of driving that is priceless.

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Carrera Digital 132:

 

Carrera 30689 Chevrolet Sting Ray Corvette #14 black

Carrera 30689 Chevrolet Sting Ray Corvette #14 black.

$54.99

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Carrera 30704 Formula E Andretti Autosport Digital 132

This car can be raced on any brand of 1/32 scale analog track. It will, however, only operate on the Carrera Digital 132 system—it will not operate on any other brand of digital.

In the action-packed first race of the FIA Formula E championship the Andretti Autosport Team managed a podium finish. The team finished second at the Beijing ePrix 2014. All of the drivers in the first season of Formula E racing were seated in the cockpit of a Spark-Renault SRT_01E. The McLaren Electronic Systems E-engine can produce up to 200 kW (272 hp) and can accelerate up to a top speed of 225 km/h.

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Carrera 30705 Formula E ABT Audi Sport, “Lucas di Grassi, No.11″ Digital 132

This car can be raced on any brand of 1/32 scale analog track. It will, however, only operate on the Carrera Digital 132 system—it will not operate on any other brand of digital.

2014 will go down in history as the beginning of a new era in motor racing. A completely new race series was initiated in 2014 – the FIA Formula-E championship. Lucas di Grassi’s victory in Peking in an electrically powered car in the first ever Formula E race will be remembered for many years to come. The Brazilian raced for the Audi Sport ABT Team. Like all of the drivers in the first season of the FIA Formula E championship, Lucas di Grassi was seated in the cockpit of a Spark-Renault SRT_01E.

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Carrera 30706 E Venturi Formula Racing, “Nick Heidfeld, No.23″ Digital 132

This car can be raced on any brand of 1/32 scale analog track. It will, however, only operate on the Carrera Digital 132 system—it will not operate on any other brand of digital.

Nick Heidfeld has already shown in Formula 1 racing that he can tear up a race circuit in a V8. He is one of a select group of drivers to make motor racing history in the new FIA Formula E championship. Like all of the drivers in the first season of the FIA Formula E championship, Nick Heidfeld was seated in the cockpit of a Spark-Renault SRT_01E.

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Carrera 30710 AMG Mercedes C-Coupe DTM, “R.Wickens, No.10″ 2013, Digital 132

This car can be raced on any brand of 1/32 scale analog track. It will, however, only operate on the Carrera Digital 132 system—it will not operate on any other brand of digital.

The car has operating headlights and tail lights.

In their very first race the DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupes recorded a stunning 1st & 2nd place victory. In 2012 the 500 hp racing car replaced the DTM AMG Mercedes C-Klasse – the most successful car in DTM history, having won 85 of its 159 races. The current version features a cooler grill modelled on the grill design of the AMG serial model.

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Carrera 30723 Chevrolet Bel Air “No.16″, Digital 132

This car can be raced on any brand of 1/32 scale analog track. It will, however, only operate on the Carrera Digital 132 system—it will not operate on any other brand of digital.

The car has operating headlights and tail lights.

The Chevrolet Bel Air is the American dream on four wheels. The striking tail fins were in tune with American tastes from the 50s and well into the 70s. They cruised down the highways enjoying a sense of freedom. Today, this executive class car exudes nostalgic charm and is popular with classic car enthusiasts on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Carrera 30724 Chevrolet Dekon Monza “No.14″, Digital 132

This car can be raced on any brand of 1/32 scale analog track. It will, however, only operate on the Carrera Digital 132 system—it will not operate on any other brand of digital.

The car has operating headlights and tail lights.

In 1976 the Chevrolet Monza was an aggressive underdog in the battle for the hotly contended IMSA Sportscar Championship trophy. The unforgettable Al Holbert, later a 3-time winner in LeMans, left a vastly superior field in his wake and stormed to victory in the championship. He repeated this success the following year. Al Holbert and his Chevrolet Monza wrote history in those years.

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Carrera 30732 Mercedes-Benz W05 F1 hybrid, “N.Rosberg, No.6″ Digital 132

This car can be raced on any brand of 1/32 scale analog track. It will, however, only operate on the Carrera Digital 132 system—it will not operate on any other brand of digital.

Nico Rosberg and his teammate Lewis Hamilton fought a thrilling battle for overall victory in the Formula 1 world championship in the cockpits of their Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrids. 2014 was the year of the Mercedes-Benz F1 W05 Hybrid. The Mercedes team dominated throughout the entire Formula 1 season, equipped with the most powerful engines – 1.6-litre V6 engines with turbochargers.

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Carrera 30733 Mercedes-Benz W05 F1 hybrid, “L.Hamilton, No.44″ Digital 132

This car can be raced on any brand of 1/32 scale analog track. It will, however, only operate on the Carrera Digital 132 system—it will not operate on any other brand of digital.

Lewis Hamilton won his second world championship title in the Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid 2014. The Englishman is being closely followed by his stablemate, the equally talented Nico Rosberg. The cars are also perfectly matched, both of these silver arrows being powered by a 1.6-litre V6 engine with a turbocharger. The performance of the Mercedes delivers the necessary speed that has made Hamilton so unbeatable in so many battles.

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Carrera 30734 Ferrari F14 T, “F.Alonso, No.14″Digital 132

The newly developed ‘Ferrari 059/3′ engine provided Fernando Alonso with 600 hp in the 2014 Formula 1 season. The look of the Ferrari has also been reviewed to correspond with the latest regulations, and with its new front end it looks aggressive and dynamic. Ferrari can always be expected to deliver in the world of Formula 1 racing.

This car can be raced on any brand of 1/32 scale analog track. It will, however, only operate on the Carrera Digital 132 system—it will not operate on any other brand of digital.

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Carrera 30735 Ferrari F14 T, “K.Räikkönen, No.7″ Digital 132

This car can be raced on any brand of 1/32 scale analog track. It will, however, only operate on the Carrera Digital 132 system—it will not operate on any other brand of digital.

The newly developed ‘Ferrari 059/3′ engine provided Fernando Alonso with 600 hp in the 2014 Formula 1 season. The look of the Ferrari has also been reviewed to correspond with the latest regulations, and with its new front end it looks aggressive and dynamic. Ferrari can always be expected to deliver in the world of Formula 1 racing.

$54.99

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Carrera 30183 Race ‘n Rush set Digital 132

30183 Race ‘n Rush set Digital 132

9.19 x 5.58-feet

22.6-foot lap length

Mercedes won the 2014 constructors’ championship with the best car in Formula 1 before the end of the season. Right up until the final race of 2014 Nico Rosberg and his teammate Lewis Hamilton were locked in a neck-and-neck race for victory. Ultimately it was the ambition and skill of Lewis Hamilton that decided the grand prix in Abu Dhabi and the championship. Lewis Hamilton is now the proud owner of the title ‘World Champion 2014′. In the opinion of the experts his opponent, Fernando Alonso in his Ferrari, is the the most consistently successful driver of the past 10 years. The Ferrari F14 T with an extremely flat vacuum cleaner snout is an incredible powerhouse and a big threat to Mercedes. The 22.6-foot Carrera racetrack features two long straights and is perfect for close races between teams that have been so successful in Formula 1 racing in the past few years. This promises to be a spectacular head-to-head between the 2014 world champion Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes and his opponent Fernando Alonso in a F1 Ferrari – one of the defining names in grand prix sport! And the winner?

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1/43 Scale Go!!! analog:

 

Carrera 62342 Go!! Formula E-ePrix set, 1/43 scale

5.58 x 2.82-feet, 17.7-foot lap length

Electric Race Atmosphere Full electric power is what Formula E is racing for full-size cars is restricted to electric engines only. The two electric cars ensure the race atmoshere is highly charged for high-speed action around the 17.7-foot Carrera GO!!! 1/43 scale motor racing circuit. A special challenge for the drivers is posed by two fly-overs that require great courage and skill. The race sees the silver Spark-Renault SRT_01E pitted against the red one, both of whom race to their limits with 200 kW / 272 bhp of power. With these slotcars and the Carrera GO!!! racing circuit you’re at the start of the new age of motor racing. The electric race buzz in the air will help you push your electric car to the limit.

$98.39

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Pre-orders

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This is the last of 150 pieces. A great collectable value!

 

Fly W045-1SP March 761 Miller limited edition, (C)—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly W045-1SP March 761 Miller limited edition, 2015 Fly North American National Championship race .

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These cars and set are due in mid-October so get your pre-order in today!

This one has the SRC body so you can upgrade its performance with a screw-in Slot.it pod, motor, gears, wheels and tires.

 

Scalextric C3625 BMW Z4 GT3 2012 Hatsune Miku—PRE-ORDER NOW!

The ‘GSR&Studie with TeamUKYO’ BMW Z4 race team with drivers Nobuteru Taniguchi and Tatsuya Kataoka finished 5th in Japan’s national championship, the GT300, in 2012. The Goddess of the Racing Circuit – Racing Miku 2012! ‘GSR&Studie with TeamUKYO’ is a racing team that took part in the 2012 season SUPER GT300 in Japan. The official mascot of the team, ‘Racing Miku’ was designed by GAN.The figurine ‘Racing Miku’ has been the mascot of the race team since 2010 and is altered each year. ‘Racing Miku’ has a large fan following in Japan.

NOTE: The car is supplied with the standard Scalextric chassis with an SP motor mounted as a sidewinder. The car does NOT include the PCR chassis (underpan) number C8534 (shown) that must be purchased separately. The replacement C8534 chassis, however, does install with the same mounting screws as the stock chassis. This car is designed so that a new C8534 chassis (underpan) can be installed to allow the installation of a Slot.it motor pod with your choice of Slot.it motor, gearing, wheels and tires. The Slot.it motor pod and Slot.it parts are NOT INCLUDED but can also be purchased separately.

Scalextric Special Features:

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-ups

High Detail GT

Magnatraction Working

Rear Lights Xenon

Effect Headlights

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Scalextric C3658A Legends – Cooper Climax – Jack Brabham-Limited Edition—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Sir John Arthur “Jack” Brabham, AO, OBE (2 April 1926 – 19 May 2014) was an Australian racing driver who was Formula One champion in 1959, 1960, and 1966. He was a founder of the Brabham racing team and race car constructor that bore his name. Acclaimed as a brilliant engineer as well as a driver, technological innovations brought about by Brabham’s team helped to shape Formula One racing. “The word ‘legend’ is often used to describe successful sportsmen, in the case of Sir Jack Brabham it’s entirely justified” (Ron Dennis). The Scalextric model represents Jack Brabham in the Cooper T53 at the British Grand Prix in 1960 which he won.

Scalextric Special Features:

Easy Change Pick-ups

High Detail

Magnatraction

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Scalextric C3623 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Beechdean

Andrew Howard, team owner/driver, of the Beechdean Aston Martin Vantage GT3, with partner driver Jonny Adam proudly campaigned the 2014 British GT series in their No.1 car following their 2013 Championship win in the No.007 car.

Scalextric Special Features:

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-ups

High Detail GT

Magnatraction

Working Rear Lights

Xenon Effect Headlights

Drivers: T. Bernhard/ P. Lamy/M. Lieb

$54.99

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Scalextric C3653 Ford GT40 – US Livery—PRE-ORDER NOW!

The “12 Hours of Endurance For The Alitalia Airlines Trophy”, aka the 12 hours of Sebring race, of 1967 saw the “Autosport International” entered GT40 (Chassis 1038) driven by Grossman and McNamara finish 8th overall and 2nd in class against the latest MKIV GT40 car of McLaren and Andretti (1st) and the MKIIb of Foyt and Ruby (2nd). A good weekend for Ford with four GT40 cars in the top eight positions with only Porsche taking the other four positions. Bob Grossman had a wealth of knowledge driving Ferrari sports cars of all types but changed over to the GT40 in 1966 and 1967 when he drove several different cars with reasonable success.

Scalextric Special Features:

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-ups

High Detail GT

Magnatraction

Xenon Effect Headlights

$54.99

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Scalextric C1351T Total Supercars set—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Figure 8 track with hairpin turn

Lamborghini Aventador

Audi R8 LMS

Rugged, Super Resistent cars

Includes hand controllers and power supply

$179.99

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These are due to arrive by the end of October so please place your pre-order now.

 

Racer SW36 Ford Capri Zakspeed turbo – SACHS Racing Spa DRM 1980—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Racer Sideways SW36 Ford Capri Zakspeed turbo – SACHS Racing Spa DRM 1980 – DIv II winner H.Ertl

EVO6 chassis

Slot.it flat-6 can motor

anglewinder

adjustable front axle height

can be upgraded to digital with Slot.it SISP15

$59.99

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SWFIG-007 Playboy Pit Girl Figure with umbrella—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Sideways SWFIG-007 Playboy Pit Girl Figure with umbrella painted

$24.95

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Sideways SWPUM/001 Pump Gulf painted—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Sideways SWPUM/001 Pump Gulf painted . Single pump painted and assembled.

$24.95

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Click Here to See All of this Week’s New Arrivals

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

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Warehouse phone: (310) 676-7600

Slot car technical information and help email:

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Our warehouse is open to walk-in customers Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.

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Newsletter September 24th, 2015

September 27, 2015 by  
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EDSET-01 McLaren M6A & Porsche 936 2-car pack – $104.98 value!

This 2-car pack includes a Monogram 85-4838 McLaren M6A and a Spirit 0601402 Porsche 936 for a super-low price of just $57.99. That’s $29 per car. Buy them for racing or kitbashing — at our price you can afford to cut them up, modify them, and race the daylights out of them!

Both cars are new and in their original packaging.

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New This Week

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Keep reading – or if you would rather just cut to the chase and see all our new products, click here to go to the shop.

 

Osterero CH2K 1980 Chaparral 2K, Indianapolis 500 winner, Limited Edition rtr

RTR model. Hand-made, cast-resin body, SLS chassis (selective laser sintering), aluminium hubs, silver nickel photo-etched, 20.000 rpm motor, inline gear.

Johnny Rutherford won the 1980 Indianapolis 500 in this Chaparral 2K. This is the second development of this car, created by John Barnard and Jim Hall. The car was the first to race with a ground effects chassis at Indianapolis.

$249.95

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Scalextric C3603 Maserati Trofeo

The Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo World Series of 2012 made its North American debut at Sonoma Raceway the weekend of September 21st. Famed Actor and accomplished race driver Patrick Dempsey and top stuntman, racer, and Hot Wheels X Games Double Loop Dare World Record holder, Greg Tracy competed in the GranTurismo MC Trofeo with series title sponsor Bowers & Wilkins livery.

Scalextric Special Features:

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-ups

High Detail GT

Magnatraction

Working Rear Lights

Xenon Effect Headlights

$54.99

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Scalextric C3590A Monte Carlo Rally-Peugeot 205 T16 E2 & MG Metro 6R4-Limited Edition

1986 Rallye Monte Carlo: Peugeot 205 T16 E2 – The 1986 drivers’ championship was won by Peugeot’s Juha Kankkunen, followed by two other “Flying Finns”, Lancia’s Markku Alén and Kankkunen’s teammate Timo Salonen. Peugeot Talbot Sport’s factory 205 T16s under Jean Todt were the most successful cars to compete in the last two years of the World Rally Championship’s Group B era, winning the 1985 and 1986 Constructors’ and Drivers’ titles.

MG Metro 6R4 – British drivers Tony Pond, Jimmy McRae, David Llewillin and Malcolm Wilson all drove the MG Metro 6R4 Group B rally cars for the Austin Rover World Championship Team with varying successes in 1985 through to 1987. Tony Pond was the highest finishing British driver in the 1986 Monte Carlo Rally, being forced out of the competition following an accident on Special Stage 6 resulting in a 36th place finish.

Scalextric Special Features:

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-ups

High Detail Magnatraction

Working Rear Lights

Xenon Effect Headlights

$129.99

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Scalextric C3591A Peugeot 205 T16-Limited Edition

Limited Edition:2,500 Peugeot Talbot Sport’s factory 205 T16s under Jean Todt were the most successful cars to compete in the last two years of the WRC Group B era, winning the 1985 and 1986 Constructors’ and Drivers’ titles with Timo Salonen and Juha Kankkunen. Invited to drive for the 1985 season by team boss Jean Todt, Salonen set a record by winning four world rallies in a row and went on to win the World Championship with a record 52-point margin ahead of second-placed Stig Blomqvist. Salonen then remained at Peugeot for the 1986 season, and finished third in the drivers’ championship.

Scalextric Special Features:

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-ups

High Detail

Magnatraction

Working Rear Lights

Xenon Effect Headlights

$64.99

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Scalextric C3587A Ford XB Falcon-2-car Touring Car Legends-Limited Edition

The 1977 Australian Touring Car Championship cars. The two Scalextric cars represent the 1-2 finish at Oran Park in March 1977 for the Moffat Ford Dealers team in their XB Falcons before moving on to the XC Falcons in the latter half of 1977. Reigning champion Allan Moffat (Ford Falcon) dominated the 1977 season. In addition to his victory in the non-championship Hardie-Ferodo 1000 at Bathurst, Moffat won his third Australian Touring Car Championship, leading home new Moffat Ford Dealers team mate Colin Bond for a series 1-2 result. Moffat won the first five rounds of the championship, won a total of seven out of the eleven rounds and won the title by 32 points. Bond recorded a win at Adelaide International Raceway but was put under pressure near the end of the season from Peter Brock after consecutive wins by the Holden Torana driver at Lakeside International Raceway and Sandown Raceway in the Hang Ten 400. In the end Bond finished nine points clear of Brock.

Scalextric Special Features:

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-ups

High Detail

Magnatraction

Working Headlights

Working Rear Lights

$129.99

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Scalextric C3595 Bentley Continental GT3

Car number 17 is one of the M-Sport-sponsored Bentley factory team cars that compete in European GT races.

Scalextric Special Features:

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-ups

High Detail GT

Magnatraction Working

Rear Lights Xenon

Effect Headlights

$54.99

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Scalextric C3605 McLaren MP4-12C GT3

Team Bhaitec driver Daniel Lloyd endured an incredibly frustrating first visit to Zandvoort in The Netherlands over the July 5th/6th 2014 weeked, with changeable conditions in round three of the Blancpain Sprint Series ultimately costing the Briton and team-mate Sten Pentus a points finish. With conditions getting treacherous, Daniel had to make an unscheduled return to the pits for treaded rubber and eventually ended the encounter in 15th position with the McLaren 12C GT3.

Scalextric Special Features:

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-ups

High Detail GT

Magnatraction

Working Rear Lights

Xenon Effect Headlights

$54.99

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Scalextric C3641 Peugeot 205 T16 “Pikes Peak 1987″

In 1986, after Group B rallying was removed from the FIA regulations, Peugeot used much of their experience developing the 205 T16 for the Paris-Dakar Rally and Pikes Peak Hillclimb. Their first attempt at Pikes Peak, also known as The Race to the Clouds, was in 1987 with the diminutive 205: the car that transformed Peugeot’s commercial fortunes after it was launched in 1983 and then went on to become a legend on the world rally stage thanks to the outlandish Group B T16 version. At Pikes Peak, the plucky Peugeot driven by Ari Vatanen fought valiantly against Audi but their Sport quattro won the event.

Scalextric Special Features:

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-ups

High Detail Circuit

Magnatraction

Working Rear Lights

Xenon Effect Headlights

$54.99

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Scalextric C3643 McLaren P1

The McLaren P1 is a limited production plug-in hybrid sports car by British automotive manufacturer McLaren Automotive. The concept car debuted at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Deliveries to retail customers began in the UK in October 2013. The entire P1 production of 375 units was sold out by November 2013. It is considered to be the long-awaited successor to the McLaren F1, utilizing hybrid power and Formula 1 technology.

NOTE: The car is supplied with the standard Scalextric chassis with an SP motor mounted as a sidewinder. The car does NOT include the PCR chassis (underpan) number C8533 (shown) that must be purchased separately. The replacement C8533 chassis, however, does install with the same mounting screws as the stock chassis. This car is designed so that a new C8533 chassis (underpan) can be installed to allow the installation of a Slot.it motor pod with your choice of Slot.it motor, gearing, wheels and tires. The Slot.it motor pod and Slot.it parts are NOT INCLUDED but can also be purchased separately.

Scalextric Special Features:

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-ups

High Detail GT

Magnatraction Working

Rear Lights Xenon

Effect Headlights

$54.99

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Slot.It SICA27B Matra Simca MS670B 24h Le Mans 1974

The Matra-Simca MS 670 was a Prototype race car that won the Le Mans 24 Hours 3 times in a row (from 1972 to 1974) as well as the World Manufacturers Championship twice (1973 and 1974).

The car was designed by Bernard Boyer and Jean-Louis Caussin. The long tail version, designed in ’74 for Le Mans, was still called ‘670 B’, ‘B’ being the distinctive letter of all Matras that were fitted with the Porsche 5-speed gearbox.The chassis was an aluminium monocoque, with fiberglass body.

The engine was a 3-litres V12 at 60°, with aluminium block and head; bore was 79.7 mm and stroke 50.0 mm. Its sound was extremely loud. The version used in ’74 for Le Mans was the ‘MS 73′, with a maximum torque of 320 Nm at 8400 rpm, reaching a maximum power of 450 HP at 10500 rpm. On the Mulsanne straight the car could top 320 kph. Brakes had Girling ventilated discs, all-round; in 1974, the rear brakes were moved inboard. Rims dimensions were 13” x 11” at front and 15” x 15” at rear. The car weighted 693 kg. There were three ‘670 B’s racing in Le Mans in 1974. Number 9 was driven by Jean-Pierre Jabouille and François Migault.

$69.99

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Slot.It SICA09G Porsche 956 KH Nurburgring 1983 (C)

The Porsche 956 and later 962 models could be assembled with two different rear wing configurations: “low downforce”, used mostly in Le Mans where the 6.5 km Hunaudières straight required a very low drag at the expense of downforce, and “high downforce”, for twistier circuits.

Regardless of the configuration, Porsche 956 and 962 cars were the cars to beat in any Group C competition in the early 80’s.This car, driven by Stefan Bellof in 1983, established and still holds the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time records. It’s qualifying lap time of 6’11”.13 for the 1983 edition of the 1000 km is unofficially the fastest lap ever driven on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in its current configuration. Bellof also set the fastest lap during the race, with a lap time of 6’25”.91, which remains the official Nordschleife lap record for all cars.

$69.99

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Pre-orders

New Cars Coming Soon

These quick Slot.it Porsches are due by early October so be sure to get your pre-order in so we can ship them the day they arrive.

 

Slot.it SICA34A Porsche 962C 85 LeMans 1987 Fourth “Leyton House”—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Slot.it SICA34A Porsche 962C 85 LeMans 1987 Fourth “Leyton House” , G Fouche, F. Konrad, W. Taylor

$69.99

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Slot It SICA34z Porsche 962 85 white kit —PRE-ORDER NOW!

SICA34z Porsche 962 85 white kit with prepainted and preassembled parts.

$69.95

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Slot.It SICA17D Porsche 962C KH 1st Brands Hatch 1990—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Slot.It SICA17D Porsche 962C KH 1st Brands Hatch 1990.

$69.99

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We will have more of the Flyslot Porsches with sound in late October:

 

Fly 704104 Porsche 997 Spa 24 Hour “Mobile 1″ WITH SOUND—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly 704104S Porsche 997 Spa 24 Hour “Mobile 1″ WITH SOUND.

Drivers: T. Bernhard/ P. Lamy/M. Lieb

$79.99

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These hot new Flyslot (Slotwings) cars are due in late-October so please get your pre-orders in today.

 

Fly (Slotwings) WO45-01 March 761GP USA GP West 1977, #30—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly (Slotwings) WO45-01 March 761GP USA GP West 1977, #30 Brett Lunger.

$59.95

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Fly 704104AV with Avant Slot high-performance motor Porsche 911 Spa 24 Hours—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly 704104AV with Avant Slot high-performance motor Porsche 911 Spa 24 Hours, drivers T, Bernhard, P. Lamy and M. Leib.

This Flyslot “AV” car is designed for experienced racers only. It is fitted with an Avant Slot hi-revving 25,000 rpm motor and it will be extremely difficult to control on a short home track. The standard (no “AV” suffix) Flyslot cars are designed for racing on home tracks

$69.95

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Click Here to See All of this Week’s New Arrivals

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone:  (310) 676-7600

Slot car technical information and help email:

support@electricdreams.com

Our warehouse is open to walk-in customers Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.

Next time you’re in the greater Los Angeles area stop by and see us.

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

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Newsletter August 7th, 2015

August 10, 2015 by  
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Barn Find! The most collectible Slot Classic car? Slot Classics produced these hand-made cast-resin BMWs with etched metal details ready-to-race as their 10th anniversary car in 2006. The anniversary package included a cast resin diorama base and a 190-page hardback history of Slot Classics cars book. We found one in the warehouse still in the original package and never run. Because of its rarity it is not returnable. Slot Classics CJ5/1 BMW 328 1939 with diorma & 190-page SLOT CLASSIC THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY book.

 

Slot Classics CJ5/1 BMW 328 1939 with diorma & 190-page SLOT CLASSIC THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY book

Slot Classics BMW 328 that finished 7th at LeMans in 1939. These models are “10th Anniversary Commemorative” editions and were only available fully-assembled in a package that includes a diorama depicting the 1939 LeMans course with the typical wattle and earth spectator barriers of LeMans and a 190-page hardback book SLOT CLASSIC THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR’S GUIDE, by Uwe Kitza.

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New This Week

Want to see what’s new? Just keep reading…

This week we have new cars from Proto Slot, SRC and Carrera.

Keep reading – or if you would rather just cut to the chase and see all our new products, click here to go to the shop.

 

Proto Slot CB084 Abarth 2000 Targa-Florio 1970 rtr

Abarth 2000 Targa-Florio 1970 driven by “Pam” and “Gi-Bi” ready-to-race 1/32 scale painted hand-made cast-resin body with metal chassis. Superb quality and detail. Made in France.

$259.99

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Proto Slot CB084PK Abarth 2000 Targa-Florio 1970—PAINTED BODY KIT

Abarth 2000 Targa-Florio 1970 driven by “Pam” and “Gi-Bi”. PAINTED BODY KIT. 1/32 scale painted hand-made cast-resin body kit. Superb quality and detail. Made in France. Pictures show fully assembled car. The body can be adapted to most brands of chassis but the Proto Slot Kit KR02C metal chassis with Proto SLot Kit SR15 tires and wheels are designed for this car.

$109.95

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SRC 900111 THREE Car Box Set of Porsche 907L Daytona 24h ’68 Limited Edition

Porsche finished 1-2-3 with these cars at the Daytona 24 Hour race in 1968:

  • Porsche 907 #54 driven by Vic Elford and Jochen Neerpasch
  • Porsche 907 #52 driven by Jo Siffert and Hans Hermann
  • Porsche 907 #51 driven by Rolf Stommelen and Joe Buzzetta

Motor

Brand SRC x01

RPM 24.000 RPM

Voltage 14 V

Rims/Tyre dimensions

Front 19,5×9 mm

Rear 22,5×10 mm

Axle diameter 2,40 mm

Pinion Z-11

Crown Z-36

$235.95

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SRC 01703 Lola T600 1981 IMSA Champion, driver Brian Redman

Usually the model car manufacturers supply photos of hand-lettered preproduction models. This time, SRC has furnished the actual artwork that will be used to pad-print the cars.

$79.99

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SRC 01605 Porsche 914/6 Nurburgring Safety Car

SRC 01605 Porsche 914/6 Nurburgring Safety Car.

$79.99

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SRC 01607 Porsche 914/6 no. 5 Mexico 1973 LIMITED EDITION

Porsche 914/6 no. 5 Mexico 1973 LIMITED EDITION. Sidewinder SP-size motor with one-piece chassis.

$79.95

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We received a massive Carrera early fall shipment with 1/32, 1/24 and 1/43 scale cars, a new 1/32 scale set and the “Grid Ladies”.

 

Carrera 25208 LaFerrari set

Carrera 25208 LaFerrari set

6.73 x 5.81-feet

20.7-foot lap length

There was a unanimously positive reaction among the motorsport press at the unveiling ceremony of Ferrari’s first ever supersportscar to be powered by a hybrid engine can produce up to 963 hp, not only making it the Italians’ most powerful car, but also putting it way ahead of the competition in terms of design. This Carrera battle of the giants set with LaFerrari cars in yellow and red will allow the drivers to show who’s the fastest jockey in the stable. The LaFerrari is the only car in its class with a parallel hybrid engine without an external recharging option. On electricity alone it can only manage 5 km/h. What makes it so electrifying is that this powerboost optimises the whole power output of the 6.3-litre engine. Surplus energy from petrol combustion power is stored as electricity via the generator. This soaks up the extreme braking on the 20.7-foot double bend immediately. The question is, which driver can exploit these technical advances to his benefit?

$199.99

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Carrera 30710 AMG Mercedes C-Coupe DTM, “R.Wickens, No.10″ 2013, Digital 132

This car can be raced on any brand of 1/32 scale analog track. It will, however, only operate on the Carrera Digital 132 system—it will not operate on any other brand of digital.

The car has operating headlights and tail lights.

In their very first race the DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupes recorded a stunning 1st & 2nd place victory. In 2012 the 500 hp racing car replaced the DTM AMG Mercedes C-Klasse – the most successful car in DTM history, having won 85 of its 159 races. The current version features a cooler grill modelled on the grill design of the AMG serial model.

$54.99

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Carrera 30714 Porsche GT3 RSR, “hybrid, No.36″ VLN 2011 Digital 132

Carrera 30714 Porsche GT3 RSR, “hybrid, No.36″ VLN 2011 Digital 132

$54.99

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Carrera 30717 Shelby Cobra 289, “No.11″, Digital 132

The Shelby Cobra was developed by an American race driver Carrol Shelby and British car manufacturer AC. The Cobra brand achieved legend status in 1961 when the AC Ace was fitted with a 4.3-litre V8 Ford engine. The resultant Shelby Cobra is still considered one of the most venomous cars ever to have raced.

$54.99

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Carrera 27476 AMG Mercedes C-Coupe DTM, “R.Wickens, No.10″ 2013

Always ahead of the rest.

In their very first race the DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupes recorded a stunning 1st & 2nd place victory. In 2012 the 500 hp racing car replaced the DTM AMG Mercedes C-Klasse – the most successful car in DTM history, having won 85 of its 159 races. The current version features an oil cooler on the grill of the AMG production model.

$36.69

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Carrera 27480 Porsche GT3 RSR, “Hybrid, No.36″ VLN 201

Ultra-speed success.

On the 28th May 2011 at the VLN long distance championships at the Nürburgring, the Porsche GT3 RSR hybrid celebrated its first victory. It sped around the Nordschleife fitted with a 6-cylinder boxer engine and a bludgeoning 480 hp.

$36.69

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Carrera 27483 Shelby Cobra 289, “No.11″

The Shelby Cobra was developed by an American race driver Carrol Shelby and British car manufacturer AC. It’s a thrilling eye-catcher – also in the hard-top version. The Cobra brand achieved legend status in 1961 when the AC Ace was fitted with a 4.3-litre V8 Ford engine. The resultant Shelby Cobra is still considered one of the most venomous cars ever to have raced.

$36.69

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Carrera 27488 Ford Mustang GT “No.49″

The Shelby Cobra was developed by an American race driver Carrol Shelby and British car manufacturer AC. The Cobra brand achieved legend status in 1961 when the AC Ace was fitted with a 4.3-litre V8 Ford engine.

$36.69

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Carrera 27502 Formula E ABT Audi Sport, “Lucas di Grassi, No.11″

A victory for the history books.

2014 will go down in history as the beginning of a new era in motor racing. A completely new race series was initiated in 2014 – the FIA Formula-E championship. Lucas di Grassi’s victory in Peking in an electrically powered car in the first ever Formula E race will be remembered for many years to come. The Brazilian raced for the Audi Sport ABT Team. Like all of the drivers in the first season of the FIA Formula E championship, Lucas di Grassi was seated in the cockpit of a Spark-Renault SRT_01E.

$36.69

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Carrera 21123 Grid Ladies, set of 5 figures

Carrera 21123 Grid Ladies, set of 5 figures. This set is very rare so make sure you grab yours!

$15.99

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Carrera 23807 Porsche 917K Martini International, “No.35″, 1970, Digital 124

Retro chic returns to the front

The Martini International Racing Team finished 7th and 9th at the 6-hour race at Watkins Glen Race Course. Hardly surprising, since the Porsche 917K racing car could displace 4.5 litres and produce 383 kW of power, making it one of the cc giants of its era. The K stood for shorttail (Kurzheck) and it was designed to suits bendy circuits. Not only were the specs and techs impressive, the psychedelic design with green and blue swirls gave this automobile an unmistakeable retro hippy look.

The Porsche 917 K Martini International ‘No.35′, Watkins Glen 6 Hour 1970 has operating head and tail lights and faithfully reproduced details.

Can be raced on Carrera Digital 124 track and can also be raced on 1/24 scale analog track.

$77.49

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Carrera 23809 Porsche GT3 RSR, “Haribo Racing”, Digital 124

Untiring long distance winner

The Porsche 911 GT3 R in the unique Haribo livery is a guarantee for a place at the front of the field in any long distance race. Whichever driver climbs into the cockpit of the black-clad racer, 500 hp under the hood and a top speed of 290 km/h ensure he’s at the front of the field on the final lap. Richard Westbrook ended up on the winner’s rostrum in the 12-hour race in Sebring. Norbert Siedler won at the Norisring circuit. The Haribo Racing Team GT3 boasts a stunning design that hints at the power the 4.0-litre, 6-cylinder boxer engine can produce.

The Porsche GT3 RSR ‘Haribo Racing’ has operating head and tail lights and faithfully reproduced details.

Can be raced on Carrera Digital 124 track and can also be raced on 1/24 scale analog track.

$77.49

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Carrera 23814 Ferrari 330P4, “No.03″ Monza 1967, Digital 124

An easy winner

The Ferrari 330 P4 was unrivalled thanks to its construction. The key was the engine block featuring 12 cylinders – the first to have three valves per cylinder. This increased the power output of this bright red 1967 racer to an incredible 450 hp at 8000 rpm. It finished first adn secodn at Monza, and in 1967 beat Porsche to the world championship by 2 points. This sealed its reputation as one of the most popular Ferraris of all time.

The Ferrari 330 P4 ‘No.03′, Monza 1967 has operating head and tail lights and faithfully reproduced details.

Can be raced on Carrera Digital 124 track and can also be raced on 1/24 scale analog track.

$77.49

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1/43 scale Go!!!

 

Carrera 41383 Mercedes-Benz W05 F1 hybrid ” L.Hamilton, No.44″Digital 143

This car can be raced only on the Carrera Digital 143 system.

The current silver arrow is raising the pulses of Formula 1 fans all over the world. Lewis Hamilton, the driver of this hybrid car, is daring and highly-motivated, and has just crossed the finish line in first place to secure the 2014 Formula 1 world championship. The car and the driver are both born winners, investing courage and spirit to turn every race into a home grand prix.

$34.98

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Carrera 41384 Ferrari F14 T “F.Alonso, No.14″ Digital 143

This car can be raced only on the Carrera Digital 143 system.

The Ferrari F14 T, driven by two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, is a ‘must’ in any good slotcar grand prix. After all, speed is a genetic trait with Ferrari. And it’s all about speed on the Carrera circuit with tricky bends and daring loops. Who can churn out the best lap times, again and again, while staying in control and on the tracks? Ferrari drivers all receive the same orders – to drive to victory every time, to set track records and become legends. The Carrera GO!!! Ferrari F14 T Slotcar guarantees thrills with an authentic appearance and numerous details. This Carrera car is an ideal way of entering the Carrera world of racing for children of 6 years and up!

$34.99

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Carrera 41385 BMW M3 DTM “A.Farfus, No.7″ Digital 143

This car can be raced only on the Carrera Digital 143 system.

The BMW M3 DTM harbours an incredible 480 hp under the hood as it stretches the gap to the cars behind, lap after lap. There’s also lots of fun involved as it roars around the racetrack. However, it’s vital you have everything completely under control, otherwise there could be some hair-raising situations. Once you’re in control, you’ll become a regular occupant of the highest spot on the coveted DTM winners’ podium.

$34.98

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Carrera 41386 Audi A5 DTM “M.Molina, No.20″

41386 Audi A5 DTM “M.Molina, No.20″

$34.99

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Carrera 64033 GO! Nintendo Mario Kart 8 – Mario 1/43 scale

Let the adventures continue. Mario puts his foot down causing a stir with his buddies on Carrera racetracks once again. Into the bend and top speed around the loop! Mamma mia! Wide-based tyres and uncompromising road-holding make racing a joy and a thrill. Who’s going to win this time? Mario or Luigi? The battle of the super-speedy bothers is back again. The 1/43 scale Carrera GO!!! Mario Kart 8 Slotcar Mario guarantees thrills with an authentic appearance and numerous details. This Carrera car is an ideal way of entering the Carrera world of racing for children of 6 years and up!

$17.49

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Carrera 64034 GO! Nintendo Mario Kart 8 – Luigi 1/43 scale

When Luigi puts the pedal to the metal, all hell breaks loose. What could be more fun than battling for victory against your best friends? That’s why Mario, Yoshi and Toad are on this audacious trip. Every one of them wants to win. Luigi accelerates and shoots ahead. Head over tail around the loop – phew! And on he goes! The 1/43 scale Carrera GO!!! Mario Kart 8 Slotcar Luigi guarantees thrills with an authentic appearance and numerous details. This Carrera car is an ideal way of entering the Carrera world of racing for children of 6 years and up!

$17.49

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Carrera 64035 GO! Nintendo Mario Kart 8 – Yoshi 1/43 scale

No jolly cart race on the super-speedy Carrera race circuit is complete without Mario’s faithful companion Yoshi. The friendly dragon is already seated and racing into the next adventure. Stunning speeds and speedy bends make racing great fun. Can Yoshi complete a daring loop? Everybody has their fingers crossed. This race will be decided with skills on the hand-held controls. The 1/43 scale Carrera GO!!! Mario Kart 8 Slotcar Yoshi guarantees thrills with an authentic appearance and numerous details. This Carrera car is an ideal way of entering the Carrera world of racing for children of 6 years and up!

$17.49

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Carrera 64036 GO! Nintendo Mario Kart 8 – Toad 1/43 scale

Mario’s buddy Toad loves adventures and also loves racing against his friends. Ready – set- go! Toad puts his foot down around the super-speedy Carrera racetrack for lap after lap of action and fun. These high-speed racetrack battles require immense skill on the control handset. There’s a challenge around every bend and everyone wants to be a winner. The 1/43 scale Carrera GO!!! Mario Kart 8 Slotcar Toad guarantees thrills with an authentic appearance and numerous details. This Carrera car is an ideal way of entering the Carrera world of racing for children of 6 years and up!

$17.49

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Carrera 64039 GO! Mercedes-Benz W05 F1 hybrid ” L.Hamilton, No.44″1/43 scale

Keep the pressure on, move ahead of the rest, beat your best laps and go for the world championship like Lewis Hamilton. The Mercedes-Benz F1 W05 Hybrid won the 2014 Formula 1 constructors’ championship, and the no.44 – can be found speeding around Carrera race circuits everywhere. Intelligently designed, faithfully detailled and incredibly fast – that’s Lewis Hamilton’s silver arrow in the home-based Formula 1 arenas of the world. The world’s fastest drivers now meet in the supreme class of motor racing. Victory is in the hands of each driver – so press to go and push the accelerator to the limit.

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Pre-orders

New Cars Coming Soon

These hand-made models from Slot Classics should be here by September. They are sold out at the factory so be sure to pre-order yours.

 

Slot Classics CJ45 (was CJ54) 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe rtr—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Custom-made cast-resin body with etched-metal parts. Fully assembled with metal wheels.

This Mercedes-Benz 300SL coupe is a replica of a little-known Mercedes, the first car to use a hinge-forward pivoted panel on the rear deck to act as an air brake—the car was tested at the Hockenheim Ring track and at LeMans in 1952 but the panel did not work well enough and the car was not raced in this form. The air brake panel was developed and used very successfully on the 300SLR roadsters that raced at LeMans in 1955. A 300SL coupe number 22 with a green band around the nose did race at LeMans in 1952 but it retired in the ninth hour. Slot Classics produced replicas of 1952 LeMans-wining 300SL coupe number 21 about ten years ago but they are no longer available.

$315.99

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Slot Classics CJ54KPP 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe PAINTED KIT—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Custom-made cast-resin body with etched-metal parts. Painted body, clear windows with complete unassembled chassis with metal wheels.

This Mercedes-Benz 300SL coupe is a replica of a little-known Mercedes, the first car to use a hinge-forward pivoted panel on the rear deck to act as an air brake—the car was tested at the Hockenheim Ring track and at LeMans in 1952 but the panel did not work well enough and the car was not raced in this form. The air brake panel was developed and used very successfully on the 300SLR roadsters that raced at LeMans in 1955. A 300SL coupe number 22 with a green band around the nose did race at LeMans in 1952 but it retired in the ninth hour. Slot Classics produced replicas of 1952 LeMans-wining 300SL coupe number 21 about ten years ago but they are no longer available.

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These are due next week so please send in your pre-order:

 

Slot.It SICA27B Matra Simca MS670B 24h Le Mans 1974—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Slot.It SICA27B Matra Simca MS670B 24h Le Mans 1974

$69.99

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Slot.It SICA09G Porsche 956 KH Nurburgring 1983—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Slot.It SICA09G Porsche 956 KH Nurburgring 1983

$69.99

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Click Here to See All of this Week’s New Arrivals

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Warehouse phone:  (310) 676-7600

Slot car technical information and help email:

support@electricdreams.com

Our warehouse is open to walk-in customers Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.

Next time you’re in the greater Los Angeles area stop by and see us.

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

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Newsletter November 5th, 2013

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New items in stock

Carrera 23782 Audi R8 Bathurst 12 hr winner, Digital124

Carrera 23782 Audi R8 Bathurst 12 hr winner, Digital 124 – $77.49

Carrera 27447 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3,

Carrera 27447 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3.  $36.99

Carrera 30666 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3, Digital 132.  $54.99

Carrera 27451 Ford Mustang fastback, black #67

Carrera 27451 Ford Mustang fastback, black #67 – $36.69

Carrera 30167 Power Racing race set, Digital 132

Carrera 30167 Power Racing race set, Digital 132 – $439.99

Carrera 30642 Porsche 997, Team Falken, Digital 132

Carrera 30642 Porsche 997, Team Falken, Digital 132 – $54.99

Carrera 30649 Cheetah, blue #11, Digital132

Carrera 30649 Cheetah, blue #11, Digital 132 – $54.99

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

 Free shipping

Slot car technical information and advice:  support@electricdreams.com

Our warehouse is open to walk-in customers Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.  Next time you’re in the greater Los Angeles area stop by and see us at:

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B
El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

Newsletter October 29th, 2013

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New (old) manufacturer announces first release

Policar R01A Ferrari 312PB, Monza 1972

Policar R01A Ferrari 312PB, Monza 1972. Preorder now! – $59.99

The old Policar name is being revived with this car, which looks to us very much like the Slot It Ferrari 312PB under a new name and offered as an RTR instead of a kit.  Time will tell, but we suspect Slot It is farming out some of its older tooling to produce cars at a lower price point.  The info provided to us says the cars will have Slot It running gear and be made to Slot It standards.  So, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…

Coming soon from Carrera

First actual product photos released, so it can’t be long…

Carrera 27447 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3, Young driver

Carrera 27447 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3, "Young Driver". Preorder now!  $36.69

1/32 scale TransAm cars race at LeMay Museum

The LeMay America’s Car Museum scored a solid success with its firs organized slot car racing event, the ACM Miniature TransAm Challenge, on October 19 and 20.  A field of 28 Scalextric and Pioneer 1/32 scale TransAm cars competed in two classes with close, hard-fought battles in both classes.  Two 4-lane Scalextric Sport tracks, nearly equal in length but different in design, challenged the entrants with racing on two different track configurations as they rotated across the tracks’ 8 lanes.  With only limited practice drivers had to adapt quickly to track designs they had never seen before arriving at the event.

All the competitors came from the greater Puget Sound area except for one mail-in entrant, Arrold Martin of Nashville, Tennessee, who sent a Scalextric Mustang for each class and saw his efforts rewarded with a solid third place out of ten entries in the Modified class. 

Close racing was the order of the day with five positions being decided by less than one lap after 40 minutes of racing in each class.The Modified class saw Jim Berg of Duvall, WA pull out a fairly comfortable 10-lap margin of victory over Brett Harrison of Everett, WA with mail-in racer Martin’s car taking third less than a lap behind Harrison.  In Stock the margin of victory was just over one lap with Ray Bishop edging out Craig Rieland for the win with the day’s biggest winner, Jim Berg, taking third,  Less than 3 laps covered the top 3 finishers.

Scalextric cars outnumbered Pioneer Mustangs 23 to 4.  All the Scalextrics were 69 Camaros or 69/70 Mustangs except for one Dodge Challenger and one 70 Camaro.  A number of unique liveries turned up among the factory pint schemes, making for a colorful field and not too many look-alike cars, though we noted that George Follmer was entered 3 times and Bill Maier twice.  Here are some of the custom-painted entries.

Bob Novack, Scalextric Mustang,  Stock class

Bob Novack, Scalextric 69 Camaro, Modified class

Craig Rieland, Scalextric Mustang, Modified class

Craig Rieland, Scalextric 69 Camaro, Stock class

Gerry Brott, Scalextric Dodge Challenger, Stock and Modified.  This was the only car in the race that was not a Mustang or a Camaro.

Roger Fossum, Pioneer Mustang, Stock class

Pat Clifton, Pioneer Mustang, Stock class

Brett Harrison, Scalextric 69 Camaro, Modified class

And what race would be complete without a car in primer?  This Scalextric Mustang was entered in the Modified class by Dallas Dixon.

The event received solid support from several sponsors who supplied prizes, essential equipment, and valuable assistance in organizing and conducting the racing.

Pioneer Models sent cars, including its last two unsold Bullitt Dodge Chargers in North America.  The Bullitt Chargers have become significant collectibles.

Hornby America sent several of its latest Scalextric cars including the two newest 1970 Camaros.

Innovative Hobby Supply provided an attractive selection of its decals, sign kits, chrome trim kits, and wheel inserts.

Griot’s Garage, a manufacturer and retailer of high-quality car care products and the museum’s official car care products provider, sent bottles of its wheel cleaner and Speed Shine.

Electric Dreams paid out cash prizes for top-3 finishes by cars carrying its decals.  The Electric Dream Team also put in many hours of time and effort in the organizing of the event.

 

Fantasy World’s Bonus Bucks, good for merchandise at its Lakewood, WA store, went to the top 8 finishers in each class.

Professor Motor  provided two essential elements of the event, the controllers used with the two Scalextric Sport tracks and the Maxxtrac M06X handout spec tires used by all the cars.

Two Scalextric Sport 4-lane tracks made up the layout for the race.  They functioned as one 8-lane layout, managed by a DS timing and scoring system.  Race director Alan Smith provided one of the tracks.  The other came from Lighthouse Christian Center, a church in Puyallup, WA that uses its track for various church events.

The museum rented folding office tables to make up the platform on which the tracks were set up.  The original design of the 2-track layout, done on track design software, took into account the various sizes of tables available, enabling the table arrangement to be planned as an integral part of the layout design. Both the track layout and the table arrangement were designed entirely on a computer.   The layout had never actually been built before the setup day for the event

 

Here you can see how the table arrangement was laid out to fit the track plan and provide turn marshal access.

The finished layout fit the tables with only very minor adjustments and worked well for racing.  The only significant problem turned out to be the concrete pillar, at the left of the photo above, that interfered more than expected with the sight lines of two of the drivers’ positions.  Those two driving positions had to be moved to the opposite corner of the layout using extender cables for the controller cords.  The two tracks, though different in configuration, were within 6 inches of being the same length.  With two different track designs and one track running clockwise and the other counterclockwise the drivers had to learn quickly in the limited amount of practice time available.

The tracks were laid out so that the start/finish lines were adjacent to each other about 2/3 of the way down the longest straightaway,  A line of borders in the middle provided space for the ends of the light bridges and also kept the cars on the two innermost lanes from sideswiping each other entering the side-by-side straights.

The museum’s guest services manager, Jeff Keys, expressed great satisfaction with the event, which was understood by all involved in its creation to be something of an experiment and learning experience.  Its success clears the way for more slot car racing at ACM.  There are plans for two events in 2014, one in April and the other in October.  The details of the April event will be announced as soon as the organizers analyze the lessons learned and incorporate them into the planning.  The eventual goal is to hold slot car races of national and world stature in keeping with ACM’s own stature as one of the premiere automobile museums in the US.  The events will have two central purposes.  One is simply to be a lot of fun for participants and for the museum visitors who will watch some part of the racing as they circulate through the area of the tracks on event days.  The other is to re-create in miniature specific race series and eras from the rich history of motorsports, celebrating automotive competition in all its many forms.   This first event has made a good start toward achieving those purposes.

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The Electric Dream Team

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Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

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Our warehouse is open to walk-in customers Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.  Next time you’re in the greater Los Angeles area stop by and see us at:

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B
El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

Newsletter October 22nd, 2013

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New items in stock

Carrera 23781

Carrera 23781 Audi R8 Red Bull, Digital 124 – $77.49

Carrera 27450 Ford Mustang fastback, white #289

Carrera 27450 Ford Mustang fastback, white #289 – $36.69

Carrera 30669 Ford Mustang fastback, white #289, Digital 132 – $54.99

Carrera 30660 Mercedes DTM, DHL, Digital 132

Carrera 30660 Mercedes DTM, DHL, Digital 132 – $54.99

Carrera 30670 Ford Mustang fastback, black #67, Digital 132

Carrera 30670 Ford Mustang fastback, black #67, Digital 132 – $54.99

NSR 1118SW Ford MkIV #3, LeMans 1967

NSR 1118SW Ford MkIV #3, LeMans 1967 – $104.99

NSR 1144SW Ford P68 (F3L), #33, BOAC 500

NSR 1144SW Ford P68 (F3L), #33, BOAC 500 – $106.99

NSR 1147SW Abarth 500 Mercedes F1 livery

NSR 1147SW Abarth 500 Mercedes F1 livery – $104.99

NSR 1154AW Audi R8 GT #97, Playstation

NSR 1154AW Audi R8 GT #97, Playstation – $106.99

NSR 1156AW Aston Martin V12 Vantage, plain red

NSR 1156AW Aston Martin V12 Vantage, plain red – $93.99

NSR 1157AW Aston Martin V12 Vantage, plain silver

NSR 1157AW Aston Martin V12 Vantage, plain silver – $93.99

Coming in the next newsletter– LeMay Museum TransAm race report

On October 18 and 19 the LeMay Museum, located in Tacoma, Washington, held its first  slot car event, the ACM Miniature TransAm Challenge.  The race, of which Electric Dreams was a sponsor, proved a success with racers and spectators alike, as well as the museum itself, which was very pleased with the event and will go ahead with two more slot car events in 2014. We will have a complete report on the race in our next newsletter.

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

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Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

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Slot car technical information and advice:  support@electricdreams.com

Our warehouse is open to walk-in customers Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.  Next time you’re in the greater Los Angeles area stop by and see us at:

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

Newsletter October 8th, 2013

October 8, 2013 by  
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Coming soon from Proto Slot

Are you ready for this?

Proto-Slot CB078P

Proto Slot CB078P Hussein Dodge Mk1, painted body kit. Preorder now! – $99.99

Proto slot has done it again!  The Mecom Racing  Hussein, that wild rebodied Cooper Monaco powered by a NASCAR 426 Hemi, is one of the icons of American road racing, driven in wild, tail-out fashion by racing legend A.J. Foyt in 1964.  We think this will be the resin kit release of the year.  There will also be RTR cars, with racing number 1, as the car appeared at Nassau Speed Weeks in 1964 and number 23, which it carried at the LA Times Grand Prix at riverside that same year. We’ll have the RTR cars up for preorder soon.  The kits will be on their way to us withing the next few days, so get your order in.  This is one you don’t want to miss!

Also…

Proto Slot CB077P Alpine A220 rally car, painted body kit

Proto Slot CB077P Alpine A220 rally car, painted body kit. Preorder now! – $99.99

On the way now from Scalextric

Scalextric C3308 Jaguar D-type, Sebring 12 hrs. Briggs Cunningham

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Scalextric C3391 Camaro, Yaco Racing #34

Scalextric C3391 Camaro, Yaco Racing #34. Preorder now! – $54.99

Scalextric C3412 Volkswagen Beetle, Historic Rally Series.

Scalextric C3412 Volkswagen Beetle, Historic Rally Series. Preorder now! – $54.99

Scalextric C3413 Lotus 49B Jo Siffert 1968

Scalextric C3413 Lotus 49B Jo Siffert 1968. Preorder now! – $54.99

Scalextric C3431 1970 Camaro, Tony DeLorenzo

Scalextric C3431 1970 Camaro, Tony DeLorenzo . Preorder now! – $54.99

Updated and back in stock under new stock number

TRM02 Falcon 7 Racing Motor 51000 RPM FK130

TRM02 Falcon 7 Racing Motor 51000 RPM FK130 – $12.95

New items in stock

Carrera 61286 GO! Raphael's Trike, 1/43 scale

Carrera 61286 GO! Raphael’s Trike, 1/43 scale – $17.49

BRM 025 Porsche 917 , Martini, 1/24 scale

 

BRM 025 Porsche 917 , Martini, 1/24 scale, – $169.99

BRM 027 Porsche 917 , white kit, 1/24 scale

 

BRM 027 Porsche 917 , white kit, 1/24 scale – $114.99

MMK 52 Cunningham C5R LeMans 1953

MMK 52 Cunningham C5R LeMans 1953 – $214.99

MMK 53-20 Ferrari TR500, #20 yellow, LeMans 1956

MMK 53-20 Ferrari TR500, #20 yellow, LeMans 1956 – $224.99

MMK 53-21 Ferrari TR500, #21 blue, LeMans 1956

MMK 53-21 Ferrari TR500, #21 blue, LeMans 1956 – $224.99

MMK 53-22 Ferrari TR500, #22 blue/white, LeMans 1956

MMK 53-22 Ferrari TR500, #22 blue/white, LeMans 1956 – $224.99

Another project idea from the Electric Dreams Technical Department

 

One of the cool things about our job is being surrounded by every imaginable kind of slot car and slot car part, including lots of loose parts and used /junk cars to play around with.  We like to just fiddle around, fitting parts to cars and seeing what we come up with.  This is how a lot of our projects get started. 

Now, as it happened, the other day we had a semi-disassembled Scalextric L88 Corvette floating around.  We also had a set of wheels and tires from a Flyslot Ferrari 512.  One of the things we have never liked about the Scalextric L88 is the skinny tires.  Of course, their L88s use the same wheels and tires as the Scalextric TransAm cars, and for the TA cars they are the right size.  But those big fender flares on the Corvette just beg to be filled up with the fattest tires that can be stuffed under them.  The 1:1 scale Corvette racers use every bit of the available space, even cutting  back the rear suspension trailing arms to make more room for still wider rubber.  When you look at a Scalextric L88 from any angle that lets you see just how narrow the tires are inside those fender flares  the car looks…well, more than a little ridiculous.

So, just out of idle curiosity, we pressed the Ferrari wheels and tires onto the Corvette’s axles and, to our happy surprise, they are a near-perfect fit and they instantly transform the car’s look, giving it the outrageously wide tires it’s really supposed to have.  Check it out…

THAT, friends, is how an SCCA L88 Corvette should look.  And now we have a new project under way.  You can see that the front tires stick out a tiny bit beyond the fenders, but there is room to take a bit of width off the chassis where the axle passes through it to bring the tires in just enough.  Or we might leave them as they are.  It’s not as if these cars never pushed the limits of tire/fender legality in life size.  The Ferrari wheels, by the way, actually resemble some of the wheels used on SCCA Corvettes in the 70s.  They didn’t all have Torq-thrusts or Minilites.

And while we are at it we’ll fix the other thing we don’t like about the Scalextric L88, its forward motor location.  Watch future issues of this newsletter for more.

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

 Free shipping

Slot car technical information and advice:  support@electricdreams.com

Our warehouse is open to walk-in customers Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.  Next time you’re in the greater Los Angeles area stop by and see us at:

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

Newsletter August 13, 2013

August 13, 2013 by  
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New items in stock

Carrera 27434 Cobra roadster, blue #21

Carrera 27434 Cobra roadster, blue #21 – $36.69

Ninco 50623 Audi R8 GT3 "Daytona" Lightning

Ninco 50623 Audi R8 GT3 “Daytona” Lightning. $84.99

Ninco 50624 Ford GT "Fischer"

Ninco 50624 Ford GT “Fischer”.  $72.99

Ninco 50627 Ford GT "Falken", lightened

Ninco 50627 Ford GT “Falken”, lightened.  $82.99

Ninco 50628 Jaguar E-type (XKE) roadster, red/silver

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Ninco 55083 Ford Mustang "Dominator" Ninco1

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Ninco 55084 Mercedes SLS GT3 Kizteile, Ninco1

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PSK 015 Aston Martin DB3 coupe, LeMans 1952

PSK 015 Aston Martin DB3 coupe, LeMans 1952 – $255.99

Proto Slot CB075/1 Aston Martin DB3, LeMans 1952, painted body kit

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Scalextric C1303T Start GT Power race set

Scalextric C1303T Start GT Power race set – $124.99

Scalextric C1308T Raw Power race set

Scalextric C1308T Raw Power race set – $229.99

Scalextric C1310T Digital Law Enforcer race set

Scalextric C1310T Digital Law Enforcer race set – $479.99

Scalextric C3315 Ford GT40, Ford France LeMans 1966

Scalextric C3315 Ford GT40, Ford France LeMans 1966 – $54.99

Scalextric C3374 Audi R8 police car

Scalextric C3374 Audi R8 police car – $54.99

Scalextric C3382 McLaren F1 GTR, FIA GT1, 2012

Scalextric C3382 McLaren F1 GTR, FIA GT1, 2012 – $44.99

Scalextric C3386 Audi R8, Bathurst 12hr, 2012

Scalextric C3386 Audi R8, Bathurst 12hr, 2012 – $54.99

lextric C3442 Lotus 49B, all white

Scalextric C3442 Lotus 49B, all white – $44.99

Slot It SICA25Z Porsche 962 IMSA, plain white

Slot It SICA25Z Porsche 962 IMSA, plain white – $54.99

LeMay Museum (ACM) TransAm race update

The following was released today by the museum.

For immediate release, 8-12-13 – Contact: slotcarevent@lemaymuseum.org

America’s Car Museum Presents the

ACM Miniature TransAm Challenge, October 18-19, 2013

Event Update, August 12, 2013

Greetings to all the slot car racers who have expressed interest in our October TransAm race. We are pleased with the level of response to the event and with the expressions of support and enthusiasm we have been receiving. We have been promising an update on the event to clarify areas of uncertainty and to correct any errors and omissions in the rules as originally published here and elsewhere. We are going to deliver on that promise, but first, some words on the nature and objectives of our slot car events and on the rulesmaking and enforcement process itself.

The mission of America’s Car Museum, and the passion of everyone involved with it, is to celebrate the automobile and its rich history and lore and pass on the love of cars to the public by making ACM fun for all and a rewarding experience for every museum guest. ACM is a car museum, not a motorsports museum, but we know that speed and competition have always been a colorful and fascinating part of automotive history and a major driver of technical development in the auto industry, as well as a truly fabulous sport. The museum’s involvement with slot cars is one of many ways we celebrate cars and car racing.

Every one of our events has one goal: to be fun for our museum guests who watch, for the enthusiasts who participate, and even for the volunteers who put in many hours to develop and run the events. We really like slot cars because they have a unique way of drawing people of all ages into the fun and excitement. Our Slotmods track has been a great success, proving itself very popular with our guests, and we can’t wait to see what fun our organized slot car races will create.

The organizers of the ACM slot car racing program have been around slot car racing for decades. We’ve seen it all and done it all. Also, some of us have been around full-sized racing for a long time, too. As a result, we are well aware of the tension that exists between racers and rulesmakers. The rulesmakers want to produce the fairest and most competitive racing possible in addition to controlling factors such as cost and complexity. At ACM we particularly want to make sure our slot car races are fun, affordable, and accessible for as many slot car hobbyists as possible. Every aspect of our racing has been developed with that goal in mind. We want to make it possible for the largest number of people to come to ACM and have fun with their slot cars. That necessarily requires trying to write a set of rules that gives as many as possible, even relative beginners, some reasonable chance to win or at least finish well.

Racers, of course, always want to use every bit of their “tuning” skills to take maximum advantage of what the rules say and don’t say because they all want to win. That’s the very definition of a racer. But it can be taken to extremes, especially by a subset of racers who combine a win-at-all costs mindset with a great deal of experience and resources and are determined to find some loophole somewhere in the gray areas of the rules that allows them to use all that to engineer a decisive but hidden advantage that few, if any competitors can match. What they are invariably try to do is lead the race organizers to make some decision in ignorance of all its technical ramifications and thereby unknowingly green-light the proverbial “unfair advantage” that, while it may be technically legal, subverts the intent of the rules.

Now that’s all well and good in, for instance, Formula One, where everybody has vast experience and resources and everybody knows that’s how the game is being played and accepts all the cutthroat maneuvering that follows from it. But our slot car races are not like that. Most slot car hobbyists are not interested in going to extremes of cost, time, and rulebook lawyering to win and are actually looking for someplace where they can compete and have fun without having to do all that. We intend to provide what they want. But we are not going to do it by fighting an endless battle of wits with a small minority of racers. We’ve tried to do it in the past and found that it quickly becomes a thoroughly miserable experience.

So, here’s how we are going to handle the process of making, clarifying, and enforcing our racing rules.

1. We have written and published a set of rules that tells racers what they can do and clearly states that anything not specifically permitted is prohibited. That is, in general, the way the rules for all our events will be written, though this is not to say we will never have a “run what ya brung” class or that the amount of leeway granted for “tuning” will not vary depending upon the desired character of the event.

2. We think our rules are quite clear enough for most people. However, we know we don’t always think of everything and there can be points that genuinely do require clarification and errors or omissions that need to be corrected. When those issues surface we will address them. As we refine all our procedures from one event to the next there will fewer and fewer of them.

3. However, we are not going to make decisions blindly. If we have any doubt about what is really behind an inquiry about a rule we can and will say to the person inquiring, “Tell us in detail what you want to do and we will tell you whether it’s legal.” We reserve the right to ask for additional information, including photos, if we need to in order to understand the matter fully.

4. At that point the inquirer has choices. (1) He can give us full information and receive our ruling. We will then publish both the original inquiry, with all information provided, and our reply for the information of all interested parties. (2) He can decline to provide information and not use his demon tweak, saving it for another time and place. (3) He can go ahead and try it without seeking a ruling, but if it’s discovered at tech and found to be illegal there will be consequences. Also, if we do approve a modification and discover at tech that we were not given full and honest information there will be consequences. We will check. Racers can seek advantage all they want, but it won’t be hidden advantage.

The following basic principles will apply:

 

 

1. We intend for our slot car events to celebrate, in miniature, the history of the automobile, just as our museum exhibits do in life size. We want the slot cars in our races to look like real race cars and each event to recreate, in some measure, a particular time and place or era in racing history. We aren’t rivet counters. We don’t insist that the cars in our events be perfect models of a specific chassis number at a specific race, or anything close to that; we just want them to look, when running on the track, like a car that could have been entered in the life-sized counterpart to our race. For that reason we are going to insist that pursuit of on-track performance not compromise the historical character of the cars.

2. We want entering and competing successfully in our events to be within the reach of as many slot car hobbyists as possible, including those of only moderate skill and resources. We will not allow anything that has the effect of putting it beyond the reach of all but an experienced and well-equipped few.

3. If you read the rules and don’t know whether something is legal it probably isn’t. By all means, ask if you feel the need, but in general assume that if we meant for something to be legal we would have said so.

4. We will make judgment calls when and as needed to conduct the event. Not everyone will agree with all of them, but they will be final. We may review the issue(s) involved afterward and amend the relevant rules for future events, but the calls we make will not be debated or retroactively reversed.

5. Our rules, once made, will be subject to clarification, but never to debate. We won’t put up with cheating, politics, or anything else that compromises the character of our events or their enjoyment by participants and museum guests.

6. We reserve the right to reject any entry without cause. We will use it sparingly but we will use it if we have to when the actions, attitudes or purposes of any individual threaten the successful conduct of any of our events or their enjoyment by others.

Now, on to specific questions that have come up regarding rules and other aspects of the event:

Q. Will the Under-2.5 liter TransAm cars will be included in this event?

A. Because this is ACM’s first slot car event it will be a learning experience for all of us here. We are keeping things simple and running only the O-2.5 TA cars because the Scalextric and Pioneer cars all use the same spec tire and most of the parts are interchangeable between them. It will be simple to build and tech the cars, and running only the two classes described in the announcement will help us avoid taking on too much for our first attempt. We believe this will give us the best chance to run a successful event while we learn from experience. We intend for this to be the first of many events and there will be plenty of opportunities to fit the U-2.5s into a later program.

Q. Where can I get information about the event?

A. The original announcement is on the SCI home page at www.slotcarillustrated.com, and updates will be published on SCI, also.

Q. Can you give me a list of hotels close to the LeMay Museum?

A. The closest hotel to the museum, within easy walking distance, is:

Best Western PLUS Tacoma Dome Hotel

2611 East E St Tacoma, WA 98421

Other nearby options:

Hotel Murano

1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98402

La Quinta Inn & Suites Tacoma

1425 E. 27th St. Tacoma, WA 98421

Silver Cloud Inn – Tacoma Waterfront

2317 N Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites TACOMA DOWNTOWN

2102 South C Street, Tacoma, WA 98402

Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown

1515 Commerce Street, 1515 Commerce Street, Tacoma, WA 98402

Motel 6 Tacoma South

1811 South 76th St, I-5 at Exit #129, Tacoma, WA 98408

Travelodge Port of Tacoma

3518 Pacific Hwy East, Located on Pacific Hwy, Fife, WA 98424

Econo Lodge Fife

3501 Pacific Highway East, Fife, WA 98424

This list includes accommodations at a range of prices, but we believe all of them are good choices at their respective levels.

Q. Which Maxxtrac tire will be the spec tire for the event?

A. Maxxtrac M06X. The handout tires will be installed on the cars only after they go into impound before the race. (This corrects an error in the rules as originally published.)

Q. How will car weight and magnetic downforce be measured at the event?

A. We will have a digital scale and a Magnet Marshal at the event. They will be calibrated with each other for accuracy. Each car will first be weighed on the digital scale to get its actual weight. Then it will be placed onto the Magnet Marshal to get its weight+downforce reading. The Magnet Marshal reading minus the scale reading will yield the car’s downforce level.

Q. Why aren’t you following the common practice of using the Magnet Marshal for both?

A. We have found that a Magnet Marshal is not consistent when used as a scale by placing the car on its side on the platform. A minor shift in the location of the car on the platform can change the weight reading significantly.

Q. What is the specific limit on how far bodies can be lowered over the chassis on Modified class cars?

A. If your car is legal in all other respects, as long as the fenders clear the tires you will be okay. We set this rule primarily in recognition that the bodies of some cars, as manufactured, sit higher on the chassis than they need to and we want to give entrants in the Modified class the option of lowering the body to take up the excess clearance. Keep in mind, however, that modifying the wheel openings in the body, modifying the body lower edge, and removing or relocating the exhausts are not specifically permitted modifications and, therefore, are not allowed. In the event of any further question regarding period-correct body height or overall car height the entrant may submit a side-on photo of the car sitting on a tech block or piece of track, and we will make a determination of legality based on the photo. The photo, by the way, will be kept and will be compared with the actual model as presented at tech.

Q. What power supply will you be using and how many power taps will be used?

A. Since we are dealing with only stock motors and gear ratios and a specified level of downforce in both classes this question is irrelevant except to say that there will be more than enough amperage for legal motor/magnet setups and that power taps will be added to the two track layouts as needed to provide consistent power around the circuit.

Q. When will the track design be published?

A. It won’t. All entrants will see the two track designs for the first time at the actual event. This will prevent individuals or groups from gaining an advantage by building an identical layout and practicing and testing on it beforehand. We will say only that the two layouts will be different, though we will make them as close to the same exact length as possible, and that they will not include any Radius 1 curves. The space we have to work with will preclude any straightaway more than 16 feet long. Practice time will be regulated as closely as possible so no individual will get significantly more time than any other.

Q. Which specific Pioneer and Scalextric motors are legal for this event?

A. In both classes we are allowing only the standard Pioneer and Scalextric 18,000 rpm motors as supplied in their ready-to-run cars. Yes, we know that both Pioneer and Scalextric have produced a few RTR cars with more powerful motors, but only the 18K ones are allowed.

Q. If I am sponsored for the event by my raceway, hobby shop, or other business, can my car carry the sponsor’s logo?

A. Absolutely, and we welcome it. We will expand the concept of period-appropriate liveries to include your sponsor’s logo and URL, but please size and place them on the car so they look, except for the URL, like they could be the livery of a life-sized car back in the day.

This covers the questions that have been submitted to date.

Anyone having questions or concerns regarding rules or any other aspect of the event should send them to slotcarevent@lemaymuseum.org.

Good racing to all,

ACM

 

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

 Free shipping

Slot car technical information and advice:  support@electricdreams.com

Our warehouse is open to walk-in customers Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.  Next time you’re in the greater Los Angeles area stop by and see us at:

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

Newsletter July 23rd, 2013

July 23, 2013 by  
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Scalextric C33304 Holden L34 Torana 1976 Bathurst

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Scalextric C3416 Ford Escort MkII, 1979

Scalextric C3416 Ford Escort MkII, 1979 – $54.99

Carrera 27427 Mercedes SLS Black Falcon 2012

Carrera 27427 Mercedes SLS Black Falcon 2012 – $36.69

Carrera 27436 Lola T222 CanAm, Hiroshi Kazato 1971

Carrera 27436 Lola T222 CanAm, Hiroshi Kazato 1971 – $36.69

Carrera 27437 Porsche 917-30 CanAm, white #5

Carrera 27437 Porsche 917-30 CanAm, white #5 – $36.69

Carrera 30170 Road Hammers race set, Digital 132

Carrera 30170 Road Hammers race set, Digital 132 – $415.99

Carrera 30651 Cobra roadster, blue #21, Digital 132

 

Carrera 30651 Cobra roadster, blue #21, Digital 132 – $54.99

Scalextric C1301T Demolition Derby race set

Scalextric C1301T Demolition Derby race set – $159.99

 

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

 Free shipping

Slot car technical information and advice:  support@electricdreams.com

Our warehouse is open to walk-in customers Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.  Next time you’re in the greater Los Angeles area stop by and see us at:

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

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