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August 13, 2017 by  
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Pump up your Trans-Am racing series with this Mustang and Camaro at super sale prices for only one week. One to a customer. No dealers.


Scalextric C2890 1969 Mustang TransAm, Al Costner (C)

1/32 scale slot car. Ready to run on all 1/32 scale non-digital slot car tracks.1/32 scale slot car, ready to run on all 1/32 and 1/24 scale non-digital slot car tracks. This car was driven in the day by independent Al Costner. It remains active in historic racing, driven by its present owner, Gordon Gimbel of Roseville, CA.

Features:
Adjustable magnatraction positions.
Magnatraction
Quick change braid plate.

Dimensions & Configuration
Car: Overall length 147 mm, Wheelbase 85 mm, Weight 95 gm
Rear: Axle width 54 mm, Tyre diameter 20 mm, Width 8 mm
Front: Axle width 54 mm, Tyre diameter 19 mm, Width 8 mm
Magnet: Rectangular 2.5 mm, Gear ratio 11:36
Motor: Sidewinder, Rear Mounted, Rear Drive, Mabuchi FC130 18k rpm

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Scalextric C3001 1970 Camaro, Warren Agor (C)

1/32 scale slot car. Ready to run on all 1/32 scale non-digital slot car tracks. Digital plug ready. Accepts C8515 plug-in digital chip. 1970 Camaro #13, as driven by Warren Agor. This car is believed to be the third Chaparral factory team car that Chevrolet gave Jim Hall to build into a race car.

After leaving the Penske Racing team in 1968, Warren Agor formed Agor Racing Enterprises. As a race car owner, builder, and driver he set many track records and won numerous SCCA and IMSA races including the 25th Trans-Am race victory for the Chevrolet Camaro at Sanair International raceway in Canada (the only race track in the world with a name that sounds like the naming rights have been bought by a garbage collection company or a room deodorizer manufacturer). Agor, of Rochester, New York, bought the car from Marshall Robbins in late 1971. He changed the color to Hugger Orange and the number to 13. Hoselton Chevrolet sponsored the car for the three years that Agor drove it. At the time of his retirement from racing in 1973, he had accumulated more points than any then-active professional driver participating in the Trans-Am series. Agor now runs a company providing mobility solutions for the disabled.

Best Finishes for Warren Agor
1972 Lime Rock, 2nd: Bryar, 3rd: Mid-Ohio, 3rd
1973 Daytona, 2nd: Sanair, 1st: Road America, 2nd Fastest Trans-Am lap record of 2.25, 99 mph, which was held into the ‘80’s

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Slot car racers have adopted the British Touring Car Series as a very suitable substitute for the NASCAR cars that have not been produced for years. Two of the most successful BTCC cars are in this new set complete with track, controllers and power supply so you can start your own BTCC series today.


Scalextric C1372 British Touring Car Battle Set

Scalextric C1372 British Touring Car Battle

75 x 52 inch area, 190 inch lap length

Having begun in 1958 the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) continues to draw crowds with high octane racing, passionate fans and iconic cars!

Now you can bring the thrills and spills of the BTCC into your living room and recreate all the drama and fun at home.

Features Include:
Lap counter
4 multiple track layots
Speed limiter hand controllers
Super resistant cars
Magnatraction
Easy change pick-ups
Digital plug ready

Contents:
BTCC BMW 125 Jack Goff
BTCC Honda Civic Gorden Shedden
Powerbase straight
Lap counter straight
6 x Radius 2 90° curve
4 x Radius 2 45° curve
2 x Track support
2 x Colour coded hand controllers
4 x Braid plates
TransformerSet

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The third and fourth cars in the Limited Edition Scalextric 60th Anniversary series are here. They only made a few, so order yours now.


Scalextric C3828A 60th Anniversary no. 3-1980s, Audi Sport quattro S1 E2 Limited Ed.

Scalextric 60th Anniversary Collection – 1980s, Audi Sport quattro S1 E2 Limited Edition First issued in 1984 the original Scalextric Audi Quattro proved to be as big a hit on the Scalextric tracks of the nation as the original had been screaming through Scandinavian forests. The 1980s saw Scalextric move into ever more inventive areas, with items such as ‘Blowout!’ and Racing Rigs bringing new excitement to the brand. Group B rally cars featured heavily as Ayrton Senna made his Scalextric debut towards the end of the decade in a JPS Lotus, alongside Mansell in a Williams.

The Audi Sport quattro S1 E2 itself was introduced at the end of the 1985 as an update to the Audi Sport quattro; with the car sporting an inline turbo charged 5-cylinder engine. In addition to the improved power output, an aggressive aerodynamic kit was added that featured very distinctive wings and spoilers to the front and rear of the car to increase downforce. The S1 E2 did find some success with Walter Röhrl and Christian Geistdörfer winning the 1985 San Remo Rally, but with the Group B era coming to an end in 1986 after a series of tragic incidents, the quattro was consigned first to the Rallycross tracks, and then the history books.

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Scalextric C3829A 60th Anniversary Collection no.4-1990s, BMW E30 M3 Limited Ed.

Scalextric C3829A 60th Anniversary Collection – 1990s, BMW E30 M3 Limited Edition

As Scalextric moved into the 1990s it followed another shift in motorsport. Throughout the 1980s rallying and Group B had dominated the airwaves and press, but as that declined, touring car racing, most notably Super Touring, took its place. As the BTCC, DTM and other national series gained in popularity, Scalextric began producing these cars.

One manufacturer above others dominated this form of motorsport, BMW. Although production of the BMW M3 E30 started in the ‘80s it saw considerable success in the early ‘90s, winning the BTCC title in 1990 and 1991, along with numerous DTM, Italia Superturismo Championships and Australian races. It also enjoyed considerable success in the rally category.

As the decade moved on, the BMW M3 E30 was to be found racing in lesser series and is even now a common club racing saloon car; as well as being an icon all other performance saloons aspire to. Other new items introduced in the ‘90s by Scalextric were the horse racing sets, as well as various cars driven by the greats of the era: Senna, Schumacher and Hill, all immortalised by Scalextric. With design moving to CAD rather than pattern making and 2D drawing, Scalextric was rapidly accelerating towards the 21st century.

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Four more slot cars from the 2017 Scalextric line are here now, including the cartoon deco VW Campervan.


Scalextric C3891 Volkswagen Campervan

To ferry parts across the massive VW factory, stripped down Beetles were turned into “transporters”. Ben Pon, a Dutch VW importer, thought this was a great idea and in 1947 sketched his idea of a Beetle based van. Two years later it was launched at the Geneva Motor Show as the modern equivalent to the horse and cart.

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Scalextric C3726 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray L88 no. 21

Purpose built for competition, complete with 560-horsepower, the awe-inspiring Chevrolet Corvette L88 has brought the competition to its knees in both international and domestic GT racing from Sebring to Le Mans. The final year of production saw 116 L88’s buily one of which being the famous 1969 L88 convertible which is still the only COPO version in known existence. This iconic car was originally owned by Ricky Thompkins and has now been restored to its original racing spec, including livery.

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Scalextric C3836 Team Super Kart

Scalextric C3836 Team Super Kart

$29.99

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Scalextric C3877 McLaren P1, Grey

The McLaren P1 is a limited production plug-in hybrid sports car by British 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. The production run ended in December 2015. It is considered to be the long-awaited successor to the McLaren F1, utilizing hybrid power and Formula 1 technology. It does not have the same three seat layout as its predecessor. The design of the headlights is very similar to the shape of the McLaren logo. Just like the McLaren F1 road car of 1992, the McLaren P1 is a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive design that uses a carbon fibre monocoque and roof structure safety cage concept called MonoCage, which is a development of the MonoCell used in the current MP4-12C and MP4-12C Spider upgrade that came out in early 2012.

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Three new 1/43 scale Go!!! race car sets from Carrera, including the first two sets with the star cars from the newest Cars 3 movie, for your favorite child. All are at priced to make it easier to get started racing now.


Carrera 62418 Disney/Pixar Cars 3 – Finish First! 1/43 scale set

16.1-foot lap length, 5.2 x 2.2-foot area. On the way to victory Lightning McQueen doesn’t just do breath-taking tricks and scary overtaking manoeuvres in the film – he does them all over this 5-metre/16.40 ft. Carrera GO!!! racetrack too. There are plenty of opportunities to squeeze out top performances out of his speed machine on the high speed straights, risky junctions and tough bends. To be the fastest on this track there’s no room for mistakes. Never-ending driving thrills, action and great stunts are bound to be enjoyed here.

$102.99

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Carrera 62419 Disney/Pixar Cars 3 – Fast Friends 1/43 scale set

16.4-foot lap length, 7.0 x 3.2-foot area. The showdown This 4.9-metre/16.07 ft. Carrera GO!!! racing circuit is one never-ending adrenaline kick. Lightning McQueen, the star of the Disney/Pixar Cars films, guarantees amazing racing action – right around the track. The showdown comes to a head on high speed straights, daring loops and a breath-taking fly-over. The racetrack offers everything you could wish for when staging highly charged face-offs. Now it’s all a question of skill. This is no challenge for amateurs!

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Carrera 62423 DTM Touring Contest 1/43 scale set

29.2-foot lap length, 7.2 x 3.2-foot area. Ultimate adrenaline! Trainee racers can cut their teeth on this 8.9-metre/29.19 ft. Carrera GO!!! motor racing circuit. Two loops, tight bends and high speed straights are a challenge for every driver. The Red Bull branded BMW and the Teufel Audi RS 5 lock horns in a bitter struggle. It’s all about shaking off your rival without allowing concentration levels to drop. Thrilling speeds and manoeuvres help to determine who emerges victorious from the ultimate race. A genuine must-have for those who love the ultimate adrenaline kick and top speeds.

$107.99

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The motors that are fitted to the super-quick Policar Lotus and March Formula 1 cars are now available as separate items so you can fit them to other brands with the FF-size motor.


PMX01 Motor, 25k-Max 24,500 rpm Policar FI Stock Motor

PMX01 Motor, 25k-Max 24,500 rpm Policar FI Stock Motor

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All six of the Gulf Team mechanics and driver Jackie Ickx are here to populate your pit scenes. Each is hand-painted cast resin.


FLM132020 Jacky Ickx.

There is no more famous endurance racing driver than Jacky Ickx. With 6 LeMans victories he is a legendary figure in motorsports history. He is modeled here as he looked when he won his first LeMans victory in 1969. Yes, we know that’s not the correct car for the occasion and yes, we know his name is properly spelled “Jacky”, not “Jackie”, and so does LMM. He was wearing a driving unifom on which the name had been embriodered incorrectly… so don’t e-mail us.

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FLM132021 Team Gulf 1960s Mechanic Pierre

FLM132021 Team Gulf 1960s Mechanic Pierre

$12.99

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FLM132022 Paul, Gulf team member figure

1/32 scale figure. 60s era team member. Easily repainted in the colors of just about any racing team.

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FLM132023 Team Gulf 1960s Mechanic Jacques

FLM132023 Team Gulf 1960s Mechanic Jacques

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FLM132024 Team Gulf 1960s Mechanic Henri

FLM132024 Team Gulf 1960s Mechanic Henri

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FLM132025 Team Gulf 1960s Mechanic Philippe

FLM132025 Team Gulf 1960s Mechanic Philippe

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FLM132026 Philippe, Gulf team member figure

1/32 scale figure. 60s era team member. Easily repainted in the colors of just about any racing team. In the off season Philippe supplements his income by playing Cyrano deBrergerac in a touring theater company. He’s also auditioned for the role of Tony Kanaan in an upcoming racing movie.

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These three super-fast NSR cars are in stock now.


NSR NSR0052AW Corvette C7R White Kit

NSR 1/32 Analog Chevrolet Corvette C7R White Kit – Adjustable front axle ride height – Drop Arm type Guide Flag with Screw to Allow Fixed Position – Setscrew Aluminum wheels all around – Anglewinder Balanced King Motor 21,400 RPM & 350 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 2 Chassis that will accept Inline / Anglewinder and Sidewinder Triangular motor pods

$73.99

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NSR NSR0040SW Abarth 500 Trofeo Selenia #7

NSR 1/32 Analog RTR Abarth 500 Trofeo Selenia #7 – Adjustable front axle ride height – Sidewinder Sark 20,000 RPM Motor – Drop Arm type Guide Flag with Screw to Allow Fixed Position – Setscrew Aluminum wheels all around – Adjustable suspension type motor pod – Heat treated axles – Machined bronze self lubricating bushings – Ultra smooth and quiet all metal gearing – Clear Coat Finish for maximum durability and high gloss – Includes the EVO Chassis that will accept Inline / Anglewinder and Sidewinder Triangular motor pods

$89.99

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NSR NSR0039AW Audi R8 Ebrahim Motors 2013 #20

NSR 1/32 Analog RTR AUDI R8 Audi R8 Ebrahim Motors Brazilian GT Championship 2013 #20 – Includes : Adjustable front axle ride height – Drop Arm type Guide Flag with Screw to Allow Fixed Position – Lightweight drilled aluminum setscrew wheels all around – All metal setscrew mount super smooth gearing – Heat treated axles – Machined bronze self lubricating bushings – Adjustable suspension motor pod – Anglewinder balanced King Motor with 21,400 RPM & 350 g-cm Torque “Magnetic Effect” – Clear coat finish over top of paint for best durability & high gloss

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These Sloting Plus wheels are one-piece cast and machined aluminum replicas. The NSR wheel/tire sets are glued and trued and ready to race.


NSR NSR9033 3/32 Ultimate Race Tire 19.5×10.5mm Trued Ultragrip

NSR Ultimate Race Tire 19×10.5mm Trued NSR5270 Ultragrip rubber on NSR5010 wheels

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NSR NSR9034 3/32 Ultimate Race Tire 19.5×10.5mm Trued Supergrip

NSR Ultimate Race Tire 19×10.5mm Trued NSR5270 Supergrip rubber on NSR5010 wheels

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Sloting Plus SP024216 “America R 16″ wheels – 3/32″ axles 15.9mm x 8.5mm

Sloting Plus “America R 16″ Duraluminium wheels – for 3/32″ (2.37mm) axles 15.9mm x 8.5mm – Ultra light 1.05g – M2.5 setscrews for larger hex size to prevent stripping of hex wrench – 0.050″ Allen driver needed to install – 2 wheels per package with setscrews

$14.99

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Sloting Plus SP024220 “America R 17″ wheels – 3/32″ axles 16.9mm x 10mm

Sloting Plus “America R 17″ Duraluminium wheels – for 3/32″ (2.37mm) axles 16.9mm x 10mm – Ultra light 1.2g – M2.5 setscrews for larger hex size to prevent stripping of hex wrench – 0.050″ Allen driver needed to install – 2 wheels per package with setscrews

$14.99

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Sloting Plus SP024222 BBS Pattern wheels – 3/32″ axle 15.9 x 8.5mm

Sloting Plus BBS Pattern wheels for 3/32″ (2.37mm) axle – 15.9 diameter x 8.5mm rim width – aluminum / magnesium alloy – light weight 1.1g with setscrew – M2.5 setscrews for larger hex size to prevent stripping of hex wrench sometimes an issue with M2 size setscrews – Uses a 0.050″ Allen driver to install – 2 wheels / package with setscrews

$14.99

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Sloting Plus SP024226 BBS Pattern wheels – 3/32″ axle 16.9 x 10mm

Sloting Plus BBS Pattern wheels for 3/32″ (2.37mm) axle – 16.9 diameter x 10mm rim width – aluminum / magnesium alloy – light weight 1.2g with setscrew – M2.5 setscrews for larger hex size to prevent stripping of hex wrench sometimes an issue with M2 size setscrews – Uses a 0.050″ Allen driver to install – 2 wheels / package with setscrews

$14.99

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Sloting Plus SP158004 Nylon M2 x 4mm Screws Phillips Drive x 20

Sloting Plus Nylon M2 x 4mm Screws Phillips Drive Machine Screws – 0.025g each – 20 screws / package

$3.39

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Sloting Plus SP158012 Nylon M2 x 12mm Screws Phillips Drive x 20

Sloting Plus Nylon M2 x 12mm Screws Phillips Drive Machine Screws – 0.025g each – 20 screws / package

$3.39

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New Sloting Plus super-strong printed ABS chassis are in stock no so you can upgrade the performance of these cars with motor pods.


Sloting Plus SP600011EVO 3D Printed Chassis Spirit Peugeot 406 Silhouette

Sloting Plus 3D Printed Chassis for Spirit Peugeot 406 Silhouett – For use with Slot.it Motor pods – Approximate weight 10.5g – Includes Adjustable front axle ride height – This new chassis is much more flexible than the previous one and 10 times more resistant to breakage thanks to new ABS plastic that is used in the manufacture. Improved rear bushing mounting system also is incorporated.

$19.99

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Sloting Plus SP600015EVO 3D Printed Chassis Ninco Ferrari 360 GTC

Sloting Plus 3D Printed Chassis for Ninco Ferrari 360 GTC – For use with Slot.it Motor pods – Approximate weight 10.4g – Includes Adjustable front axle ride height – This new chassis is much more flexible than the previous one and 10 times more resistant to breakage thanks to new ABS plastic that is used in the manufacture. Improved rear bushing mounting system also is incorporated.

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Sloting Plus SP600016EVO 3D Printed Chassis Ninco Ford GT

Sloting Plus 3D Printed Chassis for Ninco Ford GT – For use with Slot.it Motor pods – Approximate weight 10.6g – Includes Adjustable front axle ride height – This new chassis is much more flexible than the previous one and 10 times more resistant to breakage thanks to new ABS plastic that is used in the manufacture. Improved rear bushing mounting system also is incorporated.

$19.99

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Sloting Plus SP600018EVO 3D Printed Chassis Ninco Mosler MT900

Sloting Plus 3D Printed Chassis for Ninco Mosler MT900 – For use with Slot.it Motor pods – Approximate weight 11.2g – Includes Adjustable front axle ride height – This new chassis is much more flexible than the previous one and 10 times more resistant to breakage thanks to new ABS plastic that is used in the manufacture. Improved rear bushing mounting system also is incorporated.

$19.99

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Sloting Plus SP600029EVO 3D Printed Chassis Sloting Plus Reynard 2KQ

Sloting Plus 3D Printed Chassis for Sloting Plus Reynard 2KQ – For use with Slot.it Motor pods – Approximate weight 11.4g – Includes Adjustable front axle ride height – This new chassis is much more flexible than the previous one and 10 times more resistant to breakage thanks to new ABS plastic that is used in the manufacture. Improved rear bushing mounting system also is incorporated.

$19.99

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Sloting Plus SP600031EVO 3D Printed Chassis NSR Mosler MT900

Sloting Plus 3D Printed Chassis for NSR Mosler MT900 – For use with Slot.it Motor pods – Approximate weight 11.4g – Includes Adjustable front axle ride height – This new chassis is much more flexible than the previous one and 10 times more resistant to breakage thanks to new ABS plastic that is used in the manufacture. Improved rear bushing mounting system also is incorporated.

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Sloting Plus SP600033 EVO 3D Printed Chassis Scalextric McLaren MP4-12C GT3

Sloting Plus 3D Printed Chassis for Scalextric McLaren MP4-12C GT3 – For use with Slot.it Motor pods – Approximate weight 11.4g – Includes Adjustable front axle ride height – This new chassis is much more flexible than the previous one and 10 times more resistant to breakage thanks to new ABS plastic that is used in the manufacture. Improved rear bushing mounting system also is incorporated.

$19.99

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Sloting Plus SP600036EVO 3D Printed Chassis Scalextric Audi R8 GT3

Sloting Plus 3D Printed Chassis for Scalextric Audi R8 GT3 – For use with Slot.it Motor pods – Approximate weight 11.4g – Includes Adjustable front axle ride height – This new chassis is much more flexible than the previous one and 10 times more resistant to breakage thanks to new ABS plastic that is used in the manufacture. Improved rear bushing mounting system also is incorporated.

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Sloting Plus SP600045EVO 3D Printed Chassis Ninco Mercedes SLS GT3

Sloting Plus 3D Printed Chassis for Scalextric Audi R8 GT3 – For use with Slot.it Motor pods – Approximate weight 11.4g – Includes Adjustable front axle ride height – This new chassis is much more flexible than the previous one and 10 times more resistant to breakage thanks to new ABS plastic that is used in the manufacture. Improved rear bushing mounting system also is incorporated.

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Sloting Plus SP601002EVO 3D Printed Chassis Chassis Scalextric VW Polo WRC

Sloting Plus 3D Printed Chassis for Chassis Scalextric VW Polo WRC – Includes a Lexan cockpit insert & special mounting screws and a 3D printed “support plate” to hold the interior in place – For use with Slot.it Motor pods – Includes Adjustable front axle ride height – This new chassis is much more flexible than the previous one and 10 times more resistant to breakage thanks to new ABS plastic that is used in the manufacture. Improved rear bushing mounting system also is incorporated.

$26.99

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New Cars Coming Soon

Slot.it has announced a new Porsche 962C, the car that won Le Mans in 1987, to be shipped in early 2018. We have a very limited supply of the Slot.it replicas of the Porsches that won Le Mans in 1986 (Slot It SICW04) and 1985 (Slot It SICW07) so you can complete the set of winners. You can also pre-order the 1987 winner now.


Slot.It SICW20 Porsche 962C no. 17 Le Mans Winner 1987, drivers: H.J. Stuck, D. Bell, A. Holbert—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Slot.It SICW20 Porsche 962C no. 17 Le Mans Winner 1987, drivers: H.J. Stuck, D. Bell, A. Holbert—PRE-ORDER NOW!

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NSR is producing a new version of the popular Mosler MT900R. There are four part numbers, each with the same body, so you can pre-order the car with the chassis that works best for you.


NSR NSR0042AW Mosler MT900R EVO3 #24 Daytona 2002 Anglewinder—PRE-ORDER NOW!

NSR 1/32 Analog RTR Mosler MT900R EVO3 #24 Daytona 2002 – Adjustable front axle ride height – Drop Arm type Guide Flag with Screw to Allow Fixed Position – Setscrew Aluminum wheels all around – Anglewinder Balanced King Motor 21,400 RPM & 350 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

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NSR NSR0042IL Mosler MT900R EVO3 #24 Daytona 2002 INLINE—PRE-ORDER NOW!

NSR 1/32 Analog RTR Mosler MT900R EVO3 #24 Daytona 2002 – Adjustable front axle ride height – Drop Arm type Guide Flag with Screw to Allow Fixed Position – Setscrew Aluminum wheels all around – INLINE Balanced King Motor 21,400 RPM & 350 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

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NSR NSR0043AW Mosler MT900R EVO5 #24 Daytona 2002,A/W Triangular pod—PRE-ORDER NOW!

NSR 1/32 Analog RTR Mosler MT900R EVO5 #24 Daytona 2002 – Adjustable front axle ride height – Drop Arm type Guide Flag with Screw to Allow Fixed Position – Setscrew Aluminum wheels all around – ANGLEWINDER Balanced King Motor 21,400 RPM & 350 g-cm Torque – Adjustable TRIANGULAR 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 5 Chassis that will accept Inline / Anglewinder and Sidewinder Triangular motor pods

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NSR NSR0043IL Mosler MT900R EVO5 #24 Daytona 2002,INLINE,triangular pod—PRE-ORDER NOW!

NSR 1/32 Analog RTR Mosler MT900R EVO5 #24 Daytona 2002 – Adjustable front axle ride height – Drop Arm type Guide Flag with Screw to Allow Fixed Position – Setscrew Aluminum wheels all around – INLINE Balanced King Motor 21,400 RPM & 350 g-cm Torque – Adjustable TRIANGULAR 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 5 Chassis that will accept Inline / Anglewinder and Sidewinder Triangular motor pods

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NSR is also shipping a new Porsche and a white C7.R ‘Vette body in late September so you can pre-order now.


NSR NSR0035AW Porsche 997 Matmut # 76 24h LeMans 2007—PRE-ORDER NOW!

NSR 1/32 Analog RTR Porsche 997 Matmut # 76 24h LeMans 2007 – Adjustable front axle ride height – Drop Arm type Guide Flag with Screw to Allow Fixed Position – Setscrew Aluminum wheels all around – Anglewinder Balanced King Motor 21,400 RPM & 350 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 Chassis that will accept Inline / Anglewinder and Sidewinder Triangular motor pods

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NSR NSR1498 Corvette C7R White Body Kit—PRE-ORDER NOW!

NSR NSR1498 Corvette C7R White Body Kit

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Scalextric has finalized the paint scheme on the seventh (and final) car in their 60th anniversary series. You’ll want them all (the C3826A E-Type Jaguar and C3827A Lancia Stratos are also coming this fall) and this 250F Maserati is likely to be the most desirable because it is (by chance) painted in the official United States of America blue on white racing colors. It is due in October so you can pre-order it now.


Scalextric C3825A 60th Anniversary Collection – 1950s, Maserati 250F Limited Edition—PRE-ORDER NOW

Scalextric 60th Anniversary Collection – 1950s, Maserati 250F Limited Edition

Launched in 1957, Scalextric was the brain child of Bertram ‘Fred’ Francis, the talented inventor behind a range of mechanical tin toys. The first Scalextric cars were tin too and powered by a small electric motor, instead of the more common clockwork cars of the time. This new toy took off and by 1958 Francis had sold his idea to Tri-ang, who looked to invest. Tri-ang produced newer cars in plastic and the range of vehicles offered started to expand.

The very first car released by Scalextric in 1957 was the Maserati 250F, then the car to have in Grand Prix racing with Juan Manuel Fangio scoring his legendary final win in one at the 1957 German Grand Prix. In this race he overcome a 48 second deficit in just 22 laps and broke the lap record 10 times in one race. The very first Scalextric set featured two of these cars and perfectly captured both the glamour and beauty of motor racing cars of the period. The 250F was phased out of F1 racing shortly afterwards, but remains one of the most iconic and beautiful F1 cars of all time, a shining testament to the bravery of the early F1 World Championship competitors.

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Slot Cars on Prime Time TV!

December 15, 2014 by  
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Electric Dreams’ slot cars hit Prime Time TV! We’re very excited to have had our slot cars featured on the hit show “Castle” on ABC TV. Most of this show’s episode weaves around our slot cars, and they are seen up front and center!

Here a bit of the plot:

This episode, “Last Action Hero,”

After the star of Castle’s favorite ‘80s action movie is inexplicably murdered, he and Beckett investigate the victim’s secret past with help from a team of aging action heroes.

The case of the week is the murder, as mentioned above, of an aging 1980s action movie star, Lance DeLorca of the films “Hard Kill”. This gets Castle as giddy as a schoolgirl, as he grew up watching them. It was his chance to get in some bro time, he admits, since he was raised by a single mother.

Castle even gets to go on set as he and Beckett interview the dead action star’s old co-stars reunited for an Expendables style film. Castle shows off the films to Ryan and Esposito, introducing them to all the characters – including the man who played the villain in the big film starring the murder victim.

As he, Beckett, Ryan and Esposito weave their way through the case, Castle has some of his beliefs shattered as the murder victim is revealed to not have as much of a black ops background as he claimed – he was not former Spanish intelligence – he was a goat herder before coming to the U.S. to become a movie star.

The leads bring Castle and Beckett to the actor who played the villain in the murder victim’s films. It seems he got so into his role, when he was done with acting, he bought a club and started selling drugs just like his role. Only problem for New York’s finest narcotics’ cops is they can’t pin anything on him.

But it seems the murder victim wants to pin something on him as he bought a listening device and a USB drive. When Beckett and Castle interview the former movie villain, Beckett shocks Castle when she takes the man for his word he knew nothing about how the former action hero was murdered. Later, Beckett tells Castle she has realized the listening device used by DeLorca was placed in a slot car that was behind the suspect’s desk.

Yes indeed, slot cars, front and center!

Check it out!

See more of our now famous cars in our shop!

Newsletter October 8th, 2013

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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

Scalextric C3308 Jaguar D-type, Sebring 12 hrs. Briggs Cunningham Racing. Preorder now! – $54.99

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 27th, 2013

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Electric Dreams announces contingency award program

for LeMay Museum TramsAm race

The Electric Dream Team is pleased to announce that we will be supporting the LeMay America’s Car Museum Miniature TransAm Challenge, to be held October 18-19, 2013, with a contingency award program in both classes of competition. 

Our contingency program is open to anyone competing in the event.  It does not require a car or parts purchase from ED but does require the car being raced to carry Electric Dreams logo and URL decals as specified below.  Participants are eligible for the following awards in either or both classes (Stock and Modified):

$10.00 for 3rd place.

$20.00 for 2nd place

$30.00 for 1st place

To qualify for the program, cars may not carry logos, URLs or any other text or graphics referring in any way to any other retail slot car dealer.

When any event-eligible car is purchased during the program period the decals will be shipped free with it.  If you have already purchased your event-eligible car during the program period you can request a sheet of decals and we will mail you one free of charge.  Event entrants who have not purchased an event-eligible car from us may purchase a decal sheet on the Electric Dreams web site for $1.99 including shipping (within the US). The decal sheets include enough decals for more than one car so you can do a car for each of the two classes from one sheet.  We also expect to continue our contingency program at selected future events, and leftover decals can be used for those events.

All mail-in entries must arrive at the event site with our decals already in place on them.  On-site In-person entrants have the option of applying our decals (available on site) to their cars at the event itself before their cars are submitted for tech inspection.  An Electric Dreams representative will be at the event and will be glad to assist if needed in selecting and placing our decals on your car to work around any existing livery while meeting our requirements. Note:  Our decals are peel-and-stick.  You probably don’t want to place them over any waterslide decals on your car if you ever intend to take them off, but they should be fine over tampo-printed graphics.  (Added benefit:  If your car happens to have a boo-boo in the paint you may be able to use one of our decals to cover it up.)

To apply for the program send an e-mail to support@electricdreams.com with the following information :

  • Your name, mailing address, and phone number.
  • For each car being entered:  Manufacturer, make and color of the car you will be racing in the event (ex:  Pioneer 68 Mustang, red)
  • If you have purchased an eligible car from us during the program period:  Your Electric Dreams customer number and the date and Electric Dreams order number on which you purchased your eligible car.
  • In the subject line of your e-mail, type: Contingency program for (your name)

It will be helpful to us, though not required, if you will attach a JPEG photo of the car(s) you will be racing in the LeMay event.

Race entrants may sign up for the program anytime up to and including the day of the event prior to submitting the entered car(s) to tech inspection.

All contingency awards earned under this program will be paid out following publication of the official entry list and race results by the event organizers. This should be sometime in the week following the event.  We will pay by crediting the credit card or Paypal account the award winner uses to make purchases from us or a credit card or Paypal account designated by the award winner.

Any car or entrant disqualified or excluded from the event by the event organizers for any reason will also be automatically disqualified from this program.

Electric Dreams reserves the right to reject any application for this program without cause.

Here is a photo showing some possible decal locations:

We require, for the purposes of this contingency award program, that our logo and URL show clearly when your car is photographed from the front or from either side.  Any combination of decal placements that accomplishes this will be satisfactory.  If you are in doubt about the decal arrangement you want to use, just e-mail a photo of your car to support@electricdreams.com and we will let you know whether your scheme meets the requirement.   Our decals can be removed and relocated as long as you don’t do it too many times with the same decals.  We just need them to stay in place for the whole event.  As mentioned above, if you are attending the race in person we can offer you on-site help with decal placement.

If you have any questions or concerns about our program please e-mail them to support@electricdreams.com.

The Electric Dream Team wishes the LeMay Museum and all race participants a fun and successful race weekend.

For complete information on the event, click HERE.

New Items In Stock

Kyosho 90101 Toyota 86 with X-Speed motor

 

 

 

 

Kyosho 90101 Toyota 86 with X-Speed motor – $59.99

Scalextric C3316 1970 Camaro, Frank Gardner

Scalextric C3316 1970 Camaro, Frank Gardner – $54.99

Scalextric C3318 1969 Mustang, Mike Folsom

Scalextric C3318 1969 Mustang, Mike Folsom – $54.99

Scalextric C3368A Corvette 60th anniversary 2-car set

Scalextric C3368A Corvette 60th anniversary 2-car set – $129.99

Scalextric C3396 McLaren Mp4-12C road car, red

Scalextric C3396 McLaren Mp4-12C road car, red – $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 July 9th, 2013

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New items in stock

BSR031/1 Ferrari 250GT Scaglietti #170

BSR031/1 Ferrari 250GT Scaglietti #170 – $214.99

BSR031/2 Ferrari 250GT Scaglietti #417

BSR031/2 Ferrari 250GT Scaglietti #417 – $214.99

Carrera 23785 Aston Martin DBR9, Digital124

Carrera 23785 Aston Martin DBR9, Digital124 – $77.49

Carrera 25197 Celebracers race set

Carrera 25197 Celebracers race set – $189.99.  The #50 Porsche 904 will be available this year only in this race set.

Carrera 25199 Rolling Thunder race set

Carrera 25199 Rolling Thunder race set – $189.99

Carrera 27433 Cobra roadster, kandy red/gold

Carrera 27433 Cobra roadster, kandy red/gold – $36.69

Carrera 30650 Cobra roadster, kandy red/gold, Digital 132 – $54.99

Carrera 30654 Porsche 917-30 CanAm, white #5, Digital 132

Carrera 30654 Porsche 917-30 CanAm, white #5, Digital 132 – $54.99

 

Pacific Northwest Historics, 2013

We trust that all our readers had a great 4th of July weekend.  One member of the Electric Dream Team spent part of the weekend at Pacific Raceways enjoying the 25th annual Pacific Northwest Historics vintage races.  Here are some of the photos he took there.

The event’s featured celebrity was racing legend and multiple LeMans winner Brian Redman.  Each day of the event he did a few exhibition laps in the #20 Porsche 917 driven by Steve McQueen in the film “LeMans”

Another famous Porsche on hand was Cameron Healey’s 908/3 which raced in this livery at the 1970 Targa Florio.

Another piece of racing history was this 1964 BRP-BRM Formula One car.   The engine is a 1.5 liter BRM V8.

Not all the interesting cars were on the race track.  Everywhere you looked there were also road cars of many makes and eras.

For those of you who may never have seen one, this is what the Tesla looks like.  We think the styling, as well as the car’s cutting-edge electric technology, has a lot to do with why it’s the only really successful all-electric car so far.

And from cutting edge to retro surfer/hippie chic, how about this 60s VW pickup truck?  Note the simple but effective air conditioning system.

And then there was this Datsun 510.  The round object is neither a rocket booster nor a forward-firing weapon but a sort of detachable air conditioning unit, more often seen on hot rods. Sort of one step up from the system on the VW pickup.

This is a genuine Yenko Stinger, one of several Corvairs seen in the Car Corral.

Here’s a car our man had never seen or heard of before.  It’s a Crusader sports-racing car.  Powered by an 1800cc VW engine, it was one of seven made in an attempt to create an inexpensive entry-level sports-racing class in SCCA racing along the lines of the very successful Formula Vees, of which Crusader was a leading constructor.  The company remains in business today.

No, this isn’t the 1966 LeMans winner, but it is a very nicely turned-out replica, one of two replica GT40s at the event.  There are several companies making these reproductions which are better in many ways than the original GT40s, at a fraction of the price of an original one.  Several owners of “real” GT40s have had replicas of their cars built so they can enjoy the driving fun without putting their multimillion-dollar historical icons at risk.

The big-bore production cars and sedans are always a high point of the PNW Historics, and they got a lot of track time each day.

Rick Stark, driver of this well-known small-block Corvette, celebrated his 50th anniversary season of sports car racing, almost all of it in Corvettes, by running up front in his race group.  He won a race on Friday and scored another win and a second place on Saturday.  For decades, Rick has been known as “Mr. Corvette” in the Northwest with many SCCA National wins and strong finishes in several TransAm races.

Stark’s main competition in the Saturday morning race was this indecently fast Ford Falcon owned and driven by longtime competitor Randy Dunphy.  This car regularly beats big block Corvettes as it did in finishing second to Stark.

This is the bigblock car that won the Saturday afternoon race.  It passed Stark’s smallblock near the end, using its straightline speed to win the drag race to the finish line.

This very appropriately painted bigblock coupe, owned and driven by vintage race car collector John Goodman, contended for the win in each of its races.

This is one fast vintage Camaro.  It carved its way from the back of the 28-car grid to 5th place in the 20-minute afternoon race, beaten only by four Corvettes that had started in the first four positions.  We love that shade of red paint.

The exhibition class is made up of newer cars and anything else that doesn’t fit into any of the other classes.  In this photo you can see a Formula Atlantic, a tube-frame IMSA Corvette, a Formula 5000 car and an early one-off CanAm car.

The tube-frame Corvette is a Protofab car that won the GTO class in the 1988 12 Hours of Sebring.  It’s the latest addition to John Goodman’s collection.

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.

Newletter September 21st, 2012

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New Electric Dreams race sets– limited quantities

EDS2006 CanAm McLarens race set w/ 4 cars

EDS2006 CanAm McLarens race set w/ 4 cars – $219.99

EDS2007 Bruce and Denny Show race set

EDS2007 Bruce and Denny Show race set – $169.99

EDS2008 CanAm Challengers race set

EDS2008 CanAm Challengers race set – $169.99

New Electric Dreams 2-car packages

EDSET-22 McLaren M6A & MRRC Chaparral 2F 2-car pack

EDSET-22 McLaren M6A & MRRC Chaparral 2F 2-car pack – $94.98 value! – $52.99

EDSET-23 McLaren M6B & MRRC Chaparral 2F 2-car pack

EDSET-23 McLaren M6B & MRRC Chaparral 2F 2-car pack – $94.98 value! – $52.99

 

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 August 31st, 2012

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New items in stock

New from Proto Slot

GM024/3 Aerodjet, LeMans 1963, RTR car, race #53

GM024/3 Aerodjet, LeMans 1963, RTR car, race #53 – $205.99

GM024/1 Aerodjet, LeMans 1963, RTR car, race #51

GM024/1 Aerodjet, LeMans 1963, RTR car, race #51 – $205.99

GM024/2 Aerodjet, LeMans 1963, RTR car, race #52

GM024/2 Aerodjet, LeMans 1963, RTR car, race #52 – $205.99

PSK 008 Lola GT, LeMans 1963 - $219.99

PSK 008 Lola GT, LeMans 1963, RTR car – $219.99

More new Electric Dreams 2-car packs

EDSET-26 McLaren M6A & Avant Slot Peugeot 908 2-car pack

EDSET-26 McLaren M6A & Avant Slot Peugeot 908 2-car pack – $109.98 value! – $69.99

EDSET-27 McLaren M6B & Avant Slot Pescarolo 2-car pack

EDSET-27 McLaren M6B & Avant Slot Pescarolo 2-car pack – $109.98 value! – $69.99

EDSET-28 McLaren M6B & Avant Slot Audi R10 2-car pack

EDSET-28 McLaren M6B & Avant Slot Audi R10 2-car pack – $109.98 value! – $69.99

EDSET-29 McLaren M6A & Avant Slot Audi R10 2-car pack

EDSET-29 McLaren M6A & Avant Slot Audi R10 2-car pack – $109.98 value! – $69.99

EDSET-30 McLaren M6B & Avant Slot Audi R10 2-car pack

EDSET-30 McLaren M6B & Avant Slot Audi R10 2-car pack – $109.98 value! – $69.99

New manufacturer – Slot Racing Company

A new slot car manufacturer, Slot Racing Company (SRC) has announced itself to the world.  Photos of some of their projects have been making the rounds of the slot car web sites

From top to bottom:

Test shots of a 1/32 scale Porsche 907 body in both long and short tail versions.  According to one US distributor who has been contacted by SRC their sports car models, which will be made in injection-molded plastic, will retail in the US for around $100, putting them in the same price range as NSR cars.

Prototype parts for a 1/32 scale 80s F1 car.  SRC’s most ambitious plan is to produce a series of 70s and 80s F1 cars with resin bodies.  Note the unusual motor pod design and the metal wheels.

Two prototype F1 bodies.  The F1 cars are expected to retail in the US for around $250, putting them in the same price range as resin Racer cars as well as many other resin-bodied slot cars by “boutique” slot car makers.  These cars appear to be engineered to a higher standard than most boutique cars, which typically consist of a resin body on some kind of generic chassis.  There are few details about chassis and running gear, but if these cars look and run like a Racer car, which uses Slot It mechanicals, they may be worth the price,  One concern, however, has to be all the fragile appendages, such as wings, found on F1 cars.  How resin F1 bodies will stand up to the perils of any kind of real racing will definitely affect the price/value equation for anybody but collectors who will never run the cars.  It seems to us that SRC would do better to make the cars in plastic at $100 retail and make sure lots of spare body parts are available.

We will pass on further information as it becomes available.

On the way to us now from Monogram

Monogram 85-4845 1967 Plymouth, Richard Petty

Monogram 85-4845 1967 Plymouth, Richard Petty. Preorder now – $49.99

 

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 August 17th, 2012

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Coming in September from MRRC

MRRC MC12005 Cobra roadster w/hardtop, #19 yellow

MRRC MC12005 Cobra roadster w/hardtop, #19 yellow. Preorder now!

MRRC MC12006 Cobra roadster w/LeMans hardtop

MRRC MC12006 Cobra roadster w/LeMans hardtop. Preorder now!

New items in stock

Arrow Slot 1001B Saleen S7R kit, red

Arrow Slot 1001B Saleen S7R kit, red – $79.99

Arrow Slot 1001C Saleen S7R kit, yellow

Arrow Slot 1001C Saleen S7R kit, yellow – $79.99

Arrow Slot cars are designed to compete with Slot It, Avant Slot, NSR, and similar cars developed for high-end organized open competition.  They are powered by Scale Auto motors and feature a podded rear end, aluminum wheels, and other pro-racing features.

NSR 1107IL Audi R18, 2011 LeMans winner

NSR 1107IL Audi R18, 2011 LeMans winner – $97.99

NSR 1117AW Corvette Z06R GT2 #27, ADAC Masters

NSR 1117AW Corvette Z06R GT2 #27, ADAC Masters – $94.99

NSR 1121AW Audi R8 GT, Race of Champions

NSR 1121AW Audi R8 GT, Race of Champions – $94.99

In recent months more favorable dollar/euro exchange rates have brought the prices of NSR cars below $100, making them a better value along with their outstanding on-track performance.

Monogram 85-4846 1967 Plymouth, Jim Hurtubise

Monogram 85-4846 1967 Plymouth, Jim Hurtubise – $64.99

 

More new Electric Dreams 2-car sets

EDSET-10 McLaren M6B & Porsche 934 2-car pack

EDSET-10 McLaren M6B & Porsche 934 2-car pack – $119.98 value! – $69.99

EDSET-11 McLaren M6B & Porsche 911 2-car pack

EDSET-11 McLaren M6B & Porsche 911 2-car pack – $119.98 value! – $69.99

EDSET-12 McLaren M6A & Alfa Romeo 2-car pack

EDSET-12 McLaren M6A & Alfa Romeo 2-car pack – $119.98 value! – $69.99

EDSET-13 McLaren M6B & Ferrari F40 2-car pack

EDSET-13 McLaren M6B & Ferrari F40 2-car pack – $114.98 value! – $62.99

EDSET-14 McLaren M6B & Ferrari 365GTB 2-car pack

EDSET-14 McLaren M6B & Ferrari 365GTB 2-car pack – $109.98 value! – $59.99

EDSET-15 McLaren M6B & Ferrari 365GTB 2-car pack

EDSET-15 McLaren M6B & Ferrari 365GTB 2-car pack – $119.98 value! – $69.99

Monogram/Fly Lola T70 Kitbash

We build a Monogram Lola T70 the way Monogram should have built it to begin with

You may recall an article we did some time ago in which we corrected the principal shortcomings of the Monogram Lola T70.  We got the body down out of the stratosphere and solved the problem of insufficient clearance under the spur gear.

We not only made the car look better; we also turned it into a pretty decent runner.  Still, we couldn’t help thinking that the whole chassis should have been designed differently to begin with, especially in regard to the magnet installation.  What we really wanted was a car that would run with our highly successful modified Fly classic cars.  So, we thought, why not just put the Monogram Lola body on a Fly chassis?  It wouldn’t be the first time we had rebuilt a car around a Fly chassis.  We had previously done it with a Spirit Porsche 936, totally transforming the car. 

We have lots of different chassis floating around the shop, including several of the Fly classics, so we took a body off a Monogram 85-4826 George Follmer Lola and began test fitting chassis to it.  The Fly Ferrari 512S chassis, we discovered, is a near-perfect fir for the Lola body.  It needed only some trimming at the front, a new body mount at the rear, and two new front mounts to match the position of the body’s front mounting posts to look like body and chassis were made for each other.  The chassis also needed a very slight change in the wheelbase, but we noticed that both the front and rear wheels fell withing the body’s wheel openings, just not quite centered.  So, instead of cutting up the chassis we decided to do a little work on the rear wheel openings instead, moving the center of the rear wheel openings slightly aft to accommodate the wheelbase of the chassis. 

Here you see what we’ve done to alter the rear wheel openings.  We CA glued in pieces of strip styrene and used a Moto-tool to shape them to the desired configuration.  We have made the wheel opening smaller; it fits more snugly around the rear tires while still giving adequate clearance.

With the trimming, filling, and sanding done and a coat of paint on the body this is how it looks.  The wheels and tires are spares for a Fly BMW 3.5CSL.

The Fly Ferrari chassis shown here with the new rear body mount made from sheet styrene and mounted by drilling the screw hole for securing the motor pod to the chassis and using a 4-40 machine screw and nut.  You can also see the new front body mounts, made from styrene tubing, as well as our standard Fly classic car modifications – replacing the stock gears with Scalextric ones and notching the pod to accept a bar magnet in place of the original cylindrical magnet.  The blue tape around the magnet serves to make the magnet a tight fit and also to allow the magnet to be shimmed up or down slightly to adjust magnetic downforce when equalizing the car’s performance with other cars for closer racing.  Also visible are the Slot It guide and the Pioneer 21K motor we swapped into the car.  Neither requires any modifications to install.  We had to cut a little out of the bottom of the interior tub to clear the magnet installation.  Note that the Fly BMW wheels and tires are wider at both front and rear than the original Monogram wheels.  Note also the trimming at the front of the chassis.  At this point all that needs to be done to complete the running chassis is to install lead wires and braid.

The pod modification for the bar magnet is seen here.  From left to right, the stock pod, the pod with the notch for the bar magnet cut into it, and the pod with the bar magnet in place.  This modification does not prevent the original cylindrical magnet from being swapped back in if desired, but you won’t want to.  Th bar magnet gives plenty of downforce with improved drivability. Note that the bar magnet is centered on the socket for the cylindrical magnet, which centers it on the car as a whole.

Here’s a closeup of the rear of the chassis showing the new body mount, the Scalextric gears, and the Pioneer motor.  Note how the body mount is shaped to fit snugly into the pod so it can’t move when the nut is tightened down.  The asymmetrical design of the pod places the mounting holes in the correct position to line up with the body posts.

The body and interior are completely stock except for removing a bit of material from under the left side of the carburetor detail to clear the endbell and a little trimming of the bottom edge of the radiator air outlet to clear the top of the guide post, as well as the mod to the interior tub described above. We did replace the driver’s head with one in a full-face helmet.  Overall body color is Testor Boyd’s True Blue Pearl Metallic over pale gray primer.   We made the Kitt’y’s Guns and Ammo, Kalashnikitty, and ASR decals on an HP Photosmart inkjet printer.  The rest of the decals are odds and ends from our decal box.  The BBS wheels, wider tires, and the full-face driver’s helmet give the car the look of a Lola being campaigned in Sports Car Club of America amateur racing in the 70s or 80s.  Such cars were always under continuing development with updated components throughout their active racing careers, and some raced into the 90s before being restored to their original specifications to begin a new life as vintage racers.

The Fly chassis as we have modified it makes the Lola quick, good-handling, and drivable on our Scalextric Sport track, even with the stock Fly tires.  Available aftermarket tires will give it even m,ore grip.   Monogram Lola bodies are available separately on the the Electric Dreams web site so you don’t need to buy a whole car to get the body.

We’re beginning to accumulate quite a nice field of CanAm/A Sports Racing cars.  Row 1: Carrera McLaren M20 and Porsche 917-30. Row 2: Kitbashed McLaren M12 and Carrera Lola 222.  Row 3: Lola T70 on Fly chassis and lowered Monogram Lola T70.  Row 4: GB Track Porsche 917PA and lowered Monogram McLaren M6A. Row 5: Fly Porsche 908 and kitbashed Cooper-Chevy (modified Monogram Cooper-Cobra.)

If you have questions or comments about this article please send them to support@electricdreams.com.

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 10th, 2012

August 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Newsletter Archive 2012

New Cartrix cars in stock

Cartrix 0936 Vanwall F1 #6, 1956

Cartrix 0936 Vanwall F1 #6, 1956 – $89.99

Cartrix 0966 Ferrari-Lancia D50 F1

Cartrix 0966 Ferrari-Lancia D50 F1 – $89.99

More Electric Dreams 2-car packs

EDSET-04 McLaren M6A & Porsche 906 2-car pack

EDSET-04 McLaren M6A & Porsche 906 2-car pack – $114.98 value! – $62.99

EDSET-05 McLaren M6B & Porsche 908 2-car pack

EDSET-05 McLaren M6B & Porsche 908 2-car pack – $114.98 value! – $62.99

EDSET-06 McLaren M6B & Porsche 911 2-car pack

EDSET-06 McLaren M6B & Porsche 911 2-car pack – $104.98 value! – $57.99

EDSET-07 McLaren M6A & Brumos Riley DP 2-car pack

EDSET-07 McLaren M6A & Brumos Riley DP 2-car pack – $94.98 value! – $54.99

EDSET-08 McLaren M6B & Fly Riley DP 2-car pack

EDSET-08 McLaren M6B & Fly Riley DP 2-car pack – $94.98 value! – $54.99

EDSET-09 McLaren M6A & Porsche 934 2-car pack

EDSET-09 McLaren M6A & Porsche 934 2-car pack – $119.98 value! – $69.99

EDSET-20 McLaren M6B & Porsche 935 2-car pack

EDSET-20 McLaren M6B & Porsche 935 2-car pack – $119.98 value! – $69.99

 

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.

The Cars of Virtuoso Performance

August 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Slot Car News

As we mentioned in our August 4 newsletter a member of the Electric Dream Team recently had the fun job of visiting the Virtuoso Performance race shop in Hayward, California to assemble a slot car track that the VP staff was going to take to Laguna Seca and other vintage racing events as entertainment for their guests.  While at the shop our ED team member had the opportunity to photograph the many interesting historic cars VP maintains for its customers.  Here is a selection of the photos he took.

This is what you see when you enter the front door.  this is the “showroom” with the offices to the right. The walls are covered with posters and photos and the cars and engines on display are just a hint of what lies beyond.

This chair is one of the artifacts on display in the showroom.  The autographs include George Follmer, Tom Pryce, J.P. Jarier, and Jackie Oliver, all Shadow drivers, plus many others.  See if you can make out all the famous signatures.

For all you Porschephiles and Gulfophiles, how about this?  A Porsche 911 GT3 in Gulf Porsche colors for a really nice retro touch.

And sitting right next to the Porsche is an Aston Martin DBR2 replica in a beautiful metallic green as on the original Aston Martin works race cars.

And speaking of Aston Martins, here’s one to die for…

Or how about a Ferrari 288 GTO?

The Len Terry-designed Shelby King Cobra was never much of a performer, but you have to love the shape of it.

This is either the latest Batmobile or a little-known Shadow CanAm design.  The bazooka-like thing above the cockpit is either an air intake or a forward-firing weapon, located right next to the driver’s head.

And while we’re on CanAm cars, sitting in a corner was the one and only Sting GR-1, built and driven by CanAm independent Gary Wilson.

Here’s an Osella-BMW fresh from restoration.  note the Yardley BRM and the Chevron in the background.  VP does everything from complete restorations to routine maintenance to trackside support for its customers and their cars.

Here’s another Osella.  Both of them are powered by 2-liter engines.

This AC Aceca coupe (an AC Ace with a top) is one of the Cobra’s ancestors. The shade of red in which it’s painted is gorgeous. VP has its own paint booth and master painter.

A shot of some of the many customer cars stored at VP, with a very nice Elva Courier in the foreground.

Body panels and wing for a Lola T163.

These are either truly elegant flower pots for the office and showroom or vintage CanAm car or F-1 wheels.

This is the shop’s “winter project”.  When finished it will be powered by a 500 cubic inch Chevy and feature all carbon-fiber ground effects bodywork…well, maybe not.  But it ought to be great fuel-efficient transportation for two people who like to be close to each other.

Our thanks to Virtuoso Performance not only for their business but also for giving us the chance to see and photograph a great shop full of fine race cars.  If any of our readers are into 1:1 scale vintage racing and looking for a prep shop in the San Francisco Bay area, check out VP at  www.vprace.com.

Newsletter August 19th, 2011

August 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Newsletter Archive 2011

New items in stock

Pioneer P032 68 Mustang, Dan Gurney

Pioneer P032 68 Mustang, Dan Gurney – $55.99

Pioneer P039 68 Mustang, Dean Gregson

Pioneer P039 68 Mustang, Dean Gregson – $55.99

Pioneer RTP3 Mustang twin pack

Pioneer RTP3 Mustang twin pack – $75.99

The cars of Virtuoso Performance

As we mentioned in our August 4 newsletter a member of the Electric Dream Team recently had the fun job of visiting the Virtuoso Performance race shop in Hayward, California to assemble a slot car track that the VP staff was going to take to Laguna Seca and other vintage racing events as entertainment for their guests.  While at the shop our ED team member had the opportunity to photograph the many interesting historic cars VP maintains for its customers.  Here is a selection of the photos he took.

This is what you see when you enter the front door.  this is the “showroom” with the offices to the right. The walls are covered with posters and photos and the cars and engines on display are just a hint of what lies beyond.

This chair is one of the artifacts on display in the showroom.  The autographs include George Follmer, Tom Pryce, J.P. Jarier, and Jackie Oliver, all Shadow drivers, plus many others.  See if you can make out all the famous signatures.

For all you Porschephiles and Gulfophiles, how about this?  A Porsche 911 GT3 in Gulf Porsche colors for a really nice retro touch.

And sitting right next to the Porsche is an Aston Martin DBR2 replica in a beautiful metallic green as on the original Aston Martin works race cars.

And speaking of Aston Martins, here’s one to die for…

Or how about a Ferrari 288 GTO?

The Len Terry-designed Shelby King Cobra was never much of a performer, but you have to love the shape of it.

This is either the latest Batmobile or a little-known Shadow CanAm design.  The bazooka-like thing above the cockpit is either an air intake or a forward-firing weapon, located right next to the driver’s head.

And while we’re on CanAm cars, sitting in a corner was the one and only Sting GR-1, built and driven by CanAm independent Gary Wilson.

Here’s an Osella-BMW fresh from restoration.  note the Yardley BRM and the Chevron in the background.  VP does everything from complete restorations to routine maintenance to trackside support for its customers and their cars.

Here’s another Osella.  Both of them are powered by 2-liter engines.

This AC Aceca coupe (an AC Ace with a top) is one of the Cobra’s ancestors. The shade of red in which it’s painted is gorgeous. VP has its own paint booth and master painter.

A shot of some of the many customer cars stored at VP, with a very nice Elva Courier in the foreground.

Body panels and wing for a Lola T163.

These are either truly elegant flower pots for the office and showroom or vintage CanAm car or F-1 wheels.

This is the shop’s “winter project”.  When finished it will be powered by a 500 cubic inch Chevy and feature all carbon-fiber ground effects bodywork…well, maybe not.  But it ought to be great fuel-efficient transportation for two people who like to be close to each other.

Our thanks to Virtuoso Performance not only for their business but also for giving us the chance to see and photograph a great shop full of fine race cars.  If any of our readers are into 1:1 scale vintage racing and looking for a prep shop in the San Francisco Bay area, check out VP at www.vprace.com.

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 29th, 2011

Wow, have we ever got the mother lode of new items for you this week!

New from Carrera

Carrera 23754 Ferrari 250 GT "Breadvan", D124.

Carrera 23754 Ferrari 250 GT “Breadvan”, D124.  $75.49

Carrera 23755 Ferrari 250 GT "Breadvan", silver

Carrera 23755 Ferrari 250 GT “Breadvan”, silver.  $75.49

Carrera 23756 Ferrari 599XX, red, D124

Carrera 23756 Ferrari 599XX, red, D124 – $75.49

Carrera 27362 Ferrari 458 Italia, blue

Carrera 27362 Ferrari 458 Italia, blue – $34.99

Carrera 30566 Ferrari 458 Italia, blue, D132 – $53.39

Carrera 27365 Audi R8 LMS "Remington"

Carrera 27365 Audi R8 LMS “Remington”.  $34.99

Carrera 30569 Audi R8 LMS Remington, D132 – $53.39

Carrera 30142 Pro GT set, Digital 132

Carrera 30142 Pro GT set, Digital 132 – $449.99

Carrera 30563 Ferrari 599XX, yellow, D132

Carrera 30563 Ferrari 599XX, yellow, D132 – $53.39

Carrera 30564 Ferrari 599XX, silver-grey, D132

Carrera 30564 Ferrari 599XX, silver-grey, D132 – $53.39. Yes, we know it looks like flat gray primer but actually, the effect is rather striking in a bad-boy kind of way.

Carrera 30565 Ferrari 458, silver, D132

Carrera 30565 Ferrari 458, silver, D132 – $53.39

Carrera 30575 Opel GT, red/black, D132

Carrera 30575 Opel GT, red/black, D132 – $53.39. We’ve always thought the Opel GT looks like the runt in a litter of C3 Corvettes, but Carrera’s model, with the fat tires and flared fenders, needs only a wing on the back to look like a poor man’s Greenwood Corvette

Carrera 40013 Ferrari Formula 1 race set, Digital 143

Carrera 40013 Ferrari Formula 1 race set, Digital 143 – $166.69. Your formula one-literate grade schoolers can fight over who gets to be Alonso and who is stuck being Massa.  But once they get past that hurdle and get on with racing there’s lots of digital racing fun at low cost.

New from MRRC

Well, friends, it looks like MRRC’s new owners have the resources to get new products out in a much shorter time frame and meet projected release dates.  Here are the first two under the new regime…

MRRC MC11031 Ford MkIV, #3 LeMans 1967

MRRC MC11031 Ford MkIV, #3 LeMans 1967. – $63.99

MRRC MC11032 Ford MkIV, #4 LeMans 1967

MRRC MC11032 Ford MkIV, #4 LeMans 1967. – $63.99

New from Ninco

A little something for everyone, from dirty driving (see #50577) to classic motoring…

Ninco 50546 Audi R8 Lightning, S-Line

Ninco 50546 Audi R8 Lightning, S-Line – $86.99

Ninco 50556 Renault Megane Trophy green/yellow

Ninco 50556 Renault Megane Trophy green/yellow – $86.99. With that paint job nobody will be able to say they didn’t see this one coming…

Ninco 50577 Ford Focus WRC

Ninco 50577 Ford Focus WRC “dirt effect” – $69.99. Ninco appears to be taking up SCX’s penchant for modeling dirty rally cars.  What somebody needs to invent is a slot car that gets progressively dirtier over the course of a race and then reverts to clean for the next one.

Ninco 50584 Classic Corvette, "speed record"

Ninco 50584 Classic Corvette, “speed record”.  $79.99.  Or paint it black and have a sort of B-movie Batmobile.

Ninco 50585 Cobra 427, Comstock Racing

Ninco 50585 Cobra 427, Comstock Racing – $79.99. Here’s a car that was raced extensively in the US and Canada, perfect for your 1/32 scale USRRC grid.

Ninco 55015 Lamborghini Diablo "Fedon"

Ninco 55015 Lamborghini Diablo “Fedon”.  $59.99

Ninco 55030 Lamborghini Diablo “Fedon”, digital.  $69.99

Ninco 55024 Corvette Z06 GT3 "Sangari"

Ninco 55024 Corvette Z06 GT3 “Sangari”, Ninco 1.  $59.99

Ninco 55031 Corvette Z06 GT3 “Sangari”, Ninco 1 digital.  $69.99

More new cars

Scalextric C3218 Dodge Charger R/T, black road car

Scalextric C3218 Dodge Charger R/T, black road car. – $49.99

Slot Classic CJ37 OSCA MT4. Alfonso DePortago 1954

Slot Classic CJ37 OSCA MT4. Alfonso DePortago 1954 – $349.99. Cars like this aren’t for everyone, but if you enjoy hand-crafted works of art the Slot classic models are worth the price.

Slot It SICA19A Toyota 88C #98, Daytona 1989

Slot It SICA19A Toyota 88C #98, Daytona 1989. – $64.99. Slot It offers a combinations of scale authenticity and performance that’s very hard to beat..  For best handling on a plastic track use a pair of 19mm silicones slicks and the racing magnet.

Note:  Our warehouse will be closed Thursday and Friday, August 4-5.  The on-line store will be operating 24/7 as usual.  All orders placed on those two days will be shipped the following Monday.  Tech help will be available by e-mail as usual.

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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