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Newsletter February 16th, 2017

February 20, 2017 by  
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Trans-Am double-discount deal. We have lowered the previous discounts on these two 1970 Camaro Z/28 Trans-Am cars as a February special but the deal ends February 28 so order yours while you can.

 

Scalextric C3431 1970 Camaro, Tony DeLorenzo (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. Ready to run on all 1/32 and 1/24 scale non-digital tracks. Model of car driven by Tony DeLorenzo in the SCCA TransAm Championship.

$54.99 $39.95

Save: 27% off

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Scalextric C2896 1970 Camaro TransAm car, Jim Hall / Vic Elford (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.

This car was driven first by Jim Hall and later by Vic Elford. Elford drove it to victory in the 1970 Watkins Glen TransAm, Chevrolet’s only victory that year.

$69.99 $45.95

Save: 34% 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.

 

NSR NSR0022AW Chevrolet Corvette C7R RED Test Car

NSR 1/32 Analog RTR Chevrolet Corvette C7R LMS RED Test Car – 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.

$87.99

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NSR NSR0031AW Mosler MT900R #101 Spirit Kia

NSR 1/32 Analog RTR Mosler MT900R #101 Spirit Kia Livery Evo 5 Triangular motor pod chassis – 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 5 Chassis that will accept Inline / Anglewinder and Sidewinder Triangular motor pods.

$87.99

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New Cars Coming Soon

Five new cars are coming from Flyslot, starting with two 250LM Ferraris, then the first Lancia 037 cars from Fly in a long, long time. They never make enough of them so get your pre-order in now.

 

Fly 037102 Renault 5, Monte Carlo Rally 1984, drivers Jean-Luc Therier/Michel Vial—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly 037102 Renault 5, Monte Carlo Rally 1984, drivers Jean-Luc Therier/Michel Vial.

$59.95

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Fly 053109 Ferrari 250 LM, Road America 500, 1964, drivers Walt Hansegen/Augie Pabst—PRE-ORDER NOW

Fly 053109 Ferrari 250 LM, Road America 500, 1964, drivers Walt Hansegen/Augie Pabst.

$59.95

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Fly 053108 Ferrari 250 LM Tour Auto 1969, drivers J.P. Rouget/J. C. Deprest—PRE-ORDER NOW

Fly 053108 Ferrari 250 LM Tour Auto 1969, drivers J.P. Rouget/J. C. Deprest.

$59.95

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Fly 046102 Lancia 037 Monte Carlo Rally 1985, drivers Henri Tolvonen/Juha Pironen—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly 046102 Lancia 037 Monte Carlo Rally 1985, drivers Henri Tolvonen/Juha Pironen.

$59.95

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Fly 046103 Lancia 037 Test Car 1985, drivers Markku Alen/Ikka Kivimaki—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly 046103 Lancia 037 Test Car 1985, drivers Markku Alen/Ikka Kivimaki.

$59.95

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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.

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Newsletter July 21st, 2016

July 24, 2016 by  
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British delights, a classic MGB and D-type Jaguar from Scalextric. We purchased a few especially for this sale so order yours while the supply lasts.

 

Scalextric C3143 MGB, red (C)

1964 Monte Carlo Rally GT class winner. One of the most famous classic British sports cars captured in 1/32 scale. With working headlights and taillights.

Features:

  • High Detail
  • Easy Change Pick-Ups
  • Magnatraction™ System
  • Digital Plug Ready (DPR) – convert for use with the Scalextric Digital range in under sixty seconds using the C8515 Digital Plug.
  • Working headlights and taillights.

$49.99 $39.95

Save: 20% off

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Scalextric C3486 Jaguar D-type, Dundrod 1955

Race – Dundrod 1955

Drivers – Mike Hawthorn, Desmond Titterington

Special Features:

Easy Change Pick-ups

Magnatraction

Working Headlights

Working Rear Lights

Xenon Effect Headlights

High Detail

$54.99 $39.95

Save: 27% off

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New This Week

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The Fly Brabham BT44 cars are finally here. We shipped all of the cars that were pre-ordered but there are still a few left in stock so you can order yours now.

 

Fly (Slotwings) 062102 Brabham BT44, Brazil GP 1975 “Martini” #8 Carlos Pace

Fly (Slotwings) 062102 Brabham BT44, Brazil GP 1975 “Martini” #8 Carlos Pace.

$69.99

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Fly (Slotwings) 062103 Brabham BT44, USA GP 1974 John Watson

Fly (Slotwings) 062103 Brabham BT44, USA GP 1974 John Watson.

$69.99

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The Lola T70 is back from the Slotwings division of Flyslot. There are a limited number of them but you can order them while that supply lasts.

 

Fly W004-01 Lola T70, Tourist Trophy 1968, drivers Denny Hulme

Fly (Slotwings) W004-01 Lola T70, Tourist Trophy 1968, drivers Denny Hulme.

$59.99

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New Cars Coming Soon

 

The first of the Policar series of March Formula 1 cars from 1970 will be this brilliant red STP car that Chris Amon drove to finish seventh in the 1970 F1 Championship. The cars are due by Christmas so pre-order yours now.

 

PCAR04A March 701 ‘STP’ no. 10, 1970 Belgian GP driver Chris Amon—PRE-ORDER NOW!

The Policar March 701 has the same double gear-reduction, motor and weight as the Policar Lotus 72 so the two cars should very similar speed and handling.

$64.99

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Two “Stealth” Dodge Hemi Chargers in matte grey and matte black are coming soon from Pioneer and there will be very few so pre-order yours now.

 

Pioneer P091 Stealth Charger Stage 2 Black—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Pioneer P091 Stealth Charger Stage 2 Black

Sidewinder chassis with 21K Typhoon motor

Detailed interior with “Crazy Lee” drive

Scalextric Digital DPR ready

Pure power wiring loom

$79.99

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Pioneer P092 Stealth Charger Stage 2 Grey—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Pioneer P092 Stealth Charger Stage 2 Grey

Sidewinder chassis with 21K Typhoon motor

Detailed interior with “Serious Sam” driver

Scalextric Digital DPR ready

Pure power wiring loom

$79.99

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Two of the very-quick NSR cars are on their way so it is time to pre-order yours.

 

NSR0017SW Porsche 917K #2 Targa Florio 1970 Vic Elford—PRE-ORDER NOW!

NSR 1/32 Analog RTR Porsche 917K Blue w/White Stripes #2 Targa Florio 1970 Vic Elford – Sidewinder Shark Motor 20,000 RPM & 164g-cm torque – EVO Chassis with adjustable front axle ride height – 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.

$88.99

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NSR0018SW Ford GT40 Mark IV #1 Rothman’s “Tribute” Livery Limited Edition—PRE-ORDER NOW!

NSR 1/32 Analog RTR Ford GT40 Mark IV #1 Rothman’s Livery Limited Edition – EVO Chassis with adjustable front axle ride height – Includes 20,000 RPM Shark Motor Sidewinder – Lightweight drilled aluminum setscrew wheels front & back – Ultra smooth & quiet lightweight drilled aluminum axle gear & brass pinion – Suspension type motor pod – Heat treated axles with self lubricating bronze bushings – traction magnet – Photo Etched stainless steel grills – Clear coat finish over Tampo printing and paint for high gloss and durability.

$88.99

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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.

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El Segundo, CA 90245

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Newsletter July 7th, 2016

July 10, 2016 by  
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We found a few more of the rare Fly “Playboy” cars and have further reduced the already low sale price to make it even easier for you to add them to you collection.

 

Fly 99049 Porsche 911GT1, Playboy, standard case

Was $ 74.99—on sale for $49.99

Motor: FC130 endbell drive.

$74.99 $39.95

Save: 47% off

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Fly 99050 Porsche 911GT1, Playboy, presentation box

WAS $89.99 on sale $49.99

Motor: FC130 endbell drive.

$89.99 $39.95

Save: 56% off

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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.

We were able to get some of these limited edition Cartrix replicas of the Maserati 250F that Bob drake drove at 1960 U.S. Grand Prix a Riverside. There will be no more so order yours now.

 

Cartrix 0038 Maserati 250F 1960 Riverside, US Grand Prix, LIMITED EDITION (C)

Cartrix 0038 Maserati 250F 1960 Riverside, US Grand Prix, driever Bob Drake, LIMITED EDITION.

$79.95

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Two colorful Porsches from LeMans are here from Slot.it.

 

Slot It SICA02H Porsche 956LH n.33 3rd LeMans 1984 ‘Skoal’

Slot It SICA20H Porsche 956LH n.33 3rd LeMans 1984 ‘Skoal’.

$69.99

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Slot It SICA34B Porsche 962/85 #4 Le Mans 1988 ‘Camel’

Slot It SICA34B Porsche 962/85 #4 Le Mans 1988 ‘Camel’.

$69.99

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The first in a new series of medium-priced cars from LeMans Miniatures, the Ferrari that won LeMans in 1961. Super detailed with a full interior, thanks to a front-mounted inline motor. Etched wire wheels and details. They are here now!

 

LeMans Miniatures 132067/10 Ferrari TR61 # 10 LeMans 1961 winner

LeMans Miniatures 132067/10 Ferrari TR61 # 10 LeMans 1961 winner, drivers Hill & Gendebien.

Cast-resisn bodies with etched-metal details and wie wheels. Hand-made in France.

$118.95

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Giles Villeneuve’s Ferrari from Monaco in 1979 is here and, again, there are only a few of them so order yours now.

 

SRC 02205 Ferrari F1 312 T4 Monaco 1979, driver Giles Villeneuve

02205 Ferrari F1 312 T4 Monaco 1979, driver Giles Villeneuve.

$83.99

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New Cars Coming Soon

 

Racer SW40 (was SW39) Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo Group 5, Giro d’Italia 1979 —PRE-ORDER NOW!

SW39 Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo Group 5, Giro d’Italia 1979, drivers G. Villeneuve and W. Rohl.

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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Racer SW39 (was SW40) Sauber BMW M1 Turbo Group 5 Le Mans 24hrs 1981—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Racer Sideways SW39 Sauber BMW M1 Turbo Gr.5 Le Mans 24hrs 1981 – VSD, drivers Francois Servanin, Laurent Ferrier, Pierre-Francois Rousselot

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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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 4th, 2016

February 7, 2016 by  
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Slot car racing is fun and it’s even more fun with these high-rolling racing trucks. The set is a bargain price and you can race any 1/32 scale car as well as the Monsters.

Scalextric C1302T Sport – Monster Truck Mayhem Set (C)

The two Monster Trucks in this set compete on this oval track, leaping over a pair of jumps and swerving through the two racing curves. Track borders and barriers are supplied. The Super Resistant Monster Trucks are tough enough for full impact racing.

$159.99 $134.99
Save: 16% off

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New This Week

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We have a limited time sale on these three sixties GT racers:

Scalextric C3312 MGB, Sebring 1964

Digital plug-ready, working front and rear lights. One of the most famous classic British sports cars captured in 1/32 scale.

Features

  • High Detail
  • Easy Change Pick-Ups
  • Magnatraction™ System
  • Digital Plug Ready (DPR) – convert for use with the Scalextric Digital range in under sixty seconds using the C8515 Digital Plug.
  • Working headlights and taillights.

$49.99 $33.95

Save: 32% off

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Scalextric C3229 Corvette L88, Filipinetti

WAS $49.99 1/32 scale slot car. Ready to run on all 1/32 scale non-digital slot car tracks. The sharp-eyed viewer will have noticed that the 1:1 scale car is a coupe, not a roadster with a top, as Scalextric has modeled it. Even so, this is an impressive-looking model that will stand out on your track.

$39.95

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Scalextric C2917 Ford GT40 Mk II, LeMans 1966 (C)

1/32 scale slot car, ready to run on all 1/32 and 1/24 scale non-digital tracks. Chassis XGT-2, a MKII GT40, was driven by one of the most famous F1 and sports car drivers of the era – Graham Hill. This model of the car pays tribute to the driving ace with a driver figure likeness of the man himself – complete with his trademark moustache.

Hill’s teammate was supposed to have been Dr. Dick Thompson, but he was disqualified by the French officials for an obscure infraction in practice. Ford suddenly had to scramble for a driver at the last minute and came up with Brian Muir. Muir had never raced at night, never driven anything remotely as fast as the Ford Mk. II, and had never raced at LeMans, but he was available, so he was duly deputized into the team for the event and performed well until the car expired.

$49.95

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The new issue of Model Car Racing is here with reports on the newest cars and how you can assemble your own giant “Blue King” race track on a tabletop or on the floor.

MCR86 Model Car Racing Magazine, March/April 2016

The pros and cons of all five different brands of track for the digital systems are examined to help you decide which one is best for you. You can assemble this 1/32 scale Ferrari GTO LM from a kit in a few hours using simple hand tools. There are full reports on the prototypes’ racing background, specifications and the performance and details of the 1/32 scale models of the 1950 Ford Tudor NASCAR (Grand National), 1959 Austin Healey “Bugeye” Sprite, 1956 Jaguar XK 140 coupe, 1964 Ferrari GTO LM and 2009 Lola-Aston Martin DBR1-2 LeMans and 1968 Lotus 49B and Ferrari 312 T4 Formula 1 cars. There are step-by-step techniques to connect wiring and provide lap counting and timing on your own plastic or wood racetrack. There are plans so you can assemble a 4-Lane Blue King Raceway on a 16 x 24-foot tabletop and on a 5 x 9-foot ping-pong tabletop using snap-together plastic track.

$6.95

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The first three cars from the Scalextric 2016 catalog are here now!

Scalextric C3705 McLaren F1 2015 (2015 livery on 2014 car)

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-Ups

High Detail

Magnatraction

Race: Russian Grand Prix, 2015, Sochi

Driver: Fernando Alonso

Number: 14

The Pre-season excitement for McLaren’s partnership with Honda, due in no small part to their dominance of the Formula One Championship in the late Eighties and Nineties meant expectations were high for the team going into the 2015 Formula One Calendar. Jenson Button in particular put in a stellar performance in Monaco where he grabbed the team’s first points of the season however without the support of his Team mate Fernando Alonso, this would not have been possible.

$54.99

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Scalextric C3669 F1 2015 Season Generic Car 1

It is not “officially” a Force India Formula 1 car but the stick-on markings on the unpainted black body come very close.

A rugged GP Racer ideal for the junior racer.

Super Resistent

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-Ups

Inlcudes self-adhesive stripes, numbers and sponsers—car is unpainted.

$36.99

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Scalextric C3746 MGB – Thoroughbred Sports Car Series

Driver: Roy McCarthy

Roy McCarthy and his two sons, Russell and Spencer, formed McCarthy Motorsport using Roy’s knowledge and expertise with MGs. Over the years, the family took hundreds of podiums and class wins across many historic racing championship classes. Sadly, Roy passed in 2010 but his sons continue to race with Russell recently winning the Thoroughbred Sportscar Championship in 2015.

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-Ups

High Detail

Magnatraction

Working Rear Lights

Xenon Effect Headlights

$54.99

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New Cars Coming Soon

The General Lee is on the way. After years of waiting, Pioneer has finally shipped their replica of the 1969 Dodge Charger, ‘General Lee’ and they should be here sometime in late February. This first production run for these models includes the special promotional ‘01’ Key ring for your full-size car keys. This may be the ‘collectible” car of the year so pre-order yours now. Limited two to a customer. No dealers. Note: If you placed a pre-order (and did not cancel it) during 2015 or earlier it will be shipped at the then-current price.

Pioneer P016 General Lee Charger.PRE-ORDER NOW!

This is the Pioneer Slot Cars version of the General Lee Dodge Charger made famous in the much-loved TV series ‘Dukes of Hazzard’. This car is superbly modeled with the quality and detail you would expect from Pioneer.

SPECIAL : the initial order for these models includes the special promotional ‘01’ Keyring for your full-size car keys.

Features:

19K ‘Dixie Power’ motor, tuned for moonshine runs, sidewinder configuration

Fully detailed interior.

Bo & Luke figures in car. Standing figure of cousin Daisy supplied in box.

QuickChange braids

Scalextric Digital DPR ready

New ‘PurePower’ wiring loom

Model complete with display case and Special Edition packaging.

Spare Dixie parts bag included under base.

$79.99

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Again, we waited and Mr. Slotcar is delivering the LeMans-winning McLaren and the popular Gulf-sponsored McLaren by the end of the month. We will also be receiving the front suspension kit that allows you to have independently-rotating front wheels on these cars.

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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MRSlotcar MR1046 McLaren F1 GTR Ueno Clinic Livery #59 Limited Edition PRE-ORDER NOW!

MR Slotcar MR1046 McLaren F1 GTR Ueno Clinic Livery #59 Limited Edition Presentation Boxed with Individual Serial Numbered Card

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 – Independent 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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MR 8025 Front Suspension Kit – For McLaren F1 GTR—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Mr. Slotcar Front Suspension Kit – For McLaren F1 GTR – Includes Stub axles, e-clips, springs, spring posts and screws – representative (not final) image

Independent rotating front wheels are enabled with this installation – Wheels can be set at up with up to 3° Camber.

$19.99

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The third Porsche 934/5 with the monster rear wing is coming this summer from Flyslot (Slotwings), so pre-order yours.

Fly (Slotwings) WO65-03 Porsche 934/5 IMSA Mid-Ohio 1977—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Drivers Doc Bundy and Roy Woods.

$59.95

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NSR will be shipping a replica of Ken Miles’ Ford GT40 with the unusual white and black LeMans test car colors later this month.

NSR0008SW 1/32 Analog RTR Ford GT40 Mark II #2 1966 LeMans Test Ken Miles—PRE-ORDER NOW!

EVO Chassis with adjustable front axle ride height – Includes 20,000 RPM Shark Motor Sidewinder – Lightweight drilled aluminum setscrew wheels front & back – Ultra smooth & quiet lightweight drilled aluminum axle gear & brass pinion – Suspension type motor pod – Heat treated axles with self lubricating bronze bushings – traction magnet – Photo Etched stainless steel grills – Clear coat finish over Tampo printing and paint for high gloss and maximum durability – Photo Etched stainless steel grills, body produced from 3 separate sections for improved detail, fully accessorized and painted body shell weighs 19 grams and the complete car 70 grams.

$86.99

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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.

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Newsletter October 24th, 2014

October 27, 2014 by  
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New Slot Cars This Week

Many New Arrivals

This week we have new cars from Scalextric and Slot.It.

Here’s a reminder – Ninco cars have lower prices than expected. Also you can find some great deals on many of  Ninco “Formula” cars.

Want to see what’s new? Just 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.

Scalextric C3542A Legends Lotus 72C limited edition

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

Limited Edition of 3500

Team and Car – Team Lotus Type 72C

Race and Driver – 1970 Dutch Grand Prix, Jochen Rindt (1st place)

The 1970 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Zandvoort on 21st June 1970. The race was won by Lotus-Ford driver Jochen Rindt in his new monocoque-chassis Type 72.

Special Features:

  • Easy Change Pick-ups
  • Magnatraction
  • High Detail

$79.95

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Scalextric C3543A Legends Lotus 49 limited edition

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

Limited Edition of 4000

Team and Car – Team Lotus Type 49

Race and Driver – 1968 British Grand Prix 1968, Graham Hill

The 1968 British Grand Prix was held at the Brands Hatch Circuit on 20th July. Both Hill’s and Oliver’s Lotus cars claimed the front row of the grid in qualifying along with Siffert, 4th on the grid, and much was expected. Graham Hill, in his Team Lotus Type 49 retired with a broken half-shaft on lap 26. Later, on lap 46, Jackie Oliver retired the other Team Lotus Type 49 with transmission problems. The race was won by Jo Siffert in a Rob Walker-entered Team Lotus Type 49.

Special Features:

  • Easy Change Pick-ups
  • Magnatraction
  • High Detail

$79.95

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Scalextric C3481A Legends Maserati 250F limited edition

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

Limited Edition of 2500

Car – Maserati 250F

Race and Driver – 1958 British Grand Prix, Carroll Shelby (9th place)

Carroll Hall Shelby was an American automotive designer, racing driver and entrepreneur. He was best known for his involvement with the AC Cobra and later the Mustang-based performance cars for Ford Motor Company known as Shelby Mustangs. Preceding the Cobra and Mustang era, Shelby entered a handful of F1 Grand Prix races using his, now, iconic blue body with twin white stripes livery. In 1958, he drove a Maserati 250F to 9th place in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Special Features:

  • Easy Change Pick-ups
  • Magnatraction
  • High Detail

$54.99

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Scalextric C3404A Legends Vanwall limited edition

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

Limited Edition of 2500

Car – Vanwall

Race and Driver – 1956 British Grand Prix, José Froilán González (retired)

José Froilán González made a notable mark in a brief career as a Formula One driver. The Argentinian secured Ferrari’s very first championship win at the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, in 1951. González first raced for Ferrari then Maserati, then back to Ferrari. Thereafter he raced a Formula One car in Britain only once again, in the 1956 Grand Prix at Silverstone as a guest appearance in a Vanwall.

Special Features:

  • Easy Change Pick-ups
  • Magnatraction
  • High Detail

$54.99

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Scalextric C3511 Maserati Trofeo, yellow #46

1/32 scale slot car. Digital plug ready, super-resistant. Accepts C8515 plug-in digital chip. Model of car from Maserati Trofeo championship.

Race – Trofeo World Series 2013

Drivers – M Cesari and S Bettini

Special Features:

  • Digital Plug Ready
  • Easy Change Pick-ups
  • Magnatraction
  • Super Resistant

Configuration:

Motor; Mabuchi SP (FC130), 18k rpm, Gear ratio 11:36

Chassis: Rear Mounted Motor, Side-Winder, Rear two-wheel drive

Magnet: Rectangular 1.5 mm, Down-force 256 gm

Length: 156 mm

Wheelbase: 92 mm

Width Axle/Hub: 58 mm Front, 60 mm Rear

Tire diameter: 21(ext), 16(int), 9 mm Front, 21(ext), 16(int), 9 mm Rear

Weight: 96 gm

$44.99

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Scalextric C3532 1969 Camaro, #23

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.

Race – 1970s Trans-Am Championships

Driver – Originally driven by Duane Winkel (Please note: Winkel’s car was really a 1967 or 1968 Camaro.)

This car features the updated Chevrolet Camaro 1969 chassis which is Digital Plug Ready (DPR).

Special Features:

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-ups

Magnatraction

High Detail

Front axle width: 54 mm

Front tire diameter: 19 mm

Front wheel width: 8 mm

Gear ratio: 11/36

Magnatraction

Motor orientation: Sidewinder, Rear wheel drive.

Motor: Mabuchi FC130, 18,000 rpm

Overall length: 150 mm

Plastic axle bearings

Rear axle width: 54 mm

Rear tire diameter: 20 mm

Rear wheel width: 8 mm

Self centering guide blade

Weight: 95 mg

Wheelbase: 85 mm

$54.99

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Slot It SICA06G Sauber Mercedes C9 ‘AEG’ #14 Supercup 1988

Sauber Mercedes C9 ‘AEG’ #14 Supercup 1988

1/32 scale slot car. Ready to run on all 1/32 and 1/24 scale non-digital slot car tracks

$69.99

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Pre-orders

Awesome Cars Coming Soon

We have several new cars from Avant Slot and Fly available for pre-order. Don’t miss out, pre-order now!

Scroll down to see the new cars available for pre-order or click here to see all pre-orders.

Avant Slot 50312 Peugeot 908 – Le Mans 2009 – Playstation—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Avant Slot 50312 Peugeot 908 – Le Mans 2009 – Playstation

1/32 scale slot car, ready to run on all 1/32 scale non-digital slot car tracks. Avant Slot cars are compatible with all currently available 1/32 scale plastic track systems while offering a pod-type chassis and other performance-enhancing features.

$49.95

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Avant Slot 50313 Peugeot 908 – Le Mans 2008 – Nº. 7—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Avant Slot 50313 Peugeot 908 – Le Mans 2008 – Nº. 7

1/32 scale slot car, ready to run on all 1/32 scale non-digital slot car tracks. Avant Slot cars are compatible with all currently available 1/32 scale plastic track systems while offering a pod-type chassis and other performance-enhancing features.

$49.95

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Avant Slot 51202 Mirage Group 8-No.11-Winner Le Mans 1975—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Avant Slot 51202 Mirage Group 8-No.11-Winner Le Mans 1975. 1/32 scale slot car, ready to run on all 1/32 scale non-digital slot car tracks. Avant Slot cars are compatible with all currently available 1/32 scale plastic track systems while offering a pod-type chassis and other performance-enhancing features.

$56.95

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Avant Slot 51601 Lotus Elisse GT1 – black edition—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Avant Slot 51601 Lotus Elisse GT1 – black edition

1/32 scale slot car, ready to run on all 1/32 scale non-digital slot car tracks. Avant Slot cars are compatible with all currently available 1/32 scale plastic track systems while offering a pod-type chassis and other performance-enhancing features.

$56.95

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Avant Slot 51604 Lotus Elise-Le Mans—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Avant Slot 51604 Lotus Elise-Le Mans

1/32 scale slot car, ready to run on all 1/32 scale non-digital slot car tracks. Avant Slot cars are compatible with all currently available 1/32 scale plastic track systems while offering a pod-type chassis and other performance-enhancing features.

$56.95

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Fly W50101AV High Performance Ferrari 512BB, Daytona 6hr 1982, Budweiser—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly W50101AV High Performance Ferrari 512BB, Daytona 6hr 1982, Budweiser.

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.

$59.95

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Flyslot 50102AV High Performance 512BB Pioneer Racing—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Flyslot High Performance 512BB Pioneer Racing

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.

$59.95

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Fly 049101AW Hi-Performance Ferrari F40 Igol 1996 Le Mans—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly 049101AW Hi-Performance Ferrari F40 Igol 1996 Le Mans

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.

$59.95

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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

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX. 

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Newsletter October 17th, 2014

October 19, 2014 by  
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Have you seen this?

The Ultimate Slot Car Track?

It might be a bit early to start talking about Christmas, but check this out… The 2014 Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog is featuring an amazing Slot Car Track that you can have for a mere $300,000. It’s huge, it detailed, it’s pretty awesome!

The Slot Mods USA Ultimate Slot Car Raceway is billed as a 100% authentic 1:32 scale model that comes with scenic elements including handcrafted iconic structures, facades, period slot cars, spectators, pit crews, streetlights, foliage, and more. The track also has integrated video cameras which capture the action and show it on “mini” display screens.

Neiman Marcus will ship your little corner of slot car heaven anywhere in the world, but shipping isn’t included in the $300,000 price tag.  But wait there’s more, you can add “white glove installation” for an additional cost.

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Look for the $50,000 Slot Mods demo track at the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows at these locations:

  • San Mateo, CA – Oct 31-Nov 2
  • Phoenix, AZ – Nov 7-Nov 9
  • Long Beach, CA – Nov 14-Nov 16
  • Seattle, WA – Nov 21-Nov 23

Not ready to Invest that extra 300 grand? Here is your alternative. We have almost 200 different race sets ready to go.

See All Our Sets

Pre-orders

Awesome Cars Coming Soon

Here are some of the new cars we are expecting to be arriving soon. Don’t miss out, pre-order now!

Scroll to see all the new cars available for pre-order or click here to see all pre-orders.

Fly F11278 Porsche 911 RSR black #3, 1973 Kyalami 9 hour—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly F11278 Porsche 911 RSR black #3, sponsors Paradise Beach and Swazi radio, 1973 Kyalami 9 hour, drivers: Martin Birrane United Kingdom/ Ireland and Guy Tunmer South Africa

$81.95

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Fly F11281 Porsche 911 red RSR #21 1974 Kyalami 6 hour —PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly F11281 Porsche 911 red RSR #21 1974 Kyalami 6 hour Rolf Stommelen/ George Loos Germany

$81.95

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Fly F053303 Ferrari 250 LM #1, Winner 1964 Kyalami 9 Hour—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly F053303 Ferrari 250 LM #1 David Piper Auto Racing Ltd / Maranello

Concessionaries Driver: David Piper / Tony Magus Winner 1964 9H Kyalami 9 Hour

$81.95

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Fly F053505 Ferrari 250 LM #7 1965 Kyalami 9 Hour (6th)—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly F053505 Ferrari 250 LM #7 David Piper Auto Racing Ltd., Drivers: John Love / Mike Spence, 1965 Kyalami 9 Hour (6th)

$81.95

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Fly F053304 Ferrari 250 LM #5 1966 Kyalami 9 Hour 1966 (Dnf) —PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly F053304 Ferrari 250 LM # 5 Ecurie Francorchamps, Drivers: Jacky Ickx / Leon Dernier (Eldé) 1966 Kyalami 9 Hour 1966 (Dnf)

$81.95

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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

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX. 

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Newsletter September 12th, 2014

September 12, 2014 by  
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As summer begins it’s wind down, we are ramping it up with some super cool new arrivals and some new cars available for pre-order.

New Saturday Hours -

Warehouse will be open to the public the first and third Saturday of every month from 9am-1pm.

Because we’ve had a lot of requests for weekend hours, we’re happy to announce that our El Segundo warehouse will be open on the first and third Saturday of every month. You’ll be able to come in and browse our huge selection of slot cars between 9am and 1pm.

Have a great weekend!

New This Week

Want to see what’s new? Just 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.

 

Slot It SICA26C McLaren M8D Vic Elford #2 Can-Am Laguna Seca 1971

McLaren M8D #2 Can-Am Laguna Seca 1971

DRIVER : Vic Elford

$69.99

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Pioneer P011 67 Camaro, Gary Gove, Sebring 67

Limited edition of 640 cars worldwide. Model of the Alan Green Chevrolet car from Seattle, campaigned in early TransAm races by Gary Gove, who later won an under-2-liter CanAm championship during that series’s single-seat era The Camaro is still active in historic TransAm racing.

$79.99

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Pre-orders

Awesome Cars Coming Soon

Here are some of the new cars we are expecting to be arriving soon. Don’t miss out, pre-order now!

Scroll to see all the new cars available for pre-order or click here to see all pre-orders.

 

Fly 042301 Ferrari GTO Road Car —PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly 042301 Ferrari GTO Road Car

$79.99

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Fly 058107 Lotus 78, British GP 1978 Ronnie Peterson—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly 058107 Lotus 78, British GP 1978 Ronnie Peterson

$69.99

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Fly W40103 Williams FW08, Monaco GP 1983 Keke Rosberg—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly W40103 Williams FW08, Monaco GP 1983 Keke Rosberg

$69.99

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Fly 062101 Brabham BT44, German GP 1975 Carlos Reutemann—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly 062101 Brabham BT44, German GP 1975 Carlos Reutemann

$85.99

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MSC7401 Peugeot 205 T16 #205 Grand Raid 1987 1/24 SCALE—PRE-ORDER NOW!

MSC7401 Peugeot 205 T16 #205 Grand Raid 1987 1/24 SCALE

4WD replica of the off-road racer.

$214.99

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MSC7403 Peugeot 405 Grand Raid Dakar #203/204 1/24 SCALE—PRE-ORDER NOW!

MSC7403 Peugeot 405 Grand Raid Dakar #203/204 1/24 SCALE—PRE-ORDER NOW! 4WD replica of the off-road racer.

$214.99

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Scale Auto SC7057 ‘Presentation’ SRT Viper GTS-R 1/24 scale—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Scale Auto SC7057 ‘Presentation’ SRT Viper GTS-R 1/24 scale—PRE-ORDER NOW!

$169.99

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Scale Auto SC6049 BMW M1 Group 5 ‘BASF’ #50—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Scale Auto SC6049 BMW M1 Group 5 ‘BASF’ #50 – PRE-ORDER NOW!

$74.99

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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 January 17th, 2014

January 17, 2014 by  
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New items in stock

Fly 005106 Porsche 917K Gulf #91, Watkins Glen CanAm 1971

Fly 005106 Porsche 917K Gulf #91, Watkins Glen CanAm 1971 – $57.99

Fly 055106 Williams FW07, Carlos Reutemann, USGP 1980

Fly 055106 Williams FW07, Carlos Reutemann, USGP 1980 – $59.95

Fly 704103 Porsche 997 Flying Lizard, LeMans 2010

Fly 704103 Porsche 997 Flying Lizard, LeMans 2010 – $49.99

Fly 704103C Porsche 997 Flying Lizard, LeMans 2010, with sound – $59.99

Fly W50101 Ferrari 512BB, Daytona 6hr 1982

Fly W50101 Ferrari 512BB, Daytona 6hr 1982 – $57.99

Fly W50102 Ferrari 512BB, #71, Pioneer

Fly W50102 Ferrari 512BB, #71, Pioneer – $57.99

GMC Nomad MkII LeMans 1969

GMC Nomad MkII LeMans 1969, RTR car – $209.99

GMC Nomad MkII LeMans 1969, painted body kit – $114.99

 Pioneer P014 67 Camaro, blue

Pioneer P014 67 Camaro, blue – $64.99

Pioneer P042 Stealth Camaro 427SS

Pioneer P042 Stealth Camaro 427SS, limited edition of 427 worldwide- $69.99

PSK 018-23 Hussein Dodge, Mecom Racing #23, Riverside 1964

PSK 018-23 Hussein Dodge, Mecom Racing #23, Riverside 1964 – $255.99.  We now have the Hussein RTR car in both #23 and #1. 

Scalextric C3264 Lamborghini Aventador road car, blue

Scalextric C3264 Lamborghini Aventador road car, blue – $37.99

Scalextric C3364 Lotus-Renault 2013, Kimi Raikkonen

Scalextric C3364 Lotus-Renault 2013, Kimi Raikkonen – $54.99

Scalextric C3372A Stig Blomqvist Rally Legend 3-car set

Scalextric C3372A Stig Blomqvist Rally Legend 3-car set – $159.99

Scalextric C3380 Maserati Trofeo

Scalextric C3380 Maserati Trofeo – $44.99

Scalextric C3388 Maserati Trofeo #99

 

Scalextric C3388 Maserati Trofeo #99 – $54.99

Scalextric C3401 BMW Mini Countryman Rally Sweden 2012

Scalextric C3401 BMW Mini Countryman Rally Sweden 2012 – $54.99

Scalextric C3408 MG Metro 6R4 Lombard Rally 1986

Scalextric C3408 MG Metro 6R4 Lombard Rally 1986 – $54.99

Scalextric C3410 Audi Sport Quattro 1985

Scalextric C3410 Audi Sport Quattro 1985 – $54.99

Scalextric C3423 Dodge Daytona, Bobby Isaac, NASCAR 1970

Scalextric C3423 Dodge Daytona, Bobby Isaac, NASCAR 1970 – $54.99

Scalextric C3429 Eagle F1, 1967, Dan Gurney, Nurburgring 1967

Scalextric C3429 Eagle F1, 1967, Dan Gurney, Nurburgring 1967 – $79.95

Scalextric C3430 1969 Camaro, Jerry Petersen

Scalextric C3430 1969 Camaro, Jerry Petersen – $54.99

Scalextric C3440 Ford Escort, Monte Carlo Rallye 1970

Scalextric C3440 Ford Escort, Monte Carlo Rallye 1970 – $54.99

Scalextric C3444 Dodge Challenger, all white

Scalextric C3444 Dodge Challenger, all white – $44.99

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 16th, 2013

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New items in stock

Fly 057306 Alfa Romeo TZ2, red #43

Fly 057306 Alfa Romeo TZ2, red #43 – $52.99

Fly 058105 Lotus 78, Ronnie Peterson 1978

Fly 058105 Lotus 78, Ronnie Peterson 1978 – $59.99

Fly 705102 Lola T70, Daytona 1969, AIR team #8

Fly 705102 Lola T70, Daytona 1969, AIR team #8 – $49.99

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Slot It SICA03G Porsche 962, LeMans 1988.  $64.99

Fly 00201 Chassis for Porsche 908/2

Fly 00201 Chassis for Porsche 908/2 – $4.99

Fly 00501 (B80) chassis for Porsche 917K

Fly 00501 (B80) chassis for Porsche 917K – $4.99

Flyslot is now including with the chassis for its classic sidewinder cars the rear pod which used to be sold as a separate item.  So, now you not only can buy complete chassis but you also have a source for the pods, which had been unavailable for quite some time.


LeMay Museum TransAm race update

More info just received from the race organizers…

The museum is very serious about developing a series of top-quality slot car events. ACM is a world-class car museum and it wants its slot car races to be of the same quality. The race in October will be the first of many to come. However, they want to be sure people understand that because this is a first event for them and very much a learning experience for their staff they have purposely taken a simple, conservative approach to it in terms of race organization, rules, and objectives. They want this event to be easy for them to organize and carry out as well as easy and inexpensive for hobbyists to build cars for and enter. Above all, they want it to be fun for the participants and for the museum visitors who will be watching. They are starting on a modest level and building experience toward organizing more ambitious events to come.

The type of cars to be run at this event, Scalextric and Pioneer TransAm cars, was chosen for several reasons:

1. There are many of them around and just about everybody in the hobby has at least one.

2. They all use the same spec tire and most of the parts are interchangeable among them.

3. They are relatively inexpensive cars, making it affordable for racers.

4. They offer significant event sponsorship possibilities (watch for announcements)

5. The Pioneer and Scalextric cars are very close in performance and both will be competitive.

The modified class rules are designed to allow room for creativity and ingenuity on the part of entrants while keeping the cars relatively simple and inexpensive to build. If you have one each of a Pioneer and a Scalextric TA car you have all the parts needed to build a winning modified class car, and after the race you can put the parts back on their original cars and you will have spent essentially nothing for parts. In short, just about anybody is in with a chance to win.

Later on there will be race events for cars with aftermarket parts, non-magnet cars, scratchbuilt cars, vintage cars, and, over time, cars that model just about every kind of car in motorsports history. But for this first event they want to keep it simple and within the technical and financial reach of everybody who might want to enter. There will even be some cars, prepared to the stock class rules, for sale at the museum for anybody who just wants to “arrive and drive”.

ACM hopes that many racers from the Northwest corner of the country (and other areas, too) will attend the event in person and that more will enter by mail. The goal is for the greatest number of people to show up and have fun.

Don’t forget that each on-site entrant gets a museum pass good for entry from Friday evening through Sunday so everyone can come back the day after the race and explore the museum at leisure. You will enjoy the exhibits, which cover an amazing range of cars from the entire history of the automobile. Exhibits are rotated frequently, so you never know what you might see.

Alan Smith confirms that the receiving and return of mail-in entries will be through his Scaleracing warehouse. Full details for mail-in entrants will be published soon.

Any slot car business, including retailers, distributors, and manufacturers, who would like to participate in event sponsorship by providing prizes is welcome to do so. Also, teams sponsored by slot car businesses are welcome to enter. All participating businesses will be acknowledged by the organizers wherever possible.

Anyone needing information can e-mail to slotcarevent@lemaymuseum.org. We will also be keeping an eye on the forums and will reply to questions or comments posted on them.


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 June 14th, 2013

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New items in stock

And we’ve got a bumper crop this week

Fly 704301 Porsche 997, black "road car"

Fly 704301 Porsche 997, black “road car”.  $49.99

Fly 015201 Corvette C5R Menards w/ racing chassis

Fly 015201 Corvette C5R Menards w/ racing chassis – $57.99

Fly 015202 Corvette C5R w/ racing chassis

Fly 015202 Corvette C5R w/ racing chassis – $57.99

Fly 044103 Porsche 934, Jagermeister

Fly 044103 Porsche 934, Jagermeister – $49.99

Fly 053101 BMW M1 Team Gunston, limited edition of 380 worldwide

Fly 053101 BMW M1 Team Gunston, limited edition of 380 worldwide – $99.99

Fly 057304 Alfa Romeo TZ2, red #41

Fly 057304 Alfa Romeo TZ2, red #41 – $52.99

Fly 057305 Alfa Romeo TZ2, red #42

Fly 057305 Alfa Romeo TZ2, red #42 – $52.99

Fly 060101 Kremer CK5 Group C, LeMans 1983

Fly 060101 Kremer CK5 Group C, LeMans 1983 – $49.99

Fly 707103 Ferrari 512S Coda Lunga, #7, 1970

Fly 707103 Ferrari 512S Coda Lunga, #7, 1970 – $49.99

Ninco 50561 Cobra 427, yellow

Ninco 50561 Cobra 427, yellow – $82.99

Ninco 50603 Ford Sierra rally car, Didier Auriol, Corsica Rally

Ninco 50603 Ford Sierra rally car, Didier Auriol, Corsica Rally – $82.99

Ninco 50617 Audi R18, Silverstone WEC, Lightning

Ninco 50617 Audi R18, Silverstone WEC, Lightning – $82.99

Ninco 50618 Lancia 037 rally car, El Gaitero

Ninco 50618 Lancia 037 rally car, El Gaitero – $82.99

Ninco 55085 Mercedes SLS GT3 Kizteile, Ninco1

Ninco 55085 Mercedes SLS GT3 Kizteile, Ninco1 – $54.99

Ninco 55086 Corvette C6R whelen, Ninco1

Ninco 55086 Corvette C6R Whelen, Ninco1 – $54.99

PSK 014 Zerex Cooper

PSK 014 Zerex Cooper – $229.99

From the ED Tech Department workshop…

While we’ve been working on our Carrera McLaren M20 project (more about that to come) we have had another car in the works.  We’ll be telling you about it soon. Here’s a sneak preview…

Note from our warehouse

The Electric Dreams warehouse will be closed Thursday and Friday, June 20-21.  No orders will be shipped those two days.

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 November 11th, 2011

November 11, 2011 by  
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Just announced by Ninco

Ninco 50579 Jaguar E-type (XKE) coupe

Ninco 50579 Jaguar E-type (XKE) coupe. Preorder now! – $74.99

Ninco 50596 Jaguar E-type (XKE) Lightweight

Ninco 50596 Jaguar E-type (XKE) Lightweight. Preorder now! – $74.99

Ninco 55050 Mercedes SLS GT3 "Postbrief"

Ninco 55050 Mercedes SLS GT3 “Postbrief”. Preorder now!  $54.99

New chassis design announced by Flyslot

Fly Alpha Chassis

These are the first CAD images of the forthcoming Flyslot Alpha chassis to be released.  Cars with this chassis are scheduled to begin arriving sometime in the new year.  The design is simplified over previous Fly chassis and looks sturdy and workmanlike.  It is shown here with an FC130 motor installed but it looks like it could accept an FK130 with few or no modifications other than the use of an adapter ring.  Note the magnet positions both forward and aft of the motor.  The design appears to give ample room for tires of any width that might be needed.

Fly Alpha cars

The CAD drawings show the chassis as configured for a Porsche 917K body, and sure enough, a 917K is among the first Alpha-chassis cars announced for production, along with a Ferrari 512S and an all-new Porsche 997.  The longevity of the Fly brand has been in question for some time now, but we will take the new product announcements as signs of the company being able to get itself on a more sound financial footing and move ahead with new products.  There are indications that the new Alpha cars may carry significantly lower prices than previous Fly / Flyslot cars.  If that is the case and if the new chassis and the cars built on it can overcome the company’s long-standing quality control issues at a better price point there should be real optimism for the future.  We will have more complete information in next week’s newsletter.

On its way to us now

Slot It SICA20Z Ford GT40 MkII, all white

Slot It SICA20Z Ford GT40 MkII, all white. Preorder now! – $54.99

Coming soon from Carrera

Carrera 30551 Mercedes SLS GT3 Black Falcon, D132


Carrera 30551 Mercedes SLS GT3 Black Falcon, D132. Preorder now! – $53.39

New items in stock

Carrera 23759 Porsche 997, Falken, Digital 124

Carrera 23759 Porsche 997, Falken, Digital 124 – $75.49

Carrera 23765 Maserati streamliner, burnt copper finish 1/24

Carrera 23765 Maserati streamliner, burnt copper finish 1/24 – $83.79

Carrera 27372 Porsche 935/78, PPG

Carrera 27372 Porsche 935/78, PPG – $34.99

Carrera 30578 Porsche 935/78, PPG, Digital 132 – $53.39

Carrera 61212 GO! Ferrari 458, 1/43 scale

Carrera 61212 GO! Ferrari 458, 1/43 scale – $14.99

Carrera 41353 Ferrari 458, Digital 143 – $33.39

Carrera 61211 GO! Ferrari 458, 1/43 scale

Carrera 61211 GO! Ferrari 458, 1/43 scale – $14.99

Carrera 62246 GO! Ferrari GT race set 1/43 scale - $83.39

Carrera 62246 GO! Ferrari GT race set 1/43 scale – $83.39

NSR 1086 Audi R8 GT, red

NSR 1086 Audi R8 GT, red – $112.99

NSR 1087 Audi R8 GT, silver

NSR 1087 Audi R8 GT, silver – $112.99

Scalextric C1275T Digital Race Line race set

Scalextric C1275T Digital Race Line race set – $319.99

Scalextric C1278T Turbo Flyers race set

Scalextric C1278T Turbo Flyers race set – $159.99

Scalextric C1279T Full Throttle race set

Scalextric C1279T Full Throttle race set – $269.99

Scalextric C3189 Corvette C6R GT2

Scalextric C3189 Corvette C6R GT2 – $49.99

Restocks received

SCX A10032X300 MGA, white

SCX A10032X300 MGA, white – $49.99

SCX A10039X300 MGA, red

SCX A10039X300 MGA, red – $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 July 22nd, 2011

Just for fun…

The McLaren M12 is finished!

“It’s been a long road, gettin’ from there to here…”   Yup, but we’re here, or rather our Aurora/Fly McLaren M12 is. So here’s a recap and wrapup of the project.  We started with this…

This was an original, unmodified Aurora 1/32 scale McLaren M12 body made around 1970.  A bit of history is probably in order here.  The M12 was McLaren’s customer car for the 1969 season.  It had a body similar to that of the M8A and a chassis based on the 1967 M6B.  Most M12s used Chevrolet V8 engines but some purchasers fitted other engines.  Among the more notable campaigners of the M12 was Chaparral Cars, which purchased one to race when the development of its own new car was delayed.  Others included Lothar Motschenbacher and George Eaton.  SCCA racer Jerry Hansen used one to win the A-sports racing class national championship race in the fall of 1969.  Other M12 CanAm drivers through 1972 included Jerry Titus, Graeme Lawrence, Ron Goldleaf, Stanley Szarkowicz, and Frank Kahlich. The M12s were progressively updated with larger spoilers, wings, and bigger engines as time went on and were seen in many different variations.  After the end of their CanAm careers they gravitated to amateur racing where they did battle into the 80s. Several of them survive and now turn up at vintage races.

Aurora’s M12 came as part of race sets in the early 70s, along with a Ferrari 612, Ferrari 312 coupe, and a Mirage coupe.  They had a plastic chassis with a motor that looked like something out of a Motorific car.  Just as the bodies were scaled-up HO car bodies the chassis was, in many ways, a scaled-up HO car chassis, especially the shoe-type pickups, a design that worked passably well on an HO track with very narrow contact strips but was far inferior to braid on a 1/32 or 1/24 scale track.

Clearly, this kind of chassis was not going to get the job done in the 21st Century.  One of the chassis we considered was the Monogram/MRRC Sebring chassis.  The Sebring is actually our favorite kitbash platform because of its versatility, and we even went so far as to set one up for the McLaren body.  But we envisioned the completed McLaren racing against Fly sidewinder cars and decided to give it a comparable chassis. We were about to adapt a Fly Ferrari 512 or Porsche 908 chassis when we noticed the Fly “Starter” kits, in particular the Joest-Porsche chassis.  It used the same pod arrangement as the Fly classic cars, and we had lots of them on hand.  With a little well-planned surgery it became an excellent platform for our kitbash.

This photo shows the modifications we made.  We had to shorten the chassis to fit, which required just a couple of transverse razor saw cuts and some Evergreen strip and sheet styrene (the white parts of the chassis in the photo) to reinforce the joints.  We also modified the pod to accept a bar magnet, giving the car downforce over a greater portion of its width.  You can also clearly see the Monogram Greenwood Corvette wheels with stock tires on the front and Maxxtrac M13 silicones on the rear.  They were the perfect width and diameter for both appearance and performance.

With the modified chassis painted we enlarged the front axle holes slightly and CA glued in a brass front axle tube to provide maximum front axle stability and to keep the rather fat silicone-insulated lead wire from rubbing on the axle.  The guide is from Slot It and the motor was one we had left lying around from some pre-production testing we did for a manufacturer that will remain nameless.

We installed some body posts inside the body, checked for proper fit to the chassis, and then got to work on body modifications. The first thing we did was to give our McLaren a more aggressive rear spoiler.

We CA glued a piece of .020″ sheet styrene onto the back of the original spoiler.  The extra thickness makes it stronger and we made the spoiler a bit higher in the process.  Next we made some sheet styrene fences for the end of the spoiler and two more to be placed farther inboard as shown above.  This not only strengthens the spoiler, which was somewhat fragile but also gives it a more aggressive look.  Next, we cut out several of the body openings.

This photo shows the opened up cockpit which eliminated the molded-in original driver figure.  We also cut out the molded-in injector details and added some bits of sheet styrene to reduce the width of the opening.  We also drilled out the holes molded into the body to the right of the cockpit.

We cut out the three openings in the top of each front fender.  On the full-sized car these serve the purpose of venting high-pressure air from around the front wheels.  We also added canard spoilers to the front fenders.  On each side we drew a line on the fender and cut along it with a Moto-tool fitted with a carbide disc to make a slot.  We then CA glued in a rectangle of sheet styrene and used an emery board to trim it to the desired shape.  We also cut out the center one of the three rear body openings. (Not shown here but see photo of the rear of the finished car below.)  With all the body modifications completed here’s how the car looked in primer.

It’s hard to see in the photo but before beginning to paint we CA glued a narrow strip of sheet styrene to the top edge of the original spoiler, It sticks up slightly above the piece we glued to the rear face of the spoiler and helps give it a 3-dimensional look..

We chose Testor Model Master Boyd Red as the overall body color.  It;s a deep, rich red, a bit darker than one would want to put on a Ferrari but just right for a CanAm car.

Here’s the painted car with just the number decals applied.  The red and some areas of black were the only colors painted on the body.  All the rest of the car’s livery was done with decals. The numbers are from a vintage 60s decal sheet that originally came in a Russkit 1/24 scale slot car kit.   In this photo you can also see the injector  assembly we made for the car.

We had an old intake manifold in our junk box.  We drilled 1/16″ holes in it where the injector stacks needed to go.  We then CA glued short bits of 1/16″ plastic tubing into the ends of Parma 622 1/16″ i.d. long axle spacers to serve as mounting pins and glued them into the manifold.  We glued the manifold onto a rectangle of sheet styrene (not shown) to fill up the opening in the body.

From there it was just a matter of decaling, clear coating, fabricating a simple tray interior, and putting everything together.

The black stripes are decals from a Pioneer Models TransAm Mustang kit decal sheet.  It took quite a bit of cutting and piecing together of the stripe decal to get it to fit properly over the body’s contours.  We used up all the black striping on one sheet doing this model.  The white stripes are just blank white decal paper, clear coated and cut to size with a sharp hobby knife.  The ASR SCCA class decal is one we printed on our HP printer.  The rest of the decals came from leftovers in our decal box.

We chose Coca-Cola as the car’s primary sponsor for several reasons.  First, it is the perfect sponsor for a red car.  Second, it is a uniquely American brand, just as the CanAm was a race series uniquely American in spirit and character.  Finally, we could easily imagine the owner of a local Coke bottling franchise being well-to-do enough to afford to own and race an ex-CanAm car in SCCA amateur competition back when a McLaren M12 would have been just a used race car and not a stratospherically priced collector’s item.

Note the black strip along the top of the spoiler.  This is the small styrene strip we glued on.  It gives the impression of being adjustable to trim out the car’s handling.

The roll bar is wire-filled styrene tubing and the driver’s head is a Cartrix spare part

The finished car is a bast to drive on our Scalextric Sport track.  The wide silicone tires provide lots of grip, giving the model CanAm-worthy handling with relatively modest magnetic downforce. You probably don’t have an original Aurora body to build your own from, but resin clones are readily available on line from boutique manufacturer RMS Resins at http://www.rmsresins.com/.

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