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Newsletter October 10th, 2014

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NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL iHobby SHOW

We have news about products that are due by Christmas and in early spring from the National iHobby Show in Chicago:

Scalextric has announced the race set using their upcoming ARC (App Control System) system that utilizes an app so your tablet or smartphone will control and display lap counting and timing, race results, a listing of your racing stable, track planning and dozens of other race and car control options. Scalextric announced the system and described it in the 2014 catalogs as the RCS (for Race Control System) but has changed the name to ARC to more accurately reflect the system’s advantages. There’s more information below.

Ninco also has some new 1/32 scale sets at bargain prices (we will inform you when pre-orders are available in a future newsletter).

Slot.it had early unpainted samples of the 2013 Audi R18 e-tron quattro LeMans car with four-wheel drive (they are due in spring but you can pre-order now.

Policar displayed pre-production samples of their Lotus 72 Formula 1 cars (all are due in the spring —we will inform you when pre-orders are available in a future newsletter).

NSR announced a new 1/32 scale 2013 BMW Z4 (we will inform you when pre-orders are available in a future newsletter).

Mr. Slotcar had their forthcoming McLaren F1 GTR on display (which you can pre-order now—search MRS1045O). Mr.Slotcar also will offer an optional add-on front suspension with working springs and adjustable camber for the McLaren (we will inform you when pre-orders are available in a future newsletter). Carrera and SCX did not attend the iHobby show.

This week we have several new arrivals and a new new racing set from Scalextric available for pre-order.

** ANNOUNCEMENT – 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.

 

Carrera 23794 Porsche GT3 RSR “Manthey Racing, No.18″, 24h Nürburgring 2011

1/24 scale digital slot car, ready to run on all Carrera Digital 124 slot car tracks. Not compatible with other digital racing systems.

$77.49

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Carrera 23795 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Erebus Motorsports, Winner Bathurst 2013

1/24 scale digital slot car, ready to run on all Carrera Digital 124 slot car tracks. Not compatible with other digital racing systems.

$77.49

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Carrera 23804 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 “AF Corse No.51″

1/24 scale digital slot car, ready to run on all Carrera Digital 124 slot car tracks. Not compatible with other digital racing systems.

$77.49

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Carrera 30697 Porsche 918 Spyder, Digital 132

1/32 scale slot car. Ready to race on your Carrera Digital 132 layout. Not compatible with other manufacturers’ digital systems. Motor: FC130.

$54.99

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Carrera 30698 Porsche 918 Spyder, Martini Racing, Digital 132

1/32 scale slot car. Ready to race on your Carrera Digital 132 layout. Not compatible with other manufacturers’ digital systems. Motor: FC130.

$54.99

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FLM132028/4M Painted (ONE figure) “Suzon” Grid Girl black hair with green panel

FLM132028/4M Painted figures “Suzon”Grid Girl black with green panel–only ONE figure

$19.95

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FLM132028/1M Painted (ONE figure) “Lisa” Grid Girl blond with yellow panel

FLM132028/1M Painted (ONE figure) “Lisa” Grid Girl blond with yellow panel

$19.95

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FLM132028/3M Painted (ONE figure) “Lola” Grid Girl brown hair with pink panel

FLM132028/3M Painted (ONE figure) “Lola” Grid Girl brown with pink panel

$19.95

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FLM132028/2M Painted (ONE figure) “Maud” Grid Girl red hair with blue panel

FLM132028/3M Painted (ONE figure) “Lola” Grid Girl red hair with blue panel

$29.95

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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.

 

Scalextric C1329T ARC One (App Control System) Set —PRE-ORDER NOW!

The Scalextric C1329T ARC One (App Control System) set utilizes an app so your tablet or smartphone will control and display lap counting and timing, race results, a listing of your racing stable, track planning and dozens of other race and car control options. The set includes two cars and enough track (over 16-feet of track) to assemble into either of two figure 8s or an open road course.

Scalextric ARC ONE is a revolutionary slot car system that allows users to wirelessly create and manage races with a handheld smart device*, such as a smartphone or tablet. Download the ARC app, then connect your device via Bluetooth to the new ARC powerbase, unlocking unique features and control of your races. The two controllers and Power Supply (included) are connected to the Power Base track with the standard Scalextric cables.

Personalize your race by selecting features such as race type, driver names and number of laps. Customize and save your race settings and car setup, before you head out on the track to test your skills and challenge your opponent.

Use the interactive ARC app to create your own Scalextric garage, listing your slot car collection, track pieces and accessories. See available layout options, post your race stats on Facebook or Twitter – the possibilities are endless!

Early in 2015 you will also be able upgrade to wireless analog with a replacement C8434 ACS AIR Power Base track and controllers or to Scalextric Digital with wireless controllers with a replacement C8435 ACS PRO Power Base track and controllers.

$189.99

 

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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.

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX. 

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Newsletter June 6, 2014

June 6, 2014 by  
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Summer’s almost here… Can you feel it? Are you ready?To celebrate the impending arrival of Summer, we have added a lot of new items to the shelves of the Electric Dreams warehouse. Lots of new cars and accessories (and some cool pre-orders too)!

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.

New Slot Cars This Week

Lots of new slot cars and kits this week

With all our new arrivals, it almost feels like we have been stockpiling slot cars and accessories all through this long and cold winter. We have so much to tell you…

Cartrix 0970 Dan Gurney #30 Porsche 804, 1962 France GP

Porsche’s brief time as a factory entrant in F1 culminated in its only race-winning car: the 1962 Porsche 804.

At the 1962 French Grand Prix Dan Gurney qualified sixth and inherited the lead after Graham Hill and Jim Clark suffered technical problems. He finished a full lap ahead of Tony Maggs’ Cooper for his first Grand Prix triumph and Porsche’s only world championship win.

Yet shortly after Dan Gurney’s triumph in the 1962 French Grand Prix, the team cancelled its F1 programme, and has never returned to the sport as a full constructor.

$109.95

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Cartrix 0915 Louis Rosier #15 Talbot Lago, 1950 British GP

In 1950 Louis Rosier drove for Team Talbot-Lago, sometimes as a privateer and sometimes for the factory team and was the manufacturers most successful driver that season.

$109.95

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Policar R01A Ferrari 312PB, #3 Monza 1972

Ferrari 312PB #3 Monza 1972, driven by Brian Redman & Arturo Merzario.  With Slot It running gear.

$59.99

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Policar R01B Ferrari 312PB, #2 Monza 1972

Ferrari 312PB #2 Monza 1972. With Slot It running gear.

$59.99

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Slot It SICA19D Toyota 88C “MINOLTA” n.36 Le Mans 1988

The Toyota 88C is a sports car prototype designed by Toyota in
1988, according to the Group C specifications.
Team Toyota Tom’s took part in the 1988 Le Mans 24 Hours with an
 88C carrying number 36 sponsored by Minolta.

$69.99

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Slot.it SICA23C Porsche GT1 EVO98 Jever

The 911 GT1 EVO 98 was designed by Porsche to compete in the GT1 category in 1998, at the Le Mans 24 Hours and in the FIA GT International Championship. The ‘98 car was a brand new model from Porsche. This was the first car built by Porsche with a carbon composite monocoque chassis. In 1998, the FIA GT championship was dominated by Mercedes, but Porsche was able to win the Le Mans 24 Hours.

$69.99

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Four New Race-Ready Bargain Cars

Scalextric’s first under $30 ready-to-race 1/32 scale ready-to-race cars in over 30 years are here.









This new series has the typical Scalextric sidewinder chassis and the cars are very lightweight so they are quick. The cars have colored one-piece bodies (with separate wing) with widows that are “tinted” solid black. The markings are supplied as a separate sheet of tough vinyl stickers so you can create your own custom racing team.

The body style is “Generic GT” but it  is quite similar to the Dodge Viper GTS and the British Ginetta G50.

  1. Scalextric C3472 GT Lightning, Blue
  2. Scalextric C3473 GT Lightning, Green
  3. Scalextric C3475 GT Lightning, Purple
  4. Scalextric C3476 GT Lightning, White

Only $29.95 each!

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

Pre-order NOW!

Pre-order your favorite upcoming releases now!

We are expecting new slot cars from Cartrix, Fly, Racer and Scale Auto.

See all pre-orders. Or keep scrolling…

Fly 058106 Lotus 78, Mario Andretti. PRE-ORDER NOW!

Model of car driven by Mario Andretti in the distinctive black & gold John Player special livery. The chassis includes steering front wheels.

$69.99

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Scalextric C2877 Land Rover, Range Rover, HM CoastGd DPR, Super Resistant

Design elements for the latest vehicle include new bumpers, grille, headlights and power vents. The Scalextric model features the paintwork of HM Coastguard and is exclusively made by Scalextric. A working siren and flashing roof and head lights make this model slot car a fantastic accessory to any Scalextric layout.

$39.99

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Scale Auto SC6028 BMW Z4 GT3 “Manga” comic deco 1/32 scale PRE-ORDER NOW

BMW Z4 GT3 “Manga” comic deco 1/32 scale

  • RT3 MWB chassis
  • SC-008b sidewinder motor, short can
  • 20,000 rpm
  • 12/32 gear ratio

$74.99

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Scale Auto SC7030 BMW Z4 GT3 “Manga” comic deco 1/24 scale PRE-ORDER NOW!

SC7030 BMW Z4 GT3 “Manga” comic deco 1/24 scale

  • SC0026 motor
  • 22,000 rpm
  • long can
  • SC8000 R2 chassis
  • aluminum hubs
  • 12/44 ratio
  • uses guide SC1622

$169.99

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Scale Auto SC6039 BMW M1 #1 500 km Fuji PRE-ORDER NOW!

BMW M1 #1 500 km Fuji

  • RT3 MWB chassis
  • SC-008b sidewinder motor, short can
  • 20,000 rpm
  • 12/32 gear ratio
  • with magnet
  • front plastic hubs, rear aluminum wheels

$74.99

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Scale Auto SC6047 Porsche 935 Group 5 #0 black Daytona winner PRE-ORDER NOW!

SC6047 Porsche 935 Group 5 #0 black Daytona winner

  • RT3 MWB chassis
  • SC-008b sidewinder motor, short can
  • 20,000 rpm
  • 12/32 gear ratio
  • with magnet
  • front plastic hubs, rear aluminum wheels

$74.99

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Scale Auto SC6012 HSV-010 Super GT Presention Car Ltd. Edition PRE-ORDER NOW!

HSV-010 Super GT Presention Car Ltd. Edition, 1/32 scale slot car. Features sidewinder SC-0008b motor, 20,000 rpm and 216 g/cm torque at 12 volts. Gearing: 12- 32. Aluminum wheels at the back, plastic in front. Adjustable front axle height and the guide. Guide can be adjusted for both depth and position. RT3 chassis has multiple adjustments.

$74.99

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Arrow Slot AR1001A 1:32 scale Saleen S7R WHITE Slotcar kit PRE-ORDER NOW!

AR1001A Saleen S7R WHITE 1/32 scale slot car kit, builds up into complete car ready to run on all 1/32 scale non-digital tracks. 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.

$79.99

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MSC 6039 De Tomaso Pantera Bergrennen JAGERMESTER PRE-ORDER NOW!

De Tomaso Pantera Bergrennen JAGERMESTER. 1/32 scale

$74.99

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MSC 6025 Mg Metro 6R4 #19, RAC Rally 1986

MSC6025 Mg Metro 6R4 #19, RAC Rally 1986 . Inline ‘Monte Carlo’ chassis with Thunder-2 motor. Ready to run on all non-digital 1/24 and 1/32 track systems.

$72.99

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BRM00026 Porsche 917K Kyalami 9 hour 1970, PRE-ORDER NOW!

BRM00026 Porsche 917K Kyalami 9 hour 1970. 1/24 scale slot car Ready to run on all 1/24 scale slot car tracks.

$169.95

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Top-3012 Resin Cobra Daytona Coupe BODY kit 1/24th scale PRE-ORDER NOW

Unpainted resin 1/24 scale slot car body kit with interior, driver figure, detail parts, and vacuum-formed clear parts.

$114.99

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Model Car Racing Magazine

New issues in stock



Click below for these new issues.May/June 2014

July/August 2014

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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.

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX. 

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Newsletter May 22, 2014

May 22, 2014 by  
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What Fun We Had!

Greystone Concourse d’Elegance 2014

The 2014 Greystone Concours d’Elegance took place at the historic Greystone  Mansion in Beverly Hills on Sunday, May 4. This year celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Porsche Speedster and well as the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang.

The car show included  an awards ceremony and a fashion show. Food, drinks, and various auto  exhibits were present throughout the mansion grounds. The Greystone Mansion was also open for people to see its many rooms and history of the Doheny family who once lived there.

We had a great time introducing slot cars and slot car racing to some and rekindling the love affair for others. We had 100′s of cars on display and a great track set up for racers of all ages.

It was a great day all around!

See Videos & Pics

Pre-order NOW!

Pre-order your favorite upcoming releases now!

We are expecting new slot cars from Carrera, Cartrix, Policar, Scalextric and Slot.it.
See all pre-orders.
 


Scalextric C3369A Ford Escort Eddie Stobart 2-car set

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

This is a Limited Edition of 3500
Car and Driver – Ford Escort MkI, Mark Higgins, Peter Martin

$129.99
 

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Scalextric C3526 Lamborghini Aventador road car, white

1/32 scale slot car. Digital plug ready. Accepts C8515 plug-in digital chip. Super-resistant.

$44.99
 

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Cartrix 0915 Louis Rosier #15 Talbot Lago, 1950 British GP

In 1950 Louis Rosier drove for Team Talbot-Lago, sometimes as a privateer and sometimes for the factory team and was the manufacturers most successful driver that season.

$109.99
 

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Cartrix 0970 Dan Gurney #30 Porsche 804, 1962 France GP

Porsche’s brief time as a factory entrant in F1 culminated in its only race-winning car: the 1962 Porsche 804.

At the 1962 French Grand Prix Dan Gurney qualified sixth and inherited the lead after Graham Hill and Jim Clark suffered technical problems. He finished a full lap ahead of Tony Maggs’ Cooper for his first Grand Prix triumph and Porsche’s only world championship win.

Yet shortly after Dan Gurney’s triumph in the 1962 French Grand Prix, the team cancelled its F1 programme, and has never returned to the sport as a full constructor.

$109.99
 

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New Slot Cars This Week

Lots of new slot cars and kits this week

Let’s get to business… We have some really nifty new cars in stock and some future releases ready for pre-order.

We have new Slot Cars from Fly, MMK, Pioneer, ProtoSlot and Scalextric.

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.


Fly 45102 March 761 #10 German GP 1977

Fly March 761 #10 German GP 1977,driven by Ian Scheckter. 1/32 scale slot car. Ready to run on 1/32 and 1/24 scale non-digital slot car tracks.

$89.95

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MMK 31 Ferrari 166MM Tour de France 1953

Complete painted, assembled, ready-to-run 1/32 scale slot car. Features beautiful wire wheels, injected plastic chassis, bronze gears, detailed tires. 

Also available as a kit.

$249.95

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MMK 55 Fiat 8V LeMans 1953

Fiat 8V LeMans 1953, hand-made cast-resin body. 1/32 scale slot car. Ready to run on 1/32 and 1/24 scale non-digital slot car tracks. Also available as a kit.

$229.95

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MMK SF18 Peugeot CD LeMans 1967

Peugeot CD LeMans 1967, hand-made cast-resin body. 1/32 scale slot car. Ready to run on 1/32 and 1/24 scale non-digital slot car tracks. Also available as a kit. 

$229.95

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Pioneer P018 67 Camaro, Penske Racing, Sebring 68

1/32 scale slot car. Ready to run on all 1/32 scale non-digital slot car tracks Limited edition of 640 cars worldwide. Model of the “Lightweight Car” as raced at Sebring in 1968. Originally driven by Mark Donohue, now owned and driven in vintage races by Pat Ryan.

$79.99

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Proto Slot CB083P Shadow 1973 DN2 Can-Am —PAINTED BODY KIT

Shadow 1973 DN2 Can-Am James Hunt 10th PrtoSlotKit Anniversary model. PAINTED BODY KIT. 1/32 scale painted hand-made cast-resin body kit. Superb quality and detail. Made in France. Pictures show fully assembled car.

$129.95

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Scalextric C1319T Continental Sports Cars

The perfect introduction to the exciting world of 1:32 scale slot racing.  The LMP and Pro GT cars are tough enough for full impact racing.  Build four different layouts with the track supplied.  This set includes a lap counter for even more excitement. 

Each hand controller has a two-position selector switch which allows the driver to choose slow or fast speed settings to reflect the driver’s experience.  A sheet of decals is supplied with each car so that the car can be decorated with racing graphics.

$124.99

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Scalextric C3486 Jaguar D-type, Dundrod 1955

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

Race – Dundrod 1955

Drivers – Mike Hawthorn, Desmond Titterington

$54.99

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Trans Am Deals

Select Trans Am Cars at Special Prices

This week we have also added some special pricing to a few cars. Check out these deals!


Scalextric C3424 1969 Mustang, Paul Pettey

SPECIAL!  In the 1970s, Paul Pettey and Richard Reventlow took six months to turn a showroom Mustang into a full‐fledged Trans Am racer.  Not being experts, however, the first tech inspection at the track was a disaster, and the car was not allowed to race.

A few months later, however, they were ready to go. The car ended up racing in seven Trans Am Series races in the Midwest and on the East Coast.

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

NOW $49.70

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Scalextric C3001 1970 Camaro, Warren Agor

SPECIAL!  WAS $74.99   1/32 scale slot car. Ready to run on all 1/32 scale non-digital slot car tracks. Digital plug ready.  

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.
 

NOW $42.95

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

SPECIAL! WAS $69.95  1/32 scale slot car. Ready to run on all 1/32 scale non-digital slot car tracks  Digital plug ready.

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.

NOW $47.99

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Scalextric C3316 1970 Camaro, Frank Gardner

SPECIAL! 1/32 scale slot car. Ready to run on all 1/32 scale non-digital slot car tracks. Digital plug ready. 

Ready to run on all 1/32 and 1/24 scale non-digital tracks.  Model of car driven by Frank Gardner in the British Saloon Car Championship.  With working lights.

NOW $54.99

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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.

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B
El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX. 

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Newsletter October 29th, 2013

October 29, 2013 by  
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New (old) manufacturer announces first release

Policar R01A Ferrari 312PB, Monza 1972

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

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

Coming soon from Carrera

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

Carrera 27447 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3, Young driver

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

1/32 scale TransAm cars race at LeMay Museum

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

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

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

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

Bob Novack, Scalextric Mustang,  Stock class

Bob Novack, Scalextric 69 Camaro, Modified class

Craig Rieland, Scalextric Mustang, Modified class

Craig Rieland, Scalextric 69 Camaro, Stock class

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

Roger Fossum, Pioneer Mustang, Stock class

Pat Clifton, Pioneer Mustang, Stock class

Brett Harrison, Scalextric 69 Camaro, Modified class

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

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

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

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B
El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

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