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Newsletter August 15th, 2014

August 15, 2014 by  
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Wow – another week. They go so fast…

Here’s to another great summer weekend. The great outdoors, hammocks, barbeques, chillin’ by the lake… Then of course there is rounding out your days with a little racing. That’s where we come in.

Have a great weekend!

New Slot Cars This Week

We have new cars from Fly, Carrera, Kyosho, Proto Slot, and Slot.it.

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 024102 Chevron B21 Capetown 3 hr. 1972 Lucky Strike

Chevron B21 Capetown 3 Hour 1972 Lucky Strike

Drivers: John Hine and Dave Charlton

$79.99

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Slot.it SICA14E Nissan R390 GT1 LT #31 LeMans 1998

Nissan R390 GT1 LT #31 “Zexel” LeMans 1998

$69.99

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Fly 024101 Chevron B21 Gunston 1972 Kyalami

Fly Chevron B21 Gunston 1972 Kyalami.

$79.99

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Fly 058106 Lotus 78, Mario Andretti Monaco GP 1978

Model of car driven by Mario Andretti in the 1978 Monaco GP in the distinctive black & gold John Player special livery. The chassis includes steering front wheels.

$69.99

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Fly W40101 Williams 1983 FE08C Senna Collection, Donington Park Test

Fly (Slotwings)

W40101 Williams 1983 FE08C Senna Collection, Donington Park Test. Ayrton Senna Collection, first car in this series.

$85.99

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Fly 053106 Ferrari 250LM 1965 Le Mans winner

At the 1965 LeMans, Ferrari’s 250LM sports car fulfilled its purpose by winning the race it was named after. Drivers Jochen Rindt and Masten Gregory had much to celebrate since it was the 250LM’s greatest moment as well as their own. They were piloting Ferrari’s ideal sports-racing car which had the the successful hallmarks of the mid-1960s design with a mid-mounted V12 engine in a low-drag body.

Now you can get the same thrill racing this Ferrari at home!

$79.99

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Fly 036105 Porsche 911 Martini

The #62 Porsche 911 Martini won the non-championship 4hr Le Mans race of 1973. The 4hr race was held on the same weekend as pre-qualifying for the 24hr race.

$79.99

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Fly 709103 Porsche 917LH, Gulf #17. LeMans 1971

1/32 scale slot car. With new Alpha In-line chassis. Model of car raced at LeMans 1971. Motor:

FC130 endbell drive.

$62.99

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Carrera 30674 Audi A5 DTM, Digital 132

The Audi RS 5 DTM appears flatter and wider than the A4 DTM with which Audi won five titles from 2004 to 2011. Now you can race this 1/32 scale version at home!

$54.98

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Proto Slot CB085 March 707 Can-Am, Chris Amon — PAINTED BODY KIT

March 707 Can-Am, Chris Amon —PAINTED BODY KIT— 1/32 scale painted hand-made cast-resin body kit. Superb quality and detail. Made in France.  Pictures show fully assembled car.

The body is deisgned to fit the Proto Slot Kit KR02T4 metal chassis with SR06 tires and wheels.

$109.95

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Kyosho 90106 Porsche 911 GT3, yellow, 1/43 scale

1/43 scale analog slot car. Will run on all 1/43, 1/32, and 1/24 scale non-digital plastic track systems. Kyosho cars run and handle exceptionally well out of the box. They are excellent upgrade cars for Carrera and SCX 1/43 scale racing layouts. A full range of replacement and tuning parts is available.

Kyosho cars all use the Dslot chassis.

The chassis may be either the short-wheelbase version or the long-wheelbase version, depending on the car, but all Kyosho cars have the same mechanical features, including traction magnet, suspended motor pod, and snap-on body mounting.

$44.99

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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! We are expecting new Grid Girl Figurines from LeMans Minatures.

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

 

Ninco 50650 Ninco Porsche 356 Speedster Bridgehampton PRE-ORDER NOW!

50650 Ninco Porsche 356 Speedster Bridgehampton

$44.99

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Carrera 23801 Limited Edition Porsche Carrera 6, Digital 1/24

The proverbial Carrera slotcar, the Porsche Carrera 6, didn’t have its’ motorsport debut in the common white with red details livery, but rather in a dark navy blue instead.

The wind tunnel styled sportscar’s 50th birthday is rapidly approaching – so it’s time to celebrate its’ close connection to the toy-brand with an appropriate decoration, consisting of an interpretation of the car’s original color combined with “Carrera-red” elements.

$94.98

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Carrera 30690 Audi A5 DTM 2014 ‘Playboy’ 1/32 scale Limited Edition PRE-ORDER NOW!

The famous black Playboy graphics are returning to the DTM on Adrien Tambay’s race car.

You can race this limited edition, 1/32 scale car at home.

$79.98

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Carrera 30673 BMW M3 DTM , Digital 132 PRE-ORDER NOW!

Carrera 30673 BMW M3 DTM , Digital 132 . Will also operate on any 1/32 scale analog system.

$54.98

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FLM132028 Painted Grid Girl Figurines – PRE-ORDER NOW!

Spice up your racing with these four “Grid Girl” figurines from LeMans Minatures.

$14.99 each (sold separately)

See all 4 Grid Girls!
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 June 27, 2014

June 28, 2014 by  
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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 Spring. Well, Spring has sprung into Summer…

This week is we have new cars from Slot Cars from Carrera and Proto Slot, plus some cool new accessories.

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 27443 BMW M3 DTM #7 driver B. Spengler

Carrera 27443  BMW M3 DTM #7 driver B. Spengler. Modern era German Touring Car Championship (DTM) car.

$36.95

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Carrera 27457 Porsche GT3 RSR “Haribo Racing”

1/32 scale slot car.  Ready to race on your Carrera Evolution layout.  Runs on all other non-digital 1/32 scale slot car track systems with just minor trimming of the guide blade.

$36.69

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Carrera 27459 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS “No.51″

1/32 scale slot car.  Ready to race on your Carrera Evolution layout.  Runs on all other non-digital 1/32 scale slot car track systems with just minor trimming of the guide blade.

$36.69

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Carrera 27465 Infiniti Red Bull Racing RB9 “S.Vettel, No.1″

1/32 scale slot car.  Ready to race on your Carrera Evolution layout.  Runs on all other non-digital 1/32 scale slot car track systems with just minor trimming of the guide blade.  Motor: FF

$43.98

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Carrera 30682 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS “No.51″ PRE-ORDER NOW!

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

$54.99

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Carrera 30676 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 “AMR Bilstein, No. 97″, 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 30680 Porsche GT3 RSR “Haribo Racing”, Digital 13

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

$54.99

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Carrera 30693 Infiniti Red Bull Racing RB9 “S.Vettel, No.1″ Digital 132

Carrera 30693 Infiniti Red Bull Racing RB9 “S.Vettel No.1″ Digital 132

$54.99

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

Shadow 1973 DN2 Can-Am James Hunt 10th ProtoSlotKit 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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Proto Slot CB084 Abarth 2000 Targa-Florio 1970—PAINTED BODY KIT

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

$129.95

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Classics from Proto Slot

Past beauties at reduced prices

Here are a few special (and specially priced) cars from Proto Slot

 

Proto Slot CB004P Lola T70 PAINTED BODY KIT

An Electric Dreams worldwide exclusive! the 1966 CanAm champion, driven by John Surtees. A very complete kit w/ steering wheel, detailed cockpit, driver, exhausts, etched metal parts. Fits the Fly Lola T70 chassis. Includes decals to finish body as shown in illustration.

$99.95

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Proto Slot ED02P Porsche 917-30 CanAm PAINTED BODY KIT

Painted body kit with decals to model car as shown in illustration. An Electric Dreams worldwide exclusive! The 1973 Can-Am champion, driven by Mark Donohue. Probably the most powerful road racing car ever built, said to have as much as 1200 HP for qualifying. Fits Slot Classic, PCS32, TSRF, or Slot It chassis.

$99.95

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Proto Slot CB078P Hussein Dodge Mk1, Painted Body Kit

1/32 scale slot car PAINTED BODY KIT. Can be used with many different chassis. Resin-cast body is painted in overall body color. Requires additional painting to finish as shown. The body can be adapted to most brands of chassis but the Proto Slot Kit KR02 metal chassis with Proto Slot Kit SR15 tires and wheels are designed for this car. HUSSEIN DODGE MK1 – A.J Foyt – N°1 Nassau 1964 – N°23 L.A Times Grand Prix Riverside 1964

$99.99

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Proto Slot CB025P Porsche 908 LH PAINTED BODY KIT, LeMans 1972

1/32 scale PAINTED SLOT CAR BODY KIT to build model of car driven by Jo siffert. Fits Fly Porsche 908 chassis. Can also be used with PCS32 chassis, TSRF, or Slot It HRS chassis. Includes decals to finish body as shown in illustration.

$99.95

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Proto Slot CB035P Ferrari 250 TR61 1961 LeMans winner

1/32 scale painted slot car body kit, fits complete chassis from Fly Ferrari 250GTO. Includes decals to finish body as shown in illustration.

$99.95

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Proto slot CB038P Porsche 917LH LeMans 1969, painted body kit

Painted body kit, fits Fly Porsche 917K/LH chassis.

$99.95

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New Controllers

State-of-the-art Car Control

Wireless controllers for analog model car racing are now an option with the popular brands, Ninco has Wi-Co, Slot.it oXiygen has wireless, Scalextric new RCS system will have wireless analog control this winter and, today, we have the new Carrera wireless controller setup for their analog racing system.

 

Carrera 10115 Wireless+

Carrera 10115 Wireless+ Set for all Carrera Analog tracks with 2 controllers

WIRELESS+ wireless radio technology is now available for Carrera Evolution as well. With innovative radio technology, your cars can run independent of frequency, accurately and without difficulties on the Carrera Evolution tracks.

The 2.4 GHz WIRELESS+ connecting track section with integral charging station and receiver is the power station on the racetrack. With up to eight hours’ continuous play possible and with a fully-charged battery even up to 90 days in standby mode, 2.4 GHz WIRELESS+ is perfectly suited for using in races.

$115.99

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DS-0128 Electronic Adjustable Controller

This controller is designed to run European type motors such as those supplied by Scaleauto, Slot.it, NSR, MSC, BRM, Arrow plus motors from Scalextric etc. If run with heavy magnets, on a constant low speed or with higher amp motors the handle will get warm as the transistor heat sink is inside the handle.

We have tested with higher amp motors, but due to different operating conditions can only recommend with the European type motors in low magnet or non magnet set up.

$129.99

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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.

 

Slot It SICA08E Lancia LC2 (Long Tail) WEC Fuji 1000km 1985 PRE-ORDER NOW!

SICA08E LC2 (Long Tail) WEC Fuji 1000km 1985,

“Martini” stripes, Drivers: A. Nannini and Henri Pescarolo

$69.99

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Fly F053107 Ferrari 250LM, red #34, Daytona 1968, eighth overall PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly Ferrari 250LM, red #34, Daytona 1968, eighth overall driven by John Gunn (USA)/Guillermo Ortega (EC)/Fausto Merello (EC)

$79.99

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Racer SW29 Gp5 Ford Capri Jagermeister PRE-ORDER NOW!

The Zakspeed Ford Capri Turbo Gr.5 was powered by a 4-cylinder DOHC engine and had an instantly-recognizable low and wide form. A 1982 version of the car was decked out in distinctive orange Jägermeister livery and driven to a second place finish in the Salzburg round of the German Racing Championship by the German driver Klaus Ludwig.

This will be one fun car!

$69.99

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Racer SW33 GP5 Porsche 935 K2 Jagermeister PRE-ORDER NOW!

Racer Sideways

SW33 Group 5 Porsche 935 K2 Jagermeister

$69.99

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Racer SW31 Gp5 BMW M1 BASF PRE-ORDER NOW!

SW31 Group 5 BMW M1 BASF

$69.99

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Racer SW34 GP5 Porsche 935 K2 Vaillant PRE-ORDER NOW!

Racer Sideways

SW34 Group 5 Porsche 935 K2 Vaillant

$69.99

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Racer RCR67 – 330P4 – #19 Le Mans 24hrs 1967 PRE-ORDER NOW!

RCR67 – 330P4 – #19 Le Mans 24hrs 1967 – G.Klass / P.Sutcliffe Exclusive 1/32 slot cars for collectors. High quality fully detailed handcrafted resin
bodies with highest performance level thanks to plastic chassis and aluminium rims,
Equipped with Slot.it gear and engine. Limited production.

$259.99

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Racer RCR68 – 330P4 spider #20 Le Mans 24hrs 1967 PRE-ORDER NOW!

RCR68 – 330P4 spider – Le mans 24hrs 1967 – C.Amon / N. Vaccarella Exclusive 1/32 slot cars for collectors. High quality fully detailed handcrafted resin
bodies with highest performance level thanks to plastic chassis and aluminium rims,
Equipped with Slot.it gear and engine. Limited production.

$259.99

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Pioneer P011 67 Camaro, Gary Gove, Sebring 67. PRE-ORDER NOW!

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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Tools

Many new arrivals

New Allen screwdrivers with replaceable bits:

  • NSR NSR4411 0.035″ (0.9mm) Precision Allen Driver – use with M2 or #2-56 screws
  • NSR NSR4412 0.050″ (1.27m) Precision Allen Driver – use with #4-40 or M2.5 setscrews
  • NSR NSR4415 0.059″ (1.5mm) Precision Allen Driver – for motor mounting screws
  • NSR NSR4421 0.035″ (0.9mm) Allen Driver heat treated steel replacement tip for NSR4411,4412 & 4415 $4.29
  • NSR NSR4422 0.050″ (1.27mm) Allen Driver heat treated steel replacement tip for NSR4411, NSR 4412 and NSR4415
See All New Allen Drivers
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 25th, 2014

February 25, 2014 by  
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We have some really great new additions to the Electric Dreams Shop this week. Curious? Read on…

Exciting News!

Additions to the Electric Dream Team

We are expanding the Electric Dreams technical department with the addition of Carlos Raphael & Robert Smith.

Carlos and Robert both have many years of slot car knowledge & expertise. They are founding members of I.T.G. / In The Groove Slot Car racing club in the Los Angeles California area. Their expertise includes slot car track construction, modification of cars, slot car events and more!

They will be bringing their expert knowledge to the blog at Electric Dreams answering visitor questions, posting how-to and DIY articles covering all things “Slot Car”.

Here they are – Robert and Carlos – the newest members of the Electric Dream Team. Let’s give them a warm Welcome!

New Slot Cars This Week

Lots of new slot cars and kits this week

It has been a action packed couple of weeks around the warehouse… We’ve been busy stocking the shelves with new slot cars from makers like: Arrow Slot, BRM, Kyosho, Ostorero, Proto Slot, Scale Auto, SCX and Slot It.

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.

Arrow Slot 1002A BMW V12 LMR #42 Sebring 1999 winner

1/32 scale analog car, ready-to-run. Driven by: T. Kristensen, J.J. Lehto and J. Müller. $79.99

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BRM 025R RED Special Edition Martini 917

1/24 scale slot car ready to run on all 1/24 scale tracks. Special Edition release in red. $169.99

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Kyosho 30501 Porsche 911 GT1 #25

1/43 scale analog slot car. Will run on all 1/43, 1/32, and 1/24 scale non-digital plastic track systems. Kyosho cars run and handle exceptionally well out of the box. They are excellent upgrade cars for Carrera and SCX 1/43 scale racing layouts. $49.99

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Ostorero ODG126 Lotus Type 38 Bobby Johns, Indianapolis 1965

Teammate of Jim Clark at the Indy 500 in 1965. He finished 7th, after starting 22nd. Highly detailed ready to race model. $289.95

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Scale Auto SC6034 1/32 scale DeTomaso Pantera Grp 3 yellow – 2 DECAL SETS

This plain yellow car comes with two decal schemes: 24h Le Mans 1974 Wicky Racing Team #52 (pictured) 24h Le Mans 1976 Andre Wicky & Martial Deblande #82. $74.99

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Scale Auto SC6063 1/32 scale BMW M1 white Racing Kit

This 1/32nd scale racing kit comes unassembled with everything you need for a working car. $79.99

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Scale Auto SC-7052 1/24 Porsche 911 RSR GT3 IMSA Performance Matmut #76 LeMans 2011

This is a replica of the IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 911 GT3 RSR as driven to 17th place overall, 5th in LMGTE-Pro class, at Le Mans 2011 by Raymond Narac – Patrick Pilet – Nicolas Armindo. $169.99

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SCX A10120X300 Citroen DS3 WRC Qatar

SCX analog 1/32 scale. This is the Citroën version of Qatar driver Nasser Al Attiyah. $49.99

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Slot It SICA26B McLaren M8E/D, Led Zeppelin

IN STOCK NOW! This McLaren M8E/D was driven by Kaye Griffiths at Silverstone in 1974. $69.99

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Parts & Accessories

Many new arrivals

From performance parts to rocker arms, to controllers – we got ‘em…

SCX D10086X100 Digitalization Kit

Upgrade your Original circuit to Digital system and race with up to 6 cars, Choose your own strategy Program, your breaking power, change lanes and overtake your opponents. $179.99

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AMT Performance Parts Kit

Just what the doctor ordered! Hop up your Slot Star 1:25 scale kits with this all new performance kit.

For use with all Slot Stars 1/25 scale kits.

$15.49

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DS-3502E 25 ohm Basic Controller for Ninco, Scalextric

A high quality and economic controller ready to use directly on any Ninco, SCX or Scalextric track through its 3mm jack.

$36.99

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DS0052 Serial Wiring Assembly, 1.8 meters

Wiring assembly – connects DS Lap Counters to PC (9 pins COM port)

$11.99

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Carrera 85244 Rocker Arm for 1/24 scale Exclusive

Guide / Rocker Arm for post 2006 Exclusiv 1/24 scale cars. Includes brushes. $9.99

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1/32 Accessories, Red Bull RB7

Fits the following 1/32 Carrera Cars: 30628, 30629, 27419, 27420 1 – front and rear wing 1 – set of side mirrors 2- side wings 1- additional wing $5.99.

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Professor Motor 1401 Universal Tire Truing Machine 1/32 & 1/24

Professor Motor version of the Area 3 Design Universal Tire Truing Machine. Designed to mount complete 1/32 or 1/24 FRONT or REAR axle assemblies and true both tires at once.  $239.99.

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Click Here to See All 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 24th, 2014

January 24, 2014 by  
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New items in stock

SCD SD200 Timing/scoring system less sensor

SCD SD200 Timing/scoring system less sensor – $149.99

SCD SD201 Timing/scoring system tower only

SCD SD201 Timing/scoring system tower only – $119.99

Allslotcar GP057 Formula 1 car, red with Ferrari decal sheet

Allslotcar GP057 Formula 1 car, red with Ferrari decal sheet – $79.99

Allslotcar GP058 Formula 1 car, blue, with Red Bull decal sheet

Allslotcar GP058 Formula 1 car, blue, with Red Bull decal sheet – $79.99

BSR SW001RTR Complete running sidewinder chassis

BSR SW001RTR Complete running sidewinder chassis – $94.99.  This chassis isn’t cheap, but if you are looking for a ready-to-run chassis suitable for high-end resin-cast bodies of newer, wider cars requiring wider tires this is a high-quality choice.

Proto Slot CB079P Ferrari 365GTB4 NART, LeMans 1977, painted body kit

Proto Slot CB079P Ferrari 365GTB4 NART, LeMans 1977, painted body kit – $99.99

Proto Slot CB081P Mirage M2-BRM, Spa 1969, painted body kit

Proto Slot CB081P Mirage M2-BRM, Spa 1969, painted body kit – $99.99

Proto Slot CB082P Mirage M3-Cosworth, Watkins Glen 1969, painted body kit

Proto Slot CB082P Mirage M3-Cosworth, Watkins Glen 1969, painted body kit – $99.99

Slot Classic CJ43 Cisitalia Spyder Nuvolari, Mille Miglia 1947

Slot Classic CJ43 Cisitalia Spyder Nuvolari, Mille Miglia 1947 – $359.99.   Slot Classic cars certainly are not inexpensive but the craftsmanship is truly outstanding and the exclusivity, with only 500 of each car worldwide, make them a collectible worthy of the most demanding collector and well worth the price.

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 12th, 2013

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New items in stock

Fly 004301 Lola T70 MkIIIB, Team Gunston 1969

Fly 004301 Lola T70 MkIIIB, Team Gunston 1969 – $94.99

Proto Slot CB077P Alpine A220 rally car, painted body kit

Proto Slot CB077P Alpine A220 rally car, painted body kit – $99.99

Proto Slot CB078P Hussein Dodge Mk1, painted body kit

Proto Slot CB078P Hussein Dodge Mk1, painted body kit – $99.99

Scalextric C3378 Audi R8, Bathurst 12hr, 2012

Scalextric C3378 Audi R8, Bathurst 12hr, 2012 – $44.99

Scalextric C3400 BMW Mini Cooper S, Team Scalextric

Scalextric C3400 BMW Mini Cooper S, Team Scalextric – $54.99

Scalextric C3402 Ford Falcon XB , Alan Moffat, Bathurst 1974

Scalextric C3402 Ford Falcon XB , Alan Moffat, Bathurst 1974 – $54.99

Slot It SICA13D Jaguar XJR12, #36, LeMans 1991

Slot It SICA13D Jaguar XJR12, #36, LeMans 1991 – $69.99

Slot It SICA21C Lancia LC2/85 Berico, Spa 1989

Slot It SICA21C Lancia LC2/85 Berico, Spa 1989 – $69.99

 

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

 Free shipping

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

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

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

 

Newsletter October 8th, 2013

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Coming soon from Proto Slot

Are you ready for this?

Proto-Slot CB078P

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

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

Also…

Proto Slot CB077P Alpine A220 rally car, painted body kit

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

On the way now from Scalextric

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

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

Scalextric C3391 Camaro, Yaco Racing #34

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

Scalextric C3412 Volkswagen Beetle, Historic Rally Series.

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

Scalextric C3413 Lotus 49B Jo Siffert 1968

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

Scalextric C3431 1970 Camaro, Tony DeLorenzo

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

Updated and back in stock under new stock number

TRM02 Falcon 7 Racing Motor 51000 RPM FK130

TRM02 Falcon 7 Racing Motor 51000 RPM FK130 – $12.95

New items in stock

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

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

BRM 025 Porsche 917 , Martini, 1/24 scale

 

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

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

 

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

MMK 52 Cunningham C5R LeMans 1953

MMK 52 Cunningham C5R LeMans 1953 – $214.99

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

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

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

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

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

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

Another project idea from the Electric Dreams Technical Department

 

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

 Free shipping

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

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

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

Newsletter August 13, 2013

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New items in stock

Carrera 27434 Cobra roadster, blue #21

Carrera 27434 Cobra roadster, blue #21 – $36.69

Ninco 50623 Audi R8 GT3 "Daytona" Lightning

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

Ninco 50624 Ford GT "Fischer"

Ninco 50624 Ford GT “Fischer”.  $72.99

Ninco 50627 Ford GT "Falken", lightened

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

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

Ninco 50628 Jaguar E-type (XKE) roadster, red/silver – $82.99

Ninco 55083 Ford Mustang "Dominator" Ninco1

Ninco 55083 Ford Mustang “Dominator” Ninco1.  $57.99

Ninco 55084 Mercedes SLS GT3 Kizteile, Ninco1

Ninco 55084 Mercedes SLS GT3 Kizteile, Ninco1 – $54.99

PSK 015 Aston Martin DB3 coupe, LeMans 1952

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

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

Proto Slot CB075/1 Aston Martin DB3, LeMans 1952, painted body kit – $109.99

Scalextric C1303T Start GT Power race set

Scalextric C1303T Start GT Power race set – $124.99

Scalextric C1308T Raw Power race set

Scalextric C1308T Raw Power race set – $229.99

Scalextric C1310T Digital Law Enforcer race set

Scalextric C1310T Digital Law Enforcer race set – $479.99

Scalextric C3315 Ford GT40, Ford France LeMans 1966

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

Scalextric C3374 Audi R8 police car

Scalextric C3374 Audi R8 police car – $54.99

Scalextric C3382 McLaren F1 GTR, FIA GT1, 2012

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

Scalextric C3386 Audi R8, Bathurst 12hr, 2012

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

lextric C3442 Lotus 49B, all white

Scalextric C3442 Lotus 49B, all white – $44.99

Slot It SICA25Z Porsche 962 IMSA, plain white

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

LeMay Museum (ACM) TransAm race update

The following was released today by the museum.

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

America’s Car Museum Presents the

ACM Miniature TransAm Challenge, October 18-19, 2013

Event Update, August 12, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following basic principles will apply:

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q. Where can I get information about the event?

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

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

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

Best Western PLUS Tacoma Dome Hotel

2611 East E St Tacoma, WA 98421

Other nearby options:

Hotel Murano

1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98402

La Quinta Inn & Suites Tacoma

1425 E. 27th St. Tacoma, WA 98421

Silver Cloud Inn – Tacoma Waterfront

2317 N Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites TACOMA DOWNTOWN

2102 South C Street, Tacoma, WA 98402

Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown

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

Motel 6 Tacoma South

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

Travelodge Port of Tacoma

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

Econo Lodge Fife

3501 Pacific Highway East, Fife, WA 98424

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q. When will the track design be published?

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

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

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

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

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

This covers the questions that have been submitted to date.

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

Good racing to all,

ACM

 

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

 Free shipping

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

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

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

Newsletter May 17th, 2012

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New items in stock

Proto Slot CB072/2P Lotus 40, A.J. Foyt, Riverside 1965 painted body kit

Proto Slot CB072/2P Lotus 40, A.J. Foyt, Riverside 1965 painted body kit – $129.95

oto Slot CB074P Cooper Zerex Special painted body kit

Proto Slot CB074P Cooper Zerex Special painted body kit – $129.95

Scalextric C3389 McLaren MP4-12C, United Autosports

 

Scalextric C3389 McLaren MP4-12C, United Autosports – $54.99

Scalextric C3424 1969 Mustang, Paul Pettey

 

Scalextric C3424 1969 Mustang, Paul Pettey – $54.99

Ninco 50612 Audi R18 2011 LeMans winner

 

Ninco 50612 Audi R18 2011 LeMans winner – $99.99

Ninco 50613 Porsche 934 Martini

Ninco 50613 Porsche 934 Martini – $89.99

Ninco 50614 Lancia 037 rally car, Pioneer

Ninco 50614 Lancia 037 rally car, Pioneer – $84.99

Ninco 50616 Porsche 356, Caminos -

Ninco 50616 Porsche 356, Caminos – $89.99

Ninco 50619 Audi E-tron LeMans 2011, lightning

Ninco 50619 Audi E-tron LeMans 2011, Lightning – $84.99

Ninco 50620 Jaguar E-type (XKE) coupe, Union Jack

Ninco 50620 Jaguar E-type (XKE) coupe, Union Jack – $79.99

Ninco 50621 Lancia 037 rally car, Wurth

Ninco 50621 Lancia 037 rally car, Wurth – $69.99

Ninco 50622 Lancia Stratos rally car, Pirelli

Ninco 50622 Lancia Stratos rally car, Pirelli – $69.99

Ninco 55081 Camaro GT, "Flame", Ninco1

Ninco 55081 Camaro GT, “Flame”, Ninco1.  $54.99

Ninco 55082 Corvette Z06R GT2, Compuware, Ninco1

Ninco 55082 Corvette Z06R GT2, Compuware, Ninco1 – $54.99

 

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

 Free shipping

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

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

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

 

Newsletter May 3rd, 2013

Lots of new items in stock

NSR 1115SW Ford MkII, gold #4, LeMans 1966

NSR 1115SW Ford MkII, gold #4, LeMans 1966 – $107.99

NSR 1127AW Corvette C6R No Prisoners test car, silver

NSR 1127AW Corvette C6R No Prisoners test car, silver – $103.99

NSR 1136AW Mosler MT900R Evo3, Britcar 24hr 2010 #6

NSR 1136AW Mosler MT900R Evo3, Britcar 24hr 2010 #6 – $107.99.  Anglewinder

NSR 1136IL Mosler MT900R Evo3, Britcar 24hr 2010 #6 – $107.99.  Inline

NSR 1136SW Mosler MT900R Evo3, Britcar 24hr 2010 #6 – $107.99.  Sidewinder

NSR 1138AW Mosler MT900R Evo4, Britcar 24hr 2010 #6 – $107.99.  Anglewinder

NSR 1141SW Abarth 500 LotusF1 livery

NSR 1141SW Abarth 500 Lotus F1 livery – $109.99

NSR 1151SW Ford MkIV #2 orange, limited edition of 500

NSR 1151SW Ford MkIV #2 orange, limited edition of 500 – $109.99

PSK 012 Lotus 40, Jim Clark, Riverside 1965 - $249.99

PSK 012 Lotus 40, Jim Clark, Riverside 1965 – $249.99

Proto Slot KR01 Universal sidewinder chassis kit

Proto Slot KR01 Universal sidewinder chassis kit – $44.99

Carrera 10110 Wireless Controller, single, D124 and D132

Carrera 10110 Wireless Controller, single, D124 and D132 – $99.99

Carrera 62301 GO! "Cars" Silver Racers race set,

Carrera 62301 GO! “Cars” Silver Racers race set, 1/43 scale.  $114.99

Carrera 62302 GO! "Cars" Silver Speeders race set

Carrera 62302 GO! “Cars” Silver Speeders race set, 1/43 scale.  $106.99

FLM132020 Jacky Ickx.

FLM132020 Jacky Ickx figure 1/32 scale. – $10.99

RS Slot Racing aluminum wheels

We just received our first shipment of these impressive wheels.  They come in sizes for both scale 15″ and 13″ for 1/32 scale cars. The 13-inchers will also work on 1/43 scale cars that use 3/32″ axles.  RS wheels fit a large selection of tires with varying profiles from Indy Grips, Maxxtrac, Super Tires, Ortmann and others.  These wheels are not only a direct replacement for the BWA wheels for 3/32″ axles, they are an improvement on them.  Because the RS wheels use an M2 setscrew instead of a 4-40 they have a deeper “dish” than the BWAs.  They also fit BWA inserts, and you can vary the apparent depth of the wheels just by spacing the inserts farther in or out.  You can see and purchase these wheels now on our web site. Read more here…

Just in through the door

We just received the new line of X-compound ti res from Maxxtrac and we will have them on line for ordering as soon as possible.  The manufacturer says these silicone tires offer significantly enhanced grip over the previous compound.

New low prices on selected MMK and TKP ready-to-run cars.

We’ve dropped the prices on  a number of MMK and TKP cars to make this line of hand-crafted 1/32 scale slot cars more affordable for our customers.  Here are some examples:

MMK 21 1952 Jaguar C-Type 1952 Le Mans

MMK 21 1952 Jaguar C-Type 1952 Le Mans. Was $189.99, now $132.99.

MMK 46 Cunningham C2R, LeMans 1951

 

MMK 46 Cunningham C2R, LeMans 1951.  Was $205.99, now $144.95

TKP22R Maserati Birdcage long tail

TKP22R Maserati Birdcage long tail.  Was $209.99, now $146.95

You can see our entire selection of MMK and TKP ready-to-run cars at

http://www.electricdreams.com/Shop/slot-cars-mmk-tkp-rtr-slot-cars-c-168_12.html

 

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 February 8th 2013

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Pioneer Models Update

We recently had an opportunity to communicate with Julian Birley, owner of Pioneer models.  He was able to fill us in on what is happening with the company.

About a year ago, Jules, as he is known in the slot car world, discovered that the contract factory in China that was producing his cars was behaving in a highly dishonest manner.  He pulled out his tooling, which took some doing because of chicanery on the part of the factory managers.  In cooperation with several other small slot car manufacturers he set about establishing his own factory in China.  That effort ran into problems almost from the start.  It proved impossible to find honest, reliable people in China to run the factory, and initial production of cars failed to get through to conclusion . Efforts to overcome the issues proved to be unsuccessful, even though Jules himself spent enormous amounts of time in China trying to turn things around.

Finally, around the end of last year, Jules was forced to make the decision to pull out of China entirely and move production to England.  At the time of our exchange of e-mails several shipping containers full of tooling and some at least partially completed cars were on the water between China and the UK and will have arrived there by now.  Jules is in the process of setting up a UK factory so he can get back into production. 

Jules writes, “It’s going to be a monster task to get it all together so (several associates) and I are running around organizing a factory, some workers and machinery. I wish I could say it was fun but it’s not! Just hellish pressure. The plan is to have the product checked over, re-worked where necessary and available to ship mid–March. The whole story will unfold as we unload the containers. All production will be shifted to UK. Researching and designing new models? The Legends are half tooled. The MGB is ready to tool as is the Javelin and Cuda. The Mustang Tube-Frame is done bar the interior. We have plenty to do at the moment. Frankly, I’m somewhat shell-shocked by this whole episode but I have a positive attitude and my guys are up for the challenge.”

Pioneer’s US distribution and R&D arm confirms that it has been told it will be receiving new products, though no word has come through regarding exact timing or new runs of existing models.  There are also at least two cars, as yet unrevealed, that have been approved at the concept level and will be proceeding to design and production once the cars mentioned above are out onto the market. The entire Pioneer design and R&D staff is still intact and ready to move ahead with new projects as soon as possible.

The decision to move Pioneer slot car production is just a small part of a growing trend, known as “reshoring” that is seeing manufacturing being moved out of China and back to or closer to the home countries of companies large and small, including The US, the UK, and much of Europe.  In addition to problems such as those Jules had to cope with, China also is becoming less attractive to manufacturers due to rapidly rising wages and shipping costs, not to mention labor unrest and signs of growing political instability.  An increasing number of companies producing for the US market are moving production either back to the US or to just across the border in Mexico.  When all costs, including shipping, are factored in it actually costs no more, in some cases, to produce at home or next door rather than an ocean away, and companies find it much easier to keep proper control over costs and quality.  European companies are discovering much the same thing, though perhaps to a lesser extent.  China remains a manufacturing powerhouse, but its advantages continue to shrink as its drawbacks increase.  This means that slot car purchasers who avoid the “Made in China” label as a matter of principle will likely have more cars to choose from as time goes on.

Meanwhile, Pioneer Models is alive and moving ahead with its plans. The Electric Dream Team wishes Jules and his company all success going forward, and we will pass on to our readers further updates on Pioneer as we receive them.

New items in stock

 Allslotcar GP001 All white Formula One car

Allslotcar GP001 All white Formula One car – $77.49

We have received our initial shipment of the Allslotcar product line.  Quantities are limited for now and not all parts are in stock, but we will be receiving more soon.  In addition, we have ordered fully assembled, painted, and decaled RTR F1 cars being built by the master modelers at Ostorero, the original designer of the Allslotcar generic F1 car.  They are available now for preorder.  We think some of the parts, and perhaps the complete Allslotcar running chassis, will be popular with scratchbuilders and kitbashers for many different projects.  You can see the parts at  http://www.electricdreams.com/Shop/slot-car-parts-allslotcar-parts-c-3_1236.html and the RTR cars at  http://www.electricdreams.com/Shop/slot-cars-allslotcar-rtr-formula-one-cars-c-168_1227.html.

 MCR68 Model Car Racing Magazine, March-April 2013

 MCR68 Model Car Racing Magazine, March-April 2013 – $6.95

Proto Slot CB071P Matra 660 LeMans 1970 painted body kit

Proto Slot CB071P Matra 660 LeMans 1970 painted body kit – $99.99

Proto Slot CB072P Lotus 40, Jim Clark, Riverside 1965 painted body kit

Proto Slot CB072P Lotus 40, Jim Clark, Riverside 1965 painted body kit – $99.99

Proto Slot CB073/1P Bocar XP5, red, painted body kit

Proto Slot CB073/1P Bocar XP5, red, painted body kit – $99.99

Proto Slot CB073/2P Bocar XP5, "Texas Spirit", painted body kit

Proto Slot CB073/2P Bocar XP5, “Texas Spirit”, painted body kit — $99.99

Proto slot MN003/1 Brabham BT34 , RTR

Proto slot MN003/1 Brabham BT34 , RTR – $249.99.  RTR car, previously available only as a body kit.

Proto Slot MN003/2 Brabham BT34 , RTR

Proto Slot MN003/2 Brabham BT34 , RTR – $249.99  RTR car, previously available only as a body kit.

PSK 009/1 Abarth Simca 200TC. red

PSK 009/1 Abarth Simca 200TC. red – $249.99  RTR car, previously available only as a body kit.

PSK 009/2 Abarth Simca 200TC. blue

PSK 009/2 Abarth Simca 200TC. blue – $249.99  RTR car, previously available only as a body kit.

PSK010/1 Jaguar XJ13, green,RTR car -

PSK010/1 Jaguar XJ13, green, RTR car – $249.99  RTR car, previously available only as a body kit.

PSK010/2 Jaguar XJ13, blue, Ecurie Ecosse,RTR car

PSK010/2 Jaguar XJ13, blue, Ecurie Ecosse, RTR car – $249.99  RTR car, previously available only as a body kit.

Scalextric C8176 2013 Catalog - $10.99

Scalextric C8176 2013 Catalog – $10.99

 

NSR 1112SW Porsche 917 LeMans 24 Hours, Gulf #22

NSR 1112SW Porsche 917 LeMans 24 Hours, Gulf #22 – $106.99

NSR 1131AW Mosler MT900R Vallelunga 2007, Coke livery, anglewinder – $106.99

NSR 1131IL Mosler MT900R Vallelunga 2007, Coke livery, inline – $106.99

NSR 1131SW Mosler MT900R Vallelunga 2007, Coke livery, sidewinder – $106.99

NSR 1134AW Mosler MT900R Vallelunga 2007, Coke livery, Evo 4 – $106.99

Scalextric parts

We just received a large shipment of Scalextric car parts, including 65 newly released ones.  Refill items are already on line and the new ones will be going on line over the coming week.  Electric Dreams has a larger selection of OEM and aftermarket 1/32 scale slot car parts than any other slot car dealer we know of, and we are constantly adding to our catalog.  We’re your go-to place for parts.

New Racer cars announced for 1st half of 2013

SL15 Ferrari 250 Breadvan, LeMans 1962.  There will also be a red road car.

SL16R Ferrari 275GTB red road car.  There will also be a yellow one, SL16Y.

SL17 Ferrari 275GTB, NART, LeMans 1966

RCR66 Ferrari 512S, Escuderia Montjuich, LeMans 1970

SL18A Datsun 240Z, John Morton, SCCA C-production national champion

SL18B Datsun 240Z, Dan Parkinson

SL19 Ferrari 250GTO, Noblet / Guichet, LeMans 1962

SL21 Maserati 450S, 1957 Sebring winner, Fangio / Behra

Also, 2 more Toyota 2000GTs in Shelby Racing colors and another Capri RS2600.  We will have these cars up for preorder shortly.

Note:  Our warehouse will close early, at 2pm, on Wednesday, February 13.  On-line ordering remains active 24/7/365

 

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 December 14th, 2012

December 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Newsletter Archive 2012

New items in stock

Last week it was a boatload of new cars from Carrera.  This week it’s Ninco…

Ninco 50581 Ford Sierra rally car, Marlboro "barcode"

Ninco 50581 Ford Sierra rally car, Marlboro “barcode” livery.  $69.99

Ninco 50582 Lancia 037 rally car, Martini

Ninco 50582 Lancia 037 rally car, Martini – $69.99

 

Ninco 50604 Mercedes SLS GT3 Lightning "Vodaphone"

Ninco 50604 Mercedes SLS GT3 Lightning “Vodaphone”.  $84.99

Ninco 50605 Renault Megane Trophy Lightning "PC Tools"

Ninco 50605 Renault Megane Trophy Lightning “PC Tools”.  $84.99

 Ninco 50606 Audi R18 E-Tron

Ninco 50606 Audi R18 E-Tron – $79.99

Ninco 50607 Audi R18 2012 Sebring winner

Ninco 50607 Audi R18 2012 Sebring winner – $79.99

Ninco 50608 Austin Healey red/black #35

Ninco 50608 Austin Healey red/black #35 – $72.99

Ninco 50609 Citroen C4 "Cezam"

Ninco 50609 Citroen C4 “Cezam”.  $79.99

Ninco 50610 Ford Sierra, "Mobil 1" livery

Ninco 50610 Ford Sierra, “Mobil 1″ livery.  $69.99

Ninco 50611 Jaguar E-type (XKE) roadster, #92 silver/green

Ninco 50611 Jaguar E-type (XKE) roadster, #92 silver/green – $79.99

Ninco 55055 Megane Trophy "Racing Black"

Ninco 55055 Megane Trophy “Racing Black”.  $54.99

Ninco 55057 Camaro, Momentum Motorsports

Ninco 55057 Camaro, Momentum Motorsports – $54.99

Ninco 55059 Mustang "Crazy Green"

Ninco 55059 Mustang “Crazy Green”. $54.99

Ninco 55061 Corvette C6R GT3 "China Exim Bank"

Ninco 55061 Corvette C6R GT3 “China Exim Bank”.  $54.99

Ninco 55064 Mercedes SLS GT3 Black Falcon, Ninco1-Plus

Ninco 55064 Mercedes SLS GT3 Black Falcon, Ninco1-Plus – $54.99

 Ninco 55066 Audi R8 black #1, Ninco1-Plus

Ninco 55066 Audi R8 black #1, Ninco1-Plus – $54.99

Ninco 55067 Corvette C6R GT3 Luxemburg

Ninco 55067 Corvette C6R GT3 Luxembourg – $50.99

Ninco 55068 Corvette C6R GT3 Luxembourg N-Digital – $64.99

Ninco 55069 Mustang "USA"

Ninco 55069 Mustang “USA”.  $50.99

Ninco 55070 Mustang “USA” N-Digital. $64.99

Ninco 55071 Audi R8 "Spider"

Ninco 55071 Audi R8 “Spider”.  $55.99

Ninco 55078 Audi R8 “Spider”, N-Digital.  $69.99

Ninco 55072 Camaro, Bondurant

Ninco 55072 Camaro, Bondurant – $55.99

Ninco 55077 Camaro, Bondurant, N-digital – $69.99

Ninco 55074 Mercedes SLS GT3 "Sonax" Ninco1-Plus

Ninco 55074 Mercedes SLS GT3 “Sonax” Ninco1-Plus. $55.99

Ninco 55076 Mercedes SLS GT3 “Sonax” N-Digital. $69.99

Ninco 55073 Ford GT "DHL" Ninco1-Plus

Ninco 55073 Ford GT “DHL” Ninco1-Plus.  $55.99

Ninco 55079 Ford GT “DHL”, N-Digital, Ninco1-Plus. $69.99

 Just announced by Proto Slot

We expect these to be available in both RTR and painted kit form.  We will have them up for preorder shortly – prices TBA.

Proto Slot CB071 Matra

CB071 Matra, LeMans 1970

CB072 Lotus 40

CB072 Lotus 40, Riverside 1965, Jim Clark

CB072/1 Bocar

CB072/1 Bocar (50s US sports car)

CB072/2 Bocar

CB072/2 Bocar

We will add information on these cars as it becomes available.  BTW, the cartoons of the cars are drawn by the owner of Proto Slot, who is quite a talented artist as well as a master modeler.

KR01 sidewinder chassis

KR01 sidewinder chassis 1/32 scale. This chassis is metal with what appears to be a plastic front axle holder with screws for front axle height adjustment and a plastic motor/rear axle pod.  This is the chassis designated to be used in the Matra and Lotus 40 RTR cars above.  The wheelbase is adjustable from  76mm to 84.5mm.  We expect it to be offered in various states of completion from a bare chassis kit to a complete running chassis.  We’ll pass on further information as it becomes available.

Just announced by Flyslot

Fly 004102 Porsche 934 LeMans 1977

 Fly 051104 BMW M1 Jagermeister

Fly 060102 Kremer CK5 LeMans 1983

These cars also will be on line for preorder shortly.

Christmas ordering information

These are the dates by which you need to order for delivery before Christmas, depending upon the form of shipping being used.

USPS :

First class mail :  Dec 18th.

Priority Mail : Dec 19th.

Express Mail : Dec 20th.

UPS Ground : December 14th up until December 20th – Takes from 1 to 6 business days depending on the distance between your location and Los Angeles.

For information on expedited shipping or unusual circumstances please call our warehouse at (310)676-7600.

 

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 30th, 2012

November 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Newsletter Archive 2012

New items in stock

Carrera 27410 Audi R18 #1, Spa, 2011

Carrera 27410 Audi R18 #1, Spa, 2011 – $34.99

Carrera 27411 Cobra 289, LeMans 1963

Carrera 27411 Cobra 289, LeMans 1963 – $34.99

Carrera 30620 Cobra 289, LeMans 1963 Digital 132 – $53.39

Carrera 27412 Cobra 289, Sebring 1963

Carrera 27412 Cobra 289, Sebring 1963 – $34.99

Carrera 30621 Cobra 289, Sebring 1963 Digital 132 – $53.39

Carrera 27413 Cheetah, Alan Green Chevrolet

Carrera 27413 Cheetah, Alan Green Chevrolet – $34.99

Carrera 30622 Cheetah, Alan Green Chevrolet Digital 132 – $53.39

Carrera 27414 Cheetah, Daytona 1964

Carrera 27414 Cheetah, Daytona 1964 – $34.99

Carrera 30623 Cheetah, Daytona 1964 Digital 32 – $53.39

GMC08/5 Tojeiro, Ecurie Ecosse, 1962-63, complete painted car kit

GMC08/5 Tojeiro, Ecurie Ecosse, 1962-63, complete painted car kit – $149.99

GMC09/3 Porsche 718 #27, LeMans 1963, painted complete kit

GMC09/3 Porsche 718 #27, LeMans 1963, painted complete kit – $149.99

GMCS06/4 Ligier JS1, red #50, complete painted 1/32 scale car kit

GMCS06/4 Ligier JS1, red #50, complete painted 1/32 scale car kit – $137.99

Proto Slot CB069/1P Abarth-Simca 200TC, red, painted body kit

Proto Slot CB069/1P Abarth-Simca 200TC, red, painted body kit – $105.99

Proto Slot CB069/2P Abarth-Simca 200TC, blue, painted body kit

Proto Slot CB069/2P Abarth-Simca 200TC, blue, painted body kit – $105.99

 Proto Slot CB070/1P Jaguar XJ13, green, painted body kit

Proto Slot CB070/1P Jaguar XJ13, green, painted body kit – $105.99

Proto Slot CB070/2P Jaguar XJ13, Edurie Ecosse, painted body kit

Proto Slot CB070/2P Jaguar XJ13, Ecurie Ecosse, painted body kit – $105.99

Scalextric C3280 Corvette C6R GT2, McDonald's

Scalextric C3280 Corvette C6R GT2, McDonald’s – $42.99.  Super-resistant car.

Scalextric C3323 Dodge Charger, Bobby Allison (sort of...)

Scalextric C3323 Dodge Charger, Bobby Allison (sort of…) – $52.99

Scalextric G1084T Micro Star Wars Death Star Attack race set, 1/64 scale

Scalextric G1084T Micro Star Wars Death Star Attack race set, 1/64 scale – $99.99

Deal of the week

Scalextric C2909 BMW 320Si, C. Turkington

Scalextric C2909 BMW 320Si, C. Turkington – $29.99

Model Car Racing Magazine

Electric Dreams has the best stock of MCR in the industry.  Of the 66 issues so far we have all but 6 of them, including the sought-after first six.  Back issues of MCR make a great Christmas stocking stuffer for the slot car enthusiast in your family.  Each issue is not only filled with useful information but is also a collectible piece of model car racing history.

To see our stock of MCR click HERE.

Christmas ordering information

These are the dates by which you need to order for delivery before Christmas, depending upon the form of shipping being used.

USPS :

First class mail :  Dec 18th.

Priority Mail : Dec 19th.

Express Mail : Dec 20th.

UPS Ground : December 14th up until December 20th – Takes from 1 to 6 business days depending on the distance between your location and Los Angeles.

For information on expedited shipping please call our warehouse at (310)676-7600.

 

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

 

Free shipping

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

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

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

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