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Newsletter February 9th, 2017

February 12, 2017 by  
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The 20-day special sale on some of the most popular sets ended three weeks ago but we have extended the 20-percent discount deal on these six sets for just 10 more days to give you a last chance to get your chlld, your friend or yourself started racing.

 

Scalextric C1297T Supercars race set (C)

1/32 scale analog slot car race set. Two Bugatti road supercars race on a stretched figure 8. Super-resistant, digital plug-ready cars. A great set for children.

Features:

Super Resistant

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-Ups

Magnatraction System

Dimensions when assembled:

6′ 1″ x 3′ 2″

Track Length: 15′ 2″

Contents:

2 Super Resistant Bugatti Veyron Slot Cars

2 8205 – Full Straight

12 C8206 – R2 Curve 45°

1 C8207 – Half Straight

1 C8210 – Cross Road Straight

1 Pair C8229, 30 – Controller

1 C8530 – Analog 2 Car Power Base

1 P9403 – Transformer

$169.99 $149.99

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Scalextric C1320T Sport – Mini Challenge Set

The two Team Scalextric Mini Challenge racers go head-to-head in this set. Build four different layouts with the track supplied. This set includes a lap counter for even more excitement. The Super Resistant MINI Coopers are tough enough for full impact racing.

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.

$149.99 $119.95

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Scalextric C1362T American Classics Set ( Trans-Am Camaro & Mustang (ARC ONE App)

The two Team Scalextric Mini Challenge racers go head-to-head in this set. Build four different layouts with the track supplied. This set includes a lap counter for even more excitement. The Super Resistant MINI Coopers are tough enough for full impact racing.

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.

$199.99 $159.99

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Carrera 62369 GO!! Race for Victory set 1/43 scale (C)

6.1 x 2.6-feet, 17.4-foot lap length.

The Porsche GT3 and the Chevrolet Corvette are both hungry for victory. The Carrera GO!!! ‘Race for Victory’ set includes a 17.4-foot Carrera racing circuit that truly lays down the gauntlet. Keep the pedal to the metal on the fly-over and race up the steep bend and into the loop. Every grain of horsepower is transformed into speed. The Carrera GO!!! ‘Race for Victory’ set is all about speed. However, skilful driving will not be enough on its own; when racing cars of this calibre meet you’ll need an absolute will to win. Who can ride so much horsepower to victory? Grab the controllers and see for yourself!

$98.99 $78.95

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Carrera 62384 Go!! Disney/Pixar – Carbon Racers

6.0 x 2.6-feet, 14.1-foot lap length Lightning McQueen and Francesco Bernoulli put the pedal to the metal with the Carrera GO!!! ‘Disney/Pixar Carbon Racers’ set! These two Disney/Pixar Cars heroes in their new carbon-look outfits go head-to-head once again on this 14.1-foot racetrack. But watch out! The narrow section and junction add an extra tactical challenge to each race. Crashes can’t be ruled out as neither of these drivers is prepared to give way!

$98.99 $78.95

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Carrera 62397 Go!! Photo Finish

8.4 x 4.2-feet, 28.2-foot lap length.

The race starts and both cars pull away with high speed! This is going to be a real head-to-head race. The Carrera GO!!! “Photo Finish” 1/43 scale set provides two powerful sports cars from Italy. Lamborghini Huracán and Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 are hot rivals on the track in real life and now on the 28.2-foot high speed slot track of this set. The results? Too close to call, we must go to the photos to check who has prevailed!

$108.99 $86.95

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Ten-day special sale on a popular Slot.it GT40. You can save and have one of the most interesting Slot.it GT40 cars, but the deal ends when our stock is out or on February 19 (whichever comes firsts). No dealers.

 

Slot It SICA20B Ford GT40 MkII, Daytona winner

Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby drove this Shelby American Ford GT40 Mk. II to victory at the very first 24 Hours of Daytona in 1966. The car was equipped with a huge 7-liter Ford V8. The 1966 championship was a big one for Ford with a 1-2-3 win at Daytona. The Shelby Mk. II of Dan Gurney and Jerry Grant came in second and the Mk. IIof Walt Hansgen and Mark Donohue came in third.

$59.95 $45.95

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New This Week

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The Fifth issue of Slot Cars magazine is here with lots of articles on 1/24 scale cars for commercial raceways and how-to information on 1/32 scale 3D chassis.

 

GBP-5 Slot Cars Spring 2017, 64 pages

GBP-5 Slot Cars Spring 2017, 64 pages.

$6.50

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New Cars Coming Soon

The Mercedes SSKL was one of most famous and most successful racers of the thirties, winning both sports car races and Grands Prix. Now there are ready to race finely-detailed replicas coming from MMK but there will only be a few produced so pre-order yours.

 

MMK744A Mercedes SSKL 1931 no. 87 winner Mille Miglia 1932,driver Rudolf Caracciola—PRE-ORDER NOW!

MMK744A Mercedes SSKL 1931 no. 87 winner Mille Miglia 1932,driver Rudolf Caracciola.

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

$189.99

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MMK744B Mercedes SSKL 1931 no. 8 winner German GP 1931—PRE-ORDER NOW!

MMK744B Mercedes SSKL 1931 no. 8 winner German GP 1931.

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

These are some of the cars that competed with MMK number MMK71A, B, C, D, E, F and G Bugatti Type 51 GP cars so you can recreate the thirties races in 1/32 scale.

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These six new-for-2017 Scalextric cars are due next week so you will want to have your pre-order filed. There is the first 1/32 scale model, ever, of the VW Passat BTCC racer to go head-to-head with the BTCC BMW, Honda and Ford.

 

Scalextric C3734 BTCC Honda Civic Type R, 2015 Donington Park—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Having raced in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) for almost 20 years, Matt Neal has claimed three Championships, most recently in 2011. Taking the Honda Civic Type R to the track before it even appeared in showrooms, Matt had a fantastic 2015 season, with three race wins including this one at Donington Park.

Despite trailing Colin Turkington heading into the final three races at Brands Hatch GP, Matt was able to finish strongly to claim 3rd place overall in the standings.

Pro Chassis Ready (PCR)

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-Ups

High Detail

Magnatraction

Working Rear Lights

Xenon Effect Headlights

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Scalextric C3737 BTCC VW Passat, 2015 Brands Hatch—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Driving for Team BMR in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), Jason Plato had a great 2015 season with six race wins. Heading into the last race of the year, Jason had a chance to take the entire Championship. Unfortunately, it was not to be as Gordon Shedden drove like his life depended on it to get just enough points to push Jason back into second place. It was, however, another fantastic season for Jason and his first with Team BMR.

Pro Chassis Ready (PCR)

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-Ups

High Detail

Magnatraction

Working Rear Lights

Xenon Effect Headlights

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Scalextric C3783 BTCC Honda Civic, 2015 no. 52—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Driver: Gordon Shedden

Number: 52

Gordon Shedden competes in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) for the Honda Yuasa Racing Team. One of only three Scottish champions in the BTCC, Gordon has won the Championship on two occasions, including the 2015 season.

Winning the title in dramatic fashion in front of a record 42,000 crowd, Gordon managed to work his way through the field and grab enough points to put Jason Plato into second place overall.

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Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-Ups

High Detail

Magnatraction

Working Rear Lights

Xenon Effect Headlights

$49.99

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Scalextric C3860 BTCC Honda Civic Type R, Jeff Smith—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Scalextric C3860 BTCC Honda Civic Type R, Jeff Smith.

$49.99

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Scalextric C3861 BTCC Honda Civic Type R, Matt Neal—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Rounds 4, 5 & 6 of the 2016 BTCC season took place at Donington Park. Matt Neals Honda Civic at looked fast in the opening rounds at Brands Hatch and the pace continued here. After Qualifying 9th, Matt went on to finish 12th, 6th and first in the following races.

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Scalextric C3863 BTCC MG6, Josh Cook—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Scalextric C3863 BTCC MG6, Josh Cook
After a good solid start to the season for Josh Cook, he headed for Oulton Park for rounds 10, 11, & 12. A good effort in Qualifying see him start 10th on the grid. He then went on to score points in all 3 races finishing 7th, 6th and 5th.

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Thanks for shopping with us!

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Warehouse phone: (310) 676-7600

Slot car technical information and help email:

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Newsletter January 19th, 2017

January 22, 2017 by  
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This is the set that will provide all of what’s exciting about model car racing with lap times, lap timing, pit stops and race organization viewed on you tablet with the included app.

 

Scalextric C1329T ARC One (App Control System) Set

The Scalextric C1329T  ARC One (App Race Control) System set utilizes an app with wireless Bluetooth 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 over 16-feet of track to assemble into either of two figure 8s or an open road course.

If you prefer to just race, without using the app, just plug in the power pack and controllers, drop the two cars in their slots and go!  When you want the lap counting, lap timing and other race management control options, simply download the app.

Note that some brands of cars, particularly older or vintage models,  and certain modifications may cause interference and malfunctions to the app.

The Scalextric ARC One (App Race Control) system 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 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 races 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 your available layout options, post your race stats on Facebook or Twitter – the possibilities are endless!

* NOTE:  Tablet/smartphone not included—see the compatibility image chart on this product to determine which smart devices are compatible with this product.

$189.99 $99.95

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ONLY AT ELECTRIC DREAMS!  Special “collector” package of two Slot.it 1971 Alfa Romeo 33/3 “winners”  (first and second places) from the 1971 Targa Florio in a special Slot.it two car four-color box commemorating the victory. Regular price for the two cars plus box is $171.97. Sale price special $149.99. Each of the cars is supplied in its own box. No dealers.

 

Slot It SICW15X two-car Alfa Romeo 33/3 1971 Targa Florio “Winners” collection

Slot.it SICW15X two-car Alfa Romeo 33/3 1971 Targa Florio “Winners” collection with special commemorative box.

Special “collector” package of two Slot.it 1971 Alfa Romeo 33/3 “winners”  (first and second places) from the 1971 Targa Florio in a special Slot.it two car four-color box commemorating the victory. Each of the cars is supplied in its own box. The Slot.it box was never sold until now, ready to accept the two Alfas. No dealers.

Slot.it SICW-15-box  BOX ONLY for CA11f & CA11g Targa Florio 1971 “Winner Collection”

Slot.it SICA11G Alfa Romeo 33/3 2nd- 1971 Targa Florio #2

Slot.it SICA11F Alfa Romeo 33/3 #5 Targa Florio 1971

The Targa Florio Winner 1971 is the second release of the “Targa Florio Winners” collectable boxed sets. The Slot It SIKW01 Ferrari 312PB kit two-car set (both cars are easy-assemble kits) was the first “Targa Florio Winners” set.This beautiful new SICA15X collector’s item consists of the two cars and the box celebrating glorious Alfa 33’s 1-2 victory in the 1971 edition of the classic Sicilian race.

$171.97 $149.99

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New This Week

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The Limited Edition Carrera 1/32 and 1/24 scale cars are here now but they sell out quickly.

 

Carrera 23831 Corvette C7.R “2016 Limited Edition” D124 (C)

Carrera 23831 Corvette C7.R “2016 Limited Edition” D124 (C).

$199.95

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Carerra 30761 Audi A5 DTM “2016 Limited Edition” D132 (C)

Carerra 30761 Audi A5 DTM “2016 Limited Edition” D132

$99.95

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There are only a few of these Sideways Group 5 Porsches available so order yours while our stock lasts.

 

Racer Sideways RC-SWHC04 Porsche 935 Gulf USA “Racer Sideways NAC Limited Edition”

Racer Sideways RC-SWHC04 Porsche 935 Gulf USA “Racer Sideways North American Championship Limited Edition”

$84.99

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The MMK Ferrari 375MM that Cunningham raced at LeMans in 1954 is one of the team’s most famous cars. We were able to get a few of the hand-crafted models with a cast-resin body and etched details so order yours now— there will be no more.

 

MMK CR Cunningham 375MM Ferrari LeMans 1954

The Cunningham shops rebuilt a 375MM Ferrari with a new body and a Cunningham-style grill, painted it in American white with blue stripes. Phil Walters and John Fitch drove the car at LeMans in 1954 but it was involved in an accident in 13th hour and retired. The Chrysler V8-powered Cunningham C4R number 2 finished second at LeMans in 1954 (the MMK 23 is a 1/32 scale replica of that car and it is also available), the number 1 Cunningham C4R finished fifth overall.

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

$199.95

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Six fabulous Ferraris, including the car that Carroll Shelby and Jack McAfee drove in America, and all three of the 1952 Carrera Panamerica road race coupes are here now. All are hand-made, with cast-resin bodies and separate etched-metal details. All six are available ready-to-race.

 

MMK73A rtr Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta 1952 Carrera Panamerica Race no.20

MMK73A rtr Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta 1952 Carrera Panamerica Road Race no.20 third overall ‘Industrias 1-2-3 and Sinclair’ drivers Luigi Chinetti and Jean Lucas

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

$194.99

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MMK73B rtr Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta 1952 Carrera Panamerica Race no.14

MMK73B  rtr Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta 1952 Carrera Panamerica Road Race no.14, dnf ‘Industrias 1-2-3 and Sinclair’, drivers Alberto Ascari and Giuseppe Scotuzzi

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

$194.99

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MMK73C rtr Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta 1952 Carrera Panamerica Race no.16

MMK73C rtr Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta1952 Carrera Panamerica Road Race no.16, dnf ‘Industrias 1-2-3 and Sinclair’, drivers Luigi Villoresi and Franco Cornacchia

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

$194.99

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MMK73D rtr Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta 1953 Mille Miglia, no. 637

MMK73D rtr Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta 1953 Mille Miglia, no. 637 Euginio Castellotti and Ivo Regosa dnf

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

$169.99

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MMK73E rtr Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta no. 12 Offutt AFB, Carroll Shelby

MMK73E rtr Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta no. 12 Offutt AFB, Omaha, NE, 1953 2nd Carroll Shelby and Jack McAfeeThe car that Shelby and McAfee drove at the SAC airport races in 1953.

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

$169.99

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MMK73F rtr Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta Ore Pescara 1953, no. 22

MMK73F rtr Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta Ore Pescara 1953, no. 22 drive:  Bonomi

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

$169.99

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The incredible Renault Alpine is a new ready-to-race model from MMK with a hand-made, painted and detailed cast resin body. There are only be a few available so order yours now.

 

MMKART-1 Renault Alpine Group 5 1800, winner Tour de Course Rallye 1972

MMKART-1  Renault Alpine Group 5 1800, winner Tour de Course Rallye 1972, drivers J. C. Andruet and ‘Biche’

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

$189.99

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New Cars Coming Soon

The March/April 2017 number 92 issue of Model Car Racing will be here February 1 and you can pre-order it today. Yes, that is the forthcoming Policar 1970 March 701 on the cover.

 

MCR92 Model Car Racing Magazine, March/April 2017 (C)—PRE-ORDER NOW!

The latest developments in slot car racing, including slotless racing, a live-action hologram pit crew and races for digital cars, are featured in this issue as well as do-it-yourself techniques for two-tone painting, applying chrome and decals and both modern “pod” chassis and seventies-proven brass chassis. There are full reports on the prototypes’ racing background and the performance of the 1/32 scale models of the 1958 Aston Martin DBR1, 1963 Corvette Stingray, 1965 Ferrari 365 P2, 1967 Corvette C2, 1970 March 701 Formula 1 car and the 2015 Porsche 911 Type 997 and touring car racing with the 1972 Ford (Australia) XY GT-HO Falcon, 1990 BMW M3 E30 BTCC, 2014 Honda Civic BTCC, 2015 BMW 125 Series 1 BTCC and 2015 BMW Mini Cooper F56. There are plans so you can assemble a 2-Lane version of the 2-Lane ROC track inside Marlin’s baseball stadium in Miami for 8 x 8-feet and 4 x 8-feet with plastic track. There is also a plan for an HO scale AFX 4-Lane version of the ROC stadium track on a 4 x 8-foot tabletop.

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All of the cars and sets that Scalextric has promised for 2017 are on the website. These are just a few of the more exciting cars coming from Scalextric in 2017, with the dates they are supposed to ship them. Most will be in limited supply so pre-order yours now.

 

Scalextric C3769 Riley Ford Daytona Prototype—PRE-ORDER NOW! – Mar-17

Scalextric C3769 Riley Ford Daytona Protoype

The Daytona 24hr is the first and longest races of the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship season. It sees over 50 cars from four separate classes battle for 24 hours, all for the coveted Rolex Daytona watch. The 53rd edition of the historic race was also the first race for the 2015 United Sports Car Championship season. Victory on the day went to the Number 2 Team Chip Ganassi Racing car with Scott Dixon, Tony Janaan, Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson behind the wheel. Together they completed 740 laps, which totals an astonishing 2,634 miles!

Pro Chassis Ready (PCR)

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-Ups

High Detail

Magnatraction

Working Rear Lights

Xenon Effect Headlights

The replacement underpan (frame) to accept Slot.it motor pods and drive train components must be purchased separately:  C8553    PCR Underpan Ford Riley Daytona Prototype

$49.99

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Scalextric C3853 Mercedes AMG GT3 Gulf—PRE-ORDER NOW! – Aug-17

Mercedes AMG GT3 Gulf

The Mercedes AMG GT3 was announced in 2015 at the Geneva Motor Show, as the race version of the GT. Using the 6.2-litre V8 from the SLS AMG GT3, the GT3 also has a significantly lower weight aided by carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer, which allows the GT3 to comply with racing regulations. With around 550bhp, the AMG GT3 looks to improve upon the popular, and incredibly successful SLS AMG GT3, and conquer the competitive GT3 bracket. Mercedes-AMG, based in Affalterbach, Germany have been engineering and customizing Mercedes for decades and still stick to their often quoted, ‘one man, one engine’ philosophy with engine builders proudly marking each engine built with a plaque displaying their name once complete.

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Scalextric C3878 Jaguar E-Type Union Jack—PRE-ORDER NOW! – Sep-17

Jaguar E-Type Union Jack

Famously called “the most beautiful car ever made” by Enzo Ferrari, the Jaguar E-Type was originally unveiled at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show as a high performance and competitively priced sports car.

The legend goes that the E-Type selected to be unveiled at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show was driven from the Browns Lane plant in Coventry, by Jaguar executive Bob Berry to Geneva arriving just 20 minutes before the global reveal with only a few minutes for a quick wipe down.

More than 50 years after its launch the Jaguar E-Type is widely considered a design icon and notable landmark in automotive history, and one that you too can recreate in its swinging 60’s inspired paintwork.

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Scalextric C3854 Audi R8 LMS, Rum Bum Racing—PRE-ORDER NOW! – May-17

C3854    Audi R8 LMS, Rum Bum Racing

The 2013 Rolex Sports Car Series season was the fourteenth and final season of the Grand American Road Racing Association’s premier series, before merging up with the American Le Mans Series in 2014. It began on January 26, with the 51st running of the 24 Hours of Daytona. Rum Bum Racing entered the event this year running an Audi R8, after a disappointing Qualifying they would start the race in 32nd position, however they managed to stay clear of danger during the gruelling race finishing 15th overall and 7th in the class.

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Scalextric C3833A Lotus 72 Gunston 1974, Ian Scheckter – Limited Edition—PRE-ORDER NOW! – Mar-17

C3833A    Lotus 72 Gunston 1974, Ian Scheckter GP Legends – Limited Edition

Team Gunston was a name used by Rhodesian racing driver John Love to enter his own cars in Formula One and sports car racing in South Africa between 1962 and 1975. He also entered cars under his own name, i.e. John Love. Commonly the vehicles were entered for Love himself, but he also provided cars for a number of other drivers during the period. In 1974 Team Gunston entered the South Africa GP held at Kyalami with drivers Ian Scheckter (Jody Scheckters elder brother) and Paddy Driver. After starting the race back in 22nd position Ian Scheckter managed to pull through the pack and after a few around him retired ended up finishing in 13th place.

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Scalextric C3834A McLaren M7C John Surtees, 1970 Dutch – Limited Edition—PRE-ORDER NOW! – Sep-17

C3834A    McLaren M7C John Surtees, 1970 Dutch GP Legend – Limited Edition

No man is ever likely to emulate John Surtees’ feat of winning World Championships on two wheels and four. A racer who would be equally at home in the Halls of Fame of both motorcycle and car racing, ‘Big John’ rarely won the accolades his success deserved. Surtees’ prowess on motorcycles won him universal respect, and soon after trying out cars for Vanwall and Aston Martin in 1959, he switched full-time to cars in 1960. Having driven for Lotus, Ferrari, Honda and BRM, Surtees then set up Team Surtees in 1970. The season didn?t start to well with the first 3 races all ending in retirement, but in round 5 at the Dutch GP held at Zandvoort Surtees got his first point of the season. Surtees had to work hard for the victory after Qualifying 14th, but after some hard work and some luck through others retiring Surtees held on to the final points position.

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Scalextric C3707Legends Team Lotus 49 – Pete Lovely LIMITED EDITION—PRE-ORDER NOW! – Aug-17

Scalextric C3707    Legends Team Lotus 49 – Pete Lovely LIMITED EDITION

Run to F1 rules and consisting of 50 laps, the 5th Race of Champions was held on 22nd March 1970 at the famous Brands Hatch circuit in Kent. Pete Lovely, behind the wheel of his Pete Lovely Volkswagen Inc. Lotus 49 started well and qualified in 12th position. However on this occasion success was not to be his, Lovely was involved in an accident on lap 12 and had to retire from the race.

Easy Change Pick-Ups

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Magnatraction

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Scalextric C3729 Mercury Cougar XR7 Trans-Am 1967 —PRE-ORDER NOW! – Aug-17

Scalextric C3729 Mercury Cougar XR7 Trans-Am 1967

After a successful 1966 season privately campaigning a Shelby GT-350, Mark Waco was able to secure sponsorship from renowned Indy car owner Bob Estes to compete in SCCA racing.

The Bob Estes 1967 Cougar XR7 racked up 6 wins in 10 races in the 1967 season and 6 of 17 races in 1968. Famously, the Mercury Cougar was running in 4th place at the 1968 Mission Bell 250 Trans Am race at Riverside, CA before a broken brake rotor put the car all the way back to 15th place.

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-Ups

High Detail

Magnatraction

$49.99

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The wild Lancia Stratos is striking in this unique all-black scheme. The cars are on the way from Sideways with their usual super-quick Group 5 chassis so you can pre-order yours now.

 

Racer Sideways SW52 Lancia Stratos limited edition—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Racer Sideways SW52 Lancia Stratos limited edition

$69.99

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Two new NSR cars are due to arrive next week so pre-order yours now.

 

NSR NSR0022AW Chevrolet Corvette C7R RED Test Car—PRE-ORDER NOW!

NSR 1/32 Analog RTR Chevrolet Corvette C7R LMS RED Test Car – Adjustable front axle ride height – Drop Arm type Guide Flag with Screw to Allow Fixed Position – Setscrew Aluminum wheels all around – Anglewinder Balanced King Motor 21,400 RPM & 350 g-cm Torque – Adjustable suspension motor pod – Heat treated axles – Machined bronze self lubricating bushings – Ultra smooth and quiet all metal gearing – Adjustable suspension motor pod – Clear Coat Finish for maximum durability and high gloss – Includes the EVO 2 Chassis that will accept Inline / Anglewinder and Sidewinder Triangular motor pods.

$87.99

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NSR NSR0031AW Mosler MT900R #101 Spirit Kia—PRE-ORDER NOW!

NSR 1/32 Analog RTR Mosler MT900R #101 Spirit Kia Livery Evo 5 Triangular motor pod chassis – Adjustable front axle ride height – Drop Arm type Guide Flag with Screw to Allow Fixed Position – Setscrew Aluminum wheels all around – Anglewinder Balanced King Motor 21,400 RPM & 350 g-cm Torque – Adjustable suspension motor pod – Heat treated axles – Machined bronze self lubricating bushings – Ultra smooth and quiet all metal gearing – Adjustable suspension motor pod – Clear Coat Finish for maximum durability and high gloss – Includes the EVO 5 Chassis that will accept Inline / Anglewinder and Sidewinder Triangular motor pods

$87.99

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

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone: (310) 676-7600

Slot car technical information and help email:

support@electricdreams.com

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

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

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Newsletter December 29th, 2016

January 2, 2017 by  
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THE 20/20/20 SPECIAL!

Second chance! You can still give the gift of racing with that race set or get the set you really wanted…and at a special limited-time price: 20-percent discount on the 20 top sets for just 20 days. All of the quantities are very limited so order yours now.

1/43 SCALE DIGITAL SETS:

 

Carrera 40025 Top Run Formula 1 race set Digital 143 wireless controllers

Carrera 40025 Top Run race set Digital 143 with wirelss controllers

6.40 x 2.46-feet, 18.4-foot lap length

Formula 1 1/43 scale F138 “F.Alonso, No.3″ (41376) Racing RB9 “S.Vettel, No.1″ (41375)

$241.99 $193.59

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1/32 SCALE DIGITAL SETS:

 

Carrera 30182 Power Speeders set Digital 132

11.48 x 5.87-feet

29.5-foot lap length

The AF Corse Team is sure to be up front in the Carrera championship. They’ll be facing a stiff challenge from the updated version of the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R that has already won the famous long distance race seven times in a row. This model was introduced in 2014 in Detroit and is more aerodynamic and has a stiffer chassis. All the experts see it at the front of the pack. However, the Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 is famous for its mastery in the bends. Both produce a wonderfully musical 8-cylinder sound. Can the Corvette retain its titles or will it be beaten to pole position and championship glory by the eager Ferrari team around this 25.9-foot racetrack? It’s easy to imagine the indefatigable burning desire of the drivers as they head off to the Su¨dkurve after a 300 km/h sprint down the straight.

$431.99 $345.59

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Carrera 30168 Time Race race set, Digital

We are advised by Carrera that this car will only be available in this race set.

Want to expand to 6 cars? Here’s how–There are 2 options:

1. Use a hand-held control set extension box #30348. This is plugged into the socket of hand-held control set 1 and extended on to control sets 1, 3, 4 in the extension box and hand-held control sets 2, 5, 6 in the Black Box.

2. Wireless: Connected up to Black Box Tower 1 and/or 2, to enable cars 1 to 4 to be controlled by wireless. Black Box sockets 3 and 4 are for handset controls for cars 5 and 6.

A maximum of 4 cars can be controlled by wireless. The other two have to be plug-in controllers.

$474.99 $379.99

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Scalextric C1327T Digital Racer Set

Welcome to the exciting world of Scalextric Digital. This set allows you to race up to four cars at the same time (two cars are provided), performing amazing, realistic overtaking and braking manoeuvres. You can switch lanes at the touch of a button to overtake or block your opponent.

This set includes everything you need to get started with Scalextric Digital – it features a large circuit and comes supplied with two Digital Chip installed cars. Additional digital cars are available or you can easily convert most standard cars to run on digital layouts.

The super resistant Lamborghini Aventador and Bugatti Veyton racers feature easy change pick-ups and the Magnatraction™ system to help them stay on the circuit.

Digital layouts are fully compatible with standard Scalextric track pieces.

$349.99 $279.99

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1/24 SCALE DIGITAL SETS:

 

Carrera 23617 D124 Racing Passion set (Vette vs. Ferrari) Wireless Digital

Size: 370 x 390cm / 12.14 x 12.8-feet, 9/7-meter/30-foot lap length

Contents of box:

  • Chevrolet Corvette C7R and Ferrari 458 GT3 “Clearwater”(ONLY AVAILABLE IN THIS SET)
  • Control Unit WIRELESS
  • Controllers
  • Double Lane-changer, giant 2/30 and 3/30 curves, guardrails, supports

Want to race a third or fourth car?

To race a third car, all you will need is 10111 2.4GHz Wireless+ Speed controller and your choice of any of the D124 cars. If you want to be able to charge two controllers at a time you will also need a 10110 recharging base. You can run up to four D124 cars with Wireless+ controllers from any recharging base. If you are going to race more than three cars at a time you will need a 10111 controller for each additional car.

Carrera also offers the 30369 Bluetooth Adapter to use Carrera’s free app and wireless connection between your smartphone or tablet and the 30352 Carrera Control Unit to display lap counting, timing, race management and other race features on your smartphone or tablet.

$599.99 $479.99

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1/43 SCALE ANALOG SETS:

 

Carrera 62318 GO! Mario Kart 7 race set, 1/43 scale

1/43 scale analog race set complete with track, cars, power supply and controllers — everything you need to begin racing is in the box.. Carrera GO! sets are great race sets for children and an affordable start in the slot car racing hobby. They are ideal for use where the available space for a layout is limited. The compact 1/43 scale allows more of a layout within a given area.

$99.99 $79.99

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Carrera 62332 Disney Pixar Neon Shift ‘N Drift set

Carrera 62332 Disney Pixar Shift ‘N Drift set 1/43 scale

6.00 x 3.71-foot 20.3-foot lap length

$106.95 $85.56

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Carrera 62369 GO!! Race for Victory set 1/43 scale (C)

6.1 x 2.6-feet, 17.4-foot lap length

The Porsche GT3 and the Chevrolet Corvette are both hungry for victory. The Carrera GO!!! ‘Race for Victory’ set includes a 17.4-foot Carrera racing circuit that truly lays down the gauntlet. Keep the pedal to the metal on the fly-over and race up the steep bend and into the loop. Every grain of horsepower is transformed into speed. The Carrera GO!!! ‘Race for Victory’ set is all about speed. However, skilful driving will not be enough on its own; when racing cars of this calibre meet you’ll need an absolute will to win. Who can ride so much horsepower to victory? Grab the controllers and see for yourself!

$98.99 $79.19

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Carrera 62361 Go!! Nintendo Mario Kart 8 set

6.0 x 2.3-feet, 17.7-foot lap length.

Mario burst back onto the scene at full speed. Now with even more superpowers, Mario speeds from one adventure to the next. Together with his buddy, Toad, the world’s best-known plumber causes havoc out on this Carrera racetrack. It’s time to race! Toad is the adventurous type and loves putting his foot to the floor. Great road-holding with wide-based tyres makes racing even more fun. Into the bend, then hit top speed around the loop! Mamma mia! The clever track layout guarantees thrills and spills every lap. There are great details from Mario’s world up and down the 17.7-foot race track to excite fans of all ages. Racing fun for the whole family.

$103.39 $82.71

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Carrera 62379 Go!! GT Competition

8.2 x 4.8-feet, 28.2-foot lap length

Cars:
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R “No.3″ / Porsche GT3 “Hybrid, No.36″

Includes:

transformer, connection track, 2 speed controller, lap counter,straights, curves, high banked curves, Chicane, junction, guardrails, supports.

$108.99 $87.19

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Carrera 62384 Go!! Disney/Pixar – Carbon Racers

6.0 x 2.6-feet, 14.1-foot lap length

Lightning McQueen and Francesco Bernoulli put the pedal to the metal with the Carrera GO!!! ‘Disney/Pixar Carbon Racers’ set! These two Disney/Pixar Cars heroes in their new carbon-look outfits go head-to-head once again on this 14.1-foot racetrack. But watch out! The narrow section and junction add an extra tactical challenge to each race. Crashes can’t be ruled out as neither of these drivers is prepared to give way!

$99.99 $79.99

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Carrera 62390 Go!! DTM Speedway

7.6 x 3.2-feet, 29.5-foot lap length

The Carrera GO!!! DTM Speedway’ 1/43 scale set puts the spotlight on two impressive, versatile slotcars: the BMW M3 DTM “A.Farfus” and the AMG Mercedes C-Coupe DTM “D.Juncadella”. The loop, fly-over and high bends guarantee excitement for even the most experienced DTM drivers around the 29.5-foot Carrera GO!!! circuit. Challenge accepted!

$108.99 $87.19

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Carrera 62394 Go!! Red Champions

5.2 x 3.1-feet, 17.4-foot lap length

Two famous racing drivers in two powerful red racers on a highly challenging 1/43 scale motor racing circuit – that’s the Carrera GO!!! ‘Red Champions’ set. The Ferrari SF15-T “S.Vettel, No.5″ and the Ferrari SF15-T “K.Raikkonen, No.7″ are sure to raise the pulses of Ferrari fans everywhere! A narrow section, fly-over, a loop and a junction all require nerves of steel, but with so much power under the bonnet the two Formula 1 stars master the 17.38 ft. Carrera GO!!! circuit with ease.

$94.99 $75.99

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Carrera 62397 Go!! Photo Finish

8.4 x 4.2-feet, 28.2-foot lap length

The race starts and both cars pull away with high speed! This is going to be a real head-to-head race. The Carrera GO!!! “Photo Finish” 1/43 scale set provides two powerful sports cars from Italy. Lamborghini Huracán and Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 are hot rivals on the track in real life and now on the 28.2-foot high speed slot track of this set. The results? Too close to call, we must go to the photos to check who has prevailed!

$108.99 $87.19

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1/32 SCALE ANALOG SETS:

 

Carrera 25197 Celebracers race set (C)

1/32 scale slot car race set. Complete race set-everything you need to begin racing is in the box.

Carrera says this red Porsche 904 will be available only in this race set.

$189.99 $151.99

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Scalextric C1323T Quick Build Cops ‘n’ Robbers Set

Quick Build Cops ‘n’ Robbers Set. Build, Race and Destroy! Enjoy full impact racing with these extreme drift and slide cars.

Features ‘QUICK BUILD’ clip-together cars which break away on impact. Customise your car with clip-on wheels, decal sheets and mix and match parts. The figure of eight track includes borders.

The Police car features flashing roof and siren. Robber’s car has feature light.

$159.99 $127.95

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Scalextric C1297T Supercars race set (C)

Features:

Super Resistant

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-Ups

Magnatraction System

Dimensions when assembled: 6′ 1″ x 3′ 2″

Track Length: 15′ 2″

Contents:

2 Super Resistant Bugatti Veyron Slot Cars

2 8205 – Full Straight

12 C8206 – R2 Curve 45°

1 C8207 – Half Straight

1 C8210 – Cross Road Straight

1 Pair C8229, 30 – Controller

1 C8530 – Analog 2 Car Power Base

1 P9403 – Transformer

$169.99 $135.99

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Scalextric C1320T Sport – Mini Challenge Set

The two Team Scalextric Mini Challenge racers go head-to-head in this set. Build four different layouts with the track supplied. This set includes a lap counter for even more excitement. The Super Resistant MINI Coopers are tough enough for full impact racing.

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.

$149.99 $119.99

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Scalextric C1361T American GT set

C1361T American GT set with two generic GT cars (one red, one blue) with stickers for American markings.

Analog set with wired controllers

$119.99 $95.99

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Scalextric C1362T American Classics Set ( Trans-Am Camaro & Mustang (ARC ONE App)

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

$199.99 $159.99

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Our after Christmas present to you is the special purchase on two of the best of Slot.it LeMans cars, the Ford GT40, including the winner of the 1966 race.

 

Slot It SICA20A Ford GT40 MkII, #6. (C)

1/32 scale slot car, ready to run on all 1/32 scale slot car tracks. Ford MkII #6, LeMans 1966.

$59.95 $49.95

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Slot It SICW10 Ford GT40 1966 LeMans winner (C)

WAS $74.99 1/32 scale slot car, ready to run on all 1/32 scale slot car tracks. 1966 LeMans winning #2 Ford GT40 MkII driven by Chris Amon and Bruce McLaren in the infamous Ford “photo finish” that cost Ken Miles a sweep of the year’s 3 top endurance races, Daytona, Sebring, and LeMans.

$69.95 $59.95

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The early versions of the 1972 Lotus 72 carried the dramatic John Player Special black and gold like this the car that ‘Emmo drove at Monaco in 1972 and Slot.it replica is here now.

 

PCAR02C Lotus 72 n.8 Monaco 1972, driver Emerson Fittipaldi

PCAR02C Lotus 72 n.8 Monaco 172, driver Emerson Fittipaldi.

$64.99

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New Cars Coming Soon

The Racer Group 5 BMW is finally on its way but there are a limited number of them so place your pre-order now.

 

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

Racer SW43 BMW 320 Group 5, Rodenstock Wurth Team, Zandvoort DRM 1979, Div. II winner, driver M. Winkelhock.

$59.99

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The brilliant orange March 761 from the 1976 Grand Prix season is coming soon from the Slotwings division of Fly so you can place yours on pre-order.

 

Fly W045-2 March 761, 1976 Italian GP, driver Vittorio Bramabilla—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly W045-2 March 761, 1976 Italian GP, driver Vittorio Bramabilla

$69.99

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Mercedes-Benz won Le Mans in 1952 with the prototype for the 300SL ‘Gullwing’ that was to be produced two years later. The 300SL coupes finished first and second and they are coming in early 2017 as hand-made cast-resin ready-to-race replicas from MMK. The quantities will be limited so pre-order yours now.

 

MMK78A Mercedes-Benz 300SL no. 21 winner Le Mans 1952—PRE-ORDER NOW!

MMK78A Mercedes-Benz 300SL no. 21 winner Le Mans 1952, drivers Hermann Lang and Fritz Riess.

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

$176.99

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MMK78B Mercedes-Benz 300SL no. 20 second at Le Mans 1952—PRE-ORDER NOW!

MMK78B Mercedes-Benz 300SL no. 20 second at Le Mans 1952, drivers Theo Helfrish and Nerbert Niedermayer.

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

$176.99

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Newsletter November 3rd, 2016

November 6, 2016 by  
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We made a special search and found three of the extraordinary hand-made Le Mans Miniatures cast resin kits. These are not ready to race but the bodies are painted and all of the decals to recreate their markings are included so you can complete the model.

 

LeMans Miniatures 132006KP Audi R8 LeMans 2004, PAINTED KIT (C)

PRICE REDUCED 20%. Complete, unassembled, painted kit.

$137.95 $109.95

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LeMans Miniatures 132013KP Audi R8, PAINTED KIT (C)

PRICE REDUCED 20% 2002 LeMans winner, complete, unassembled kit with painted body. Builds up into a complete running car.

$141.95 $109.95

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LeMans Miniatures 132016KP Pescarolo C60 Judd, PAINTED KIT (C)

PRICE REDUCED 20% Builds up into a complete running car. Complete painted, unassembled kit with decals to model either the #16 or #17 car. LeMans 2006.

$139.95 $109.95

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New This Week

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The “authentic” General Lee Charger (after its flight through the mud hole) is here from Pioneer with the “dirt” effect applied to each model by hand. There is a limited number so order yours now.

 

Pioneer P017 Dodge Charger “General Lee—Moonshine Run” (dirty version)

Features:

Standing figurine of ‘Daisy’ with yellow shirt.

19K ‘DIXIE POWER’ motor, tuned for Moonshine runs.

Scalextric Digital DPR ready

New ‘PurePower’ wiring loom

Model complete with display case and special edition packaging + vehicle data card.

Spare ‘Dixie’ parts bag included under base.

$80.99

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New Cars Coming Soon

Three more Slot.it 2016 releases, including a new Can-Am McLaren M8D, are available for pre-order now.

 

Slot It SICA26E McLaren M8D, n.5 1st Can-Am Watkins Glen—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Slot It SICA26E McLaren M8D, n.5 1st Can-Am Watkins Glen.

$69.99

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Slot It SICA06H Sauber Mercedes C9 ‘Kouros’ LeMans 1987—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Slot It SICA06H Sauber Mercedes C9 ‘Kouros’ LeMans 1987.

$69.99

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Slot It SICA31B Lola Aston Martin DBR1-2—PRE-ORDER NOW!!!

SICA31B Lola Aston Martin DBR1-2.

$69.99

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The Scalextric “Gulf” Porsche 997 (a new body) and five more new cars are due in November so you can pre-order yours now.

 

Scalextric C3732 Porsche 911 (Type 991) – ‘GULF’ Silverstone, 2015 Elms Series—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Gulf Racing started using the Porsche 911, type 991 in 2014 and was the first Porsche to wear the iconic blue and orange in over 30 years. Gulf Racing has been winning races for over 50 years and is arguably the most famous name in motorsport.

Pro Chassis Ready (PCR)

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-Ups

High Detail

Magnatraction

Working Rear Lights

Xenon Effect Headlights

The replacement underpan (frame) to accept Slot.it motor pods and drive train components must be purchased separately: C8543 PCR Underpan Porsche 911 (type 991).

$54.99

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Scalextric C3721 BMW Z4 GT3 – Blancpan Series Brands Hatch 2015—PRE-ORDER NOW!

A legend of GT circuits all of the world, the iconic BMW Z4 is seen here wearing the colours of BMW Sports Trophy Team Brazil. Driven by Caca Bueno and Sergio Jimenez, the two Team cars finished in 2nd and 4th in the Brands Hatch leg of the 2015 Blancpain Series.

Pro Chassis Ready (PCR)

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-Ups

High Detail

Magnatraction

Working Rear Lights

Xenon Effect Headlights

$54.99

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Scalextric C3722 Aston Martin DB5, red—PRE-ORDER NOW!

The Aston Martin DB5 was designed by Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. First released in 1963, the DB5 is famous for being one of the most recognisable James Bond cars. While often associated with darker colours like silver, the DB5 here is produced in a vibrant red.

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Scalextric C3743 BMW Mini Cooper S – Mini Challenge JCW 2015 Champion—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Hastings based driver Neil Newstead began racing in 2011 following some track days he attended in 2010. Moving up from the MSVR track day to the Kumho BMW Championship, Neil soon made it to the Power Maxed MINI Challenge for the 2014 season.

Neil had an unbelievable 2015 season and claimed first place overall in the JCW class.

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-Ups

High Detail

Magnatraction

Working Rear Lights

Xenon Effect Headlights

$54.99

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Scalextric C3749 Ford Escort MK2, 1980 Acropolis Rally—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Racing for Rothmans Rally Team, after Ford’s withdrawal in 1979, Ari Vatanen took his first win in the Ford Escort RS1800 MkII at the Acropolis Rally in 1980. The following year he became the first driver to become World Rally Champion without being on an official factory team, a feat that remains unbroken to this day.

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-Ups

High Detail

Magnatraction

Working Rear Lights

Xenon Effect Headlights

$54.99

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Scalextric C3750 Audi Sport Quattro E2, Swedish Rally Cross 1990—PRE-ORDER NOW!

After finishing 1st in the first round of the 1990 European Rally Cross Championship in Austria, Herbert Breiteneder went to Sweden for round two. Breiteneder took to the track in his ex-Röhrl Audi Sport Quattro S1E2, finishing a respectable 7th in the group B class. Breiteneder finished the season 5th overall.

$54.99

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Newsletter October 13th, 2016

October 16, 2016 by  
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Only at Electric Dreams

Exclusive double-discount Bargain prices on two popular Scalextric modern era GrandAm racecars.

 

Scalextric C3289 Camaro, GrandAm GT, 2011

1/32 scale slot car. Digital plug ready. Accepts C8515 plug-in digital chip. With working front and rear lights.

$52.99 $29.95

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Scalextric C3258 2009 Camaro, Sunoco (C)

1/32 scale slot car. Digital plug ready. Accepts C8515 plug-in digital chip. Super-resistant. Model of car raced by Stevenson Motorsports in the Continental Tire Series, 2009-10.

$42.99 $34.95

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New This Week

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The latest Sideways Group 5 car, the 1978 LeMans Porsche 935K2 is here now.

 

SW45 Porsche Kremer 935K2 Le Mans 1978, Ricoh

SW45 Porsche Kremer 935K2 Le Mans 1978, Ricoh.

$59.99

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Slot car technical information and help email:

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Newsletter August 11th, 2016

August 16, 2016 by  
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Trans-Am super special! Two of the most popular Camaros are on sale now! Limit two per customer. No dealers.

 

Scalextric C3431 1970 Camaro, Tony DeLorenzo (C)

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

Best Finishes for Warren Agor

1972 Lime Rock, 2nd: Bryar, 3rd: Mid-Ohio, 3rd

1973 Daytona, 2nd: Sanair, 1st: Road America, 2nd Fastest Trans-Am lap record of 2.25, 99 mph, which was held into the ‘80’s

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Scalextric C3431 1970 Camaro, Tony DeLorenzo (C)

1/32 scale slot car. Ready to run on all 1/32 scale non-digital slot car tracks. Digital plug ready. Accepts C8515 plug-in digital chip. Ready to run on all 1/32 and 1/24 scale non-digital tracks. Model of car driven by Tony DeLorenzo in the SCCA TransAm Championship.

$54.99 $39.95

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New This Week

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Eight new high-performance cars from ScaleAuto with the new “R” chassis (anglewinder motors in a pod chassis) have just arrived so you can order yours now!

 

Scale Auto SC6032R BMW Z4GT3 ‘Crowne Plaza’

New RT3 chassis. Use Scaleauto RT and RT2 motorpods, also can be used with the latest Slot.It and NSR motorpods.
Sidewinder SC-0008b motor, 20,000 rpm and 216 g/cm torque at 12 volts.
Gearing is 12 x 32.
Aluminum wheels at the back, plastic on front.
Adjustable front axle height and the guide can be adjusted for both depth and position.

$74.99

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Scale Auto SC6035R DeTomaso Pantera Group 3 No.7

Scaleauto SC-6035R DeTomaso Pantera Gr.3 #7 Beurlys Inter Auto entry, Le Mans ?
New RT3 chassis. Use Scaleauto RT and RT2 motorpods, also can be used with the latest Slot.It and NSR motorpods.

Sidewinder SC-0008b motor, 20,000 rpm and 216 g/cm torque at 12 volts.

Gearing is 12 x 32.

Aluminum wheels at the back, plastic on front.

Adjustable front axle height and the guide can be adjusted for both depth and position.

$74.99

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Scale Auto SC6036R ST Viper No.93 (silver and yellow)

SC-6036R SRT Motorsport Team Viper GTSR #93
Marc Goosens and Tommy Kendall drove in the Mid Ohio round of the 2012 American Le Mans Series.

New RT3 chassis. Use Scaleauto RT and RT2 motorpods, also can be used with the latest Slot.It and NSR motorpods.

Sidewinder SC-0008b motor, 20,000 rpm and 216 g/cm torque at 12 volts.

Gearing is 12 x 32.

Aluminum wheels at the back, plastic on front.

Adjustable front axle height and the guide can be adjusted for both depth and position.

$74.99

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Scale Auto SC6037R ST Viper No.91 ‘Forza Motorsport’

Scale Auto SC6037R SRT Viper GTSR #91 Forza Motorsport

Kuno Wittmer and Dominik Farnbacher drove in the Mid Ohio round of the 2012 American Le Mans Series.

New RT3 chassis. Use Scaleauto RT and RT2 motorpods, also can be used with the latest Slot.It and NSR motorpods.

Sidewinder SC-0008b motor, 20,000 rpm and 216 g/cm torque at 12 volts.

Gearing is 12 x 32.

Aluminum wheels at the back, plastic on front.

Adjustable front axle height and the guide can be adjusted for both depth and position.

$74.99

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Scale Auto SC6038R ST Viper Presentation car (white with blue stripes)

Scale Auto SC6038R “R Series”1:32 scale SRT Viper GTS-R Presentation car. New RT3 chassis. Use Scaleauto RT and RT2 motorpods, also can be used with the latest Slot.It and NSR motorpods.

Sidewinder SC-0008b motor, 20,000 rpm and 216 g/cm torque at 12 volts.

Gearing is 12 x 32.

Aluminum wheels at the back, plastic on front.

Adjustable front axle height and the guide can be adjusted for both depth and position.

$74.99

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Scale Auto SC6070R BMW Z4 GT3 ‘Crowne Plaza’ black

New RT3 chassis. Use Scaleauto RT and RT2 motorpods, also can be used with the latest Slot.It and NSR motorpods.

Sidewinder SC-0008b motor, 20,000 rpm and 216 g/cm torque at 12 volts.

Gearing is 12 x 32.

Aluminum wheels at the back, plastic on front.

Adjustable front axle height and the guide can be adjusted for both depth and position.

$74.99

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Scale Auto SC6134 ST Viper white KIT with new R series chassis

SC6134 Scaleauto 1:32 scale Viper Kit with new R series chassis.

SRT Viper GTS-R White Racing Kit. Motor Sprinter-2 Anglewinder pod.

Model is shown assembled—this is an unpainted kit.

$59.99

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Scae Auto SC6135 Porsche 997 GT3 white KIT with new R series chassis

Scae Auto SC6135 Porsche 997 GT3 white KIT with new R series chassis

Model is an unpainted kit.

Comes with the new R Series chassis with anglewinder pod.

$59.99

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Seven new rugged and quick BRM 1/24 scale cars are in stock for immediate shipment.

 

BRM029 Sauber C9 Team Sauber Mercedes #62

BRM029 Sauber C9 Team Sauber Mercedes #62 Classified 5th in the 24 Hrs of Le Mans 1989.

$169.99

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BRM030 Sauber C9 Team Sauber Mercedes #61

BRM030 Sauber C9 – Team Sauber Mercedes #61 Classified 2nd in 24 Hrs of Le Mans 1989.

$169.99

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BRM049 Porsche 962C ‘Dunlop’ #17

BRM049 Porsche 962C DUNLOP #17 latest BRM with anglewinder chassis and S-033 black motor.

This car raced at the Norisring in 1987.

$169.99

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BRM049W Porsche 962C ‘Dunlop’ White #17 Special Edition

BRM049W Porsche 962C ‘Dunlop’ White #17 Special Edition.

Team Porsche AG – TEST CAR

$169.99

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BRM050 Porsche 962C ‘Dunlop’ #1

BRM050 Porsche 962C DUNLOP #1 Latest BRM production with the anglewinder chassis and S-033 black motor.

Special Edition very limited numbers. Nurburgring 1988.

$169.99

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BRM051 Porsche 962C #20 ‘Marlboro’ (Limited Edition)

BRM051 Porsche 962C #20 ‘Marlboro’ (Limited Edition).

$169.99

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BRM052 Porsche 962C #20 Team Davey (Black Edition)

BRM052 Porsche 962C #20 Team Davey (Black Edition).

$169.99

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New Cars Coming Soon

Two new NSR cars are now on their way. Pre-order yours so you are sure to get one.

 

NSR NSR0016SW Ford P68 #64 ‘Gulf’ “Tribute livery”—PRE-ORDER NOW!

NSR 1/32 Analog RTR Ford P68 #64 “tribute” GULF livery – Includes 20,000 RPM Shark Motor Sidewinder with lightweight drilled aluminum setscrew wheels front & back, Lightweight drilled aluminum axle gear, brass pinion, traction magnet.

$87.99

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NSR NSR0019AW BMW Z4 Blancpain Endurance Series 2011—PRE-ORDER NOW!

NSR 1/32 Analog RTR BMW Z4 Black Presentation Blancpain Endurance Series 2011 Livery – Adjustable front axle ride height – Drop Arm type Guide Flag with Screw to Allow Fixed Position – Setscrew Aluminum wheels all around – Anglewinder Balanced King Motor 21,400 RPM & 350 g-cm Torque – Adjustable suspension motor pod – Heat treated axles – Machined bronze self lubricating bushings – Ultra smooth and quiet all metal gearing – Adjustable suspension motor pod – Clear Coat Finish for maximum durability and high gloss – Includes the EVO Chassis that will accept Inline / Anglewinder and Sidewinder Triangular motor pods.

$87.99

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Newsletter June 9th, 2016

June 12, 2016 by  
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The Back Room deals of the day

Double discount—we found a few more “Playboy” series cars and have reduced their already on-sale price, so scoop them up for your collection before they are gone.

Fly 99034 Lister Storm, Playboy series

ON SALE $54.99 In special box.

Motor: FC130 endbell drive.

$89.99 $49.95

Save: 44% off

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Fly 99048 Ford GT40 Playboy, in presentation box

ON SALE $59.95

Motor: FC130 endbell drive.

$89.99 $49.95

Save: 44% off

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The 2013 LeMans winner is here with the Slot.it fantastic four-wheel drive system:

Slot It SICW17 Audi R18 n.2 Le Mans 2013 Le Mans Winner Collection, Limited Edition

SICW17 Audi R18 n.2 Le Mans 2013 Le Mans Winner Collection, Limited Edition.

$84.99

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The double-wing Brabham F1 from 1969 has arrived:

Scalextric C3702A Brabham BT26A-3 Jackie Ickx LIMITED EDITION

Held at Montjuich Circuit, the 1969 Spanish Grand Prix took place on 4th May and was the second round of the 1969 season. A famous race of high attrition and danger due to the rear wings of many of the drivers failing, causing several crashes. This led to the race being the end of the high wing era of Formula 1 racing. Jacky Ickx was in second position behind Stewart, but in the closing laps he suffered rear suspension failure and retired.

Easy Change Pick-Ups

High Detail

Magnatraction

$69.99

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New This Week

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

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

Two sports racers from the seventies from SRC are here;

SRC01610 Porsche 914/6 Jagermeister orange

SRC01610 SRC Porsche 914/6 Jagermeister orange.

$76.95

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SRC03101 Ferrari 312 PB 1000km Buenos Aires 72 Ronnie Peterson – Tim Schenken

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

$73.99

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Warehouse phone: (310) 676-7600

Slot car technical information and help email:

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

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Newsletter January 30th, 2015

February 2, 2015 by  
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LOOK WHAT’S NEW FOR 2015!

Most of the model car racing manufacturers introduce the products that will be shipped in 2015 at the Nuremburg International Toy Fair in early February. We’ll have more information in next week’s newsletter but we do know what Scalextric will have for 2015. As soon as part numbers are available we will have the cars listed on the website—click on the right sidebar heading “Future Releases”, then click on “New Releases 2015 Scalextric”, so you can Pre-Order to be the first to get yours (and to avoid missing any of the limited production items). These are the all-new cars but there are dozens more with new paint schemes:

  • 2014 World Champoinship Formula 1 Mercedes F1 W05
  • 2014 Formula 1 McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
  • 2012 BMW Z4 GT3
  • 2013 Aston Martin Vantage GT3
  • 2014 McLaren P1 supercar
  • Brabham BT26A-3 (to race with the Tyrell, Lotus 49 and McLaren 1968-1973 F1 cars)
  • 1968 Lotus 49 with low duck tail
  • 1/32 scale Go-Karts
  • Peugeot 205 T16 Rally car

The two Scalextric BMW Z4 GT race cars and the two McLaren P1 street cars will be fitted with a high-performance chassis for 2015 called PCR. The PCR chassis has a Slot.it anglewinder motor pod, motor, gears and wheels with plug-in electrical connections and the chassis are Digital Plug Ready so you can also plug-in the Scalextric C8515 Digital Plug to convert the car to Scalextric Digital.

The 1969 Sunoco #6 Trans-Am Camaro is coming back with a DPR-ready chassis for quick conversion to Digital.

The Week’s Best Slot Car Set!

Carrera 30178 GT Passion Digital 132 set with wireless controllers & Bluetooth—PRE-
ORDER NOW!

Why? Because this is the first Carrera 1/32 scale set to offer all the excitement of lap counting, timing and race control with a Bluetooth app on your smartphone or tablet. The set includes a Porsche and BMW pair of GT cars and over 30-feet of track.

Carrera 30178 GT Passion Digital 132 set with wireless controllers & Bluetooth—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Wireless controllers, race control with Bluetooth and a Porsche and BMW pair of fast GT cars on a 30.5-foot lap length racetrack.

Includes Carrera 30369 Bluetooth Adapter to use Carrera’s free app and wireless connection between your smartphone or tablet and the 30352 Carrera Control Unit in the set to display lap counting, timing, race management and other race features on your smartphone or tablet.

Compatibility of Hardware for Carrera Race App:

iPhone from iPhone 4S and iPad from iPad 3

others: subject to availability of Bluetooth® LE

Compatibility of Software for Carrera Race App:

from Android 4.3

from iOS 7.0

Note: not compatible with Carrera analog or older Carrera Digital black box

$481.99

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New This Week

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

This week we have new cars and accessories from Slot.it, Carrera, MCR80 Model Car Racing Magazine; plus this week’s Featured Best Slot Car Set.

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

Slot.it SICA25C Porsche 962 IMSA 1st- 12h Sebring 1987 “Budweiser”

Slot.it SICA25C Porsche 962 IMSA 1st- 12h Sebring 1987 “Budweiser” Your best BUDdy in town!

$69.99

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MCR80 Model Car Racing Magazine, March/April 2015

What’s New in Slot Racing?

Each issue of Model Car Racing Magazine is packed full of the latest slot car news, product releases, home racing tips, slot car track plans, tech tips and lots more.

What are you waiting for? Grab your copy now and get updated!

$6.95

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Pre-orders

Awesome Cars Coming Soon

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

GMC19 Lola Mk. I #45 LeMans 1960 RTR—PRE-ORDER NOW!

GMC19 Lola Mk. I #45 LeMans 1960 Ready to Race with hand-made cast-resin body.

The LeMans regulations specified a tall glass windshield. With a lower windshield the Lola Mk.I was the last of the successful front-engined 1100cc sports cars in America and in Europe, beating the Lotus 11s and Coopers. Charles Voegele and Peter Ashdown drove this car at LeMans in 1960 but retired in the 19th hour with a blown engine.

$225.95

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GMC19/1 Lola Mk. I #45 LeMans 1960 PAINTED BODY KIT—PRE-ORDER NOW!

GMC 19/1 Lola Mk. I #45 LeMans 1960 PAINTED BODY KIT. Cast-resin body kit complete with clear windows and decals.

The LeMans regulations specified a tall glass windshield. With a lower windshield the Lola Mk.I was the last of the successful front-engined 1100cc sports cars in America and in Europe, beating the Lotus 11s and Coopers. Charles Voegele and Peter Ashdown drove this car at LeMans in 1960 but retired in the 19th hour with a blown engine.

The clear windshield in the kit can be cut down to recreate the more common Lola Mk1s that raced in the SCCA modified classes in America.

$129.95

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GMC20 D.B. HBR5 #48 LeMans 1959 RTR—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Ready to Race with hand-made cast-resin body.

Rene Bartholoni and Francois Jaeger drove this car at LeMans in 1959 but crashed in the 24th hour.

$225.95

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GMC20/1 D.B. HBR5 #48 LeMans 1959 PAINTED BODY KIT—PRE-ORDER NOW!

GMC 20/1 D.B. HBR5 #48 LeMans 1959 PAINTED BODY KIT. Cast-resin body kit complete with clear windows and decals. Rene Bartholoni and Francois Jaeger drove this car at LeMans in 1959 but crashed in the 24th hour.

$129.95

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GMC A108 RTR Renault Alpine A108 #122 Tour de France 1960—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Ready to Race with hand-made cast-resin body.

$225.95

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GMCA108 Renault Alpine A108 #122 Tour de France 1960 PAINTED BODY KIT—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Cast-resin body kit complete with clear windows and decals.

$129.95

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The Electric Dream Team

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Warehouse phone:  (310) 676-7600

Slot car technical information and help email:

support@electricdreams.com

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

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Newsletter January 2nd, 2014

January 2, 2014 by  
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Happy New Year to all our customers and friends around the world!

Thank you for shopping with us in 2013.  We look forward to continuing to serve you in 2014 and beyond.

New items in stock

RS001 Racing chassis kit for sports/GT & large sedans

RS001 Racing chassis kit for sports/GT & large sedans – $28.99

RS002 Racing chassis for F1 & small/med sports or sedans

RS002 Racing chassis for F1 & small/med sports or sedans – $26.99

SCX A10116X300 Aston Martin Vantage, Gulf

SCX A10116X300 Aston Martin Vantage, Gulf – $49.99

SCX D10116X300 Aston Martin Vantage, Gulf, digital – $69.99

SCX A10119X300 Porsche 911GT3, Red Bull

SCX A10119X300 Porsche 911GT3, Red Bull – $49.99

SCX C10124X5 Super Champion Race Set, 1/43 scale

SCX C10124X5 Super Champion Race Set, 1/43 scale – $59.99

Slot It SICA08D Lancia LC2 Jolly Club Racing, Imola 1984

Slot It SICA08D Lancia LC2 Jolly Club Racing, Imola 1984. – $69.99

 

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The Electric Dream Team

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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:

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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

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Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

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

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

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We’re just minutes from LAX.

 

Newsletter September 3rd, 2013

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Coming from Slot It

Slot It SICA26B McLaren M8D, Led Zeppelin

Slot It SICA26B McLaren M8D, Led Zeppelin. Preorder now! – $69.99

The Racer’s Wedge – Part 2, chassis and running gear

Every custom slot car body deserves a good chassis.  That includes, of course, a chassis that fits it.

Here’s the chassis for our reworked Cro-Sal Wedge.  Many of our readers will recognize it as a chassis we have used in car builds before, a Fly Ferrari 512S sidewinder rolling chassis with modifications.  As we always do with Fly sidewinder cars, we replaced the gears with Scalextric ones, the W8200 pinion and W8201 spur.  The rear wheels are from an old Fly Porsche 934 rear axle assembly, modified with inserts from Fly Renault 5 Turbo wheels.  This particular combination is not presently available, but the Fly 04403 Porsche 934 rear axle assembly with BBS wheels is available, and most people will probably think the BBS wheels look better.  The rear tires on our project car are Indy Grips 3008 silicones.  At the front we used wheels and tires from a Carrera Ferrari 512 BB, but if you use the Fly 934 BBS wheels at the rear you can use matching front BBS wheels from a Fly B95 or 04402 axle assembly.  Before ordering these Fly axle assemblies, check with our warehouse to make sure the centers match front and rear, either a silver or a gold color.  Fly changes part colors and finishes from batch to batch without changing the stock number. 

The two most challenging mods were moving the entire pod assembly .060″ forward in the chassis to make the wheelbase of the chassis match that of the body and modifying the pod to accept a Scalextric, Pioneer, Slot It or Professor Motor bar magnet.  The bar magnet upgrade, as we have described in previous car build articles, greatly improves the driveability of any Fly classic sidewinder car by providing magnetic downforce over more of the car’s width than the stock Fly cylindrical magnet does.  Also, by using your choice of these bar magnets and shimming them by different amounts you can adjust the amount of magnetic downforce to give you a wide range of grip levels and driving characteristics.

This photo shows what is involved in moving the pod forward.  Compare the unmodified chassis on the left with the modified one on the right. The first step is to lengthen the rectangular opening  front pod mounting point by .060″ toward the front of the chassis (red arrow).  Next, cut off the cylindrical rear pod mount flush with the top surface of the chassis and slot the screw hole .060″ toward the front of the chassis (blue arrow). You will be using a machine screw through both the chassis and the pod to hold the pod in place.  Depending on the size screw you use you may have to widen the slotted hole, also.  We used a 4-40, so we did have to make the hole wider, as you can see in the photo.

The next step is to glue a spacer of .060″ thick styrene in place to positively locate the pod the desired distance forward of its original position.  After this photo was taken we painted the spacer black to match the rest of the chassis.  The chassis was then ready to install the pod.

But first we needed to modify the pod to fit into its new location and to accept a bar magnet.  In the above photo an unaltered pod is on the left, a pod with just the bar magnet modification is on the right, and the pod used on our project car, modified for both the bar magnet and relocation in the chassis, in the center. In order to move the pod forward we had to cut the forwardmost bar off the bottom of the pod as shown above.  That can be done easily with a hobby knife. You can also see that on our completed pod we have shortened the tab that goes into the front pod mount.  That is necessary because we are moving the pod forward in the mount.  The tab is still long enough to hold the front of the pod securely in place.

Here’s the rig we use to machine the channel for the bar magnet into the pod.  A Dremel Moto-Tool is mounted into a stand, also made by Dremel, that allows the Moto-tool to be used as a vertical milling machine.  A piece of sheet brass is clamped to the side of the unit to provide a guide along which to move the pd for cutting a straight channel for the magnet.

Here’s a closeup of the cutting tool and the modified pod.  The tool is a high-speed steel cutter, .300″ in diameter, available anywhere Dremel accessories are sold.  This tool cuts a channel just wide enough to take the widest of the bar magnets we use, the ones made by Professor Motor.  Scalextric, Pioneer, and Slot It bar magnets are slightly narrower and require some layers of tape on them for a snug fit.  We st the depth of the channel a bit deeper than the thickness of the thickest magnet we are likely to use.  This allows us to set the magnet height for the desired level of downforce by using a magnet that generates more than the required amount when placed right on the surface of the chassis and then shimming it upward to get the exact figure required.  Setting the desired magnet downforce usually requires shimming both above and below the magnet.  By the way, this modification does not prevent the original Fly cylindrical magnet from being used if required for a particular race.  There is still enough of the original magnet socket left to hold the round magnet in place.  We have found that when shimmed enough to be captured tightly between the pod and the chassis the magnet will not move from side to side, but if desired there is nothing to keep you from gluing in short lengths of styrene strip next to each end of the magnet to ensure proper location.

Here’s the completed installation.  You can clearly see the .060″ spacer and the machine screw with its nut and lock washer.  You can also see the Scalextric gears installed in place of the original Fly gears. Also visible is the end of the bar magnet peeking out past the edge of the pod.  Note also that the motor has aftermarket silicone-insulated lead wires installed. The entire rear axle assembly shown here is made up from inexpensive stock replacement parts for various 1/32 scale cars, but of course there is nothing except cost to prevent you from using high-end aftermarket parts including brass or bronze bushings, a drill blank axle, and set screw spur gear and wheels, especially if you are going to race without a magnet.

So here it is, our completed Cro Sal Wedge on steroids.  As with all our project car articles, we have attempted to present ideas and techniques you can apply in building models of many different cars or in bringing to life your own original creations.  If you have any comments or questions on this article please send them to support@electricdreams.com.  We will be glad to help you with as much information and advice as you can use.  And if you have a completed car project you would like to show to the world, we invite you to send us information and photos.  You may see your creation in our newsletter or on our web site.

New Slot It car in stock

Slot It SISC20A Ford GT40 MkII, very limited edition

Slot It SISC20A Ford GT40 MkII, very limited edition (C) – $189.95.  We are told by our distributor that this car had a very limited production run.  We are trying to find out just how limited it was and when we do we will add that information to the car’s product page.

 

Thanks for shopping with us!

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Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

 

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

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Newsletter August 20th, 2013

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New car from Slot It, in stock now

Slot It SICA25B Porsche 962 Lowenbrau, Al Holbert

Slot It SICA25B Porsche 962 Lowenbrau, Al Holbert – $69.99

 

 

The Racer’s Wedge

One of the interesting things about the original CanAm series of 1966-74 is how little development most of the cars got.  It seemed like every year there was a new crop of cars attempting to challenge the series dominators, McLaren and then Porsche, but none of them achieved what their constructors hoped for.  The cars usually arrived at the season’s first race , or their own first race of the season, with scant testing, even when they incorporated radical features that cried out for a comprehensive test program.   Instead, the teams all too often ended up using the races as test sessions, and this seldom if ever achieved the desired results. All too often the teams, from one season to the next, would abandon a promising but undeveloped car for a radically different one that simply repeated the cycle of inadequate development

McLaren, however, ran a continuous development program that enabled them to start with a winning combination and build on it from year to year.  From the M6A of 1967 to the M20 of 1972 each year’s car was a logical and effective extension of what had gone before, incorporating all the lessons learned from previous seasons.  This made McLaren the only team , until the arrival of Penske Racing and Porsche in 1972, that always showed up at the season opener with cars ready to race.

This leads to an intriguing question.  What would some of the other cars have achieved and what might they have looked like if they had evolved and been properly and professionally developed with an adequate budget over several seasons?  One such car is the McKee Mk 10, more commonly known as the Cro-Sal Wedge.  Like all of Bob McKee’s creations it was built and raced on a relative shoestring, but if any car other than a McLaren looked the part of the quintessential CanAm car the Wedge was it.  As it happened, the one-off car, which was really just a rebody of an earlier McKee, passed through the hands of several owners, none of whom had enough resources to make it a success.  Not that they didn’t try.  The car went through several attempts to make it a winner, even including one in which it was fitted with, of all things, a dragster-type blower. 

We actually saw this permutation of the car in action at Riverside in 1971.  The thing had truly awesome acceleration.  We saw it blow by Denny Hulme’s McLaren on Riverside’s long back straight as if Denny had an anchor out.  Unfortunately, the dragster engine was either all the way on or all the way off, which made the car a moving roadblock in the corners.  Hulme repassed the McKee in the next corner and just drove away from it.  And so it went until eventually the Wedge passed into the hands of vintage racers who restored it to something close to its original configuration and its Cro-Sal livery.  It’s now a distinctive and  popular car in vintage racing. 

But what if McKee’s concept for this car had emerged from a team that had had the resources to keep developing it from year to year as McLaren had done with its design?  What might it have looked like after a few years?

Well, as it happens, we had lying around several examples of Strombecker’s late 60s Cro-Sal Wedge body, as sold then in the form of an RTR car.  These bodies and cars turn up frequently on eBay at very reasonable prices, by the way.  We decided to kitbash one into our idea of what the ultimate McKee Wedge might have looked like, using current-production components for the chassis and running gear.  Well, actually we used two of them because the fist thing we had to do was to make the body half an inch wider to fit the chassis, wheels, ans tires we wanted to use and to transform the Strombecker body’s somewhat toylike proportions to something more nearly accurate.  The easiest way to do this was to cut up two bodies as shown below. 

 

Here’s the result, with the original car for comparison.

You can also see in this photo that we cut out the cockpit opening and began to make some changes in the engine area.

The joints between the glued-together sections of the body needed to be reinforced for adequate strength.  We used .020″ sheet styrene.  This shot also shows where the original body posts were removed and new ones installed to match the chassis we are going to use.The body now is 2.5″ wide, about the maximum practical width for racing on most 1/32 scale track systems. You can also see where we cut out the vents on the rearward face of the front fenders.  Many race cars have air outlets of some kind in this general area to release lift-creating high-pressure air that builds up in the wheel wells.  All of the fabrication was done with medium-thickness CA glue.

The next step in modifying the body was to add a wing.  by 1970 wings had become more or less universal on CanAm cars and our developed Wedge would have needed one.  The problem with putting wings on slot cars is that they tend to be rather delicate and prone to crash damage, or at least their mounts do.  When we do project cars it’s always with the idea that at some point they may be put onto the track and raced in earnest.  Therefore, the wing installation had to be as strong as possible.  There are basically two ways to mount a wing.  You can either put it atop a vertical mount (or two of them) extending upward from the back of the body or you can put it between two fins. The problem with both of those is that you can’t get a very solid attachment between the wing and its supporting structure because there simply isn’t enough surface area where the wing joins its mounting structure to allow a really strong glue joint, at least not without some seriously non-scale reinforcing. You can either have a strong wing or a scale-looking wing but not both.  We have found the best compromise between looks and strength to be a GT car wing with good-sized endplates mounted between fins.  The surface area of the endplates offers lots of gluing area between the wing and the fins for a solid wing mounting.  On our Wedge, we used a GT car wing from our junk box.  It was 2.25″ long including the thickness of the endplates.  We used a Moto-tool with a carbide disc to cut two slots in the upper surface of the rear of the body spaced accordingly.  We tack-glued two thicknesses of .030″ styrene together and cut out two fins to fir in the slots and extend 9/16″ back from the trailing edge of the body.  Of course, we could have made them any size we needed to get the desired wing location..  We CA glued the two fins into the body and then glued the wing between them, being careful to spread CA glue onto the entire area of the wing endplates and set the wing straight, level and at the desired height and angle.  If we had wanted to we could then have added some extra sheet styrene to the inner faces of the fins to blend in the endplates, though we didn’t do that.

A number of CanAm, Group C, and GTP cars have a wing mounted between fins, and you can use this procedure to give any of them a much stronger wing installation.  It’s simply a matter of finding a wing the right length to fit between the fins on your particular car.  This is one reason why you should always save the broken-off wings from your wrecked cars, along with any other parts that may be useful in the future.

This photo shows the assembled body with the wing in place and body filler applied and sanded.  From here it’s just a matter of fine finishing to get all the body surfaces smooth and then on to painting and detailing.

We decided that our upgraded Wedge should have its original Oldsmobile lump replaced by a ground-pounding bigblock Chevy engine and have the long-stack injectors to go with it.  So, we made this…

The base is cut from .040″ styrene.  A piece of .020″ thick strip down the middle separates the two banks of injectors.  The lower part of each injector is a 5/32″ length of  Plastruct 90604 1/8″ styrene tubing.  You can make this part whatever length you want to get the desired overall height for your injector stacks. After gluing these in place, with the two sides slightly staggered as on a V8 engine, we drilled a 1/16″ hole through the base at the center of each.   Into each hole we CA glued a 9/16″ length of Plastruct 90102 plastic coated wire, tapered down to the diameter of the wire at the upper end.  We then pressed a Parma #622 brass ferrule down onto each piece of wire, adjusted the angle of each ferrule, and then put a drop of CA glue down each one.  The result is an injector assembly that has 26 parts in it but is far stronger and more crashworthy than any similar part  molded in solid plastic..  Our car will not have injector stacks breaking off it. Here’s a closeup shot of the finished and painted assembly mounted on the car.

To keep this project as simple as possible we painted the entire body in one solid color and did all the rest of the livery with decals.

The color we used is Testor 52713 Boyd’s Dark Yellow.  However, we wouldn’t recommend using this shade now that we’ve seen it on a completed car.  The problem with it is that under bright incandescent light it is a beautiful, rich shade of yellow, but under fluorescent light or at lower light levels it looks somewhat muddy.  It would be fine on a 1/1 scale race car, which always runs outdoors in daylight (and nobody cares what it looks like the rest of the time), but slot car tracks often are located in rooms with fluorescent and/or inadequate lighting, and there this color doesn’t look as good.  The stripe decals are from an eBay copy of the decal sheet from a Matchbox Porsche 917-10K as are the numbers and the Die Hard decals.  The Navy decals are from an eBay Brumos Porsche decal sheet.  The MAC tools decals are also from eBay.  The ASR class designation is something we printed up on our computer using an HP Photosmart printer.

 

The openings in the front fenders and the rear of the body are filled in with fine-mesh brass screen.  Screen of this type is available in many model train shops and at good-quality hardware stores, where it will be less expensive.  The exhausts are Plastruct tubing and the taillights are salvaged from a Scalextric L88 Corvette.

The interior tub and driver figure came from a junk LeMans prototype body.  The tub received a bit of reshaping along its upper edges to match the contours of the Wedge body.  The mirrors are two mirrors that had broken off a car.  We saved them for a project such as this. We drilled a 1/16″ hole in the bottom of each and CA glued in a stalk made of Plastruct coated wire we used in the injector assembly.  We now have much more crashworthy mirrors.  The only remaining unmodified parts of the original Strombecker body are the windshield, the roll bar (metal, by the way) and the two gas caps.

Of course, no one knows what might have been done with Bob McKee’s most famous design if the budget and resources had been there to keep developing the concept aggressively, but we think it’s not unlikely that the result might have looked much like this.  in any case, it’s fun to combine creativity with history to imagine in miniature what might have resulted.

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