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Electric Dreams Supplies 90 Mercedes Racers for Slot Mods’ Pebble Beach Laguna Seca Slot Car Track.Slot Mods Does It Again!

August 16, 2017 by  
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A Slot Mods built Laguna Seca replica slot car track is coming to the Pebble Beach Concours

If you found your way here, chances are that you love slot cars and probably spend hours trying to get the absolute perfect lap around the track. Now there are tracks and there are tracks… But if you’re going to Pebble Beach for the Concours D’Elegance, you’ll have your chance to try you hand at this awesome Laguna Seca replica track in the Mercedes-AMG lounge. We played a small part, Slot Mods sourced over 90 Mercedes slot cars from Electric Dreams.

Our friends over at Slot Mods have made a Laguna Seca replica that’s huge, a full 25-by-25 feet and 105 feet long, to be exact ( <– yes, that says 125 feet!). Best part? Anybody is welcome to try the replica version of the famous track

As you’ve seen in other posts, Slot Mods makes very expensive and gorgeous slot car tracks; this might be the best yet – Laguna Seca laid out on Pebble Beach’s 18th fairway. If you want one of your own, you can find Slot Mods here.

Last Years Concours Best in Show

We don’t have any video or images of the Slot Mods track, but to get an idea of what you’re in for, check out the beautiful detain of this track.

Slot Mods Martin Raceway

Slot Mods USA tracks have been featured in numerous publications and at events such as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Los Angeles auto show.

“Slot Mods USA is the latest in analog racing,” says owner David Beattie. “It’s about bringing people together to race and have fun. Our goal is to deliver works of art and create a memorable racing experience for every single racer that runs our tracks.”

Speaking of slot car tracks, we have a huge selection of Slot Car Tracks in our shop.

Slot Mods on Tour

October 30, 2014 by  
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The Slot Mods crew will be back exhibiting an awesome track at the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows.

Progressive Motorcycle Garage

Returning for another year, the Progressive Motorcycle Garage has set up featuring a motorcycle slot car racing track

This time around (according the the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows website) Slot Mods will be displaying a  large motorcycle slot racing course featuring scale motorcycle models. As always, there will be an amazing amount of detail put into building this track andwe’re sure that it’ll be quite impressive once you see it in person.

Best of all – you can race with your friends and family while you’re at the show and even better still –  it’s all free. Woohoo!

Here are some pics from the show.

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

Phoenix, AZ – Nov 7-Nov 9

Long Beach, CA – Nov 14-Nov 16

Seattle, WA – Nov 21-Nov 23

New York, NY – Dec 12-Dec 14

Washington, DC – Jan 9-Jan 11

Miami, FL – Jan 16-Jan 18

Dallas, TX – Jan 23-Jan 25

Cleveland, OH – Jan 30-Feb 1

Minneapolis, MN – Feb 6-Feb 8

Chicago, IL – Feb 13-Feb 15

http://www.motorcycleshows.com/

Newsletter October 24th, 2014

October 27, 2014 by  
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New Slot Cars This Week

Many New Arrivals

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

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

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

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

Scalextric C3542A Legends Lotus 72C limited edition

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

Limited Edition of 3500

Team and Car – Team Lotus Type 72C

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

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

Special Features:

  • Easy Change Pick-ups
  • Magnatraction
  • High Detail

$79.95

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Scalextric C3543A Legends Lotus 49 limited edition

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

Limited Edition of 4000

Team and Car – Team Lotus Type 49

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

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

Special Features:

  • Easy Change Pick-ups
  • Magnatraction
  • High Detail

$79.95

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Scalextric C3481A Legends Maserati 250F limited edition

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

Limited Edition of 2500

Car – Maserati 250F

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

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

Special Features:

  • Easy Change Pick-ups
  • Magnatraction
  • High Detail

$54.99

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Scalextric C3404A Legends Vanwall limited edition

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

Limited Edition of 2500

Car – Vanwall

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

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

Special Features:

  • Easy Change Pick-ups
  • Magnatraction
  • High Detail

$54.99

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Scalextric C3511 Maserati Trofeo, yellow #46

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

Race – Trofeo World Series 2013

Drivers – M Cesari and S Bettini

Special Features:

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

Configuration:

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

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

Magnet: Rectangular 1.5 mm, Down-force 256 gm

Length: 156 mm

Wheelbase: 92 mm

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

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

Weight: 96 gm

$44.99

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Scalextric C3532 1969 Camaro, #23

1/32 scale slot car. Ready to run on all 1/32 scale non-digital slot car tracks. Digital plug ready. Accepts C8515 plug-in digital chip.

Race – 1970s Trans-Am Championships

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

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

Special Features:

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-ups

Magnatraction

High Detail

Front axle width: 54 mm

Front tire diameter: 19 mm

Front wheel width: 8 mm

Gear ratio: 11/36

Magnatraction

Motor orientation: Sidewinder, Rear wheel drive.

Motor: Mabuchi FC130, 18,000 rpm

Overall length: 150 mm

Plastic axle bearings

Rear axle width: 54 mm

Rear tire diameter: 20 mm

Rear wheel width: 8 mm

Self centering guide blade

Weight: 95 mg

Wheelbase: 85 mm

$54.99

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

Sauber Mercedes C9 ‘AEG’ #14 Supercup 1988

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

$69.99

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Pre-orders

Awesome Cars Coming Soon

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

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

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

Avant Slot 50312 Peugeot 908 – Le Mans 2009 – Playstation

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

$49.95

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

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

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

$49.95

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

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

$56.95

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

Avant Slot 51601 Lotus Elisse GT1 – black edition

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

$56.95

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

Avant Slot 51604 Lotus Elise-Le Mans

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

$56.95

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

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

This Flyslot “AV” car is designed for experienced racers only. It is fitted with an Avant Slot hi-revving 25,000 rpm motor and it will be extremely difficult to control on a short home track. The standard (no “AV” suffix) Flyslot cars are designed for racing on home tracks.

$59.95

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

Flyslot High Performance 512BB Pioneer Racing

This Flyslot “AV” car is designed for experienced racers only. It is fitted with an Avant Slot hi-revving 25,000 rpm motor and it will be extremely difficult to control on a short home track. The standard (no “AV” suffix) Flyslot cars are designed for racing on home tracks.

$59.95

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

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

This Flyslot “AV” car is designed for experienced racers only. It is fitted with an Avant Slot hi-revving 25,000 rpm motor and it will be extremely difficult to control on a short home track. The standard (no “AV” suffix) Flyslot cars are designed for racing on home tracks.

$59.95

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

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone:  (310) 676-7600

Slot car technical information and help email:

support@electricdreams.com

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

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

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX. 

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Slot Mods Takes on the Today Show!

October 23, 2014 by  
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Neiman Marcus’ Ginger Reeder joins TODAY to talk about some of the company’s Christmas fantasy gifts for 2014, including the Slot Mods Ultimate track that we posted about last week. This is Slot Cars hitting the mainstream. Way to go!!

If you don’t want to see all the other items from the Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog 2014, you can jump ahead to 2:40 in to see Matt Lauer Reminisce about his childhood. We should hook Matt up with some cars… :)

Founded in 2009 by entrepreneur David Beattie, Slot Mods USA has grown from a basement business to a global enterprise, building handmade, 1/32-scale wooden electric slot-car tracks for wealthy buyers from around the world, including racing legends Bobby Rahal and Tony George. These guys are cool! We worked with them on this project a couple of years ago: Electric Dreams Helps Audi Canada Reinvent The Test-Drive.

Slot Mods USA tracks have been featured in numerous publications and at events such as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Los Angeles auto show.

“Slot Mods USA is the latest in analog racing,” says owner Beattie. “It’s about bringing people together to race and have fun. Our goal is to deliver works of art and create a memorable racing experience for every single racer that runs our tracks.”

Speaking of slot car tracks, we have a huge selection of Slot Car Tracks in our shop.

Newsletter October 17th, 2014

October 19, 2014 by  
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Have you seen this?

The Ultimate Slot Car Track?

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

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

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

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

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

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

See All Our Sets

Pre-orders

Awesome Cars Coming Soon

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

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

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

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

$81.95

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

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

$81.95

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

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

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

$81.95

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

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

$81.95

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

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

$81.95

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

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone:  (310) 676-7600

Slot car technical information and help email:

support@electricdreams.com

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

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

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX. 

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Dream Slot Car Track from Neiman Marcus

October 13, 2014 by  
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Neiman Marcus Will Sell You This $300,000 Slot Car Track

This Christmas from Neiman Marcus comes the perfect gift for the car (or slot car) fanatic who has everything: this $300,000 slot car track.

Currently available to order from the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, the Slot Mods USA Ultimate Slot Car Raceway is billed as a 100% authentic 1:32 scale model that comes with scenic elements including handcrafted iconic structures, facades, period slot cars, spectators, pit crews, streetlights, foliage, and more. The track also has integrated video cameras which capture the action and show it on “mini” display screens. Like I said – for the person who has everything.

Another electronic option provided by Slot Mods USA is a night racing feature, where cars’ headlights and trackside lamps illuminate banked turns, replicating the feel of 24-hour endurance races.

The track measures approximately 30′ x 12′ and customers be able to choose from models of Laguna Seca, Le Mans and the Nürburgring. Laguna Seca. From the time you order, it will take six months to build so you won’t get it for Christmas but according to Neiman Marcus “Racing legends, such as Vic Elford and David Hobbs, will cohost your inaugural race night party.” Not a bad trade off.

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

Don’t have an extra 300 grand laying around? No problem. Check out these awesome Slot Car Sets!

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With every purchase of The Slot Mods USA Ultimate Slot Car Raceway, Neiman Marcus will donate $3,500 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation—dedicated to supporting youth arts education in communities across the country.

Images courtesy Neiman Marcus and Slot Mods (video screen captures)

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