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The Art of Keiji Kanegawa

May 5, 2007

In 1972 and 1973, one body painter in the San Francisco area disputed the honors for best pro-racing painter in the nation. His inventive and creative art was unique and since then, copied by many. His name: Keiji Kanegawa, familiarly known as “Keiji”. Kanegawa introduced accurate portraits, carefully applied with multiple shades of mixed... [Read more ⇒]

How to Clean your Vintage Magnesium Parts

April 15, 2007

Typical aspect of a distressed Cox magnesium chassis. Not very appetizing… Many Cox slot car owners are often asking me how to clean the old Cox chassis parts and magnesium wheels. I really do not recommend lemon juice as it blackens the magnesium. First, lemon juice is for spicing your salad or drop into your tea, not to clean your magnesium... [Read more ⇒]

New Items March 24, 2007

March 24, 2007

They’re on their way at last! Revell-Monogram’s three long-awaited 60s revival cars will be here in the next few days. RM has pulled the old tooling out of storage, cleaned it up, and has produced a new run of three of the most sough-after and fondly remembered 1:32 scale bodies from slot car racing’s first golden era of the 1960s.... [Read more ⇒]

A Visit To the Vault

March 13, 2007

Keith Tanaka, a pro racer from the 60s / 70s era, recently took a tour of the slot car museum construction site and the museum collection. Here is what he had to say: Recently, I had the privilege of visiting with Scott Bader and seeing the slotcar museum (under construction). Scott was a great host and was very patient in showing and explaining... [Read more ⇒]

New announcements from manufacturers

March 5, 2007

The French Company Proto Slot Kit (PSK) has agreed to an exclusive production agreement with Electric Dreams. The previously sold-out Porsche 917LH body kits are being re-issued and will be distributed exclusively world wide by Electric Dreams. Other body kits commissioned by Electric Dreams and manufactured by PSK will follow, the first being the 1958... [Read more ⇒]

New Arrivals From Scalextric and Fly, 3-1-07

March 1, 2007

New items for 2007 are beginning to arrive. Here are the latest arrivals as of March 1, 2007: Scalextric’s new C2558A 2-car set commemorates the exciting 1976 Formula One season with models of Niki Lauda’s Ferrari 312T and James Hunt’s McLaren M23. These particular cars are available only in this two -car limited-edition... [Read more ⇒]

Push the speed limit, but on a smaller scale

February 24, 2007

On a Saturday afternoon in a quiet beige office park on Oregon 212, a handful of people are racing the fastest cars in the world. At least that’s how Scott Jacobson, 53, assistant manager of Race USA, describes them. “They’ll get up to 120 miles per hour in less than half a second,” he says as a group of tiny motors hum in the... [Read more ⇒]

My Favorite Lady

January 22, 2007

Restoring the 1972 Western States winner By Philippe de Lespinay I have had that chassis for a while. I built it in the spring of 1972 and used it in a couple of USRA warm-up races in the very competitive Southern California pro-racing scene, then apparently gave it to Team Mura’s Earl Campbell. I had already built him a sister car for the race... [Read more ⇒]

Billy’s Steel Car

January 22, 2007

Sometime in 1971, a USRA professional open-class race was organized at Gun’s Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. There, the great Mike Steube fought a tough battle with another great, Lee Gilbert, eventually winning the main event on the difficult track. This leftover monster from the 1960’s had a huge drop in the main straight, and most cars would... [Read more ⇒]

Scalextric and Fly slot cars to start the new year.

January 10, 2007

Scalextric C2761 Jaguar XKR TransAm Greg Pickett $44.99 This is Greg Pickett’s 2005 TransAm ride. Pickett is the only driver to win a TransAm race in each of four decades. Scalextric C2715 Honda F1 Jenson Button $44.99 Scalextric C2716 Honda F1 Rubens Barrichello $44.99 Scalextric C2749 Subaru rally car, works 2005 $44.99 Fly A1405... [Read more ⇒]

Last Scalextric, Revell-Monogram, and Fly of 2006

December 22, 2006

Scalextric C2770A Ferrari 330P4 2-car set, Monza 1967 $99.99 This is the Ferrari team that finished 1-2 at the Monza 1000 km race in 1967. Fly A133 Corvette C5R, LeMans 2006 $62.99 Scalextric C2725 BMW Williams F1, Mark Webber $44.99 SCalextric C2726 BMW Williams F1 Nico Rosberg $44.99 Revell-Monogram 85-4889 Shelby GT350R, Mark Donohue... [Read more ⇒]

New ProtoSlot and Fly Items, December 15, 2006

December 15, 2006

ProtoSlot CB025P Porsche 908 LH body kit, LeMans 1972, Jo Siffert. Fits Fly Porsche 908 chassis or PCS32 chassis. $74.95 ProtoSlot CB026P Aston Martin V8 body kit, LeMans 1979. Fits PCS32 chassis. $74.95 ProtoSlot CB027-41P Alfa Romeo TZ body kit, #41, LeMans 1965. Fits PCS32 chassis. $74.95 Fly A521 Porsche 911 GT1 Evo, GrandAm, 2003 $59.99... [Read more ⇒]

8th Retro Can-Am 1/24 Scale Race

December 14, 2006

Buena Park, CA After a humiliating defeat in the previous King-track race, the Checkpoint teammates worked harder at finding technical solutions to get back on top, and indeed, they did just that. Mike Steube got divine inspiration in perfecting a chassis design that was at the same time light, forgiving and with added subtle aerodynamic touches, made... [Read more ⇒]

One of a kind Pactra car?

December 12, 2006

Here is another rarity of the kind Electric Dreams is looking for, in fact the only one of the kind known to exist at this time. This 1/24 scale Pactra “Meyers Manx” RTR dune buggy was found a few years back. It figures in no known Pactra literature, and is in near-mint condition with water-slide decals set over the factory painted body.... [Read more ⇒]

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