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Newsletter July 13th, 2012

July 13, 2012
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Happy Friday the 13th – again. (3 times this year!) Just announced by Racer Racer SW16 Lancia Beta Montecarlo, Nurburgring 1979. Preorder now! – $69.99.  Due August. SW16 Lancia Beta Montecarlo – Nurburgring 1000kms 1979 – R.Patrese/W.Rorhl New items in stock Carrera 25185 Grand Prix Masters race set – $174.99 Carrera... [Read more ⇒]

A Slot Car Tribute To Carroll Shelby

May 18, 2012
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1965 Shelby introduced a redesigned Cobra roadster powered by Ford’s mighty 427 cubic inch big block engine.

If you were to compile a short list of the most influential people in the history of motor sport, Carroll Shelby would have to be on it.  His achievements transcended the confines of the automotive world and became part of American popular culture and folklore.  His Cobras, Mustangs, and Ford GT40s resonated in the consciousness of millions of people... [Read more ⇒]

Carroll Shelby: 1923-2012

May 17, 2012
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Interesting (and sad) that the same week that Slot Car maker, Carrera comes out with the Ford GT40 MkII, LeMans 1966 (modeled after the car that was the first American car to ever win that race), the racing world loses the designer of that car. The following from an article by Pete Lyons that originally appeared on Autoweek. Auto legend Carroll Shelby... [Read more ⇒]

The LeMans Photo Finish Controversy of 1966

May 17, 2012
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The new Carrera Ford GT slot car in  1/24 scale is a beautiful rendition of the 1966 Le Mans 24-Hour winning car, entered by Shelby Racing Enterprises on behalf of the Ford Motor Company. 

But did that car really win that famous race? Since 1966 and the well-known “photo-op” finish with the three Ford MK2 prototypes crossing the line yards... [Read more ⇒]

Newsletter April 20th, 2012

April 20, 2012
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New items in stock SCX D10030X300 Mercedes SLS GT #7 – $69.99 New items from last week – did not make the newsletter Racer RCR61 Ford P68 Brands Hatch 1969 #34 – $239.99 Racer RCR62 Porsche 935 Joest, Road America 1981 – $259.99 Scalextric C3197 Porsche RS Spyder – $49.99 Slot It SICA18B Ford GT40, “Shell”... [Read more ⇒]

Newsletter March 30th, 2012

March 30, 2012
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New items in stock Carrera 27394 McLaren-Mercedes F1, 2011 #3 – $34.99 Carrera 30599 McLaren-Mercedes F1, 2011 #3, D132 – $49.99 Carrera 30161 GT Power set, Digital 132 – $416.69 Carrera 61202 GO! NASCAR Ryan Newman, 1/43 scale – $14.99 NSR 1092SW Porsche 917 Sandeman #43 – $104.99 NSR 1093IL Mosler MT900R Gulf #25,... [Read more ⇒]

Newsletter February 3rd, 2012

February 3, 2012
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Slot It 2012 releases, now available for preorder Slot It SICA01-10 Audi R8C 10th anniversary. Preorder now! – $74.99 Slot It SICA06F Sauber C9, AEG. Preorder now! – $64.99 Slot It SICA09E Porsche 956 KH, Gulf. Preorder now – $64.99 Slot It SICA11E Alfa Romeo 33/3, “Motoradio”. Preorder now!  $64.99 Slot It SICA19C... [Read more ⇒]

New Sponsor – Inline Distributing

September 8, 2011
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We are excited to announce a new sponsor here at Electric Dreams – Inline Distributing. Inline Distributing is Bringing their Unique Disaster Response Unit to Las Vegas Connections Convention attendees can check out Inline’s innovative Disaster Response Unit and learn how the mobile warehouse can speed up post-disaster mitigation and restoration... [Read more ⇒]

The Fast and the Miniature

September 7, 2011
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Drivers zoom to glory at Gaithersburg remote-control car raceway. The Gazette A remote-control car goes over a jump inside The Track. For vehicle enthusiasts who may not want to climb behind the wheel themselves, The Track indoor remote-control car raceway satisfies the need for speed. With twists and turns, jumps and straightaways, drivers must navigate... [Read more ⇒]

Catching up with Zippety Slot Cars

August 25, 2011
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Here’s a cool article about zipperty slot cars, learn from the Expert Dale Grove on how to manipulate and race with your slot cars! Dale Grove is off to the races and he’s inviting young and old to join him. Slot cars may seem as a blast from the past for some adults. They have, however, been brought up to date at Zippety Slot Car Racing,... [Read more ⇒]

The Cars of Virtuoso Performance

August 23, 2011
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As we mentioned in our August 4 newsletter a member of the Electric Dream Team recently had the fun job of visiting the Virtuoso Performance race shop in Hayward, California to assemble a slot car track that the VP staff was going to take to Laguna Seca and other vintage racing events as entertainment for their guests.  While at the shop our... [Read more ⇒]

What are Slot Cars and what’s the Appeal Behind these Big Boy’s Toys?

August 18, 2011
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Slot cars are electrically powered miniature race cars, hot rods, or muscle cars.  They are similar in some ways to RC or radio controlled models. These miniature cars, about 4 to 8 inches long, are also controlled by a hand-held controller that varies their speed but their course is guided by a guide pin or blade that extends downward from the bottom... [Read more ⇒]

Controlling Slot Cars with Your Brain

August 15, 2011
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What if you could toss the controllers and race slot cars using only the power of your brain? Science fiction right? Maybe not so much, the UK office of B-Reel decided to give it a try. So who is B-Reel? The following is from their website: B-Reel is a hybrid production company; specialized in the field of advanced digital productions, be it web, mobile,... [Read more ⇒]

Full Sized Slot Car Racing? Sort of…

August 12, 2011
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Wireless chargers could turn EV racers into life size slot cars A British electric motorsports company is installing wireless electric vehicle charging stations in pit alley as a test platform for automotive inductive charging. If all goes well, entire track surfaces could function as EV charging stations that top off batteries while cars race. The... [Read more ⇒]

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