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Controlling Slot Cars with Your Brain

August 15, 2011


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

Full size slot car

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 ⇒]

Slot Cars Evolution

July 21, 2011


Slot racers play to stay in the groove. Read more about the evolution, downfall and the rise of slot cars. There was a time when a slot car racing set was a prized part of any youngster’s toy collection and then along came Mario Kart. Scalextric gradually morphed into PlayStation and most commercial slot car centres closed down, but the hobby... [Read more ⇒]

Slot Cars Online Business

July 19, 2011


Here’s a successful story about a slot car business that rapidly grows his business with the help of internet thru Online Shopping. Online shopping is an ever-increasing force in the retail industry. But will there be a day when stores are completely replaced by websites? Sarah O’Connor reports. When Peter Van Horssen set up a website for his... [Read more ⇒]

Slot Cars Zipping Toward the Bay

July 13, 2011


Dale Grove shows his slot car race track. He will be bringing the activity to the Barry’s Bay area sometime this month. For his 10th birthday, Dale Grove was given a small slot car set. Ever since, they have never ceased to give him a thrill and now he is going to share that feeling with the people of Barry’s Bay and area. Zippity Slot Cars... [Read more ⇒]

John O ‘Brien Slots of Fun

July 13, 2011

John O 'Brien Race Track

Here’s a good story about John O ‘Brien. John has been collecting slot cars since he was a kid. This developed into hobby and now John competes yearly at the HO Professional Racing Association (HOPRA) held on June 23-26 in Noblesville, Ind. From initially thinking of selling off his cars and track, O’Brien, who has taught math in Belleville... [Read more ⇒]

Monogram McLaren M6A project, part 2

May 20, 2011


NOTE:  This article picks up where our earlier article on modifying this car leaves off.  See that article first at http://www.electricdreams.com/Slot-Car-Collecting-and-Racing-News/slot-car-tech-news/deja-vu/ before starting on the modifications described in this article. A while back we published an article on how to modify a Monogram McLaren... [Read more ⇒]

Carrera 23769 Ford GT40

May 4, 2011

Carrera 23769 Ford GT40 MkII, LeMans 1966, d124. Preorder now!  Read More →

Great Model Slot Car Raceway!

May 2, 2011


The Modeling and Photographic Art of Glenn Perry Seeing the creativity of our customers is one of the more rewarding aspects of being on the Electric Dream Team.  The skills of our customers run the gamut from performance modifications, painting and decaling to scratchbuilding, kitbashing, and all manner of track building and detailing.  In addition,... [Read more ⇒]

Slot Car Racing in Florida

March 15, 2011


One step into Miracle Mile Raceways in Ocoee, and time will warp. You will feel like a kid again. “That’s why I opened the store. I did it decades ago with my father,” says Michael Haire, who owns the place. Haire is bringing back slot racing one turn at a time; re-inventing drag racing one blur at a time. “They’ll do a 132mph —... [Read more ⇒]

Digital Slot Car Review – Carrera, SCX & Scalextric

February 23, 2011

Scalextric, SCX, Carrera reviews

We ran across a review of 3 different digital track sets, in of all places, Car and Driver. We think that’s pretty cool.The reviews are short and sweet, but they do give nice comparisons and contrasts between 3 of the most popular digital slot car track makers: Scalextric, Carrera and SCX. Digital Slot Cars Tested: Carrera, SCX, Scalextric... [Read more ⇒]

How to Improve your Ninco 1 Mustang.

February 15, 2011


A little while back we showed you how easy it is to put clear windows and an interior in a Ninco 1 Mustang. Now, we’ll show you some easy fixes for the car’s somewhat anemic straight line speed and handling. The first thing we tackled was the car’s magnet. Ninco cars are all designed primarily for non-magnet operation. The magnets... [Read more ⇒]

Slot Car Racing in Tennessee

February 8, 2011

Central Tennessee Raceway Slot Car Racing Tennessee

The recently opened Central Tennessee Raceway, located at 208 Old Nashville Highway, offers a great place for slot-car hobbyists to enjoy their interest while meeting others who share a passion for the craft. “It’s boys playing with toys,” said Mike Arnold with a laugh. Arnold, along with Rick Crutchfield, own the Central Tennessee... [Read more ⇒]

Slot Car Racing in the Heartland

February 7, 2011

Slot Car Racing

Local slot car series helps racers rekindle childhood pastime Here’s a great article about some “old timers” getting back into slot car racing! We love these kinds of stories! Their reaction times may not be as quick, but the drivers still have their 2-inch vehicles zooming around the electric track with respectable whirrs and soothing... [Read more ⇒]

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