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Deja Vu

February 1, 2011


Fixing some of the same mistakes on Monogram’s McLaren M6 that we fixed on their Lola T70 Where have we seen a photo like this before? Oh, I remember… It was this one, in our article about fixing the designers’ mistakes on the Monogram Lola T70. There is probably a good and sufficient reason why they jacked up the McLaren’s... [Read more ⇒]

Young Slot Car Racers Race to Success

January 20, 2011


How’s this for a great story: An Elementary School Teacher with over 30 years experience, grows increasing frustrated with what he sees in the classroom… Well this teacher is a fan of Slot Cars and Slot Car Racing, so he gets a bright idea. Use slot cars and slot car racing as a reward for students who keep at least a “C” average... [Read more ⇒]

Let the Sun shine in!

January 9, 2011


Adding windows and an interior to a Ninco 1 Mustang by L. Owen Fast We got an e-mail recently from a customer asking if we could tell him whether it was possible to transplant the windows and interior from a Scalextric or Carrera late-model Mustang into a Ninco 1 Mustang. it seems he wanted to use the Ninco body to build a car for a race in which... [Read more ⇒]

Special Track Layouts For Specific Purposes

December 3, 2010


Not everybody who sets out to build a slot car racing layout wants to duplicate a specific life-sized track in miniature.  Many layout builders have  limitations on the size or shape of the available space and want to maximize lap length within that space.  Others want to build a track with certain racing characteristics regardless of what the course... [Read more ⇒]

Slot Cars and Batman!

November 29, 2010

File this one in the “cool files”. Batman and Robin, er… Bruce and Dick, racing slot cars with Alfred and Aunt Harriet. And believe it or not, they raced slot cars on the batman TV show more than once. The proof is below. Enjoy! Bat Man & Robin Slot Car Racing #1 Bat Man & Robin Slot Car Racing #2  Read More →

Newsletter November 26th 2010

November 26, 2010

This week we have a lot going on, but first, let us say Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you got to spend an amazing weekend with the people you love. We also hope you didn’t eat the whole turkey… This week, we have new slot cars from NSR & Fly, plus cool race sets from Ninco and our own Electric Dreams packages! Enjoy! New from NSR–... [Read more ⇒]

Famous North American Racing Circuits In Miniature

October 29, 2010

Pacific Raceways in Scalextric Sport track

We are frequently asked for track design ideas.  The possibilities with modern sectional track systems are endless, limited only by your imagination, available space, and budget.  A great place to begin is with famous full-sized race courses.  There are a number of publications by the different track system manufacturers that provide track plans,... [Read more ⇒]

True Stories Behind Car Company Logos

October 5, 2010

Did a wallpaper pattern in a Paris hotel room inspire the famous Chevrolet Bowtie emblem? Does the blue and white BMW roundel really symbolize a propeller and sky? And was the Porsche logo first sketched on a napkin in a New York City restaurant? In the world of automobile logos, truth can be stranger than fiction—though a good story can go a long... [Read more ⇒]

ED Goes To Watkins Glen

September 16, 2010

A member of the Electric Dream Team went to the 2010 Zippo Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen.  This is one of the biggest vintage racing events in the country ,attracting hundreds of historic race cars of every size and shape.  Performance levels ranged from Formula Vees to CanAm cars, and every era from prewar to near-current was represented in... [Read more ⇒]

The Stig Used to Work for Scalextric

September 3, 2010

TOP GEAR’S unmasked race ace The Stig once worked as a test driver for Scalextric. Ben Collins, 35, who has been revealed as the mystery star, ensured the toy motors were as realistic as possible. He was a marketing boss at the slot-car racing firm, based in Margate, Kent, in the early 2000s. Ben had to race prototype cars with the hand-held controls... [Read more ⇒]

Information for First-time Race Set Shoppers

August 19, 2010


Thank you for choosing Electric Dreams as the place to shop for your first slot car race set.  We want every newcomer to the hobby to have a fun, successful first experience with slot cars, especially children, who are the future of slot car racing, not to mention the world. If you have no previous firsthand experience with slot cars you may be confused... [Read more ⇒]

Video – Slot Cars at the Peterson – Episode 4

August 16, 2010

Slot Cars at the Peterson Automotive Museum Episode 4 features Slot Car Racing Legends John Cukras and Mike Steube. American slot car racing legend John Cukras (pronounce “Soo-Krees”) did much to glorify pro-racing when this car won the first Car Model magazine series race in 1967.  A story in Rod Custom, illustrated by the famous Tom... [Read more ⇒]

Video – Slot Cars at the Peterson – Episode 3

August 12, 2010

Here is Episode 3 of our Slot Car Adventure at the Peterson Automotive Museum. This episode features the legendary and ever so humble Keith Tanaka. Keith has been racing since the 60’s. He took a bit of a hiatus – but is really one of the “old timers” who are responsible for the Slot Car resurgence. Listen in as we chat with... [Read more ⇒]

Video – Slot Cars at the Peterson – Episode 2

August 9, 2010

Well, Slot Cars at the Peterson Auto Museum Episode 2 is here. This episode features Stephen Farr-Jones of the Farrout Slot Racing Club. Interestingly enough, the event was masterminded by Stephen & the Farrout Slot Racing Club. Not only did he manage to get a mind boggling 13 (or 14) tracks in one place, he also managed to get the event sponsored... [Read more ⇒]

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