In Newsletter Archive 2008

New Product Line:

We have just received our first shipment of the Carrera GO! 1/43 scale cars, race sets, and track.  Go! is is especially effective as a low-cost way to get your children started in slot car racing.  The cars are more than a little toylike in their look, but they run well and the system as a whole delivers good value for the money.  GO! works well as a way to let your kids try slot car racing when you don’t know whether they will stay with it for the long term and you don’t want to invest a lot of money into a hobby that may just turn out not to be their thing.  You can use it to give your 5 or 6 year-old his own track and cars that he can play with when you are not around to supervise him as he runs on your “grown-up” track that you have put lots of time and money into.

We also believe that 1/43 scale is beginning to evolve into a scale for serious enthusiasts, especially those who are limited spacewise but don’t care for HO racing.  Interest in 1/43 scale as a hobby rather than a toy is already developing, and we expect to see more scale appearing cars with higher performance emerging as time goes on.  We have no trouble at all imagining a truly cool 1/43 scale racing layout with scenery and structures adapted from O-scale (1/48) model railroading and parking lots and pit areas filled with 1/43 scale diecast cars.  GO! has many of the basics, including 2 different curve radii and an electronic lap counter, and we’re sure there is much more to come from Carrera and other manufacturers.  We will be adding all the new releases for 2008 as they become available and we will be actively seeking out other 1/43 scale products to add to our selection.

Clik here for GO! cars, here for GO! race sets, and here for GO! track and accessories.

New Items In Stock:

Carrera 30428

Carrera 30428 Peugeot 908 LMP, Digital 132.  $50.99

Carrera 30291

Carrera 30291 Plymouth Roadrunner, street version, Digital 132.  $45.79

Carrera 30292

Carrera 30292 Plymouth Roadrunner custom, Digital 132.  $45.79

Carrera 30293

Carrera 30293 Plymouth Superbird, blue road car, Digital 132.  $45.79

Carrera 30294

Carrera 30294 Dodge Charger 500 road car, Digital 132.  $45.79

Carrera 30295

Carrera 30295 Dodge Daytona road car, Digital 132.  $45.79

Vintage enthusiasts!

We have just placed an order for an expanded selection of Lexan reproduction Lancer 60s era bodies in both 1/32 and 1/24 scale.  More info to come.


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