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By Paul Keith

Welcome to fabulous Monte Carlo where local residents Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo guide us around the Monaco Grand Prix circuit – in a slot car model of their Red Bull Racing RB13s.

In fact the whole prinicipality has been recreated with Carrera slot car tracks and a lot of cardboard: in fact everything you need to stage your home grand prix in your own home.

Slot Mods’ gorgeous new raceway is hand built in Detroit and cooler than any other piece of furniture in the world.

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Who’s the craziest ultra-rich, would-be supervillain in the whole wide world? It’s Elon. Elon Musk.

During a Friday morning TED talk, the professional technology brainstormer offered an animated glimpse at what his new tunneling project, The Boring Company, could one day create. It looks like a post-apocalyptic slot car race that takes place underneath the city of Los Angeles, shielding Tesla owners from the radiation bombarding surface dwellers in the wake our inevitable judgement day. It looks pretty cool, though!

A 9 Year old Strasburg, VA girl races slot cars while helping raise awareness for her rare disorder. Check out this heart-warming story of how Lisa Toman has taken the hobby she enjoys to another level while staying positive, and raising awareness for a condition she was diagnosed with called Hereditary Angioedema.

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“Racing” to raise awareness for rare disorder
Local 9-year-old raising awareness for Hereditary Angioedema

The heyday of slot car racing may be long gone, but Frank “Buzz” Perri at Buzz-A-Rama keeps his cars finely tuned in Kensington, Brooklyn. For more than 50 years Buzz and his wife Deloris have been hosting races and providing hours of entertainment for kids of all ages. Today he says past customers are brining their kids and introducing a new generation to a beloved pastime. I got to race some cars with buzz for this segment of I Am Brooklyn. Make sure to check out the segment every Thursday on PIX 11.

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By Kurt A. Eichsteadt

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Family Fun Zone 2

Slot Car Racing in the Family Fun Zone at the Long Beach Grand Prix. I’m surprised that I had never heard of this track before… even though I attended the Long Beach Grand Prix years ago… I was not aware of this track! Great to see slot car racing exposed to the public… especially at full scale racing events like this!

Donuts.

That’s one of the things on the mind of Wendy Reinoehl as she prepares to supervise the Family Fun Zone in the Lifestyle Expo at this year’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Her company, Original Party Master, has been running the Family Fun Zone for years. They’re based in the San Gabriel Valley.

Read original article here: Family Runs Family Fun Zone At Long Beach Grand Prix

Indy 500 Winner Alexander Rossi takes on slot car champ Justin Colvin in a slot car race on Good Day Sacramento. Track provided by Fast Track Hobbies of Rocklin CA. Great promo on live TV for Fast Track Hobbies!

Rossi Race Challenge Pt. 3

The Good Day Sacramento hosts take on Justin and Tyler Colvin in the next slot car challenge race.

Interesting article in Nikkei Asian Review about how German toymakers are showing a shift from production in China towards increased manufacturing in Europe. Manufacturers shifting to production in Germany includes Autec, makers of the Cartronic slot car racing system.

Simba-Dickie’s BIG Bobby Car production line in Burghaslach, Germany. (Photo courtesy of Simba-Dickie)

Some production heads back to Europe to speed up market response times

JENS KASTNER, Contributing writer
March 1, 2017

HO slot car Endurance Championship at Worthing HO Racing club featured in The Argus, UK.

Worthing HO Racing club members racing their slot cars against each other

A RACING club is to host the first Scalextric AFX Endurance Championship.

The championship consists of a series of family-friendly team endurance races and takes place during the school holidays later this month.

The race, on Wednesday, February 22, will be run on a replica of the iconic Le Mans circuit which will fill the English Martyrs Church Hall in Goring, home of Worthing HO Racing club.

Andy Player, Worthing HO Racing club secretary, said: “We are really excited about hosting the AFX Endurance Championship this year.