by: Zack Guzman


Laid off at 48, David Beattie of Slot Mods rebounded by making $300,000 miniature race tracks. Nice article about a slot car racing success story on CNBC.


Lewis Hamilton wins podium playing in São Paulo

The British Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton landed in São Paulo this week because of the Brazilian Grand Prix and, as Glamurama had advanced, he took advantage of the coming to play a little bit of autorama.

The Daily Herald

2016 St. Maarten International Slot Car Championships got a nice write-up in the Daily Herald News in St. Maarten! Be sure to check OWH Slot Car Talk for more photos from the St. Maarten Champs this past week.


Rebecca Frobel from Germany was the top qualifier for the final race in the St. Maarten International Championship at St. Maarten Speedway on the Great Bay Promenade Sunday. A total of 16 racers from Germany, the United States, Canada and host St. Maarten competed in four day of racing a variety of different cars. Mike Krebs from the U.S. ended up the winner. Peter Frobel of Germany was second and Klaus Wickert of Germany placed third.

Original article here: St. Maarten International Championship

See Pictures and Race Results here: http://www.slotcartalk.com/slotcartalk/forumdisplay.php?227-2016-St-Maarten-International-Championships


Keeping Slot Car Racing Alive in NYC
– Buzz-A-Rama featured on Great Big Story.


At one time there were thousands of slot car racing enthusiasts.
But now, excitement around the sport has dwindled,
and there is only one place left in New York City to race.
Welcome to the mean racetracks of Buzz-A-Rama.

Original article here: Keeping Slot Car Racing Alive in NYC


NASCAR Chase drivers, left to right, Jamie McMurray (Cup), Elliott Sadler (Xfinity Series), Joey Logano (Cup) and Daniel Hemric (right) paid a visit to the Autoweek proving grounds in Detroit on Wednesday, racing on Autoweek’s Slot Mods slot car track.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finally hits the postseason, as the Chase kicks off at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series wrap up their regular seasons on Friday and Saturday, respectively, at the same track.

Before things really get heated, four drivers in the thick of championship hunts stopped by the Autoweek offices on Wednesday to test their skills and talk a little smack.

Check out this Video

Read full article here: NASCAR Chase drivers battle it out on Autoweek slot car track

by Stex Auer for Zot4Slot

NAMCAR_Night_Race_posterNAMCAR Night Race is a “surreality show” about a league of slot car racers created by Lance Khazei, director, writer, producer and slot car enthusiast. Lance has behind him numerous credits in television and feature film and an Emmy nomination, the most prestigious TV award at the international level. The pilot film for NAMCAR was produced through Lance’s company Space Age Entertainment.

The satire, irreverence and humor of NAMCAR Night Race is stand out. Lance Khazei has created an imaginative, original comedy and a show type we have never quite seen before. NAMCAR taps the slot car hobby for a racing competition, sharp references to pop culture and entertainment and the exquisitely honest irony of watching adults experience conflict over fun and games and model car racing.

Slot car and auto racing enthusiasts worldwide have taken notice. Information on the show has popped up in slot car racing forums across the United States, Europe and Canada. On Facebook, the show has fans in over forty countries and the NAMCAR trailer has garnered over five hundred shares and amassed over a half million views.

Scalextric adds another dimension to slot car racing with the revolutionary new ARC AIR Powerbase.

Scalextric Arc Air PowerbaseThe ARC AIR Powerbase is designed to enhance your existing Scalextric track. With the vibrating wireless hand controllers you are free to roam around the track, and the ARC app allows you to add an interactive dimension to your racing.

State of the art game-play features presents drivers with the option of recreating adverse weather conditions and race incidents with the added ease of wireless controllers.

The controllers contain a rumble pack which alerts you to race features such as if your car needs to pit or the weather changes, plus a braking button for more control. Never miss a pit and customize throttle profiles to perfectly suit your hand controller to your racing style.

If you’re unlucky enough to experience a race incident, make sure you get to the pits as soon as possible!

As if seven race modes (such as drag racing, tournament and endurance) weren’t enough, ARC AIR has a brand new race mode – Arcade. A fun and fast race mode. Pick up powerups to influence your opponent’s race, slowing them to a crawl. Time it right though and you can grab some invincibility to carry on racing at top speed.

Choose whether to the let the weather influence your race. Racing conditions might worsen or improve and you have to make sure you have the correct tires. Visit the pits quickly to avoid tire blowouts.

Fine-tune and customize the acceleration characteristics of your car by selecting from 5 pre-configured acceleration profile graphs. Combined with the added ability to limit the maximum power, you can completely customize your own hand throttle characteristics to suit your particular racing style.

Calibrate your car with the free downloadable ARC app to take full advantage of the race events. Track and personalize your laps and race times, as well as fuel and tire information and then share your race statistics with friends on social media.

Choose to upgrade your existing Scalextric track with an ARC AIR powerbase priced $109.99. More info, & Available to pre-order from www.scalextric.com.

Scalextric ARC AIR – Unboxed and Tested (C8434) – Video by FamilyGamerTV

Enter to Win a Scalextric Supercars Race Set!

Scalextric Total Supercars Race Set

To celebrate the upcoming release of the ARC AIR Powerbase, Scalextric is giving away a Scalextric Total Supercars Race Set!

This is an exclusive offer for Old Weird Herald readers! Just fill in the form at the right and Submit to enter the contest.

One lucky OWH Reader will win a Scalextric Total Supercars Race Set – retail value $179!

1:32 Scale Lamborghini Aventador vs Audi R8 LMS

With over 21 ft of track, & can be easily expanded with Scalextric expansion track & accessories.

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Nice article about Red Devil Raceway in the Seattle Times.

The Seattle Times

Originally published April 3, 2016

By Jeff Layton


John Norman sets slot cars on the track at Red Devil Raceway in Seattle. (Jeff Layton / Special to NWautos)

At local tracks, baby boomers and millennials can gather to duel with slot cars.

It’s rare to find a hobby that retired folks and video-game kids enjoy equally. But at Red Devil Raceway on Lake City Way, gray-haired baby boomers and long-haired millennials gather to duel with slot cars.

Slot-car racing pits miniature cars, trucks and even go-karts against each other on a grooved electric track. A small metal tab at the front of a vehicle fits into the lanes and picks up electric current to power the vehicles down the track.

Nice bit of vintage slot car nostalgia on petrolicious.com.


If you’re not familiar with or haven’t had a chance to fling around a set of slot cars—simply called the brand name Scalextric for many—I should warn you: they’re dangerous. Not necessarily in the will-maim-you sense, but dangerous in the, “Oh my, these aren’t that expensive…” sense. A year later there’s a 1:32-scale Circuit de la Sarthe in the middle of your basement.