Two Champion Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen go head-to-head in a special slot car race at the Ferrari Finali Mondiali 2015.

See original video here: Video: Kimi and Seb: born to race

Nice article in the Estes Park Trail Gazette about Rainbow Curve Raceway in Estes Park, Colorado, and it’s new owners. – Paul K @OWH

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The shop, located in the bottom of the Estes Ark, sells supplies for patrons to build their own slot cars. (Photos by Debbie Holmes / Estes Park Trail-Gazette)

Are you a race car enthusiast? You probably didn’t know about a little hidden secret located in the bottom of the Estes Ark. There’s a “blast from the past” waiting to be discovered by locals and visitors. Rainbow Curve slot car racing is alive and well.

Awesome Audi TT commercial morphs a child playing with slot car into a vivid 1/1 scale fantasy. – PK @ OWH

2016 Audi TT Releases New Awesome Commercial, Pricing & Specifications

http://www.jobsnhire.com
Sept. 25, 2015

Excerpt from article:

The 2016 Audi TT just released a new commercial that’s making car lovers salivate from desire.

As reported by Edmunds, the new 2016 Audi TT commercial is entitled, “Reality? Check.” Now before you laugh at that rather clever title, hear this out.

Herald Sun

www.heraldsun.com.au

By JANE RANKIN REID

September 19, 2015

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Routlege exploits the ironic scale of human actors performing amid the puppets, retro toys and domestic props. Picture: RICHARD JUPE

Tasmanian Theater: Puppet Show with Slot Cars?

Hobart’s Terrapin Puppet Theatre’s production of “Red Racing Hood” in Tasmania. In an eclectic ensemble of retro toys, slot cars, nostalgic props, and puppetry, the slot car track plays a central pivotal role in the play.

“Created by seasoned designer Jill Munro, the Red Racing Hood set creates a delightful world that intrigues adults and children alike. The racetrack stage plays a central role in transporting the audience through the story. Staged on an innovatively devised raked stage floor pitched slightly above eye level, a slot car racetrack runs through the set’s landscape of domestic props.

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Copyright: Audi Communications Motorsport Audi DTM Slot Car Challenge: Dominik Peitz, Shaun Thong, Frank Biela, Jürgen Jungklaus, Mattias Ekström, Miguel Molina

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Audi DTM Slot Car Challenge: Dominik Peitz, Shaun Thong, Frank Biela, Jürgen Jungklaus, Mattias Ekström, Miguel Molina

During the DTM at Oschersleben a duel was fought between the DTM and the Audi Sport TT Cup – on a slot car race track set up at the Audi Team & Media Hospitality. Frank Biela, Dominik Peitz and Shaun Thong formed the TT squad, Mattias Ekström, Miguel Molina and Mike Rockenfeller’s race engineer Jürgen Jungklaus competed for the DTM team.

Great promo piece for Slot Mods USA custom slot car tracks on Car & Driver.

slot-cars22008 was a pivotal year for David Beattie. Staring down middle age and burned out on the corporate scene, Beattie took a leap of faith and turned his hobby of making custom slot-car tracks in to a full-time vocation, setting up shop under the Slot Mods moniker. Considered a risky venture even by those with cursory knowledge of the esoteric world of scale modeling, Beattie’s gamble soon paid off, and his passion for the art was evident. Within four years, his work would be featured on the cover of the vaunted Hammacher Schlemmer Christmas catalog, and his name began circulating among automotive luminaries including Bobby Rahal, Ford executive Jim Farley, and sports marketing maverick Zak Brown. Now he calls all three friends and, crucially, customers.

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Nice article on stuff.co.nz on the Henderson Miniature Motor Racing Club in New Zealand.

Sports reporter Simon Smith pays a visit to the Henderson Miniature Motor Racing Club and talks with president Stephen Murch to find slot car racing is a whole new level on the childhood Scalextric set.

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(c) SIMON SMITH/FAIRFAX NZ                                      – Drivers race slot cars of different classes.

Hard Body Slot Car Racing with Kieth Tanaka & Tim Neja

Kieth Tanaka & Tim Neja interviewed on G.A.A.S. (Great American Auto Scene) with Hot Rod Bob.
Another nice promo for Buena Park Raceway!
This was a while back, but I just stumbled across it… great interview!