Herald Sun

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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!

Designer Creates Another Awesome Koenigsegg-Inspired 3D Printed Slot Car

by TE Edwards · August 11, 2015

http://3dprint.com

3d-printed-sot-carA short while ago, we did a story about the release of a 3D printed Koenigsegg CCX slot car, and the same company, slotsinthecity.com, is back with yet another hot set of wheels: their all-new Koenigsegg CCGT.

They say now a prototype has come off the printer which is harder, lighter and features a list of detail and performance-enhancing developments, and they’re ready to start selling the cars on their website.

It’s yet another homage to the work of car designer and manufacturer Christian Koenigsegg, and it’s a faithful – if tiny – reproduction of his all-new Koenigsegg CCGT.


Published on Jul 8, 2015

Libby Center students this year had the chance to learn about aerodynamics, electronics, and good old-fashioned fun by racing slot cars during their lunch period.

Libby teachers Jake Lemmon and Kent Meredith assembled the track for an exploratory class in the fall of 2014. Community donations then allowed them to open the track up to a lunchtime slot car club for students.

Learn more about Libby Center at http://www.spokaneschools.org/libby

Slot car racing is coming back to life! Michael Cannon of Upstate Speedway is with us today talking about this fascinating hobby.

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Watch video here:

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