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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

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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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The Daily Herald

 

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The engines have been started and racers from around the world are running their cars at the St. Maarten Speedway on the Great Bay Promenade. The group is preparing for the second annual SXM International Model Car Championships June 22 to 28. The racers from as far away as Germany to Australia will practice Monday and Tuesday from 1:00 to 10:00pm. The first race is set for Wednesday at 5:00pm. The first race is the G12 class and will include several Friendly Island drivers.

PLAINVILLE — To the state’s dedicated handful of slot car racing enthusiasts, Plainville has become a sort of mecca.

They pack into Rapid Raceways on Woodford Avenue every Friday night, racing handmade cars on eight-slot tracks. The hobby, which peaked in popularity in the 1950s and ’60s, attracts people of all ages.

“This is the last place in Connecticut that does weekly racing,” said Rich Goucher, a Bristol resident who races several times a week.

He was among a small group that held a swap meet and tag sale at the center Sunday.

VIDEO: Jacob Chandler

Competitors from Auckland to Dunedin flocked to Tony Cooks shed today to take part in the largest slot car competition in the country.

Tony Cook has always had a passion for slot car racing, it started back in 1967 when he stumbled across a commercial raceway in Bolt Road, Tahunanui. From that moment on he was hooked and used to bike down to the raceway and pay fifty cents to race cars all afternoon. Over the years, time and family commitments got in the way, but the love of racing never left him.

Once a very popular hobby and sport, sadly, there are no commercial race tracks in New Zealand nowadays, however, Tony says the sport is making a resurgence.