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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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.

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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.

Indiana Public Media

May 21, 2015

Even though they are only 1/24th the scale of an automobile, slot cars can reach speeds of over 100mph; racers must master hair-trigger maneuvering for the win.

Read full article here:  Fast Eddie’s World of Speed

Kitsap Sun

by: Ed Friedrich  

Copyright 2015 Journal Media Group. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. At the LeMay America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Rosemary Cissna, 9, of Kenmore, races cars on the slot car track in the “Speed Zone”. The museum is right off I-5 next to the Tacoma Dome. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

At the LeMay America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Rosemary Cissna, 9, of Kenmore, races cars on the slot car track in the “Speed Zone”. The museum is right off I-5 next to the Tacoma Dome. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

 

TACOMA — Everybody has car memories, and LeMay-America’s Car Museum shakes them loose.

“That’s the first car we ever had. It had push-button gears.”

“Dad drove an old pickup like that. It was light green with three on the tree.”

“Why’d I ever sell that GTO?”

Three hundred cars, trucks and motorcycles are displayed in the four-story, 165,000-square-foot building that looks like a giant chrome hood spoiler. It opened beside the Tacoma Dome in June 2012 to celebrate America’s love affair with automobiles.

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DELAWARE TOWNSHIP – When Guy Griffin gave up dirt-track racing after 25 years, he wasn’t ready to give up racing altogether. He just needed something that wasn’t so hard on his body.

So, Griffin turned a garage at his Delaware Township home into a racetrack.

Mind you, the cars are 1/24th scale, electric powered and operated by a single hand controller.

Sky Sports have created the greatest Scalextric circuit ever

Mark Bryans
Irish Examiner
March 04, 2015

Sky Sports have created the greatest Scalextric circuit ever

Press Association reporter Mark Bryans got the chance to take on some former F1 drivers at their own game. Sort of.

Having been a fan of Formula One since I was a child, the opportunity to cover the odd race for a living has been amazing – but the offer to actually race against actual drivers was something else.

Okay, so it might only be Scalextric but it still counts. Having only ever been involved in first-corner pile-ups on the slot cars, I was carrying some nerves when I travelled to the event. But nerves are good. You’re nothing without nerves.

Sky Sports F1 have launched their new season in style as Martin Brundle came up with his ‘dream circuit’ using at least one corner from all of the tracks on the calender for the 2015 F1 season. It took two weeks for a team from Scalextric working 12-hour shifts to craft the masterpiece across 40 metres.

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http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/sky-sports-have-created-the-greatest-scalextric-circuit-ever-664809.html