Sunday, 28 November 2010

NEWS: Scalextric 2011

Scalextric 2011 Range Announcement

It's that time of the year again when our favourite slot manufactures let us know exactly what they will be releasing in the fore coming year.

Scalextric have just announced that they will be announcing their 2011 line up on the 1st January 2011 via their website - Bring it on!

You can read more on the Scalextric Website Here


NEWS: LE Newman 956C CW07 Porsche 956C
'Newman' Limited Edition

Joseline has just sent the specification card on's release of the very popular Newman liveried Porsche 956 (CW09). The car is mounted with the new C1 tires, and the usual pair of bonus S2 tires have been replaced by a bonus M2 sized Allen key (PA06).

The Newman Porsche has for a long time been one of my favourite releases. This release is a great opportunity for those who originally missed out on the 1984 winning car to get their hands on the 85 Le Mans winning car. have also sent through some high resolution photos of the Newman (above) so enjoy!

You can find out more on the Website Here


Sunday, 21 November 2010

NEWS: Carrera 458GT

Carrera Ferrari 458GT 'Italia'

Carrera has just announced that hot on the heals of their stunning Ferrari 599XX that the next prancing horse to get the Carrera treatment will be the 458GT.

Carrera will initially be releasing two 458GT models, items number 27342 and 27343. At this stage the exact racing liveries are unknown with Carrera referring to both the releases as simply 'Italia' which probably refers to the 458 Italia Challenge series.

I have one of Carrera's Ferrari 599XX slots and its a wonderful slot car to drive, here's hoping Carrera can pull it off with the 458GT as well.

You can read more on the Carrera Website Here


PUBLICATION: SSR Autumn/Winter 2010

Stryker Slot Racing
Autumn/Winter 2010 Newsletter

I've just received Stryker Slot Racing's Autumn/Winter 2010 Newsletter (Jon Grainger) latters newsletter (Autumn/Winter 2010) and it makes for one hell of an interesting read. Included in the newly formatted 32 page read is an interview with Sir Stirling Moss where he speaks about his career and the current F1 drivers and teams.

Unfortunately despite having never won a driver's championship himself, Stirling has some rather strong opinions on the 7 times World champion Michael Schumacher's career and his return to F1.

If you would like to subscribe to SSR's bi-monthly newsletter you can do so on the SSR Website Here


Saturday, 20 November 2010

NEWS: Fiat 642 Truck

Racer Fiat 642 Bartoletti Transport Truck

To celebrate Racer's 10th anniversary in 2011, Racer is releasing something very special, the Fiat 642 Bartoletti transport truck used by the Ferrari Team between 1959 and 1967. What's fantastic about this truck is that you will be able to use it to display your favourite slot, perhaps even a Racer Ferrari from that period!

You can view more photos of the slots on the Racer Website Here



LE MANS Miniatures Mazda MXR-01 #5
24hr LeMans 1992 (ref. 132039/5M)

LE MANS Miniatures have just released the second livery of their stunning Mazda MXR-01, this Mazda represents the No.5 car that was raced at LeMans in 1992 by Terada.

This information on future releases from Angèle at LE MANS Miniatures; 'The next new items will be the Porsche 935 #40 Le Mans 1974. At the same time, you can enjoy the new release of previous references such as Mazda 787B #55 Le Mans 1991, Porsche RSR n°21 Le Mans 1974, and probably Bugatti 57C n°1 Winner Le Mans 1939.'

You can view more photos of the slots on the LE MANS Miniature Website Here