Saturday, 18 June 2011

NEWS: Racer Ferrari 312P

RCR G5 - 312P Aerodynamic Test Monza 1969

Racer Slot Cars have sent through some beautiful photos of the soon (mid July) to be released RCR G5 312P Aerodynamic Test as driven at Monza in 1969.  The 312P Aerodynamic Test will be limited to only 203 editions so if you want one then be quick.  Racer states that the number 2 on sides is voluntarily scratched to reproduce the car as it was during such tests.  Another example of a beautiful Racer release, something we have long come to expect.   

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


Monday, 13 June 2011

SPORT: Audi wins Lemans!

Congratulations to Audi for winning what most describe as the ultimate test of man and machine, the 24 hours of Le Mans.  In an amazingly action packed race full of spectacular crashes, the last remaining Audi (1 of 3) emerged victorious despite being closely hunted by 3 Peugeot 908s for the entire race.  This win represents the 10th victory at Le Mans for Audi!

The below YouTube video takes you through the last lap of the race, amazing stuff as Audi goes across the finish line 13.8 seconds ahead of the lead Peugeot after 24 hours.

Below is one of the most spectacular crashes you'll ever see in motorsport where the driver walks away, I'm thinking Allan McNish might buy himself an Audi road car after surviving that off.


NEWS: Toyota 88C Toyota 88C
24hrs Daytona 1998

Rosanna from has just sent through the technical specification cards of the hugely anticipated Toyota 88C.  The car was raced at the 24 hours of Daytona in 1998 by Drake Olson, Chris Cord and Steve Bren (all American team of drivers).  I think we'll all agree that the Toyota 88C has been a Group C car that has been always missed in the slot world of motor sport.  But no longer, thank you!

This from 'The Toyota 88C is a sports car prototype built in 1988 by Toyota according to the Group C specification, to race the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Japanese Sports-Prototype Championship.

The car, designed by Dome, was powered by a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, named "3S-GT", a 2.1-liter, water cooled, 680-hp, 16 valves aluminium head, unit. The chassis was an aluminium
monocoque, and the composite bodywork was made of carbon fiber and kevlar.

In 1989, one of these cars was entered in the IMSA GTP championship, a category with rules which were very similar to those of Group C in Europe, by All American Racers, Dan Gurney's (an American racing legend who won Le Mans in 1967) team.

The new model reproduces the car that took part to the 24 Hours of Daytona, driven by Drake Olson, Chris Cord and Steve Bren. All American Racers, using this engine as a development base, was later (1992, 1993) able to claim, with the Eagle MKIII, two IMSA titles, two victories at Sebring and one in Daytona.'

You can read more on the Website Here