June 22, 2018

Italia Slot

Porsche 917K Kremer 1981

LE MANS MINIATURES ha iniziato a costruire per i propri clienti, una collezione ricca di modelli mai visti prima.
Le prime sono le Porsche 917 Kremer. Modello che è stato scelto per la sua storia (revival Porsche dei fratelli Kremer 10 anni dopo il grande successo 917 a Le Mans).
Non possono essere ignorate anche le sue forme, risultato di modifiche molto interessanti.



continua…

SlotBlog.net

Race results from MVH - 6/19, IROC on the Figure 8

6/19/18 – IROC Can-Am on the Figure 8

 

IROC Cars on the Tech Table with two spares in the background (one of which was needed!):

tech 2.jpg

 

This week’s regularly scheduled Tuesday night retro race at MVH coincided with the opening day for the HOPRA (HO Professional Racing Association) National Championship being held at LenJet Raceway (adjacent to MVH), so an IROC race was scheduled to give some of the HO racers a chance to participate in a retro race. This resulted in a total of 16 racers entered, well above our recent Tuesday night MVH average. Racing was on the middle six lanes.  

 

With IROC cars, the racing is usually close and tonight was no exception. The green car was clearly the fastest, as 9 of the racers ran their fast-lap on green, including the three fastest laps of the evening.  The yellow car held its own with 5 racers posting their best laps on yellow.  Two racers had their fast lap on orange, the only other car to post a best-lap time. 

 

The MVH regulars showed the HO crew how it is done, with the top five places going to MVH Tuesday night regulars. Richard Payne claimed the victory with a 183-lap total and fastest lap of the evening at 3.569 while Ray Lee, trailing by two laps, finished second and tied for 2nd fastest lap. Peter Lentros and Dave Panich were in a close race for the final podium step with Peter prevailing.  Dick Griffin drove a steady race and was able to claim a tie for 5th with RC Lincoln, the top finishing HOPRA racer. Both drivers had identical lap/section totals. Dan Savage, the lowest finishing MVH regular in 7th, posted the same number of laps but finished somewhat behind on sections.

 

The remainder of the field consisted of the HO racers. Greg Burstein claimed 8th place, two laps off the pace while Tony Baldock was another two laps back.  Though not in contention for the podium, Tony tied Ray for 2nd fastest lap time.  Rick Jocham and Joel Lux posted identical 169 lap totals though Rick closed out the top 10, besting Joel by several track sections.

 

Lap times were amazingly close.  In addition to the tie for 2nd fastest lap by Ray and Tony, five racers put up identical 3.679 lap times and two racers posted 3.788 laps.

 

The last time HOPRA was at LenJet Raceway, Richard P also took the win and posted the fastest lap of the evening.  There is something to be said for consistency!

 

Driver, Number of Laps, Best Lap-Time and Lane: 

  1. Richard Payne      183/0      3.569      GN
  2. Ray Lee                 181/0      3.570      GN
  3. Peter Lentros        180/0      3.679      YL
  4. Dave Panich         179/0      3.624      YL
  5. Dick Griffin            175/50    3.734      YL
  6. RC Lincoln            175/50    3.679      GN
  7. Dan Savage          175/12    3.679      OR
  8. Greg Burstein        173/0      3.679      GN
  9. Tony Baldock        171/0      3.570      GN
  10. Rick Jocham         169/75    3.788      OR
  11. Joel Lux                169/56    3.679      GN
  12. Joan Baylor           162/0      3.788      YL
  13. Dave Lockwood    159/0      3.789      YL
  14. Bob Withers          158/0      3.678      GN
  15. Lucky Bob             157/0      3.843      GN
  16. Mike Tiffany           152/0      3.835      GN

Last June Tuesday Night Retro Race at MVH, Next Week, June 26:  Can-AM on the Aristocrat     

 

Typical IROC Red Fox Chassis:

chassis.jpg

[RSS] Strombecker James Bond Aston Martin 1966 1/32 Vintage Slot Car

$86.50 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Jun-28-2018 18:51:27 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list


View the full article

Italia Slot News

Porsche 917K Kremer 1981

LE MANS MINIATURES ha iniziato a costruire per i propri clienti, una collezione ricca di modelli mai visti prima.
Le prime sono le Porsche 917 Kremer. Modello che è stato scelto per la sua storia (revival Porsche dei fratelli Kremer 10 anni dopo il grande successo 917 a Le Mans).
Non possono essere ignorate anche le sue forme, risultato di modifiche molto interessanti.



continua

June 21, 2018

Slot Car Today - General

GP FRANCE F1 / VIDEO / CARRERA / RED BULL RACING

The Austrian brand Carrera continues to collaborate with Red Bull in the production of promotional videos for the different F1 GPs. This year the circuit of Le Castellet returns to host an F1 race, in what is the return of this motorsport category to France. To make the video, Red Bull Racing has us...

Four Aces (I) Porsche 908/3 Targa 1970 / NSR

Available on July in the shops of all the world, the first box of the series "Poker aces Porsche 908/3 TARGA FLORIO 1970 Set 09 1/2."
Umbelievable product, a perfect replica, in every details (look helmet shape and painting), of reals Porsche 908/3 GULF that raced in Targa Florio event, a rea...

Italia Slot

Porsche 908/3 - Targa Florio 1970

Per il mese di Luglio era attesa la Porsche 908/3 #12 vincitrice della Targa Florio del 1970 e invece NSR ci sorprende con un fantastico cofanetto rievocativo contenente sia la #12 che la #40 seconda al traguardo.
Questo cofanetto è il primo della serie ”Targa Florio 1970”, il secondo, previsto per Dicembre, conterrà le Porsche 908/3 #36 e #20 a completare il famoso Poker d’Assi delle macchine ufficiali Porsche.



continua…

SlotBlog.net

[RSS] 1/24 Slot Car

$69.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Jun-27-2018 17:40:31 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list


View the full article

June 20, 2018

SlotBlog.net

Third Tuesday Worlds race results: June 19

Green Hornet Third Tuesday Worlds Results, June 19, 2018, Malaga WA

Light turnout (normal for summer) with good racing.

4-1/2" Vintage Stock Car
No qualifying, random lane draw
1. shiggy Don Person (ps4007) 357.24 laps
2. Walt Hough (ps) 349.61
3. Joel West (Hawk 7) 335.43
4. Mike Earing (ps) 335.00
5. ED Jones (ps) 263.99

A breakthrough race for Joel. Both in car setup and driving.

Retro CanAm. Four stints, lanes green-yellow. No qualifying, random lane draw
1. Mike Earing, (Hansen chassis, Hawk Retro) 187.74
2. shiggy Don Person, (shiggy, PS 4007) 175.88
3. ED Jones, (Hansen, HR) 162.99
4. Walt Hough, (Mosetti, HR) 106 (DNF)
All cars using 9/27 gearing.
Walt and shiggy were in a tight battle for second until the rigors racing exposed the weakness in Walt's build of the chassis.

Attached Images

  • 84982064_Unknown.JPG
  • 84982080_Unknown.JPG
  • IMG_4479.JPG
  • IMG_4480.JPG
  • IMG_4483.JPG

[RSS] Vintage 1960s Strombecker 1/32 Midget Racer Slot Car w/ Instructions

$60.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Jun-27-2018 16:00:28 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list


View the full article

Italia Slot News

Porsche 908/3 - Targa Florio 1970

Per il mese di Luglio era attesa la Porsche 908/3 #12 vincitrice della Targa Florio del 1970 e invece NSR ci sorprende con un fantastico cofanetto rievocativo contenente sia la #12 che la #40 seconda al traguardo.
Questo cofanetto è il primo della serie ”Targa Florio 1970”, il secondo, previsto per Dicembre, conterrà le Porsche 908/3 #36 e #20 a completare il famoso Poker d’Assi delle macchine ufficiali Porsche.



continua

Brianza Slot Club

Risultati 24H Verbano

logo brianzaslot

Eccoli qua i nostri Mitici Super Driver del Brianza Slot Club di Villasanta che con una Calibra da PAURA e una guida FUNAMBOLICA hanno conquistato alla stragrande il 2° Gradino del Podio della 24H del Verbano !!!

Complimentissimiiiiii Ragazzacci  siete stati FANTASTICI !!!

Complimenti anche ai Driver dell’O.M.S. Team Capitanati del Super Prof Claudio Biacchi che si sono aggiudicati a tutto Gasss la suddetta Competizione Endurance !!! 

Saluti a tutti e di seguito la classifica generale !!!

IMG-20180617-WA0013 BIS IMG-20180617-WA0016 IMG-20180617-WA0018

http://autopiste.info/forums/Discussioni/risultati-24h-verbano/

 

http://www.brianzaslotclub.it/board/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1329

 

http://www.italiaslot.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=168365#168365

 

Classifica 5°Prova – Rally d’Italia – Sardegna 2018

Rally

Vi trasmettiamo i risultati della 5° Prova del Mondiale Rally disputatasi lunedì scorso 18 giugno in Italia precisamente in “Sardegna” sul bellissimo circuito del Brianza Slot Club appena rinnovato dal nostro Super Maurizio Appennini !!!

…e la serata è stata luogo dei festeggiamenti per l’ottimo 2°Posto conquistato dai nostri Mitici Super Driver alla 24H del Verbano !!!

Ancora Complimentissimiiiii !!!

Gara5 Rally Gruppo WRC Sardegna Italia 3.18 Gara5 Rally Gruppo A Sardegna Italia 2.18 Gara5 Rally Gruppo N Sardegna Italia 1.18 Gara5 Rally Assoluta Sardegna Italia 4.18

Saluti a tutti !!

http://www.italiaslot.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=168383#168383

http://www.brianzaslotclub.it/board/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1330

http://autopiste.info/forums/Discussioni/classifica-5prova-rally-ditalia-sardegna-2018/

Frazione6 Trofeo Mini Endurance Gr5 Sideways 2018

gruppo5

Ricordiamo che al Brianza Slot Club di Villasanta domani sera giovedì 21 giugno 2018 a partire dalle ore 21:30 ci ritroveremo nuovamente sul velocissimo circuito a 8 Corsie Ninco per disputare la 6° ed ultima Frazione del Bellissimo Trofeo Mini Endurance Gr5 Sideways !!!

Saluti a tutti !

http://www.brianzaslotclub.it/board/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1277&p=1711#p1711

http://autopiste.info/forums/Discussioni/frazione6-trofeo-mini-endurance-gr5-sideways-2018/

http://www.italiaslot.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=168394#168394

 

SlotForum Scratchbuilding

The 19.99€ (23.15USD$17.54GBP) Club Car: How Hard Can it Be?

This actually started in this thread:

http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=180250&p=2168741

But I figured it might be worth its own topic.

 

Where I am coming from is every time I take kids to club they love the racing, they love the cars but the Mini-Z (1/28) and and 1/24 cars are too big (for home tracks), too expensive and actually just too nice to be bashed by minors.

 

While you CAN get 1/32 cars for under 20€ (or there abouts) you can pretty much forget about magless drivability and parity in performance.

 

Of course you can solve parity but leaving a car in a lane and making people swap lanes but the "sustainability" of the hobby is IMHO in the building, tuning and tweaking of the cars. Also, I think owning the car increases loyalty.

 

Naturally the cars don't have to be magless but many clubs that have the timing gear tend to be magless (I could be wrong).

 

I don't think most young'uns would be too into painting. Decals or stickers would be OK but I think pre-painted bodies like the Revell kits would lower the "pain" threshold and get some decent looking cars on the track wit minimal effort.

 

So in the thread above I was made aware of adjustable chassis for around 8€ a piece.

 

I also discovered that Revell makes "snaptite" 1/32 cars of various models. These were about 10€ a piece (plus shipping).

 

Now we still need motors (I know you can get these for around  7€ a piece non-bulk), axles, wheels, guide blade and of course wire...

 

I am sure if I put in order for 10-20 snaptites, chassis and motors I could get the unit price for each item to average around 5€.

 

So that gets us to 15€ and about 5€ for all the other gubbins...

 

I have done some searches but there are a lot of variables so I was curious if anyone has experience with such a venture?

 

If yes, how did it go?

If you did it and then stopped why and if you would start again what would you do differently?

 

Has anyone built a car out of the Rvell kits? Were they hard to convert?

 

Anyone have any ideas on getting decent axles, bearings, guide blades etc. ?

 

Maybe I took too long of a nap and had a lame idea but I figured askin' don't cost nothin'

:-)

Slot Car Today - General

FORD GT RACE CAR / CARRERA

A few days ago Carrera presented and put on sale the Team Chip Ganassi Ford GT LM GTE in the tests of November prior to the 24 Hours of Daytona 2016. It was a 1:24 scale model. Now it is the 1:32 scale model turn, both for the Evolution and Digital132 ranges. And to differentiate it aesthetically, o...

Feeds