Issue 13 contents:
What is happening in the SLOT magazine world. News announcements, and interesting slot gossip.
9 PITLANE NEW PRODUCTS
See the new cars that are in theÂ shops since the last issue of SLOT magazine. We look at brand new models coming your way, including a new manufacturer introduced at Slot Festival.
22 CLUB FOCUS
FLBT is Four Lane Black Top, an active club that races all types of cars including HO and SlotStox as well asÂ most 1:32 types. They also have a Drag Strip, and use their 1:24 scale cars on a nearby raceway. Can any other clubs offer so much?
64 SLOT CALENDAR
If you want to race or have a look around a Swapmeet, there is probably an event you won’t want to miss. Send your event details if you want to be included.
65 SLOT DIRECTORY
Find the retailers and specialistÂ services you need for all your slot racing shopping.
66 FINISH LINE
Richard Hills looks at the smallest 1:32 scale slot car he could find. There is a worm involved
18 HEAD TO HEAD
Narrow tyres and lots of power don’t sound a good combination, but can a modern slot car make them work together? We put two versions of
the classic Maserati 250F to the testÂ and compare them for looks and performance.
24 REVIEW 1960S SLOT CAR BOOK
They say if you were there you can’t remember the 1960s. One man who can is Oliver Brandt and he has produced the biggest slot car book
we have ever seen. We spend many happy hours recalling the slot icons, and discover several almost unknown cars and parts as well.
28 SLOT FESTIVAL 2015
The annual gathering for manufacturers, retailers, racers, builders, clubs, and anyone interested in slot cars. Everything old and new on show to see, test, or buy. What were the highlights?
40 AUSTRALIAN UPDATE
Our friends down under are possibly the most pro-active supporters of Scalextric, and this year their efforts have hit the jackpot with many new cars. Sir Jack Brabham and V8 Supercars are well known around the world, but what about a re-issue of the first Scalextric special editions?
44 POLICAR LOTUS 72 DEVELOPMENT
After creating so much excitementÂ when it was announced, the Lotus 72 is taking a long time to reach the shops. We find out why perfection takesÂ so long.
58 REVIEW SCALEXTRIC BOOK
Now in its 8th Edition, the Scalextric Ultimate Guide has doubled in size thanks to new co-author Adrian Norman. We look closely to see if anything has been missed out, butÂ get carried away with the hundreds of colour pictures.
12 FERRARI 500 MONDIAL
How we build a classic slot car for a classic event. This one has real wire wheels and a quickly refurbished bodyshell. Building is one thing, but what happened when we got it ontoÂ a track at one of the biggest classic events on the calendar?
36 CHAPARRAL 2K INDIANAPOLIS
Ace car builder Phil Insull tries the latest Ostorero kit of the Indianapolis winning Chaparral 2K and shows us how to put it together for a stunning model.
46 NASCAR MERCURY COUGAR
It is lower, wider, and a lot meaner than the Trans-Am Mercury Cougar. Pete Simpson takes the Scalextric car and turns it into a roaring monster.
50 TEESSIDE TRACK BUILD
See how this new slot car club went from nought to opening day in four months.
54 RICHARD MACK NEW CHASSIS
A new chassis for BSCRA, assembled and tested at Slot Festival by some of the best racers in Europe. SLOT magazine and Slot Car Mag had their own private battle, so who won?
RACE REPORTS & EVENTS
12 CLASSIC LE MANS
The race report part of the Ferrari 500 Mondial building workshop. The MRE Le Mans Classic is the annual historic sports car race at the Wolverhampton Club, winning here takes a lot of building and driving ability. See who had the best looking cars and turned the fastest laps to come out victorious.
60 ROCKINGHAM CLASSIC
Yes, even more classic slot cars. Rockingham has a unique event for both 1:32 and 1:24 scale cars using original parts, so if you know your 3-poles from your bevels you should pop along and enjoy the nostalgia. It does get quite fast though