Slot Car Racing

Slot car racing is a type of hobby in car racing with powered model cars which are guided by slots in the track on which they race. Slot cars are usually models of actual cars. Most enthusiasts use manufactured slot cars, which sometimes modified for better performance while others might build the car from scratch using basic parts and material from the manufacturers.

 

Ford F40 Slot Car

 

Tracks made for slot car racing exist in various sizes, sculpted to have real-life appearance like the real race tracks around the world, which include competitors stand, people, tree and other buildings.

 

Porsche Slot Cars

 

Slot car races use a controller to run a low-voltage electric motor inside the car. Each car will be placed on a separate lane, with its own slot and picking up power from metal strips in the track. The challenge in racing slot cars is in taking any curves and other obstacles at fastest speed without causing the car to lose its grip and spin off the track (deslot).

 

 

Slot Car Track with models

 

Traction magnets are installed under the car that can provide downforce to help hold the car to the track at fast speed, but there are some enthusiasts don’t use traction magnet to add more excitement and allow the car to drift.

 

 

Circuit Slot Car Track

 

These scales are also commonly written as 1/24, 1/32, 1/87 and 1/64. The scale designation indicates how many units of length (such as an inch or millimeter) on the actual car are represented by one unit on the model.

 

 

 

Source:

PPR Slot Racing (http://www.pprslots.com)

HO Slot Car Racing (http://www.hoslotcarracing.com)

Scale Auto Racing News (http://www.scaleautoracing.com)

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One Response to “Slot Car Racing”

  1. Hehe. I know why you put this post. Because, you owned this toy before. I still remember you told me about this slot race things. But unfortunately, not many toy shops sell thing kind of stuffs anymore

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