Scalextric for 2018

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Re: Scalextric for 2018

Postby SlotCarCorner » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:49 pm

Some will really, really not like this. Some of you won't care and just want the car...paint and decals at the ready.


Scalextric (and other slot car manufacturers) are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to bringing new Nascar's to the market:

1) They can pay Nascar's licensing fees (Nascar, teams, sponsors, etc.) and the retail cost of the cars will likely be $100 (or more...) to have authentic, "officially licensed" Nascar slot cars. Sales won't exactly take off at that price point...

2) They can introduce fantasy liveries and keep the retail price point reasonable/affordable. For many racers, they can live with the fantasy livery - they'll be content to have a couple of 86' Monte Carlos in their stable. The purists can strip the cars if desired and purchase aftermarket decals. As Harry mentioned, some will be disappointed but the alternative is...

3) They can do nothing in terms of a North American stock car (in which case, we bitch...) and give us another exciting rally car (in which case, we bitch...).

You can't please everyone. Given these 3 choices, I can live with number 2.

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Re: Scalextric for 2018

Postby Z-carfan » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:02 pm

I’ll happily take option 2 for sure.
There are plenty of decals to work with, and you know more will become available due to these releases.
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Re: Scalextric for 2018

Postby indidragracer » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:31 pm

I could live with option #4 as suggested by Mr Reinecke; WHITE KIT! :clap:
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Re: Scalextric for 2018

Postby RazorJon » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:39 pm

This could be made into some fairground hero type car very easy, with some mom&pop decals the limits are endless, I see this as a win win :music-rockout:
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Re: Scalextric for 2018

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:58 am

Other cars of interest for me.

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Re: Scalextric for 2018

Postby dreinecke » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:46 am

Well crap. Then you go and show the Jags, which I've been resisting. Nice work. Sigh.

Javelin, Camaro, Jags...oh and the Monte. I guess I should just start selling blood now.
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Re: Scalextric for 2018

Postby bobbyraz49 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:22 am

Racie35 wrote:I hope the montes are inline


I was lead to believe that all Scaley's are going inline. Post on forum when they start arriving. TY
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Re: Scalextric for 2018

Postby Junior » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:30 am

Haven't picked up a Javelin yet, but this one is speaking to me.


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Re: Scalextric for 2018

Postby kidvoltage » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:44 am

Racie35 wrote:I hope the montes are inline


I don't now about in line but this Monte is clearly on board with the new Stratos.
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Re: Scalextric for 2018

Postby slothead » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:55 am

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Engine Type: Small Block Chevy V8
Displacement: 302 c.i.d.

Documented History:

Laurel Racing owned and raced this Camaro. Laurel Racing was owned by Larry Drover, who is also one of the drivers of the car. In 1968 and 1969, Laurel Racing successfully campaigned a 1968 Camaro in Trans-Am, A Sedan, and endurance races. As a result of this success, in 1970, Chevrolet Product Performance was willing to support Laurel Racing’s race effort in Chevrolet’s new Camaro body style.

In 1971, Fushida Racers approached Laurel Racing about the possibility of sponsoring the Camaro in the Trans-Am series. One of the requirements of the sponsorship agreement was that the car be driven by Hiroshi Fushida. Hiroshi was an accomplished driver in many forms of racing. In addition, he had funding. Hiroshi Fushida is the son of the owner of the largest kimono manufacturer in Japan.

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Re: Scalextric for 2018

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:09 am

All new molds will be inline if it can be accomplished.

The chassis will also be independent from the body to allow easier float. This is only for the newest models and when it can be utilized given the model.
The Jag for example is NOT inline and a clamshell design. This is because it is based on the original chassis mold from several years ago.

Most new inlines such as modern GT Mercedes, BMW and Porsche will also have the more standard wheel sizes so aftermarket tire selection is easier.

There is no doubt that the wheels we have seen are close to the Slot.it standard, but the two part design has the shoulders of each wheel a few thousandths off. This means uneven footprint that is especially a challenge when trying to use silicone. Using PG urethane it is a non-issue as they are easily sanded. I do know new tires are under development for these wheels and will update this accordingly.
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Re: Scalextric for 2018

Postby cobralvr » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:50 am

scalextrics has been doing such a great job w their modern race cars
looking forward to the versions of the 95 and 97 mclaren gtr's.
noticed theres no 69 camaro or vintage corvette.
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Re: Scalextric for 2018

Postby MoparGreg » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:07 pm

I wonder if the Dodge Challenger White will be a white kit(paint yourself) or a finished white Challenger like in Vanishing Point! Ooohh, hoping for a Vanishing Point Challenger.

I was hoping for a #76 Classic Wax Challenger as a sister car to #77 Posey Challenger. Ah well there’s always 2019.
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Re: Scalextric for 2018

Postby kidvoltage » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:04 pm

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Re: Scalextric for 2018

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:20 pm

Very nice!
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