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Right-sized fun. 1/32 scale slot car drag racing takes off!

Right-sized fun. 1/32 scale slot car drag racing takes off!

1/32 scale slot car drag racing is growing, with more kits and cars available than ever. This should not be a surprise as drag racing dominates many 1/24 scale commercial slot car raceways. Drag racing has its advantages… Drag tracks take less space.  Races rarely damage detailed cars. Win/loss drama every few seconds.  A different […]

Why OmniSlotBox Digital / Analog Slot Racing Switch?

Why OmniSlotBox Digital / Analog Slot Racing Switch?

OmniSlotBox is the system designed, tested, and built by slot racers for slot racers who want to run all types of slot cars with all types of controllers on one track.   Start with the best track and race control system: We choose Carrera digital 1/32/124 track as the basis for our system.  It offers 4 […]

Slot Car Drag Race Proxy Theory

Slot Car Drag Race Proxy Theory

How and why the World Challenge Slot Car Drag Race Proxy came to be. It started in the Space Age As a slot car racer since 1964, I remember reading about Gene Husting’s slot car drag race Magwinders and other fascinating drag cars in magazines, some of which are still on my shelves. Not just […]

Too many slot car drag race proxy classes?

Too many slot car drag race proxy classes?

Does our  Slot Car Drag Race Proxy World Challenge event have “too many classes” as some, suggest?  Maybe that would be true if we had to run all the cars in one day, but we will continue as long it takes to run all cars. All cars will be stored in their boxes as they […]

Is there a skill in driving magnet slot cars?

Is there a skill in driving magnet slot cars?

Someone in Quora asks “why there would be any skill involved in driving slot cars with magnets”? Here was my reply about slot car racing skills: Many contemporary slot cars use magnets that attract the cars to the rails. Some slot car manufacturers do this because it makes the cars easier to drive.  Also, less […]

Are any slot car tracks still open?

Are any slot car tracks still open?

When entertaining with our portable slot car tracks, I am often greeted by people surprised that slot cars “still exist”.   The question is often phrased: “Are there any slot car tracks still open”?  I understand the reason for the question: With the avalanche of entertainment and distractions available today, nearly all requiring batteries and electronics; […]

Heroes lost and found

Heroes lost and found

In 2005 I bought some motors and gears from “Slot Car Heroes” as upgrades for my racers at Nomad Slot Racing.   The “Heroes” website is fascinating.  Its owner, Tim Johnson demonstrates his passion for slot cars. his project development, test data and even his sources in detail. There are tutorials that show how to build […]

Panoz 1447 Our Fastest Slot Car – or not?

Panoz 1447 Our Fastest Slot Car – or not?

I am often asked which is my fastest slot car.  There are several possible answers. The Panoz 1447 was the fastest by lap count on our favorite track.  Here is the story: The track: Once a year on our 55 foot Carrera track “Quadrophenia” we held a 1 hour LeMans race.  1/24 scale time is […]

Slot Car Track Design Philosophy of Nomad Raceways

Slot Car Track Design Philosophy of Nomad Raceways

Nomad Raceways is now offering slot car track design and slot car track kits for home, club and commercial use.  With them you can create layouts that maximize slot racing potential. Through long experience, racing on every scale and type slot car track, our designs consider all the important elements.  Driver sight lines, marshaling accessibility, […]