2019 Series – Slot.it McLaren M8D

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Series Manager: John/ Randy.
Schedule: First half of 2019 (H1) – Jan – Jun

The 1970 McLaren M8D, a car that was born from tragedy and yet became a symbol of the tenacity of the McLaren team. Bruce McLaren died during pre-season testing of the M8D in June 1970, killed in a high-speed crash at Goodwood when the car’s rear bodywork came adrift. It was a blow that would have destroyed many teams, yet despite having been ordered not to report to work the following day, every employee turned up, and there were two M8Ds on the grid for the first race of the season at Mosport Park less than two weeks later. Dan Gurney, who had been drafted in to replace Bruce, scored an emotional victory, and the car went on to win nine out of 10 rounds, with Denny Hulme scoring his second Can-Am championship. The M8D’s low rear wing earned it the nickname ‘Batmobile’ (high strut-mounted aerofoils had been banned). Power came from a 7.6-litre Chevrolet V8 producing 680bhp.

1970 Can Am Championship final results: 

1st – Denny Hulme

3rd – Peter Gethin

7th – Dan Gurney

Fees:   $5 ASCC members; $10 non-members.

Models Allowed

Any McLaren M8D models from Slot.IT


Modifications prohibited with these exceptions:

  • Black center radiator can be trimmed to allow free movement of the guide.
  • Stock driver cockpits and glass mandatory (Lexan prohibited)
  • Body must start every heat with all major parts intact (e.g. windows and wings).  Antennas, mirrors, wipers, tow hooks, and other small damaged parts do not have to be replaced.
  • Wing’s lost or damaged in race do not incur a penalty.  Marshal shall remove wing from race track.  Wing must be replaced between heats.
  • White kits allowed – but must be painted (or decaled uniquely) with at least one coat of paint.  Two numbers must be visible.
  • Body screws open choice.  Optionally taped to prevent loss. If a screw falls off the car and causes an issue with a car, the race must be red flagged and track checked for damage including a short.  Damage to another competitor shall be repaired before race resumes.  Damage to competitor losing the screw must be repaired under green flag.


  • Modifications prohibited with these exceptions:
  • Chassis must be of type intended for body including EVO, EVO6 and the stock chassis. Motor pod cut-outs can be removed.
  • Only flashing may be removed to allow better floating of the body. Excessive removal determined by scruitineer.
  • Front axle can be adjusted with grub screws.  Alternatively, front axle lower adjustment caps allowed. Modification to the upper axle loops is prohibited.
  • Slot.IT guides mandatory – SICH-07 deep wood screw guide highly recommended.  Guide mounting screw can be filed so it does not come in contact with the body.
  • Pick-up braids open choice.
  • Traction magnets prohibited.
  • Ballast allowed; must be above the chassis pan. 5 lap penalty if ballast falls onto track and causes an issue with a competitor’s car.
  • Wheels/tires must not we visible outside wheel-well/fender when viewed from above.


  • Slot.IT Orange end bell motors mandatory.  21,500 (light orange); 23,500 (dark orange) permited.
  • Modifications to motor (arm or magnet substitutions) prohibited.
  • Lead wires – open choice.  It is strongly suggested to use a thin lead wire from Scaleauto or NSR

Motor Pod

  • Sidewinder motor orientation mandatory.
  • Motor pod prohibited from protruding below chassis.
  • Only flashing may be removed from motor pod to allow better float. Excessive removal of material determined by scrutineer.
  • Slot.IT stop/axle collars allowed. Spacers/washers open choice.
  • Slot.IT spherical bushings mandatory.
  • Tape may be used to prevent pod screws from falling out but cannot be used to limit the movement of the pod


  • Slot.IT pinions and spur gears mandatory.
  • Gear Ratio – open-choice.
  • Other modifications prohibited.


  • Rear wheels – Slot.it PA17, PA24, WH1183, 15.8 x8.2 mm wheels allowed.
  • Front wheels – OEM stock wheels mandatory.
  • Slot.IT wheel inserts are mandatory – inserts may be interchanged from different models.
  • Other modifications prohibited.


  • Slot.IT axles mandatory.
  • Other modifications prohibited.


  • Rear tires – Slot.IT tires mandatory.  F30s highly recommended
  • Front tires -OEM stock tires mandatory.
  • F & R tires may be glued to the wheels, trued and have their edges rounded.
  • Traction compounds prohibited.  Front tires may not be treated with anything (nail polish) to harden their exterior.
  • The use of Slot.it N22s in the 11.3mm width is not permitted.


  • 120 grams static weight.   Magnetic downforce: 30gm

Track Power:    12v


If it is not mentioned it is not legal.  These rules were written to create a fair event and not for racers to look for loopholes.