2017 Tourist Trophy Celebration

The British Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy Celebration is a race for closed-cockpit GT cars of 1960-64. The race takes place at the Goodwood Circuit during the Revival festival and gathers together a multi-million dollar start grid for an action packed round of racing. In 2017 the Austin Slot Car Club will pay homage to it in 1/32 scale.

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2017 Slot.it Group-C / IMSA Series

Return with us to the days of MTV and Nintendo and the sleek Group C and GTP Prototype race cars. These ultimate sports racers, from the bulletproof Porsche 956/962 to the Jaguars, Toyotas, Nissans, Mazdas, and more, battled for supremacy at Le Mans, Spa and Sebring and racetracks all over the world.

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2017 NSR Porsche 917

Described by British magazine Motor Sport as the ‘greatest racing car in history’, in addition to its Le Mans wins, the Porsche 917 - powered by an air-cooled, boxer, 12-cylinder, 4.5-litre, 520-horsepower engine - holds, to this day, the record for fastest qualifying lap, an incredible 3:13.90 done in 1971 by Pedro Rodríguez. Will the NSR scale version be as impressive?

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2017 WRC

The World Rally Championship is widely regarded as the most challenging motorsport championship in the world. Each year's rallies take place in several countries were drivers battle one at a time to complete stages as quickly as possible on surfaces ranging from gravel and tarmac to snow and ice - fastest overall time wins. The club's 2017 series will spotlight WRC cars of 2005-15 and two tracks.

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2017 Group 5 Series

The years of 1976-82 were host to the 4th Generation Group 5 Series. The period rules dictated that the lines of a production car needed to be maintained above the wheel arches, mostly everything else was unrestricted. These turbocharged Monsters with 500+ HP under the hood and no traction control or fancy driving aids demanded every last bit of skill of those who dared tame them.

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2016 Year-End Celebration

Continuing the club’s tradition, the 2016 year-end celebration was packed with good food, friendship, laughter, gift-exchanges, car talk and Tombola … Tombola? Yep, Tombola! Most commonly known as Bingo.  😀 Thanks to Mel Roeder, our friend from Down Under, who sent a package full of goodies, including a Scalextric Ford XB Falcon GT car; and Jen…

2016 GT Series

Wow Talk about an incredibly fast series.  Marty barely edged out David in a battle of the 3.7 second a couple of years ago a 3.7 second car was a unicorn now it seems they seem to be a common thing as we are edging into the near 3.6 car realm.  David in his very…

Rally Race #4 Results

Stage 4 of the Group B rally series was run in the dark in a counter clockwise direction.  It’s obvious by looking at the times that this was one of the harder stages of the series.  The stages started late due to a race monitor issue and there was maybe a little more drinking in…

Group B Race #5 Results

The fifth round of the clubs Group B rally series was run in the dark in the normal clockwise direction.  The racers have all had time in the first four rounds to get a better feel for their cars and to get them sorted and the times for this round reflected it.  The closest race…

My First Van

I was saddened when I read this morning of the passing of automotive journalist Brock Yates.  Car and Driver was my favorite magazine for a half-century and Brock Yates was a big part of that.  Also, last week Autoweek had an video about the Dodge van cult in Japan—the Dajibans: https://autoweek.com/article/car-life/tag-along-insane-japanese-race-van?utm_source=DailyDrive20160928&utm_medium=enewsletter&utm_term=headline-center&utm_content=body&utm_campaign=awdailydrive These two events got…

2016 Modern GT series

Although the commentary on this series may be a little on the slow side, I can assure you the racing has not been. Three racers in the first race ran in the 3.8’s with Marty clocking In a fast lap of 3.802 and a total of 229.45 laps.  The race was close in group B…