Slot Cars and Slot Car Racing Sets

If you, like many a young boy (and girl), once dreamed of being a race car driver, its a safe bet that the nearest you came was racing Scalextric slot cars. Slot car racing is a hobby that appeals to both old and young (it never dies, it simply gets filed away until you are old enough to know better!) and has been so for many years now, thanks to the enduring appeal and fantastic array of Scalextric slot cars, tracks and ready made sets.

Scalextric first hit the market in the late 1950s in the UK, providing boys with toys that were both exciting and relevant to the growing interest in motor racing across the world. The basic idea has changed little since then, and models from the early days (hotly collected and valuable these days) will run on a modern track without modification.

Slot car racing is as popular today as ever, perhaps more so with the worldwide fascination with anything fast and on wheels and the range of track and sets available is simply vast, with new models and ideas added to the range each season. While the standard track allows two cars to race in individual lanes, a new innovation for the 21st century, known as Sport Digital, allows several cars to run on one track, and to switch lanes by way of a special handset, giving greater scope for competition and enjoyment, and adding to the many Slot Car clubs and championships that were already prevalent across the world and the USA.

While a UK invention and with a comprehensive range of models and sets focusing on Formula One and other European based categories of motor racing. Scalextric has a massive following in the USA. Indycar, NASCAR and many other US based races are represented and in actual fact the USA has seen the fastest growth in this fantastically fun pastime. Scalextric actually encourages alternative manufacturers who deal in more specialist models, and hence the US market is well catered for. The manufacturer Fly for instance, make a range of US based models including the endurance racing Corvette, while MRRC can supply a set of Chaparral racing cars, evoking the spirit of the great American racing teams of the 1960s.

Indy cars, NASCAR and others are all available from a wide range of suppliers, for you to build you own with a simple kit, plain body and powerful motor, and paint it to match the model you wish to emulate. The range of track is simply amazing, allowing the reproduction of real tracks across the world and the creation of your own, and a selection of superb slot car sets, from single seaters, through Moto GP, to road cars and various others, gives the Slot Car enthusiast a choice that is unequalled in this sphere of hobbying. Scalextric is so well established that the range of accessories, tyres, bodies, body parts, and trackside grandstands, Armco and pit accessories, enables one to build an accurate replica of a race track or event, and give hours of enjoyable competition between family and friends for years to come.

Buying cheap slot car sets in the age of the internet has never been easier, the internet has provided a huge range of retailers, clubs and enthusiasts to come together and make it easier for even total beginners to find the perfect set for their own situation. Sites like provide the casual viewer with access to all sorts of video and information to help with their slot car decision making.

Jo's site at provides the best Slot car racing information available anywhere, combining information and videos with results and club information regularly updated for all Slot Car enthusiasts. has teamed up with the No.1 Web retailers on the web to provide the best prices on all slot cars sets, see the best possible deals at

Article Source:
Article Source: