Sadly is nearly a year since I last documented the racing and the politically incorrect Marlboro Park Raceway! Here we relive past slot car glory while righting the worlds wrongs – in theory at least.
We start the “season” with a very creative Rally style event.
Standard “production sports” cars circa 1977 with “Johnson” motors. Rolly has extensively and scientifically tested all of the available models in a double blind indelible test of performance. From this he developed the following handicaps.
||Fastest Lap Time
||Projected laps. (6 mins)
||Start heat at seconds elapsed.
||Projected laps with time handicap
||Start race at
||5 mins 43s
||5 mins 42s
||5 mins 27s
||5 mins 25s
||5 mins 20s
Barry 1st Place with the fantastic Ford Escort MK1 RS1600 Mexico
Rolly 2nd Place in the tortoise like but well driven Triumph (but not triumphant) TR7
Gary J 3rd place in the favored BMW 3.0 CSL
Also a noteworthy 4th for Gary E in the Datsun 260Z!
Tragically, the Ford “team” was not able to deliver the 1 & 2 victory in memory of the 1977 Moffat/Bond victory at Bathurst. This probably for the best, saving our host from a tragic aneurysm!
Retro Scalextric racing at Rolly’s place.
It’s always fun to have a race – BBQ night at Rolly’s, racing on the “Politically incorrect” “Marlboro Park” Raceway!
Super V8s was our latest race (VX-VY/AU-BA). Gary J continues his stranglehold on “the cup”.
Gary J – 1st, Barry – 2nd, Rolly – 3rd.
Earlier this year we raced Mini’s and we dusted of the early 70’s cars.
Mini Racing (Johnson Motors)
Raymond Can Cars
Saen was taken from us quite suddenly after loosing his fight with cancer on New Years Day 2017.
Our condolences to Saen’s family and friends.
A few few photos to remember him by:
Another restoration project for Kevin M.
Lotus40 can-am car by Tamiya from the 1960’s. Chassis is alloy sidewinder with adjustable rear suspension. Powered by Mabuchi 36D motor.
Scalextric Tin Plate Ferrari 375
Another lovely old car on display, thanks to Kevin M for sharing. The “gimbal” pickup guide is amazing.
Kevin Writes:- “Scalextric Tin Plate Ferrari 375, C 1957-1959. Motor and rear axle are integrated into one unit, gimbal wheel pickup guide. One rear wheel has hard rubber for drive, the other three are hard plastic, helping the car slide into corners. The driver figure is moulded from rubber.”
We have a growing interest in 1/24 scale racing.
These cars are True-to-scale replicas of 1:1 cars.
For more information please join SA Slotcar Racing on Facebook.
The new Race Calendar is here.
We last saw the Slotworx V8s in S.A. at the MCN 2015.
Racing continues at Thunderbird Raceway for 1/24 scale cars on the new Webber track.
See the SA Slot Car Racing page on Facebook for more info
Sean is always working on something new. This truck has been developing over a few weeks/months I imagine. Looks great.
Not sure about the JPS on the Fly prime mover and the other manufacturer of cancer sticks on the trailer, but it still looks good.
Disclaimer – “Slotmasters Slot car club does not endorse smoking!” (Unless it’s Slot car tyre rubber!)
Kevin M has two of these vintage slot cars, one restored and one a project car he plans to bring up to the same standard. The difference really shows between the restored car and the Lola still waiting for restoration.
About The Restored Car
“Mid to late 1960’s Tamiya 1/24th scale Lola T70 Spyder Can-Am Car. Inline brass chassis with rear suspension, Mabuchi 36D motor.”
The Yet to be Restored car
“Mid to late 1960’s Tamiya 1/24th scale Lola T70 Spyder Can-Am Car. Inline brass chassis with rear suspension, Mabuchi 26D motor. This car is in the original condition as raced in the 1960s.” (Although it probably looked better in the 60’s – ed.)
I was unaware that Tamiya had ever made Slot Cars! Thanks for sharing this with us Kevin!
Fun Night on the Brabham track with old favorites!
Great turn out for slot racing and pizza!
The old Ninco cars (along with a few Fly/Scalextric) got dusted off for one night only. As a “no points”, it was a great opportunity to relive the old classes or run a favorite car that has no class to run currently.
Some of the lineup we raced.
Oldies, and some not so old…
Camaro wants to play…