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Slot Car Racing For Newbies

Slot cars have been around for decades and children of all ages have, in one way or another, experienced the thrill of racing miniature models of their favorite cars, whether by watching adults race slot cars or by growing up racing the cars themselves. But not everyone is very familiar with the hobby because as far as gaming and sports goes, children nowadays are more computer-game-oriented. So what is slot car racing? Slot car racing is a hobby or a sport, depending on which side of the […]

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Slot Car Racing – Bringing Out The Driver In You

It takes decent driving skills to win at any slot car racing competitions. And as with anything that involves skills, constant practice leads to gradual improvement. Here are a few advices on how you can make it into the winner’s circle. Practice staying on course. Staying on the track is a rarity in slot car racing. Not many can do it, but the skilled ones have quite developed the flair for it. You, too, can stay on the track during the entire race, if you take some […]

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Slot Car Maintenance – Some Things You Should Not Miss

You can’t expect to win every race if your slot car is not in its best condition. Like real race cars, slot cars require routine check-up and maintenance to ensure that they are always running at the their best performance every time you put them on the track. Carrying out routine maintenance on slot cars should be very easy. This is especially true if you are handling the larger scale sizes 1:24 and 1:32 which don’t have hard to reach very small parts, unlike with HO scale […]

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Slot Car Components – What Are They?

America was in the midst of a cultural overhauling during the sixties. Among the fads that became very popular during this time was slot car racing. Decades after the craze over slot car racing has fizzled out, many enthusiasts are still stuck in the hobby. Slot car racing miniature models of actual cars that are raced on shallow groves or channels integrated into the racetrack. These grooves act as guides for the car as they race. These make problems such as flying out of the track during […]

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Preparing Your Slot Car For A Race

Slot cars come off the production line with the best setting and performance according to its capacity. This is not to say though that you, as the driver, can’t add some changes to the original product to optimize its performance. Most cars won’t perform their best when raced straight out of the box. They are just not competitive enough for racing against other cars that have received some modifications. Fine-tuning is very much needed to shake off the mass production settings of the car. Braids The original […]

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Overview Of Slot Car Racing

Slot car racing was popularized in the 1960s although the hobby has been around a few decades earlier. The first commercial slot cars were made during 1912 by an American company called Lionel. From then on, it was only a matter of time until mass production of slot cars were fully realized. Several decades after the first slot cars were produced, people are rediscovering the hobby. Slot Car Scales Slot cars are basically miniature versions of actual models of car. The only difference these have with other […]

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How The Popularity Of Slot Cars Began

The invention of the automobile in the 1800s gave the people a glimpse of an impending technological advancement in the field of transportation in the coming years. Not only did it spark interest, it also paved the way for hobbyists to start collecting miniature car models – now popularly known as slot cars. Toy makers found it a necessity to duplicate the quality that car manufacturers have applied on their automobiles, thus paving the way for the creation of slot cars. But did you know that the […]

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Getting To Know Slot Cars

If you love cars and get off on speed as much as I do, you would do well to try slot car racing. Slot cars have been popular since the late 1950s, and despite the proliferation of many other hobbies ever since, slot car racing is still very much in the mainstream. The fun factor and the customization possibilities involved in slot car racing simply give the sport an immediate appeal to many car and toy enthusiasts. Slot car racing is an exciting prospect, sure, but being […]

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Road Safety: Kill Your Speed, Not A Person

Laws governing drivers are often controversial, as one driver may be more skilful than others and less likely to make mistakes that will cause danger to other road users. This leads to the situation where a driver will say “I don’t see why I should be penalized because I’m a better driver than someone else”. To which the only reaction is: Sit down, shut up and deal with it. This may be seen as an authoritarian response to a fair point, but the issue here is that […]

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Drinking And Driving – It’s Never OK

One of the most troubling issues regarding motoring, in any country, is that of people driving their cars while under the influence of alcohol. The laws governing acceptable drinking and driving differ in many countries, but just about every country in the world has a law regarding drinking and driving. The base point seems to be that it is something you just should not do. The problem with drinking alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a car is that alcohol impairs reaction times and judgement. Many […]

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