Archive for December, 2015

A History of Scalextric

If you’re lucky enough to have a new slot car track under your tree this holiday season, why not throw this documentary about the early years of Scalextric on while your setting up Eau Rouge?

If on the other hand, you only have a lump of coal this year, this clip might motivate you to grab one of your own in the new year. We’re pretty tempted by the Team Mini Challenge Set.

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Sam Posey on LeMans

“… nothing else in the rich and varied world of motorsports means as much.”

Such a magnificent summary of the grandeur of Le Mans from the former Can Am and Formula 1 driver.

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Scenes from the 2015 CycleKart Tieton Grand Prix

In case you’re still looking for a project as the winter season sets in, consider this: There might not be a better way to scratch your vintage racing itch than preparing for the 2016 CycleKart season.

Edit: Ooh! And here’s an onboard.

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Ebay Spotting: Mille Miglia Ephemera

Mille Miglia Ephemera

I’d love to say I just stumbled upon this stuff, but the truth is I’m typing “Mille Miglia” or “Targa Florio” into eBay’s search fields more often than I’d like to admit. In that moment between hitting “search” and the results load, I say a silent wish that someone out there is just cleaning out grandpa’s attic and has some marvelous little trinket from one of the classic races. Ideally they don’t know what they have. This person, however, does know that he has something special—hence the $5,200 price tag. Still worth it if you ask me. The Press grille badges alone could be the centerpiece of a collection. More information at the eBay Lot Detail Page.

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