British Slot Car Racing Association
Slot Car Racing, Slot Car Garages
Racing provides much of the excitement and skill of full size motor racing at
a cost that everybody can afford.
What is a Slot Car?
cars are electric powered model cars guided by a T shaped guide at the front of
the car which fits in a slot cut in the track surface and picks up the power.
Each car is driven with a hand held controller. There are two sizes of car regularly
raced, 1/32 scale cars (about 15cm long) and 1/24 cars (about 19cm long). All
models have to resemble a full size racing car, racing is divided between various
classes. Both 1/32 and 1/24 cars can run on the same track.
sort of track is used?
Almost all clubs build their own tracks. These are
usually built with the slot cut in either MDF board or chipboard. Most British
club tracks have 4 lanes, but a few have as many as 8 lanes. The lap lengths of
the tracks are typically between 20 and 50 metres. Every clubs track is different,
some have short straights and tight corners, others have long straights and fast
sweeping corners, many have all these features.
How do I get started?
is more about slot racing on the web site uk.geocities.com/slot_racing.
Better still go along and join one of the many slot racing
clubs around the country. Here you will meet many people who
can help and advise you to acquire the necessary driving and
chassis building skills. To find details of the nearest clubs
visit the Association web site The
British Slot Car Racing Association Many clubs
have their own web sites there are links to these from the
Association web site.
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