May, 2015


New Release Updates – Trax/Spark/Models56

Some updates on new and recently announced models: Top Gear / Trax Top Gear has confirmed the upcoming Holden LE Coupe will be 1:24 scale. I’m sure the regular Trax collectors would have preferred this in 1:43, but I guess there is still that option (for them – or another manufacturer) in the future. This will come with a mirror-backed display case and judging from the Top Gear pics below, should look pretty good. More on the Top Gear site HERE. Apex Spark will produce the stunning black “test car”Read More

Slot Car Videos – Aussie World Champion

Did you know that Australia has produced a slot car World Champion? Wayne Bramble won the title a couple of years back, then got himself and the hobby on Channel 7’s Today show

Mini-Helmets From Biante

Dick Johnson and Glenn Seton minihelmets by Biante

Biante has just received two new Minihelmets that should interest some of the older touring car fans out there – a replica of the helmet worn by Dick Johnson during the last three years of his full time racing career, plus a replica of the one worn by Glenn Seton during the 1993 to 1995 seasons. These are both 1:2 scale limited editions, individually numbered with a Certificate of Authenticity and measure roughly 18cm in length. The Johnson and Seton items are new additions to Minihelmet stock that can beRead More

New Bits From Biante and Trax

2015 AFL model cars by Biante

Some new stuff coming through from Biante and Top Gear / Trax: Biante The Perth-based company has announced a 2015 range of AFL Collectable Model Cars. The range covers almost every team (missing the Western Bulldogs – contractual drama??). Biante say the models are based on a Toyota MR2, but they look like a Lotus… Regardless, the models (err, toys), which are a little larger than 1:43 scale, are die-cast with opening doors, have a “pull back and go” motor and livery based on club colours. Price is $12.99 andRead More

Brock Tribute A30

Brock tribute car from Models56

Models56 have distributed some images of their new 1/43 scale Peter Brock tribute car. The 1/43 scale resin Austin A30 is in plain white and features Brock’s name and famous 05 number in barely visible fashion. Other models in production that will be released later this year: 1956 F600 Transporter 1956 F600 Prime Mover Holden FE Panel Van Holden HQ LS Monaro Chrysler Denim Machine Chrysler Sports Van Valiant VG Pacer Coupe (also 2015 Expo version) Valiant VG Regal Coupe Ford 59 Mainline Ute Holden 68 HK Panel Van

Too Fast For Sanity?

Check out this clip and the speed of top-level slot cars as they compete in the final of the European Slot Car Championship in Finland recently!