In 2010, we checked out the Top Slot stand and we were amazed by the prototypes for their amazing Pegaso slot cars. Top Slot's cars are so amazingly beautifully detailed that even if you never race them, they make great display models (and if you do decide to race them, you really need to buy another one the same just in case the racer gets damaged, which may be part of their business model in making these cars so nice!)
This year, not only did they have fantastic finished examples of their Pegaso range on display, including racing and street Pegasos and some of the wild coachbuilt cars, they also had the upcoming models from their new Mercedes range, some of which were in prototype form while others were finished. And these look equally amazing - and are equally interesting choices. Here's what we found on their stand...
Was just over for a w/e in Spain and thought that many shops did a real effort!
This toy shop has a fully working slot car layout under a glass pane outside their main door:
The same story once more Fly slot cars are coming back, we have heard
that they have secured further investment and they are set to release 7 cars in
the not so distant future.
There are some old and new shapes that are set for release.
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But the cars that are set for release are
The Scalextric stand was extra impressive this year, with a huge amount of great new stuff on show in ready-to-go and pre-production form. The new models include a classic early-sixties Beetle, MGB and the new McLaren, while there are also new kits and sets that tie in with Cars to appeal to younger slot car racers. Plenty of great high-detail sets for the collector too, though, including themes like Aston-Martins and Brawn GP. A bit of Bond too! Here's the pictures:
As usual, the Revell Germany stand was huge, colourful and wowed the crowds. I'll post the kits and model cars separately, but first up, here are the slot cars!
Bob Morris and John Fitzpatrick
1976 Bathurst winner
Holden L34 Torana