Scalextric’s classic range continues to provide a
great mix of landmark cars, such as (LEFT) the
Formula 1 Lotus 72 raced by Ronnie Peterson to
his first grand prix win, in France 1973, and a pair
of fire-breathing Ford Sierra RS500 touring cars.
DRIVERS, START YOUR SLOT CARS...
ARC ONE AMERICAN CLASSICS: BRAINS AND BRAWN
(LEFT) David Beattie discusses
the nuances of Bobby Rahal’s
custom track with the man
himself. (ABOVE) The perfect
layout comes from experience
and knowing the client’s wants.
he took his wife to during their courtship.
Now, the miniaturized drive-in screen
broadcasts action from four different
cameras placed around the track.
At 20ft by 12ft in area, the three-lane
track is not a replica of any specific circuit
or parts of circuits, as is the case with
many of the other tracks Beattie builds.
Instead, it was conceived simply to be fun
and challenging enough to enjoy.
Conrad left Beattie alone during the
build, and only saw the track when it was
completed. The result keeps him up at
night – in a very good way. Fact is, he
just can’t seem to get enough of it.
Carrera’s DIGITAL 132 range of ready-to-race track sets, including the Corvette Race
Set (ABOVE) and the Race’n Rush set,
featuring Mercedes and Ferrari Formula 1
cars, are the perfect starting point for
exploring the world of Carrera Digital.
Available accessories to take your
DIGITAL 132 set to the next level include a
pitlane fueling feature, start lights, wireless
2.4GHz controllers (with a 50ft-plus range),
lap counter, and App for race management.
The Carrera digital system can be expanded
to race up to six cars at a time (wired/
wireless/mixed) and up to eight lanes wide.
New and upcoming cars include
NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Wendell
The cars might be American Classics,
with a 1969-spec Chevrolet Camaro and
Ford Boss Mustang going head to head in
a reprise of Trans-Am’s pony car wars, but
the ARC ONE technology in Scalextric’s
ready-to-race set is cutting edge.
Scalextric ARC (App Race Control) is a
revolutionary slot car system that allows
users to wirelessly create and manage
races with a handheld smart device, such
as a smartphone or tablet. Download the
ARC app, then connect your smart device
via Bluetooth to the new ARC Powerbase,
control of your
HORSEPOWER AT THE DRIVE-IN
(ABOVE) Conrad Speedway’s Starlite Theatre
broadcasts live slot-car race action on its
screen. (LEFT) The amazingly detailed track
is filled with American muscle cars.
Use the Carrera Race App and AppConnect to
link up your DIGITAL 124 or DIGITAL 132 race
track with your smartphone or tablet, and
manage all your own race and car settings.
(ABOVE) Mark Donohue’s Penske Racing
Camaro and George Follmer’s Bud Moore
Mustang are both accurately rendered.
Scott’s Ford Torino Talladega and the
2016 Le Mans GTE class-winning Ford GT.
ARC features include five-and-out light
start, lap counter, fuel usage, tire wear, pit
lane pit stop and post-race statistics.