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Nobody was faster in a Porsche 956 than
the late, great Stefan Bellof. Slot.it pays
tribute with the car in which he set the
outright Nordschleife lap record at the 1983
Nurburgring 1,000km, sharing with Derek Bell.
REAL RACING IN MINIATURE
My EnduRing PaSSiOn; DaviD Beattie
For Slot Mods USA founder David Beattie,
his first exposure to slot-car racing began
with his older brother’s set – an oval that
incorporated all the rooms in their house.
However, the hobby didn’t have a defining
presence in his life until some years later.
In 2004, Beattie’s wife rekindled his
interest by buying him a 1:43-scale set
for Christmas. Slot-car racing became a
welcome reprieve from his managerial job
at a marketing agency – evidenced by the
track growing in length from 12ft to
109ft in the space of just six months.
When Beattie was laid off during the
2008 recession, he began building
You could say that Jeff Mosing is
something of a car fanatic. Throughout the
season you can find him racing a Porsche
Cayman in IMSA’s Continental Tire
SportsCar Challenge Street Tuning class, or
participating in the Porsche GT3 Cup series.
Away from the race track, he’s CEO and
founder of Mosing Motorcars, a collectable/
unique car dealership in Austin, Texas.
With cars such a defining part of his life,
it’s no surprise then that Mosing is also a
huge fan of slot-car racing. Taking it to the
ultimate level, at the end of 2014, he
reached out to David Beattie at Slot Mods
USA for a custom track for the lobby of
his personal car collection.
Five months later, Dream Weaver
Raceway was spectacular reality. Typical of
Slot Mods, the 1: 32 scale track features
sections of famous raceways that have
meaning for their owner. Mosing’s track
features a 20ft long recreation of Daytona’s
banked front straight (complete with
checkerboard grass), the old Oak Tree turn
from Virginia International Raceway, the
esses from his local track, Circuit of The
Americas, and the long-gone pits from
Sebring International Raceway.
The track also features LED lighting
throughout, allowing a simulation of night
premium wooden 1: 32 tracks of a realism
and detail not found anywhere else.
His first sale at a local hobby shop netted
him $179. Soon after, Ford exec Jim Farley
had a replica of Laguna Seca custom
built. Taking out a sizeable loan, Beattie
recreated the 1950s Pebble Beach road
course for the 2010 AutoRetro high-end
collectables event, and with the buzz
growing, business soon began to take off.
Today, the “interactive dioramas,” as
Beattie calls his miniature marvels, are
owned by many well-known car guys.
“It’s been a great ride,” says Beattie.
“Every track we build is a piece of me.”
Jeff Mosing’s Dream Weaver Raceway is one of the latest and greatest from track masterbuilders Slot Mods.
David Beattie, founder of Slot Mods USA, with his 20ft x 20ft home track,
“Legends International Raceway.” The 170ft long layout includes sections
from Le Mans, Monza, Monaco, Road Atlanta and the Targa Florio.
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Jeff Mosing (RIGHT) with Slot Mods USA
founder David Beattie in front of Dream
Weaver Raceway, putting the track’s imposing
12ft x 20ft layout and recreation of Daytona’s
banked start/finish straight into perspective.