Neiman Marcus Will Sell You This $300,000 Slot Car Track

Much has been made about being able to purchase a special Maserati Ghibli through this year's Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog. It's got special trim bits and everything. That's great. Really wonderful. But the only thing I care about in the catalog is this $300,000 slot car track. » 10/09/14 3:36pm 10/09/14 3:36pm

This Is The Fastest Slot Car Race I've Ever Seen

When I was slightly too old to still play with slot cars I just about demanded my parents buy me a slot car track that featured two Jeep-like vehicles racing through a scene that was a total Indiana Jones ripoff. I loved it. This is so many times faster my brain can barely comprehend it. » 1/17/12 10:00am 1/17/12 10:00am

Watch the greatest car chase in movie history... at 1/32 Scale

A slot enthusiast is shooting and editing a shot-by-shot remake of the famous Bullitt chase in 1/32nd scale. Here's the amazing trailer. » 2/15/11 10:30am 2/15/11 10:30am

After Story Hour, It's Naptime, Then Recess

Not only can the reporting hordes get cupcakes at the L.A. Auto Show, they can also race slot cars courtesy of Ford. What's the difference between automotive journalism and preschool? Preschools have to have a certain number of adults present. » 11/18/10 3:00pm 11/18/10 3:00pm

America's Most Elaborate Slot Car Track

The White Lake Formula 1 Ring is a slot car track, in a basement, built by someone with a lot of spare time. But check your bias at pit row, because this scale track is better than most real ones. » 10/19/10 4:30pm 10/19/10 4:30pm

Mazda Bringing Full-Sized Slot Car Track To Goodwood

Everyone says the Miata handles like a slot-car. Now the simile will become reality at the Goodwood Festival of Speed when Mazda brings a life-sized Scalextric set complete with Miata slot cars. How cool is that?! [WCF] » 6/30/10 12:45pm 6/30/10 12:45pm

Mercedes Builds 1,300-Foot Slot Car Track Through E-Class Wagon

The 2010 Mercedes E-Class, in wagon form, is the ideal platform for transporting and housing a 1,300-foot DTM slot car track. We'll take one of each, please. [via The Car Lounge] » 11/09/09 4:40pm 11/09/09 4:40pm

What, No Bootlegger Turns? Dukes of Hazzard Racing Sets From Ideal

You know what was missing from most slot-car racing sets? Jumps! Now, based on personal experience with slot cars, we'd say that the chance of a car making a jump and then landing back on the slot approach zero... but so what? It's Boss Hogg versus the Duke Boys! » 3/07/08 11:15am 3/07/08 11:15am

Slot Car Wall Art: Where Functionality And Design Meet

Because we share a small apartment in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, we've never quite had the space to install our own ultimate slot car track. In fact, we've yet to install any kind of slot car track in the apartment. We've got this guy to thank for providing a solution that meets our space requirements while also… » 3/06/08 5:45pm 3/06/08 5:45pm

Bust Out The Wah-Wah Pedal: Aurora 24 Hours of Le Mans Slot Cars!

After seeing the '69 Torino ad the other day, we figured maybe all the ads of that era had music a thousand times lamer than the rock-und-roll those dope-addled freaks of the time were listening to. Oh, sure, we're not expecting the Mothers of Invention or the Stooges, but you'd think some buzz would maybe sneak in to… » 2/22/08 11:00am 2/22/08 11:00am

Holiday Gift Guide: Mario Kart Slot Cars

Though it doesn't quite have the realism or history of Gran Turismo 4, we've been addicted to the Mario Kart series for as long as we could chuck a red homing shell. We've spent countless hours unlocking tracks and cars on the digital version, which often leads to sore eyes. But what to do when you're taking a break?… » 12/21/07 2:30pm 12/21/07 2:30pm

James May And The Slot Car Land Speed Record

Wherein Captain Slow assembles a scale measured-mile and attempts to have slot-car racers break the late, great Don Vesco's 2001 wheel-driven land speed record of 458 mph. Can they break it? Who knows? Can we get enough James May? Never. » 6/26/07 11:45pm 6/26/07 11:45pm

Slotting it Up in the Modern Age

Growing up, we loved electric toys, especially slot cars and model trains. With train sets, the action was always rather zen. You painted scenery, planted fake plastic trees, figured out how to make your rocks more convincing and arranged your engines and railcars for maximum visual effect. Then, sometimes, you got… » 5/18/07 11:30pm 5/18/07 11:30pm

Race Caws! Stunt Caws! Super Loopa!

Thunderjet and AFX slot cars manufactured by the Aurora Plastics Corporation of West Hempstead, New York forever etched racing cars into the minds of impressionable youth. The company also made some forays into gravity powered Hot Wheels style racing toys. By the looks of this old commercial for their Speedline… » 3/14/07 3:29pm 3/14/07 3:29pm

AFX Champ Cars Coming in Summer

Being men of a certain age who never quite got around to giving up being boys, Los Jalopniks are big fans of slot car racing. So excuse us for being a little geeked that we just found out that in July of this year, Tomy-owned AFX will launch a line of HO-scale slot cars resembling the current crop of Champ Cars. The… » 2/19/07 4:45pm 2/19/07 4:45pm

Transformers Toys For Tots: Slot Cars And An Old And Busted Camaro…

No, not our commenter — the Autobot named Bumblebee. Our fave fan site all about the 'formers hipped us to new pictures of a transformed 70's Camaro version of the yellow-n-black bot. I'm not yet thrilled as it's not the new concept Camaro version from later in the movie and we're actually curious as to where the… » 1/26/07 11:02am 1/26/07 11:02am

Jalopnik Holiday Gift Guide: Vintage HO Slot Cars


For those who have just about given up on ever owning a '68 Firebird comes vintage HO slot cars. The original HO slot cars were from England, and powered by some manner of electrically powered vibrating reed and gear system. They didn't work very well. Aurora Model Motoring racing sets featured the much improved… » 12/12/06 4:24pm 12/12/06 4:24pm