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 |  Dec 28 2011, 10:45 AM

If you were disappointed with what you found under the tree on the 25th, you should get yourself something you really want – like Slot Mod’s RCR 917 slot car track.

Made famous by Vic Elford and Gerald Larrousse who drove it to win 1971’s 12 Hours of Sebring, this limited edition RCR 917 opens to reveal a cool slot-car racing track.

Staying true to its original shape, the RCR 917 features fiberglass body panels that keep its original form. Equipped with rolling aluminum three-piece original-style center lock wheels, race-worn tires, working headlights and taillights, Slot Mod’s RCR 917 is crafted with superb attention to detail. Inside, you’re treated to a 1/32 scale wooden slot car raceway, complete with period-correct signs, banners, aluminum Armco railing, trees and structures – all of which are handcrafted.

There’s no word on a price for it, as it’s made based on custom specifications unique to each customer, but we’re sure it’ll cost you all of your Christmas money. If you’re serious about ordering the RCR 917, you can find out more at Slot Mod’s site.

[Source: Gizmodo]


 |  Sep 13 2011, 11:14 AM

Some boys never outgrow their toys… and for those kids who refuse to grow up, there’s the Carrera Slot Car Race Set.

Since 1963, Carrera has been one of the world’s most prestigious slot-car makers, and this newest offering is sure to have kids of all ages excited. Your cars will fly around the 29 1/2′ track that comes with plenty of challenges that will test your racing skills, including  two loops, two lane changes, a flyover, and a 180º high-banked curve. And because it’s made from durable ABS plastic, it will be able to stand up to years of intense racing.

The Carrera Slot Car Race set comes with two detailed 1:43 Formula One Ferrari cars (inspired by F1 drivers Fernando Alonso’s and Felipe Massa’s cars), and these cars use a specially designed double-contact brush to ensure a secure connection to the track for consistent control during a race. When you’re flying around the track and you feel the need for more speed, each handheld control comes with a boost button for 25% more power. To keep you honest, the set also comes with an automatic lap counter.

You can buy the Carrera Slot Car Race Set for $99.95… and please be sure to share turns with your kids.

[Source: Coolest Gadgets]