We have just listed a large range of Carrera slot cars that are on sale
for $35 each and less when purchasing multiples.
Quantities are limited on many of the range.
SPONGE TYRES AND WHEELS FROM SLOT.IT
A new range recently received are the Slot.it wheels and sponge tyres for plastic track. The new wheels are in aluminum and are made with two sidewalls keeping the sponge in place thus preventing its displacement out from the rim, therefore there is no need to glue the tyre to the wheel. The new wheels are also compatible with all the Slot.it plastic inserts allowing you to keep the original appearance of the car.
There are 3 wheel sizes and the sponge tyres will fit on all these wheels. The tyres are suitable for all track types and run very quietly. The feedback to date has been very positive.
WE ARE LOVING THESE AUSTRALIAN LEGENDS
We have been enjoying the Australian V8's Scalextric models for a number of years now, and then in 2010 Scalextric released the first of the L34 Torona. The 2013 model of the Torana will be the 2SM sponsored 1976 car driven by Jack Brabham and Stirling Moss - product code C3304.
Earlier this year the first XB Falcon was released from Scalextric and that model was sold out to pre-orders. The next XB Falcon to be released is another Moffat Team car as driven in the Bathurst Hardie Ferodo in 1974 in the blue Brut 33 livery. This car is due the second half of 2013 - product code C3402.
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WINDING UP 2012
We have been asked on more than one occasion to restart our write up of the years top selling models; so here we go for 2012. Please note we have excluded sale cars, which in the instance of SCX was the top selling model for that manufacturer. These figures are based on Armchair Racers retail sales and exclude sales to wholesale customers.
Top selling model for 2012 : Scalextric C3214 Holden Torana L34 1976 Bathurst raced by Peter Brock and his brother Phil Brock.
This was not a surprise to us as it is becoming increasingly obvious we Australians love our Australian cars and our Australian hero's. Therefore when teaming up a legendary driver and car this was sure to be a true winner.
Top selling Carrera model : 27420 F1 Red Bull car driven by Mark Webber.
This model was a huge winner for Carrera in Australia. Again another successful Australian in international motor sports.
Top selling Ninco model : 50610 Ford Sierra RS500 driven by Peter Brock in 1989.
Are you seeing a trend here? We know many of you enthusiasts out there picked up on the errors of this model but you did not mind. Close enough is good enough making this a clear winner for Ninco.
Top selling Slot.it model : in typical Slot.it style there is a tie. CA09E Porsche 956KH 'Gulf' Zwartkops 2005 and CA22A Lola B09/60 24hr Le Mans 1989.
Why are we not surprised Slot.it would have a tie - the quote from a customer a few years back says it all "Stop making beautiful cars". The Porsche 956KH is an obvious winner as the Gulf livery is one of the more popular race car liveries. The Lola being a new model was also certain to be a popular model.
Top selling Racer/Sideways model : SW14 Group 5 Ford Capri. Wow did this one catch everyone by surprise. The first group of Sideways models, being from the Daytona Prototype series, were successful but not many Australians follow this race class. So when the first of the Group 5 class was released mid year it sold out worldwide very quickly but fortunately Racer has a great of Group 5 cars following the first Ford Capri.
Top selling SCX model : A10048 Plymouth Barracuda.
Even though this model was released in 2011 it sales continued strongly this year making this classic American Muscle car a winner for SCX.
Top selling NSR model : NSR1089 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup "Jagermeister".
Again a popular livery gives another manufacturer the top selling model.
Top selling Flyslot model : 058103 Lotus 78 "John Player Special".
All the Lotus 78's have been successful for Flyslot and put a JPS livery on it and it assures a winning model for the year.
Top selling MRRC model : MC11132 Cheetah in red.
This very long awaited model was certain to be a winner for MRRC and all the Cheetah's released this year have been a good seller for MRRC.
Top selling Scaleauto model : SC6044 Pagani Zonda.
Scaleauto purchased the Zonda mould from MB Slot and have produced their first Zonda in a striking livery. (Keep an eye on our web site as we will be soon again offering the MB Slot Zonda at a great price)
Top selling Revell Monogram model : 854843 Plymouth 1967 NASCAR.
Again we see another handsome classic American Muscle car on this list.
In 2012 we have offered you more than 270 new slot car models to choose from. Our COMING SOON page is continuously updated with the range of cars to be offered in 2013. Pre orders are recommended so you do not miss out.
The team at Armchair Racer would sincerely like to thank you for your support over the past year.
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