Brooklands Slot Racing Festival - Sunday 8th August 2010

Brooklands Slot Racing Festival - Sunday 8th August 2010 from Pendle Slot Racing

By: Pendle Slot Racing  28/07/2010
Keywords: Scalextric, Slot cars

This event will be held on Sunday 8th August at the Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, England. Set in the iconic surroundings of the birthplace of British motor sport & aviation there will be attractions for all the family. This years event will be jam packed with Slot racing fun with more tracks to try out including timed rally stages.

Scalextric will again be running the Test Hill challenge, except this year you will be racing up the 350 foot 1in 4 hill, side by side with other competitors, they also provide the Scalextric road show truck and digital Nuremberg circuit (operated by the NSCC). SCX will have a number of fantastic track layouts to compete in the chequered flag stages, including digital, compact and various road & rally stages with fantastic prizes to be won. Carrera will be present with a huge digital layout. Team Slot will be represented at the event with test track and display of their range. For drag racing fans Getslotted will be back again with a brand new custom built drag strip located under the iconic Concorde. You’re invited to come along with your fastest cars and break the sound barrier 1/32 scale! Prizes to be won courtesy of our sponsor Gaugemaster & Racer Sideways

New events this year include the superb Trojan racing mobile track & The Scalextric challenge in support of Help for Heroes charity. For those who are feeling energetic get-cycling have a rather unique way of powering their Scalextric circuit – that’s right pedal power! also a selection of Mazda MX5s on display from the Ma5da MX5 racing series, which is sponsored by Scalextric digital. If all goes to plan they will also be racing 1/32 scale MX5’s which are in production now.For those who want to buy something for their slot car collection, pick up their Limited Edition models commissioned for the event or find that elusive spare part or track accessory we will have a superb selection of trade stalls with a diverse selection of products. Dealers as far a field as Germany, Holland and France will be attending. There will be specialist dealers / manufacturers such as Penelope Pitlane, George Turner, TMC & Slot Track Scenics. Mainstream retailers such as R&J supplies, Scale Models, Pendle Slot Racing, dealers in vintage / modern Scalextric plus a whole host of other retailers and collectors buying, selling and swapping.

For those of you that have never visited Brooklands before this is an ideal excuse. Brooklands is unique, it was the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit, constructed in Weybridge, Surrey in 1907 and played host to many famous races & speed record attempts for over 30 years until the onset of the 2nd World War in 1939. The circuit was requisitioned by the Government and given over to production of Vickers and Hawker aircraft including the Hurricane fighter and Wellington Bomber.Today parts of the original circuit including the banking are still visible and many of the original buildings, garages & hangars have been restored to house an amazing collections of Brooklands-related motoring and aviation exhibits ranging from giant, pre-war racing cars, motorcycles and bicycles to an unparalleled collection of Hawker and Vickers/ BAC-built aircraft, including the only Concorde with public access in south-east England.

Keywords: Scalextric, Slot cars