Here are some links to various web sites relating to Scalextric and other
types of slot cars, that I have found useful or informative. I am aiming
this list primarily at non-commercial sites.
|The Old Weird
Herald - The Most Dangerous 'Zine in Slot Car Racing
This is a fascinating US site that every slot car
enthusiast should visit at least once. It has many informative articles
about slot cars. Although there is little that is specific to Scalextric,
many techniques and ideas can be applied to them. For example, there
are artciles by Jack Stinson on creating your own silicone tyres,
from the moulds up.
One of the most useful articles I found was on the making of "Silongies",
which is a cheap and failry easy way of coating your old tyres with
silicone, to give you extra grip. As my track is very old, I don't
get decent grip on anything but silicone or silicone-coated tyres.
|Slot Car Portal - Your doorway
to the world of slot cars.
||A useful Scalextric site - you can preview their Scalextric reference
CD, which lists all scalextric cars, wheels, buildings, tracks, etc.
Scalextric Racing and Collecting Club
||One of the rare Australian Scalextric sites. They have info about
the Australian club, and also have a message board.
Slot Car World
||A personal Scalextric site (UK), of a similar nature to mine, describing
and displaying his collection. has a lot of tips on setting up your
own permanent track, and for maintaining your cars.
|Southend Slot Racing Club
||UK Slot Car club site with lots of interesting articles.
Slot Racing Bulletin Board
||UK Slot Car Bulletin board site with lots of forums, including one
on Scalextric, and a reasonable rate of correspondence.
||A commercial Aussie site. Only included it because there are so
few Aussie sites dedicated to slot cars.
|VRS Race Timing
||Although this is a comercial site, so to speak, the timing software
is available free for evaluation, and there are good tips here on
wiring up your own sensors.
||Not a site, but a good forum for discussing Scalextric stuff and
|Slot Car Forum
||World Wide slot car forum - quite useful.
|Auslot Car Forum
||Australian slot car forum - very useful site, although not as much traffic as the above one, its great for keeping in contact with fellow racers downunder.
||A fellow collector's UK website, with info on his own Scalextric
collection, and much, much more.