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    TGIF, slot car news wrap up video for this week.


    Several Slot It cars and Nissan GT-R video on track from Maurizio, Sideways cars and Scalextric news.

    Slot Car Nerd/Photographer/ Just a self-styled marketing guy on my back porch.
    Check out my YouTube channel for weekly slot car news

  • #2
    Looking forward to the Slot it GT-R 32’s. Digging the Calsonic and Castrol liveries

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    • #3
      Dave, Good video, but no Friday drink. Are you feeling OK?
      Robert- Connecticut, USA. Shoreline Raceways Club.

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      • Dave Kennedy
        Dave Kennedy commented
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        I was kinda tired last night. I turned in early, it didn't feel like a night to drink.

    • #4
      Show us your track please. Be cool to see a 4 lane Policar layout in the states. Also hear your thoughts on the track, connections ease of use etcetra.

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      • Dave Kennedy
        Dave Kennedy commented
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        sorry but I only put out a few pieces of track for photo shoots. I can't build a track and use it for photo shoots because I need to be able to get in close for photos. So a track built for racing wouldn't allow me to get as close as I need to AND to light it exactly as i need it to. So when I do shoots it's always on this small table you see in the background of this video. That's kinda why I shot this video like this so you can see the whole table top I use and the whole diorama I use for photoshoots. The photos below were both shot on this background.

    • #5
      This is how good slot car news is done. Thank you.

      I think a little more Hell on Wheels and a cold one couldn't hurt
      -Harry

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      • #6
        Originally posted by williamg View Post
        Show us your track please. Be cool to see a 4 lane Policar layout in the states. Also hear your thoughts on the track, connections ease of use etcetra.
        Both these were shot on that small diorama.
        Untitled by Dave M Kennedy Photography, on Flickr
        Ford Vs. Ferrari slot cars by Dave M Kennedy Photography, on Flickr
        Slot Car Nerd/Photographer/ Just a self-styled marketing guy on my back porch.
        Check out my YouTube channel for weekly slot car news

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        • 32lbking
          32lbking commented
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          Very cool pics Dave..

      • #7
        this small table is right behind my computer desk.
        Untitled by Dave M Kennedy Photography, on Flickr
        Untitled by Dave M Kennedy Photography, on Flickr
        Slot Car Nerd/Photographer/ Just a self-styled marketing guy on my back porch.
        Check out my YouTube channel for weekly slot car news

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        • Dave Kennedy
          Dave Kennedy commented
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          Over the past 14 or so years nearly every photo I've taken for SCX, Carrera, Scalextric, Thunderslot, Sideways, and now Policar/Slot It have been taken on this small kids hobby/craft table.

        • dinglebery
          dinglebery commented
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          is that a circular polarizer on the table there? Nikon camera? Who makes the lights?
          Perhaps a video on all the gear you use and go through the setup and take some shots?

        • Dave Kennedy
          Dave Kennedy commented
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          Yes it's a circular polarizer. No, I shoot Fujifilm cameras now exclusively. I do have Canon gear but my wife is now using all our Canon gear for her job at the local newspaper. The lights are a pretty cheap set of lights that SCX bought for me years ago, they are "Impact" brand lights similar to this set.
          https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ..._kit_with.html

      • #8
        I will do a video about the track system itself. But until then, it's the track I'd suggest for a starter set and if you were considering a track system to invest in I'd say it's the best one out there.

        1. wide track. wider than Scalextric, not as wide as Carrera. It's the sweet spot, IMHO.
        2. new tooling for the entire track system which means you will get YEARS of new track pieces with nice crisp molding edges (unlike ALL other brands which are now using tooling/molds for track that are ALL at least 10 years old).
        3. track fits together well and STAYS together well.
        4. connection clips slide into the sides of the track and OMG to they ever hold together.
        5. fences that look good and stay in place.
        6. borders that clip on easily and stay in place.
        7. great surface. I personally like high grip track.

        Maurizio and his team are slot enthusiasts. They get it. They're not just making a commodity that they don't use personally and have emotional investment in... no other company can claim to have the depth of passion for the slots they make... period.
        Slot Car Nerd/Photographer/ Just a self-styled marketing guy on my back porch.
        Check out my YouTube channel for weekly slot car news

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        • dinglebery
          dinglebery commented
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          1 - "sweet spot" for 1/32 I can understand. But sweet spot for 1/24 also??? (compared to Carrera)

        • Dave Kennedy
          Dave Kennedy commented
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          With the track borders there's no reason you could not race 1/24 on this track yes. I will do some pix soon with 1/24 cars on the track and borders so you can see what I'm talking about.

      • #9
        Originally posted by Dave Kennedy View Post
        I will do a video about the track system itself. But until then, it's the track I'd suggest for a starter set and if you were considering a track system to invest in I'd say it's the best one out there.

        1. wide track. wider than Scalextric, not as wide as Carrera. It's the sweet spot, IMHO.
        2. new tooling for the entire track system which means you will get YEARS of new track pieces with nice crisp molding edges (unlike ALL other brands which are now using tooling/molds for track that are ALL at least 10 years old).
        3. track fits together well and STAYS together well.
        4. connection clips slide into the sides of the track and OMG to they ever hold together.
        5. fences that look good and stay in place.
        6. borders that clip on easily and stay in place.
        7. great surface. I personally like high grip track.

        Maurizio and his team are slot enthusiasts. They get it. They're not just making a commodity that they don't use personally and have emotional investment in... no other company can claim to have the depth of passion for the slots they make... period.
        I know the BRZ Policar drift set is available to order from LEB. When are other Policar sets and various track curves, etc. going to be available?

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        • Dave Kennedy
          Dave Kennedy commented
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          All the track pieces ARE available from Scalextric USA now... there haven't been new sets announced beyond this current set. I would not expect more new sets to be made by Policar yet. There are more than enough track pieces to buy already to make as large a track layout as you want to. See the Policar website and order the track from your dealer, they can order from Scalextric USA.
          http://www.policar.it/policar-track/

      • #10
        Ok, thanks Dave.

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        • #11
          thanks again! Great vido always look forward to these Dave. Till the next one.

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          • #12
            I will be buying a "GODZILLA" Datsun when they reach the states.

            Actually there is another set besides the BRZ Drift set.
            Called the 'starter set' is comes with R2 curves and borders rather than R1 of the Drift set.
            It is a lop sided figure 8, with track pylons to cross over
            I bought one from the UK
            I need to sell off all my BRZ set parts

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            • #13
              That’s Super news on the Slot.it R32 Skyline, the Calsonic livery will be very popular.

              I liked the HPI R32 Skylines but the chassis let them down big time, very soft, they used to melt and warp.

              The Slotit version will be superb

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              • #14
                As Dave mentioned in a previous post.........there are lots of Policar track pieces currently available,...this is a 135ft. 6 lane Policar track currently being assembled in a Toronto raceway.

                Cheers
                Chris Walker

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                • #15
                  Boy sure hate to have self marshal on that lay out... how many timezones????

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