Want to know more? Come visit us at the Raceway any Thursday evening after 7.30pm
|More photographs of the new track|
|Click here to view 2013 race results|
Slot cars don't use radios for remote control. Instead, drivers tap into a track-based, 12-volt electrical system via a hand-held controller and conductive pads located at the front of each car.
We have six "slots" or lanes which allows for up to six cars to race against one another.
During a race, after a set time (usually 3 minutes), the cars and drivers change lanes until they have raced on all six lanes.
With cars travelling at 17 to 30 miles per hour, depending upon the class of race car, the action is so fast and furious that it takes a computer to follow the competition and register race positions and standings.
Car Club Incorporated, races 1/24 scale model cars
each Thursday commencing at 7.45pm.
Each week we run our Falcon LMP, Falcon JK F1/Indy classes plus S16D & G12 classes
|Our 53.5 metre (175.5 foot) 6-lane track is located in Lydney Place (upstairs adjacent to The Dental Centre), Porirua, New Zealand.|
|The track is powered POSITIVE to the left braid in the direction of travel. A 120 amp power supply producing 12.55 volts is connected in parallel to a large truck battery.|
|4" Flexi-chassis powered by Falcon or Super 16D motors are the mainstays of our racing schedule. We also race F1/Indy, Wing and Eurosport cars with Group12 motors once a month.|
|We collect a race night fee of $20.00 from racers who do not have an annual membership|
|A ready to race slot car costs approximately $100.00|
|Club hand controllers are available, although most racers eventually purchase their own.|
Want to know how best to set up your Champion Turbo Flex Chassis?
What size is that piece of piano wire, brass rod/tubing, brass plate etc? Click on this Metric - Imperial Conversion Chart
What is the correct gear ratio? Click on this Pinion/Gear Chart
Do you know your motor classifications? Click here for the definitive guide to armature wind specifications.
My Favourite links:
|Old Weird Herald|
|New Zealand Slot Car Association|
|New Zealand's first and only website dedicated to the sale of slot cars and accessories|
|Scale Auto Racing News|
|Kapi-Mana News article 30 July 2012|
|The 2012 1/24 Nationals - Results|
|The 2011 1/24 Nationals - Results|
|The 2011 NZ 1/24 Nationals - Photographs|
|The 2009 NZ 1/24 Scale Nationals - Results|
|The 2008 NZ 1/24 Scale Nationals & Photographs|
|The 2007 NZ Nationals - Results and Photos|
|The 2007 1/32 NZ Nationals - Results and Photos|
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