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When Great Britain's Brooklands motor racing circuit opened in 1907, it was the first purpose-built motorsport venue in the world. At 2.75 miles, the course is an oldie but a goodie, and the perfect place to make automotive history. To that end, on August 16, legendary slot racing brand Scalextric, along with hoards of volunteers, built the world's largest slot car track around the Brooklands circuit in Surrey. The track was built using 20,000 sections, built over roads, water, wilderness and just about any other condition one could imagine. That's an impressive feat that is more remarkable when considering that power and remote control had to be built into the Guinness record braking track.

The recordbreaking slot track race will be featured by Top Gear host James May in his new BBC2 series James May's Toy Stories. May even raised the checkered flag at the conclusion of the world's longest slot car race. Hit the jump to watch the building and racing of this amazing slot track, as well as a second video that features May waving the checkered flag at the conclusion of the race.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Very apt for Captain Slow
        • 5 Years Ago
        Haha! Yes, very :P
      • 5 Years Ago
      Anyone think it's odd that some of the boxes are labeled "Carrera"? LOL
      • 5 Years Ago
      How cool is that! Makes my old basement set-up from the '70's look lame.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm sure it was pretty neat, but it's hard to tell from that AWFUL video.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Holy crap.... what happens when you car goes off the track?!?!
      • 5 Years Ago
      As cool as this may be, this is just more evidence of how video games made slot cars obsolete. Try making a scale model on the Nordschleife and being able to FOLLOW the car past the first turn... lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is what I miss the most about living in Europe..the hobby clubs and enthusiasm for such things...R/C, etc.....it simply does not exist in this country compared to Europe....especially the UK.
      • 5 Years Ago
      LOL, I love how James May is absolutely thrilled with the event!