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    Report: Engineer builds lifelike slot cars with steering and suspension [w/video]
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    If idle hands are the devil's playground, idle engineers are a field day of awesome. Gareth Jones is a mechanical engineer with a penchant for slot cars, and when his child grew to an age to appreciate scale cars whirring around a plastic track, he did what any responsible father would do: he ...

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    Video: 1969 Chevy Camaro becomes slot-car track
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    People were riveted by Roger Penske's deep blue Sunoco Camaros driven by Mark Donohue in the 1968 and '69 Trans-Am series. Spectators were fascinated because the cars were big winners, and rivals couldn't figure out how Penske's Camaros were so dominant. The 1969 Camaro you see above above pays ...

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    Video: World's fastest slot car race is oddly mesmerizing
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    The Finnish aren't known for their high-energy personas, and we thought it might be because they save their adrenaline dumps for rally cars and snowmobiles. Turns out they also like to let their slot cars showcase hidden Type A personalities. At a place called Autorataharrastajat ry, some very ...

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    Video: The ultimate in slot car tracks comes at a price [w/video]
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    If you were fortunate enough to visit last year's Detroit Auto Show, you may recall something special lurking in the Ford booth. The automaker featured an expansive slot car track with a variety of Ford Mustang racers darting around an immensely detailed course. As it turns out, the track was ...

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    Video: Bullitt chase scene being recreated in 1/32 scale
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    Bullitt stop-motion teaser - Click to watch video after the jump
    Hold onto your hubcaps. One very devoted enthusiast in the UK has set about reenacting one of the most famous car chases in the history of internal combustion – the Ford Mustang versus Dodge Charger battle in Bullitt – ...

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    Video: White Lake Formula 1 Ring slot car track
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    White Lake F1 Ring slot car track – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Ah, enthusiasts. Damn the torpedoes, time and money; when the dedicated maven decides to make something of his own, he doesn't just do it a little. Hence, when James-Michael Gregory Harlan of Pontiac, Michigan ...

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    VIDEO: Even if the Mercedes E-Class Wagon doesn't handle like a slot car, it can still handle slot cars
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    Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon + slot car track - click above to watch the video
    First of all, yes – this is pure Mercedes-Benz propaganda. We're fully aware of that fact. Second, despite it all, we're very jealous of what takes place in this video. In order to show off just how much junk ...

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    Top Gear's James May launches "Scalectric4Schools" academic challenge
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    Top Gear's James May, a.k.a. "Captain Slow," has signed on to promote a new academic challenge for children called Scalectric4Schools. The challenge would pit schools against each other with custom, small-scale electric cars that will compete on slot tracks. The goal of the event is to get young ...

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    VIDEO: James May breaks land speed at 1/32 scale
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    It probably takes considerable effort to get funding and engineering for a vehicle that can break the land-speed record or 458 mph. To achieve such a speed at 1/32 scale, you only need James May and 45 English Scalextric slot car fans. Just past the jump, you can see a terrific video that May put ...

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    In Britain, a different rally championship -- for slot cars!
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    Have you ever fancied yourself the Colin McRae of slot car racing? If so, you need to get on a plane to England next month. Toyota and Britain's National Slot Car Collector's Club (NSCC) have partnered to hold Slot Rally GB at Toyota's British HQ on September 23 and 24. Organizers expect somewhere ...

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