Group-C / IMSA

Return with us to the days of MTV and Nintendo and the sleek Group C and GTP Prototype race cars. These ultimate sports racers, from the bulletproof Porsche 956/962 to the Jaguars, Toyotas, Nissans, Mazdas, and more, battled for supremacy at Le Mans and Spa and Sebring and racetracks all over the world. Slot cars eligible for this series are limited to any of the Group C/IMSA GTPs from the company and tuning options are limited to gears, tires, and general car preparation.                                                                                            

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RevoSlot Porsche 993 GT2

In 1996 if you wanted to go endurance racing in the GT2 class you had two options – race a Porsche 911 GT2 or lose. The Porsches were that dominate in the mid-90’s that they won just about every GT2 race and every GT2 series. They were the perfect mix of power, handing and more importantly – durability. The club is looking for the same level of durability in our RevoSlot Porsche 911 GT2 series. The rules are the most simple ever used, aiming to focus more on drivers skill than choice of car or set up.

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Thunder Slot Lola T70 MKIII

The Lola T70 race car, designed by Eric Broadley, was a hit right out of the box, winning the inaugural Can-Am Challenge in 1966. Developed as both a spyder, as well as a coupe, it proved quite versatile, with a large variety of engines. ThunderSlot cars, founded by Giovanni Montiglio, have proven to be very quick right out of the box. For this one-marque series, cars will run mostly stock with only a few optional parts, this should create a level playing field and fierce competition.

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NSR Rally: Renault Clio R3 vs Abarth S2000

The Fiat Punto S2000 by Abarth and the Renault Clio by Renault Sport were built to win rally championships. Both cars were evenly matched and spectacular to watch; they not only excited the crowds with their drifting around turns they also sounded fantastic as drivers pushed the cars to the absolute limits. Recreating some of this excitement is the goal of this series. Expect to see some of the same drifting and smell some of the tires burning as they race around the clubs new rally track.

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1/24 Scaleauto GT

Things are bigger in Texas, so you want to race bigger things, right? Then join us for the Q3 series as we take the 1/24 Scaleauto cars around the tight track at ASCC. Come run mass at speed and see how you fare with your skills. This is our next GT series with modern cars from FIA WEC, IMSA and PSCC. We look forward to seeing you in Q3.

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Carrera Modern GT

Forget about "classic" - this is as Contemporary as it gets! Combining the latest class of highly tuned closed roof race cars from IMSA's GTLM and GTD, as well as WEC's LM GTE, the club's Modern GT Series will feature evenly spec'd slot cars from the Carrera catalog. To lower the cost of participation, all cars are restricted to their original chassis, but guides can be replaced to improve performance. And while talking about enhancing, most of the mechanics can be upgraded in this semi-open series. Are you in?                                                             

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Thunderslot 2018 Race 1 Results

The first race of the Thunderslot 2018 race series was a real barnburner!  I believe that it was the fastest overall race that we have ever run.  Everyone posted personal fastest laps and lap totals.  The Thunderslot Lolas proved to be very fast and controllable; deslots were few and far between.  The action was very…

RevoSlot Porsche GT2 Race #5 Results

The fifth and penultimate round of the RevoSlot Porsche GT2 series was another close one.  This round was without much drama in pre-race tech as all the racers had become accustomed to the rules and the process to set the cars up. The track conditions were great with the track temperature at 68 degrees and…

RevoSlot Porsche GT2 Race #3 Results

You want to see some close racing?  It does not get much closer than this. The third round of the series witnessed the third different winner in as many races.  Not only was there a new race winner the racing was getting closer as more drivers were coming to grips with the set up and…

RevoSlot Porsche GT2 Race #2 Results

The second round of the Austin Slot Car Clubs RevoSlot Porsche GT2 race was very different than the first round of the series as all racers had time to work on their cars and get them rebuilt to be within the dimensions listed in the rules.  This round should see closer racing than we had…

Painting with Auto-Air Colors Water Based Paint

For painting slot cars and scale models, my paints of choice are lacquers and Auto-Air Colors water based paints.  For the lacquers I use Tamiya, DupliColor, and PlastiKote rattle can paints as well as various airbrushed lacquers.  But the paints I often default to are the water-based paints from Auto-Air Color.  These paints are very…