Author: Tamar Nelwan, Category: International, 25 Jan 2019,32767 view(s)
Low Lands Suzuka Double Digital 2019, Friday Paddock notes
At 16:00hrs GMT+1, the first free practice sessions @ Suzuka, Best, The Netherlands, will officially start the 2019 DiSCA competition season
"Officially" as for most of the teams posted below preparations for the season started weeks if not months ago.
Does that mean they're all fully prepped and ready to go? Probably not...
As usually on Friday, the paddock off the Src Eindhoven will be bristling with activity with cars still being finished.
What is finished is the 2019 Spotters guide, which we're most happy to post below. This year we thank Gary Skipp for the design.
The 2019 Suzuka Teams WhatsApp group will go live @ 12:00 hrs GMT+1, this app will be used by the organization for its "official" announcements, notifications and communication with the participating teams. They can use the app to post "official" team status updates.
Author: Tamar Nelwan, Category: International, 15 Dec 2018,11312 view(s)
Yesterday (social) media reported the news that Jean Pierre van Rossem a.k.a JPVR, had died aged 73. The fact that he managed to evade the grim reaper's reach until now was, considering his lifestyle, an achievement by itself.
Jean Pierre was a self proclaimed anarchist, Google him and you'll get hits on his life as a former Stock market Guru, Economist, Writer, Politician, Millionaire and F1 team owner, but also that of an Enfant Terrible, Con artist, womanizer and intrigant. Almost every thing in Jean Pierre's live seemed to have been bigger that life, but he always kept his love and appreciation for the small things as well.
One of those things was slot racing, although when Jean Pierre went Slot racing it was always in JPVR style.
This question comes up from time to time, more so since the recent flow of articles on the Slotracing LeMans website has been 1/32 oriented. the question raised most often by some of my 1/24 palls is:" Why did I go back to playing with toy cars? This "editorial" I actually wrote as a reply to a post made on Slotforum International where a proud member posted some side by side shots of his 1/32 and 1/24 cars. When I finished the post...I though...
...why not post this on my own site ;)
Author: Tamar Nelwan, Category: International, 13 Aug 2018,8615 view(s)
This website was created at the turn of the century....the twentieth Century.
A lot has changed in the online world since then...which you will definitely notice once you start browsing the site...
...because, besides a minor upgrade in the mid zero's, this website has not.
This Site is not Mobile device friendly (as it was built way before Smartphone and Tablets) This Site has no hot links to Facebook, Instagram Snapchat et all. Posting images and articles still requires some work.
On the plus side
This site will not collect your data on your personal preferences (its to dumb to do so)
This site will not show Google ads for commercial gain (because we're to dumb to do so)
This site still has that one article you were looking for...from 2004 ;)
Please see, treat and use this website like a period Sportscar: It still looks good, it still performs good, but its not on par with the latest technology...which is not always a bad thing ;)
It still does what it was designed to do so, share info between those who want to communicate.
Amsterdam, NL 1995, "top of the line" racing with 1/32 Ninco DTM in the modified class. Funny how life can come full circle
Author: Tamar Nelwan, Category: Race reports, 12 Aug 2018,4990 view(s)
Race report by Gary Skipp from the world of Digital Slot racing
On July 30th the Rockingham Slot race club hosted a 6 hrs GT3 race on its Spa-Francorchamps themed Digital track.
12 teams lined up on the grid with a variety of 1/32nd Slotcars of brands like Black Arrow, NSR, Scaleauto, Scalectrix, Sideways, Slot.it and TA71. This wide mix of near stock and modified slot cars were run to DiSCA GT3 rules with a BoP that safeguards a fine tuned Balance of Performance for all cars in the competition. full story...
Author: Tamar Nelwan, Category: Technical, 30 Jan 2016,1444 view(s)
Back in September 2012, when Bentley unveiled the concept for their first race car in a decade, it made a stunning impression. Choosing the Continental as a platform for their GT3 racer caused many to either love it or hate it.
As most would consider the Road GT is was based on, as a car more suited for a Cannonball Run, not the ideal weapon of choice to go GT racing. In the past 3 years the team of Bentley engineers have proved them all wrong, having developped the "Conti" in to a very potent package under the current GT3 regs.
For us 1/32nd engineers, creating a "competitive" Conti GT3 has been a bit more difficult task, at least such was the case until the summer of this year. full story...
Author: Tamar Nelwan, Category: Technical, 12 Aug 2013,1244 view(s)
Here are some pictures of my latest Scaleauto, the BMW Z4 in 2013 team Schubert VLN livery.
A lot of detailing has been done to get the basic Scaleauto White-kit up to 2013 specs.
I will post more on how and what I did later on...for now I hope you'll enjoy the pictures.
Lets see how many differences you guys can spot compared to the base Scaleauto kit
Author: Tamar Nelwan, Category: Dutch, 27 Mar 2013,10922 view(s)
In het Engelse Henley on Arden, een klein plaatsje onder de rook van Birmingham, streden afgelopen weekend 12 internationale 1/32 slotrace teams 24 uur lang op een 60 meter, 4 sporen Ninco baan die een heuze kopie was van het beroemde Circuit de la Sarthe. Wie de sporthal van het Warwick college betrad waande zich even niet in een besneeuwd Engeland, maar in het zonnige Frankrijk van Les 24 heures du Mans.
Het technisch reglement voor deze race dat geheel in de Le Mans spirit geschreven was, bied vele mogelijkheden om een geheel "eigen" 1/32 slotcar te bouwen. Dit en de uitdaging van het digitaal racen op zo'n groot circuit waren genoeg redenen voor het Racing for Holland team om wederom weer eens een uitstapje te maken naar de schaal waarin het voor hen toch allemaal begonnen was.
Ook dit jaar ondersteunde de Slotshop als hoofd sponsor de deelname van het Racing for Holland slotrace team in de Oxigen 24 hours of Le Mans, dat dit jaar met twee teams deelnam aan wat met gemak het grootste digitale endurance slotrace evenement ter wereld mag worden genoemd.
Author: Willem Kloppenburg, Category: International, 21 Feb 2013,7630 view(s)
"Mirror mirror on the wall, do we ever look at our selves at all"
Well we can now thanks to this great film by Adrie Mouthaan, shot during the 1st round of the 1/24 Dutch Scaleauto GT @ the Slotshop in Zwanenburg....Focussing on the people..not the cars....
The emotion, the passion, the drama..this film has it all..including a great music score....its a classic...in any scale. full story...
Author: Henri van Gool, Category: Technical, 18 Mar 2009,4310 view(s)
Breaking news: after a long time of silence, Soul Brothers Acura has arrived in the last stadium of finishing the car! Whatch the pics now. See the huge progress that has been made by team captain Henri van Gool with support of Tamar Nelwan.
Author: Tamar Nelwan, Category: Technical, 21 Nov 2008,10626 view(s)
Here's the story of how we contructed the Ferrari 365 GT4 BB body we raced at last weekend's "Big Wheels @ Spa" event in Germany.
Starting point for this project was an old airfix kit of the #75 N.A.R.T 1978 Le Mans version that Gabriel bought from Stefan Kuhn
At first I did not think much of Gabe's choice, which was obviously motivated by the fact that the car was about as low and wide as the Big Wheels rules allowed. But boy was it ugly....or at least I thought it was...until I saw this video
Author: Tamar Nelwan, Category: Race reports, 20 Oct 2008,18215 view(s)
Being part of last weekend's Le Mans Legends race was a "dream come true" for 4 of the Slotringer Youngsters. Marc Kurella, Pierre Jung, Sven Manti and Andre Linberg managed to get a seat with some of the top German teams that took part in this event. Right from the start it was clear that the Young guns were more than ready to mix it with the "old boys"
a proud Bernd Huvendiek aka Team coach Flavio posted this race report on his website
Author: Tamar Nelwan, Category: International, 12 Oct 2007,20566 view(s)
For the FIA GT sprintrace in Alsdorf with its 2 drivers p/car race format RfH not only had to split in 3, but also had to build 2 new cars! RfH #8 willem and Ronald will share the "old" All Inkl #8 Lambo which has been given a major once over, for RfH #28 Gabriel and Tamar are in the proces of adding the last details to an all new Sport 1 R-GT in the 2007 Spa 24hrs colors and Nick.......well Nick has been very busy indeed.
What started as a heavy lump of Japanse resin, a square box that nobody dared to race, a kit that has been deemed out of proportion, out of scale even,has been craftfully carved, cut and crafted over the past few month into this mean machine that will be driven by Nick de Wachter and his slot ega Emily.
Fresh out of the RfH workshop after working almost 40hrs on a row , Nick's attempt to create the biggest badest GT ever, the RfH #1 Vitaphone Maserati MC12 full story...
Author: Tamar Nelwan, Category: International, 13 Jun 2007,21213 view(s)
"A revival of the famous BMW M1 Procar series".... That was the idea when this project was started more than a year ago. Not really an original theme in slotracing, 1/24 M1's are very popular in Germany where they have been racing them for years. But the approach, scale and purpose of what's about to start on the Amsterdam Carrera track is..... full story...
Author: Tamar Nelwan, Category: Technical, 27 Dec 2006,6710 view(s)
Ever since I saw the first Vipers run at Le Mans I really loved that car. There are some nice Viper kits out there...but unfortunately they are all 1/25.
Now for the modellist that's not a problem..its just a bit smaller...But I wanted to race my Viper, and race it competitively!
As the competition was running 1/24 bodies which gave them the max allowed trackwidth (83mm) my Viper needed to be at least just as big. full story...
Author: Tamar Nelwan, Category: Technical, 27 Dec 2006,5148 view(s)
Part II of the Viper story.....Casting a silicone mold is actually a quite easy,......be it a little bit messy job.
For the average 1/24 GT you'll need ï¿½ 600gr of silicone, 30gr hardner, some sheetplastic, tamiya putty or miliput and some mdf to make a box to cast the silicon in. Oh... and some Maskol, very handy stuff! full story...
The 1980's 2 events spurred a new era in Sportscar racing, in Europe FISA introduced its 'Group C' regulations for the new World Endurance Cup and in the USA, IMSA updated the regulations of their GTP(rototype) class. The result of their efforts was a very sucessful revival of prototype endurance racing on both sides of the Atlantic that would last for almost a decade. full story...