Valentine Slot Car Gift Ideas For Your Spouse

Valentine Carrera Slot Car

A good valentine slot car is the Carrera 1/43. Pricing is rather cheap when compared to others. Carrera designed these cars to be rugged but have decent graphics and looks. These cars can take a hit and continue to work with no issues.

Carrera cars can be found at a local hobby store or bigger stores such as Hobby Lobby. Ebay is also a good place to find these cars for purchase.

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Fly 908 Pricing Consistently Going Higher

Fly Porsche 908

Fly 908 pricing has risen since the end of 2018. These cars were moderately priced but now are starting to approach the higher end. It’s difficult to tell what has caused the spike in pricing.

Two years ago these cars could be found for as little as $20. It appears to be as of today the starting range is around $50. If the pricing holds, it could be a good time to sale these cars.

Ebay Fly 908 Cars

Fly 908 Digital Chip Modification

Fly Porsche Pricing Increasing

Porsche 908 slot car magazine

Fly Porsche have dramatically went up in price since I last was on ebay. Taking a two month break and something caused a spike which has lead to a significant price increase. Whether people are actually purchasing this type of car at these prices is a different story.

How does a car double in price in such a short amount of time? I’ll be keeping an eye on these auctions to see if purchases are being made. I have a feeling this is truly just aggressive sellers trying to inflate prices.

Fly Porsche is a good car for any slot car enthusiast. Very easy to work on in addition they have what I like to call a two piece body. The motor sits in a back section of the car that is easily removable and can be replaced quickly.

After doing some looking I found one ebay Fly Porsche Auction at a decent price. It will be interesting to see how this one ends.

Lap Run Video Carrera Camaro

Lap Run Camaro

Lap speed is a little tuff to achieve with the Camaro.  This car isn’t one that you will want to take to racing events.  It’s heavy  which makes speed pickup slow compared to other cars.

It’s a little bulky and stands higher than most cars off the track.  With the stance being a little higher the feel at cornering speed doesn’t feel too great; hence a feel it will fly off the track.

 

Carrera Camaro Review Page

Exotic 2019 Cars Wish Were Slot Cars

Exotic

Exotic sports cars in 2019 are truly a special class.  Below is a list of cars that I would like to see made into slot cars.  The cars on this list range in price but most of them start around $100,000 in addition some are as high as $1,000,000.  What makes these cars special? The way these cars look are unique.  If you see one of these cars drive down the street you will stop and stare.

  • Apollo Intensa Emozione
  • Aston Martin Valkrie
  • Lexus LFA
  • BMW i8
  • Devel Sixteen
  • Ferrari Portofino
  • Hennessey Venom F5
  • Mercedes AMG Project One
  • Pagani Huayra Roadster
  • Porsche Taycan

Kids can learn with racing sets

Auction Bidding Picking Up

Auction Bidding

Auction bidding last week seemed to be pretty intense.  Three to four items I was watching with the intent to purchase got away from me.  The last thirty minutes of each of those auctions turned out to be a battle.

This is a good sign for slot car sellers; in this case showing demand is growing. When demand grows slot car prices will rise.  It will be interesting to see if the demand continues.

Occasionally I pick up a new car magazine, the one below is a good pick.  I’ve looked at this magazine multiple times in the last two weeks.  Even though they aren’t slot cars who can resist real exotic cars.  If you have this magazine let me know what you think about it.

Coffee Cars Breakfast

Coffee Cars Breakfast

coffee

Coffee on a Saturday is a way to catchup as well as do some racing.  Cars are always changing which provide many topics to talk about.  Topics could be about the newest slot cars on the market, or how to modify a car to be faster.

Regardless of the topics it’s truly just a way to see friends and enjoy good coffee.

Dreaming Provides Opportunity

Dreaming

Dreaming about cars is an outlet to escape pressures.  Tough days can be handled with the smell of fuel or in this case electricity.  Forgetting about what went wrong in a day is crucial.

Adults love slot cars for various reasons, thus the reason to purchase them is broad.  In addition, cars give the feeling of being a child again.  Feelings of excitement and butterflies.

Desires to own are created by small dreams.  Dreaming consistently pushes a person to have the experience in real life.  Slot cars are the next logical step based on cost and not to mention their small size.  It’s easier to purchase an exotic car for $50 versus a real car for $300,000.