GT Contest Good Starter Track

GT Corvette Starter

GT Contest is a good starter track for any level of slot car enthusiast. Track layout is an oval or figure eight. The two cars are very hard plastic thus not easy to break.

The track is compatible with any Carrera 1:43 slot car. Track pieces easily fit together and disconnect quickly. There’s no difficult locking mechanisms on the tracks.

I run these cars on a Scalextric digital track in analog mode. Since the cars are small it’s easy to get them up to speed quickly.

Magnets are strong in each car making it hard for them to lose traction.

GT Corvette Front

GT Corvette Rear

GT Corvette Bottom

GT Ferrari Side Left

GT Ferrari Front

GT Ferrari Right

GT Ferrari Back

GT Ferrari Bottom

Formula Extreme Speed

Formula Carrera Red Bull

Formula 1/43 slot cars handle very strong.  Car speed is pretty fast especially on big tracks.  Running the car on a 1/32 size track allows for full speeds.  Arrow dynamics keep the car glued to the track without issues.  Zipping by so fast the car can hardly be seen.

This type of car can be found for about $15, which is a good entry level car.  There’s little maintenance and is very resistant.  This car is good for kids but is just as fun for adults.

Formula Red Bull Right

Formula Red Bull Front

Mercedes 1/43 Silver Carrera

Carrera Mercedes AMG 1/43 Silver

Small Carrera cars are a good way to get into the hobby. The first track I started with was a track from Hobby Lobby that I used the 40% coupon on. If you aren’t familiar with the Hobby Lobby coupons download the app for the store on your smart phone. Once you have the app look for the coupons section. You can only use the coupon on one item.

This Mercedes I got on EBay brand new for around $15. The Hobby Lobby stores in my area don’t carry these cars individually anymore. It was a brand new car sold by user power_hobby.

I run these 1/43 cars on my Scalextric 1/32 track. Due to their small size I can get these cars up to full speed on the straights. To get them to work I had to shave the both sides of the guide so it would fit in the slot.

Carrera AMG 1/43 Silver