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.
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.
This Lamborghini is a good find on Ebay. It took some patience because the auction was six days. I passed on a couple of auctions before on this same type of car. Patience is the key to truly finding the best deals. The auction end price for this car was $13.49 plus $4.70 for shipping.
During shipping the left mirror was disconnected. I was able to attach it back by pressing it in. Besides that, there is nothing wrong with this car.
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.
This 488 Ferrari was won on Ebay for $25; I love when I find good deals. The Ferrari had a broken wing and missing both mirrors. The auctions like this one are where you’ll find really good cars
The first thing I did after receiving the 488 Ferrari was put the wing back on. I used Super Gel Gorilla glue, it dries strong and is clear. I let it dry for about 2 hours before playing with the car. You’ll see from the pictures you can’t tell where it was glued on.
The car drives like a brand new car, I’m assuming the first owner rarely played with the car. The stickers show no wear and the paint is very good. There were no modifications done to the car at all.
LaFerrari is one slot car that I’ve waited for quite sometime to get. These cars tend to go for around $50, but I was able to get one for $25. Carrera did a really good job on these cars. The detail with the mirrors and vents is amazing.
The size of the car is 1/32 but it feels a little bigger. It seems like it’s a little heavier than a Scalextric car. This is truly the first new Carrera 1/32 car I’ve purchased and I’m very proud of it.
The smoothness of this car is amazing as it goes around the track. I’m assuming this has a lot to do with the placement of the magnet in the chassis. It seems to stick to the track very well even as the car gets up to top speed.
It’s a quiet car, unlike the rough sound from older slot cars. The engine sound is kind of a unique winding noise that matches the cool look of the car. There’s no lights on either the front or the back but there is a driver.