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Slot Cars That Appear To Be The Real Thing

Slot cars give the feeling of driving the real thing inside your home.  You know that butterfly feeling you get in your stomach sometimes?  That’s how it is when you get your first track and cars.

Opening the package and connecting the pieces; waiting for the unknown experience to happen.  The press of the trigger for the first time and watching the car go around the track is incredible.

Freedom from the stresses of the real world

Slot cars give a freedom from all the worries of the world.  You can come home and race on a track where you set the rules.  There’s no one telling you what to do.  It’s you and the car trying to master the track.  Can you beat your old race time without losing control?  Can you go just a little faster in turn one than you did the day before?  If you crash there is very little cost or risk.

Racing can be the true peace of mind you’ve been looking for.

Green Huracan A Beautiful Machine

Huracans are naturally beautiful machines and their small slot car replicas are no different.  The details of this green Lamborghini shows exactly what makes these cars so special.

The V10 engine has been captured through the back window.  This is an engine that is said to produce 602hp.  Some serious power in a lightweight car.

It’s hard to believe that the real version of this car was introduced in 2014.  With a strong design this car still looks good in 2019.  You can learn more about the Lamborghini Huracan on Wikipedia.


Carrera Digital Racing App

I was excited to try the Carrera Racing app so I downloaded it to my phone.  After an hour of trying to figure out why nothing was happening I realized it needs Carrera 30369 App Connect Set to work.

Going to put that on my wish list for future purchases.

I’m a little bit disappointed because Scalextric Arc Pro Upgrade has this feature automatically built in.

Ford Capri Zakspeed Black

Ford Zakspeed Capri is one of my favorite cars to play with.  It came with my YoungTimer Showdown track.  If it didn’t come with the track I would have never purchased the car.

Balance of the car’s weight is one of the best. Driving the car around at a high speed is really easy. In addition it’s a good fit for all types of drivers.  Cars like this probably get overlooked; unless a person was part of the generation when it raced.

What’s interesting is Wikipedia mentions that the race car had very little in common with the Ford Capri for the public.

Ford Capri Top

Reset Carrera Digital Car Code

To reset a Carrera 1/24 slot car is pretty easy to do.  Put the car on the track and press the CODE button the number of times that matches the controller.  So example if the controller you want to use is coded to two press the code button two times.  In addition the cars front lights will start to blink letting you know the programming has started.  Then you will need to press the front button on the controller.  The car is now connected to the controller.

I spent two weeks trying to figure out how to change the code of one of my cars.  The reset instructions aren’t that clear or easy to find.

Reset Car

Reset Controller Button

Carrera AMG GT3 or Corvette C7.R

Rear Stance Is What Makes A Car Beautiful

Rear stance is what makes each car different thus making it stand out from its competitors. A cars ability to keep the back tires planted on the track is attributed to its stance. Some have wide tires that tell everyone around that it means business and it’s ready to run.

Did you know the back of a car is a little wider than the front of a car? Most of the time it’s hard to tell but with sports cars it’s a little easier to see. It keeps the car from tipping over during turns.

Rear lights make a car instantly recognizable. It’s like looking into a person’s eyes to see their soul. A Corvette’s rear lights have a similar eye shape as a cat. In addition the lights are bright and can be seen from far back.

Mercedes from the back is a beautiful sign of luxury. It’s sleek, very stream lined and not so much fast looking but more of a high standard. This car tricks everyone because it truly is a racer.

Which Is Better? Corvette C7.R or Mercedes AMG GT3

Mercedes AMG GT – Wikipedia