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October 2014 Issue

  • FlySlot Reverse Auction
  • Racer Grid Girls
  • Future Releases from Slot.It
  • New Difalco Controllers
  • Wire Spoked Wheels
  • New Cars from and Racer 
  • And Much More...

Slot Car Corner Canada

We offer high-quality products for 1/32 slot racers. Our reputation is built around great service and our customers often become friends. We're passionate about slot car racing and we want to share our enthusiasm with you.

Let's have some serious fun racing toy cars !

Keeping In Touch

The last leaves in the trees are just hanging on for a few more days or weeks, depending on where you're living in this great country of ours. That means it's time to head for the basement or the local racing club and have fun with your fellow racers.

Slot Car Corner Canada will be there for all your car tuning parts, tools and some very nice cars to add to your collection.

You are receiving this newsletter because you are a wonderful Slot Car Corner Canada customer. This means you made a purchase or created an account on our website. See the link at the bottom of the newsletter to be removed from our list or to update your subscription information.

FlySlot Reverse Auction - Still In Action !

The FlySlot Reverse Auction is still going strong but the number of available cars has started to come down as the discount is increasing and more customers are taking advantage of this special deal.

As this newsletter was written, the discount was at almost 20% but it will continue to go down in the next days/weeks, until it reaches 50% or until there are no cars left in inventory. Grab the ones you're interested in now before someone else does.

(Please note the discount will be calculated at checkout.)

Racer Grid Girls - Meet Alexandra, Beatrice, Carole and Dania

Alexandra, Beatrice, Carole and Dania are now waiting for you at Slot Car Corner Canada. Those gorgeous grid girls from Racer have been in stock for a few weeks now. We already took care of pre-orders and the rest of the girls are ready to be shipped. We will probably be able to get more in the next few months but this is all we could get in this first shipment. They can be purchased separately so you can pick your favorites.

Add some atmosphere to your pit lane!

A new car from Slot.It - The Nissan R89C 

Very soon, will add the Nissan R89C to its already impressive lineup of Group C models. The first version should be available in December and will be the Calsonic #23 car from the 1989 race at Le Mans. You can now pre-order this car and we will inform you when it's available to ship. No need to pay upfront.


Probably Before the End of the Year - A New Lancia LC2 has also announced a new Lancia LC2 with a stunning multi-colored livery from the 1985 race at the Mt. Fuji endurance race. This particular car was driven by Nannini and Pescarolo.

Since we still don't have any information on the release date, we still don't have the car listed on our website but you can be sure that we'll update you with the information once we have more to tell you.

Slot.It New Releases for Q2 2015 

In addition to a new Chaparral 2E, has also published a list of cars to be released in the second quarter of 2015. Of course, like all manufacturers, they don't always keep their promises on the release dates but all the cars that are announced will be released, one day or another.

New liveries of the Porsche 956/962 are in the list, notably a new Rothmans car. The famous Castrol Jaguar XJR12 that won the Daytona race in 1990 is also announced and will surely be a popular release.

The Matra MS670B has been one of the fastest cars of the last year and a new version will be released next year, along with a classic, the Ford GT40.

Finally, a Toyota 88C with the STP sponsorship is in the works, along with a more modern Audi R18 TDI from the 2011 Le Mans race.


New Controller Options from Difalco Design - Coming Soon

Difalco controllers are our only choice when it comes to reliability, performance and flexibility. They're not cheap but we wouldn't want to be using anything else when we start a long and grueling 24-hour race. Our last world-record races were all driven by Difalco controllers for all members of the Slot Car Corner team. In all endurance races we entered in the last 4 or 5 years here in North America, 90% of the drivers were using Difalco controllers. That's surely saying something.

Here at Slot Car Corner Canada, we always had the Difalco Genesis DD303 and DD304 (with traction control) in stock and we'll continue to do so. They are, in our opinion, the absolute best controllers for the 1/32 scale racing we do. With sensitivity and brake adjustment knobs, with optional traction control and replaceable and customizable resistor boards, and with power and brake relays that always give you the maximum speed and/or braking, they can adjust to any car, any track and any driver out there.

But if the cost of those controllers was keeping you out of the Difalco family, maybe the new Difalco Neo DD300 and DD301 controllers will win you over. They all feature the same great design and quality, with the same sensitivity and brake adjustment knobs than their big brothers from the Genesis series. The DD300 is a 17-band controller and the DD301 is a 30-band controller that uses the replaceable resistor board that the Genesis controllers also have.

The big news is that their price point makes them more affordable than ever. At only $145 for the DD300 and only $180 for the DD301, they can be a great way to finally get more control over the speed of every slot car you drive. When you think that the controller is the single most used item in slot car racing, it's worth getting the best. Difalco is it.

Right now, we're sorry but we're pretty much out of stock on all Difalco controllers (we only have a DD303 in stock). But the new Neo controllers should be available before the end of the month, along with some new stock for Genesis controllers. Come back then to order yours.



Wire Spoked Wheels from Racer

After the last newsletter was sent out, those some fabulous Wire Spoked Wheels kits from Racer just flew off the shelves in a few days only. We now have them back in stock some fabulous Wire Spoked Wheels kits from Racer. Those wheels are used on the Racer Ferrari 250 GTO and LM and are also used on some other cars from the same manufacturer. They are of the highest quality and include 4 aluminium wheels with tires, that will feel right at home on many classic cars.

Forget about plastic inserts, this is the REAL thing!


Make Your Choice From Our Large Slot.It Inventory

As time goes on, we're always adding to our already impressive inventory. If you're looking for EVO6 chassis, gears, guides, motors, electronic accessories, HRS parts, motor mounts, axles, conversion kits, tires, wheels, inserts, etc., chances are good we have it in stock. Modify your cars to make them faster, easier to drive or just plain more fun. We have what it takes. And if we don't, just ask us and we'll be able to add the missing part to our inventory pretty fast.

Slot Car Corner Canada is definitely THE place for Slot.It products in Canada. No doubt about it.



Here's a list of new or back-in-stock cars that weren't on our shelves when our last newsletter was sent out in September.

Of course, we also have a lot more cars in stock so feel free to browse our inventory to find the one that will catch your eye and/or make you the next race winner in your club! Click here for the complete list.

FlySlot - Mercedes Atego Truck - JPS Special Limited Edition (only 250)

This wonderful Mercedes truck is a special limited edition from FlySlot, with the John Player Special colours. Only 250 of those were made worldwide so it's an instant collectible item. Act fast if you don't want to miss it because once it's gone, we won't be able to get more of them.


Slot.It - Alfa Romeo 33/3 - #5 - Targa Florio 1971 Winner

The Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Sport Prototype was designed in the mid 1960s to race in the World Sports Car Championship. Eventually it succeeded and won the Manufacturers' Championship in 1975, and again in 1977. Designed by Carlo Chiti, a famous Italian engineer, the several variants of the car were raced by the Alfa factory and by many privateers as well.

After the initial victories in the 2-litre Prototype category, the 'T33/3' version made its debut in 1969 and gained its best results in the 1971 World Championship. The Autodelta 'open' Prototypes won the overall ranking at Brands Hatch, Watkins Glen and the Targa Florio, being even faster than the 5-litre 'Sport' cars. The 'T33/3' cars featured a monocoque chassis, paneled in aluminium and magnesium, a V8 2998 cc engine, and a 6 or 5 speed gearbox. Top speed reached 330 km/h, at Le Mans with long tail.

In 1971, the most important victory was at the Targa Florio, with two 'T33/3's finishing first and second. The race was won by Nino Vaccarella and Toine Hezemans on the car number 5.



Racer Sideways Group 5 - BMW M1 - JPS Special Edition

The JPS livery is very popular for special edition cars. This one is no exception as Racer Sideways is offering a 1008 limited edition BMW M1 all in black and gold, in a special presentation box. As a bonus, you'll also get one of the brand new grid girls from Racer. Don't forget that all Racer Sideways cars are equipped with Slot.It running gear, making them great runners right out of the box, should you decide to run this collectible car. If you ask us, all cars are made for racing!

We still have a few in stock and that we won't be getting more once they're gone.

Slot.It - Lancia LC2 - #4 - Martini - Monza 1986 (2nd Place)

The LC2 was designed by Lancia to race in the Sport-Prototype category, according to the Group C regulations. It raced for the first time in 1983. Designed by Dallara, it was powered by a Ferrari engine, whose heads had been evolved from those of the 288 GTO. The electronic control unit was highly sophisticated and ahead of its time. The engine itself was a 90° 3-litre liquid-cooled V8, with two turbochargers, working at a maximum pressure of 3 bars; four valves per cylinder were driven by double over head camshaft. Overall the maximum power was 840 hp at 7000 rpm. Gearbox was a 5 gears Hewland unit, and rims were 15" front and 17" rear.

Lancia LC2s were as quick as Porsches, in terms of pure speed, but lacked reliability. Lancia raced LC2 cars ex-works throughout 1986; later, and until 1991, it was raced by privateers only. In 1986, LC2 cars sponsored by Martini competed the World Sportscar Championship with race numbers 4 and 5. In Monza, car #4, driven by Andrea de Cesaris and Alessandro Nannini, finished the 1000 km race in second place.


Slot.It - Sauber Mercedes C9 - #14 - ADAC Supercup 1988 Winner

This car is on its way to us right now, we should get it in the third week of October.

The Sauber Mercedes C9 was a Group C race car, built by Sauber in partnership with Mercedes-Benz. Chassis was mainly an aluminium monocoque, with magnesium elements and carbon-fibre skins. It had double wishbone suspensions, with direct-action at front and rocker-arm at rear, as well as Speedline magnesium rims, 17” front and 19” rear, and Brembo cast-iron 14” disc brakes.

In 1988, the car was powered the 'M117' engine, a twin turbo, 5-litre V8, with semi-stressed function, which used the 500SL passenger car crankcase. The two valves per cylinder were controlled by a single over head camshaft, with chain drive. In qualifying specifications, the boost pressure was 1.2 bar, and power was 800 bhp at 7000 rpm. Torque had a very flat band from 3000 to 8000 rpm, which gave the Sauber C9 a great advantage in exiting corners. Overall weight was 865 kg.

In 1988 the Sauber C9 took part to the "ADAC Supercup", winning three races out of five. Its driver, Frenchman Jean-Louis Schlesser, won the ADAC title.

Don't forget, shipping is only $5 anywhere in Canada, whatever the order and the number of cars and/or parts. It's time to add to your collection.

Made in Canada

We're located in Canada and we should be proud that many of the products that are sold on our website are made and/or designed in Canada. Slot Car Corner Canada has even been instrumental in a lot of those products. To make them more visible, we now have a special section if you want to show your support for Canadian slot racing products.

Join us on Facebook  

If you have a Facebook account (who doesn't?!) and you have not joined our page yet, you should do so right away. You'll get all the news as they happen. New cars, new items in stock, store news, special promotions, etc. Why wait for the newsletter every month when you can get the information as it comes out?

Do you have SCC candy in your slot car box ?

The SCC Candy is now a well-known addition to all our orders and we've seen some racers keeping some bags in storage for big race nights. By swallowing the recommended dosage before the start, you'll build the momentum needed to win the race, even against the fastest racers in your club. Try it, you'll be amazed at how it can work to your advantage!
If you have ordered from Slot Car Corner Canada before, you know our priority is to provide great service to all our customers. We like to think every one of them is a friend and we do everything we can to make sure you become one. And we'll start by serving your slot racing needs to the best of our knowledge and ability. We like to read your comments and that's why we invite you to join us on Facebook. Don't wait for the newsletter, get the news as they come in!

Slot car racing is a great social hobby! Hang out with friends, have fun and smile. And if you visit our beautiful Québec City, don't hesitate to drop me a note, we might be able to share a cold one around a track and make even more friends. In the meantime, just have fun!

Christian, Slot Car Corner Canada
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