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Best Wishes for the New Year

2013 has begun and it wants to be the best year of your life. Since you're a slot racing enthusiast, you've already got a very good thing going for you. Add good health, good people around you and a little bit of money to fullfill some (not all!) of your desires. That's what we're wishing for you. And above all, don't forget to have fun!

A special prize for Luf Linkert (aka «oldslotracer»)

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the «Christmas Race» in the Vancouver area, Slot Car Corner Canada donated a special prize that was awarded to Luf Linkert, for his dedication to slot car racing and for the inspiration he was to a lot of us all, slot racers of the world. We're proud to have him as one of the great Canadian ambassadors of this wonderful hobby.

Luf was awarded a Racer Sideways Group 5 Ford Capri John Player Special Limited Edition. The picture shows Luf accepting the prize from Alwyn Slabbert (aka «SuperSlab»), a very good friend of Slot Car Corner Canada.

Thank you Luf for all you do for the slot car community, locally in British Columbia and internationally. Have fun with your new car!

Group 5 Cars from Racer Sideways

All pre-orders for the Racer Ford Capri Zakspeed #52 were recently shipped to their new owners and we still have some of those beautiful cars left in stock. If you want one, we're offering a $10 discount on the regular pricing. This car is in our opinion the best-looking Group 5 car from Racer to date. Next in line for this great series of cars is the Fruit of the Loom Lancia Beta, which is sure to turn heads also. You can pre-order it right now to make sure you get one when it's released in the next few weeks.

DID YOU KNOW...

Every CB Design wheel has a hubless design. A hubless wheel means that the entire width of the wheel can be used to put rubber, silicone or urethane on the track... more traction means more speed and stability in the corners. It also means that it's easier to put wider wheels under the body of your cars, especially when a sidewinder setup is limiting your options on that front.

Since the set screw is located under the tire, some racers ask us if it's possible to glue and true tires on a hubless wheel. Of course, it's possible, we do it all the time. All you need to do, once the tire is glued to the wheel, is to use a toothpick or any other small pointy object to make a very small opening in the tire, through which the hex driver will go to reach the set screw.

We won the last two races at the prestigious Michigan 24 with CB Design wheels and most of the winning car builders/tuners in proxy races are also using hubless wheels with glued/trues tires. You can't go wrong with hubless wheels.

New FlySlot Cars

During the holidays, we received some new cars from FlySlot. The Lotus 1978 F1 driven by Rebaque is back in stock and the Williams FW07 1980 driven by Salazar now accompanies it. Go back to a F1 era that gave us some great racing and drama.

We also now have in stock the great-looking MAN TR1400 truck in Gulf colors and the very nice BMW M3 E30 DTM 1988. They would make great additions to your car collection. All FlySlot cars and trucks have reduced pricing. Take advantage of it!

Updates to the Tire Selector

In the last few days, we worked hard to update our exclusive Tire Selector. In addition to our own CB Design complete wheel collection, all Slot.It, NSR and Racer Sideways cars and wheels are now in there and the Scalextric list has received some attention too. Of course, the companion Super Tires Application Chart was also updated so you can have a paper copy in your slot car box at all times for quick reference.

For those of you who haven't yet discovered this amazing tool, it will help you determine which Super Tires are compatible with any given car or wheel you might want to use Super Tires on. Of course, with all the slot cars out there in the market, they can't be all included in the Tire Selector (and Super Tires don't exist for every car) but you can help us grow the list.

If you don't find the car/wheel you want tires for in the Tire Selector, first check with us. If we don't have any information on compatibility for this particular car or wheel, you'll be invited to send us the wheel by mail. If we find compatible Super Tires, we'll send the wheel back with a free pair of Super Tires, for helping us grow the list. If we don't find compatible Super Tires, we'll still send you a free pair of your choice and we'll update the Tire Selector in accordance with our findings.

Rounded Super Tires

The number of available rounded Super Tires ("R" Series) is growing and your interest in them is tremendous. They've been selling like hot cakes since their introduction! That's why we'll continue to work with the manufacturer to make sure new models are introduced on a regular basis. Production is now in full swing for the most recent silicone Classic Super Tires (1111R, 1112R, 1113R, 2102R, 2102R) and we have a large inventory on hand to fill your orders as they come in. Production of the same tires in urethane (Yellow Dog) has begun and we should have them in stock soon for those who prefer to run urethane tires.

Self-Adhesive Lead Sheets

You will now be able to add lead sheets to your next order at Slot Car Corner Canada. Lucky Bob's lead has a 3M self-adhesive back and comes in two different thicknesses (0.032" and 0.063"). Cheap and easy to use, what's not to like? In stock now.

M/T Racing Motors

If you need slower motors that have a lot of torque and a smooth power delivery, look no further. Slot Car Corner Canada has the online exclusivity in Canada for M/T Racing Motors. These high-quality motors are also very cost effective when compared to higher RPM motors from other manufacturers. They come in short can, long can and slim can versions, for all your needs. The slim can version comes with a 1.5mm motor shaft and we also sell some stainless steel tubing so you'll be able to use 2mm pinions on those if you prefer.

In classic open-wheel cars or smaller cars of the 60's and 70's, these affordable motors will be perfect. More realistic translate into closer racing and more fun! Try one for your next build. They're in stock now.

A Colorful Addition

Every order shipped from Slot Car Corner Canada now includes a colorful new item. Will it help you build a smoother and faster car? Maybe. Maybe not. You'll have to try and see for yourself.

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. We're looking forward to 2013 with a big smile and we'll continue to serve 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 slot track and make even more friends. In the meantime, just have fun!

Christian, Slot Car Corner Canada
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