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April 2015 Issue

  • New CB Design Wheels
  • Michigan 24 - 2015 Edition
  • SRC Cars - Only $49
  • AvantSlot - Interested ?
  • SCC Canada Proxy Race
  • Racer North American Championship
  • Hudy Tire Truer
  • Quick Slicks for Fly Trucks
  • New Shipping Rates
  • New Car Releases
  • 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 !

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New CB Design wheels


CB Design wheels are proudly made in Canada and they're probably the most popular third-party after-market wheels in North America. We've already sold thousands and thousands of pairs and they continue to be used by racers all over the continent, for big races and for casual racing. Their robustness, concentricity and high quality will give your cars a much-needed improvement in performance.



5-Spoke Racing Wheel - 15x10 mm
We've just released a new size for our high-performance wheel. The 5-Spoke Racing wheels are perfect for that big race where each hundredth of a second is important. In all recent Michigan 24 and Area 51 endurance races, those wheels have been used by most teams. We still haven't heard of a single wheel that went bad after a crash or didn't give the car a smoother ride. Now, you can have a 15x10 mm wheel in this CB Design family.

Insert Wheel - 16.5x7 mm
Our low-cost CB Design Insert wheels were already available in a wide variety of sizes (all 11 of them!) and we just completed the dozen by adding a 16.5x7 mm size to the family. Perfect for those classic car with tall skinny wheels, those new wheels are compatible with all tires that fitted the 15x7mm wheels. You have the choice between Quick Slicks, Paul Gage, Super Tires and Ninco Classic tires.
 



Michigan 24 Endurance Race - Another Great Weekend !

 

The guys at Clover Leaf Racing in Michigan were wonderful hosts again for the 5th edition of the Michigan 24, a race that has become THE race of the year for 1/32 scale plastic chassis cars. 6 teams, 30 racers, 5 lanes, and a gruelling 24 hours of racing. All this on a track where the world record was beaten 3 times in the last 4 years. This event has now taken a life of its own and many of the most respected slot car racers on the continent are there to share the fun.

Team Slot Car Corner had won the first four races and the target on our back became bigger and bigger during this time. Our 2014 race was nearly perfect as we had a fast car, absolutely no mechanical problems and a minimal number of off-slot excursions during the race. We knew this performance would be hard to beat but we went there with every intention of doing exactly that. But it was not to be...

The guys from Atlanta overcame difficulties, not the least being a sick driver for two-thirds of the race. But they pushed hard and maintained a fast pace during 24 hours and were able to get the win over Team Slot Car Corner. Mark, Jason, Junior, Jon and Dickie deserved this win more than any other team. That just makes next year's challenge more interesting and the competition has never been so close. Great stuff!

Once again, a professional TV crew was there for the whole race and created a very nice video showing everyone what it's like to participate in a race like this. If you see red eyes and tired guys, just remember some of those interviews and shots were made towards the middle or the end of the race. Click on the icon to see the video.

You can also see pictures of the race right here, all 103 of them. I'm sure you will agree that everyone seems to have A LOT of fun!



If you're curious to know which cars and which parts were used to run this race, here's the chart with car details for each time. You'll see that Slot Car Corner products, including CB Design wheels and Quick Slicks tires, are the norm for those endurance races. Race-tested, our products are sure to make your slot cars faster and more fun to drive.

(click on the image below for a bigger version)
 

 

Big Sale on SRC Cars - They're now all $49



Slot Racing Company (SRC) has announced a very nice lineup for 2015, including some very nice classic F1 cars. In order to make some room on our shelves for the upcoming cars, we're liquidating our current stock. The retail pricing is currently $80 and all in-stock SRC cars are now available for only $49, including the Limited Special Edition cars. You will find some very nice Ford Capri's and classic Porsche's in the list.

Please be aware that I will open every crystal case to better protect the cars during shipping, because SRC doesn't put additional protection for the cars. If you prefer an unopened box (with the risks associated with this), please tell me in the Comments box when ordering.
 
 


 

AvantSlot Cars and Parts - Interested ?



It's now possible for me to get AvantSlot cars and parts in the store for you to buy and enjoy. Before I invest in getting this brand into the store, I would like to know if the interest is there. AvantSlot has some original cars in its lineup, with a chassis that offerts many adjustments.

Let me know if you'd like me to carry this brand by sending me an email. If there's enough interest, I will certainly consider it seriously. In the meantime, if you have a specific AvantSlot product you'd like to have, contact me directly and we'll arrange for a special order.
 
 


 
 

SCC Canada Proxy Race - Great Cars !


The all-Canadian proxy race, using Canadian products (MR Slotcar cars, CB Design wheels, Paul Gage tires), for Canadian racers on Canadian tracks is now underway. 24 slot car racers all across the country sent their MR Slotcar Mazda 787B to Québec QC for the first round and the Concours voting. Follow the race right here at www.canadaslotcar.com.

Round 1 took place on Circuit Courville, in Québec QC, home of Slot Car Corner Canada. And the win went to the only local car, built and prepared by Benoit Harvey, who is known here as a master builder. Benoit was the guy behind the car that brought Team Québec to a victory in the last Area 51 24-hour race in Connecticut last November. But other rounds will probably bring different results, as every track is different, from Québec QC to Vancouver BC.

The Concours voting is also over and every participant could vote for the best original livery. I must say that there are some great cars out there and most participants went all out to give their Mazda a wonderful look. I was very impressed with the effort that went into painting those cars. But there had to be a winner and Christian Mayer, from Montréal QC, took the top spot, with almost twice the points the second place car got. With a yellow and blue livery, showing a variation of the Québec flag on the roof, Christian's entry is a work of art. For his effort, Christian wins a wonderful MR Slotcar Mazda 787B, as raced in Le Mans, awarded by Ernie at MR Slotcar. This particular car is now out of stock everywhere and has a great value.



See all cars here, and pictures of the first round are here. Full results of Round 1 are here.

If you missed the race but want to experiment running this great Canadian car, we still have them in stock and we also have many parts available if you want to tune the car to your own preferences. Many Slot.it and Slot Car Corner parts are also compatible with MR Slotcar cars. If you prefer not to paint the car yourself, the black Test Car is still available in large quantities at a reduced price (almost $15 off the retail price!).
 


 

Quick Slicks - The Spec Tire for the North American Racer Championship


Quick Slicks silicone tires continue to make their way on more and more tracks around the continent, proving that quality products are always a good value. We are very proud to announce that they have been chosen as the spec tire for the Racer Sideways Group 5 North American Championship.

To participate in this championship, you can see the rules on Home Racing World.

You can also get your own hat to show Quick Slicks are your tires of choice. Those hats are high-quality items that will last a long time.
Wear what the best racers were wearing at the Michigan 24 !
 


 

The Hudy Tire Truer Is Back In Stock


The very popular and high-quality Hudy Tire Truer is now back in stock. It's not cheap but it's a tool every serious slot racer should have on its work table. In the last Michigan 24 race, every team used one (or two!) to prepare their tires for the endurance race.

We also have spare abrasive drums, axles and belts for the truer. Also make sure you see the very nice pinion pullers and presses from the same company. Quality tools that will last you a lifetime.

 
 
 

Quick Slicks Silicone Tires - Now For Fly Trucks

 

Quick Slicks tires are now available in more sizes than ever, even for FlySlot trucks. FlySlot Trucks are very popular; however, the stock tires leave a lot to be desired. If you're a urethane fan, Paul Gage offers some excellent replacements. On the other hand, if you prefer silicone tires, you've pretty much been out-of-luck. Quick Slicks now offers a high-performance silicone tire designed specifically for stock FlySlot Truck wheels. The last photo shows the stock tires (left side of truck) and the Quick Slicks replacements (right side of truck). While the Quick Slicks may appear to be a single, large tire if you look closely you'll see there are actually 2 tires. Like all Quick Slicks, these tires feature an outer sidewall with a realistic rounded profile. Look for Quick Slicks part numbers FL91 and FL92 - check them out.

 
 


 

A Needed Change in Shipping Costs


For the last few years, Slot Car Corner Canada has offered you a flat shipping rate of only $5 for all orders, to anywhere in Canada. But the real shipping cost for most orders is between $9 and $17, depending on size, weight and destination. Unfortunately, this flat shipping rate has been eating away at my profit margin for a while now. Even though 2014 was a great year during which I saw much increased sales, it also was the year during which the Canadian dollar took a dive. The profit margin on each sale is now so low that the shipping costs I have to pay are completely erasing them, and then some.

When I filed my income tax return, the net loss from operating Slot Car Corner Canada in 2014 was over $3000. And this doesn't include the salary I'm not paying myself (!) for doing this. I love being the owner of Slot Car Corner Canada but it won't be fun for long if I'm losing money on each sale, which I've been doing for a few months now. Of course, it makes no sense at all to continue on this path; I'm sure you'll understand.

This is why I must change the shipping costs by asking you to pay the real shipping cost for every order, starting now. Our e-commerce platform will calculate the shipping cost for the method you choose when checking out. You can choose among the services offered by Canada Post or you can also choose Purolator for a much faster delivery, most often for a similar cost.

If the items you're ordering can be put into a padded envelope less than 20mm thick, I will ship First Class and add a credit to your account for your next order. But you'll pay the full amount for a package when checking out.

Thank you for your understanding. I want to continue operating Slot Car Corner Canada to offer Canadian slot racers high-quality products. In order to do that, I can't lose money on every sale. Please rest assured that I'll continue to ship quality products at reasonable prices in a timely manner. The well-known SCC Canada service will continue to be plenty and free!

 

 

Clearance Items - Great Deals !




Super Tires added rounded shoulders on their most popular models and we're selling the «old» square versions at clearance pricing. Slot.it has released a revised LMP Screw Mount Guide and now has lightened spur gears. We have bags of older Slot.it tires that need to find a good home. This is where our Clearance Items section can be useful for you. You will find great deals if using the next-to-last version of a product is not essential to your project.
 
 
 

 

THE CARS THAT WERE ADDED THIS PAST MONTH

Here's a list of new cars that weren't on our shelves when our last newsletter was sent out in March. We also have gotten back in stock a lot of other cars from Slot.it, Racer and SRC.

We also hope to receive the first MR Slotcar McLaren F1 GTR cars in the next few weeks, starting with the «Contender» series. Let's cross our fingers, this release has been delayed way too many times already.

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.
 


Slot.It - Audi R18 e-tron quattro - Le Mans Test 2013 - #4 - Real 4WD

(will be in stock around the end of April)

 

 

Slot.it - Nissan R89C - Le Mans 1990 - #85


 
 

 
 

Racer Sideways - Porsche 935/78 - Martini Special Edition



Only 240 of those were made and they include a Martini Umbrella Girl in the box. Only one left. You can be the lucky one!
 

 
 

Racer Sideways - Group 5 - Porsche 935/77A - DRM Championship 1978 - #5


 
 

 

Slot.It - Nissan R89C - Le Mans 1989 - #23


 
 

 

Slot.It - Porsche 962 IMSA - Sebring 1987 - #86


 
 

Racer Sideways - Group 5 - Porsche 935 K2 - Vaillant - #51

 
 

 

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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