PT NEWS           Winter 2020/21

SETS:

Fantastic News...'SlotzPartz Retro Racing' Restored Sets now available via the Sales Section.

SPEEDRACING Cars - updated pages

SPARES:

SlotzPartz Formula+Track Cleaning Fluid now available

NEW 6v Pickups - still trying to get made in the UK now, 12v hopefully to follow too, but based on demand.

NEW - Headlight and Window Glass being added to Spares section.

NEW - 6.5mm/8mm (one size fits both) front hub tyres now available!!

2021 Details to follow

2020 Cancelled Covid!

May 18th and 19th 2019. National Slot car Exhibition/slot car festival where we had a powertrack stand/display.

Link for 2018 show:
https://www.facebook.com/events/607896179334823/
It shows map etc. I think some will be travelling from great distance!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/matchboxpowertrack/

FOUND :

Jan 2018 Ex Project Manager at Lesney London E9, collection of moulded shells of Powertrack and Lanechanger, unusual box art etc. Powertrack and LaneChanger prototype

Ex Lesney Factory, Rochford....Lanechanger and spares.  Also later type race and chase controllers with black switch. Found in a PP2000 set

 

PARTS update:
We now have a good soft grade silcon tyre in black. Smaller tyres that fit both the 6.5mm front and 8mm rims. See the Sales/Spares section.

 

18v Collection withot elusive Red Saab
18v Collection withot elusive Red Saab

My Powertrack Story

I got my first Powertrack set (In fact a Lemans 4000) when I was 9 years old. It was my christmas present 1979 and me and my parents still to this day say it was the best present I ever had! I've been mad about the cars and sets ever since. I bought the 54 BMW and the green 911 Porsche with my pocket money just after my 10th birthday!

 

I was ill during March and April in 2013 and decided to relive my childhood and look up more about 'Powertrack' relive those special childhood moments and hopefully bring a smile to lots of other faces around the world too.


I hope you enjoy my website and thank you to everyone so far that has helped with content and ideas along the way. It still has many additions to come and hopefully will show in the future thaat a simple toy can warm the hearts of many. 

 

Developing the show layout 2017

 

I had bought a small layout from a friend in Iver called Bobby. This I attached another board made similarly. Wired in two sets of controllers one for visitors to race the cars and another pair for us as exhibitors. Overall when joined the layout was around 11 feet long. Tried to even out the circuit so cars have a share of inner and outer curves. Also labelled lanes with coloured dots so you know which lane to put your car back on when you overcook the throttle on a corner!

Part of the 2018 Layout, made by a Powertrack fan. Great work and I hope to add to it and make it even better if that is at all possible. If you want to see the rest it will be at the show!

My Pair of Corvettes

 

Do you recognise these cars, I found them at an auction near to my home about a 7 years ago. They are based on white corvettes, stripped and professionally painted, pinstripes added. Lights and exhaust painted.

If you know any info about these, I would love to get in contact with the creator, whom I am still looking for!

 

They are amazing. Hope you like them.

 

 

Rare Finds, lots to be found

 

There are many custom and a whole lot of prototype and historical stuff that seems to be out there even today, from early paperwork to rare unusual cars and pieces which are putting the whole jigsaw together.

Early Whisker Motor Chassis's

Grey solid wheeled early cars

White Solid wheeled early cars with what look like low profile tyres

Prototype orange Ford no decals

Prototye bright light green TR7 no decals

Prototype pure white VW no decals

Porsche 936 LeMans car early, no black sills different aerofoil livery, no raised cockpit for drivers head

Renault Eif LeMans early car with no raised cockpit for drivers head

Car colour variations.

Moulded bodyshells direct off the mould prior to paint /windscreen and decals

Rare lanechanger finds inc hump back bridge / off-mold bodies / prototype chassis's / cars, Black prototype controller.

 

 

 

 

 

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