More Aussie slot cars

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is­sue we high­lighted that off-the-shelf clas­sic Aussie tour­ing cars can now be raced on the na­tion’s – and oth­ers na­tions’ – slot car tracks. A decades-long re­la­tion­ship be­tween lo­cal Scalex­tric dis­trib­u­tor South­ern Mod­els and Scalex­tric UK head­quar­ters is be­hind that brand’s mo­nop­oly on slot-sized Aussie mus­cle and cur­rent V8 Su­per­cars. XB Fal­con hard­tops and LH To­rana L34s were the first two Aus­tralian bodyshapes to be launched onto the mar­ket a few years ago, with var­i­ous XB and LH liv­er­ies launched each year.

Now comes news of Scalex­tric’s 2016 re­leases, which in­clude the first XC hard­top (the Mof­fat Co­bra of 1978), the first LX To­rana A9X sedan (Jack Brab­ham’s Bathurst ’78 en­try), the first XY GT-HO (Goss’s 1972 Phase III). The lo­cally-flavoured 1:32 range will also run to a Mad Max In­ter­cep­tor, Jim Richards’ 1987 ATCCwin­ning M3, Mus­tang Sally, Dick John­son’s vic­to­ri­ous 1989 Tooheys 1000 Sierra, Audi’s dis­tinc­tive Bathurst 12 Hour ‘Crocodile Car’ and the VW Bee­tle driven on the moun­tain in 1963 by this edi­tion’s Mus­cle Man, Barry Fer­gu­son.

We’d love for read­ers to send us im­ages of their own ver­sions of Bathurst and other lo­cal tracks. Send them to am­ced­i­to­rial@chevron.com

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