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Welcome to Test Track

Test Track is our new monthly blog that takes a look behind-the-scenes of the Scalextric Development department, tracking the development of Scalextric products often many months before release, and taking a closer look at new technologies.


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Scalextric Meets Mark Blundell

Simon from Test Track Pit Stop sits down for a chat with Mark Blundell, winner of the 1992 24 Hours of Le Mans and Formula One driver.

Ep. 9 - 50 Laps with ...

Episode 9 of Test Track sees a brand-new feature as we enjoy a 50 lap race with Oscar and ask him about the 2019 Range. We also pick out some of our favourite bits from the announcement as well as look at some fantastic BTCC/Scalextric news!

Ep. 8 - 2018 in review

Test Track looks back over 2018 and sees just how far we’ve come - a year packed with development news!

Ep. 7 - Christmas Spirit

Join us here at Scalextric HQ as we look forward to Christmas! With a huge Christmas competition and all the latest news, you definitely won't want to miss out!

Scalextric into the night!

There's nothing quite like some night-time racing! In this edition of Test Track Pit Stop, Simon enjoys a weekend of racing in the dark at Brands Hatch.

Ep. 6 - Beat the Competition

Test Track episode six is here! Looking at the new Sunset Speedway Set, with its handy wireless controllers, we also check in with the brand-new Scalextric game on Xbox and Nintendo Switch plus look back at the amazing day we spent with Chelsea FC!

Formula Ford Festival

Simon attends the exhilarating Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch, witnessing the most exciting domestic single seater racing of the year!

Ep. 5 - 50 in 50

Test Track Episode 5 wishes the Ford Escort a happy 50th birthday as we try to capture as much of its history as we can in 50 seconds. We also pop 'Inside the Garage' and look ahead to an event just around the corner.

Scalextric and the BTCC – Finale time!

With the 2018 season of the British Touring Car Championship coming to a close, Simon was in attendance at Brands Hatch to witness the close of another thrilling year. Scalextric was also there in an official capacity, offering racers the chance to win a brand new set - and if that wasn't enough we were also involved in an amazing RCIB Insurance competition!

Ep. 4 - Own the Track

Test Track episode 4 takes a look behind the scenes with Scalextric's most recent campaign 'Own the Track', as we speak to Mike, the man responsible for this exciting ad. There's also a wealth of reintroductions to discuss and our trip to Goodwood Revival 2018.

Scalextric Meets John Fitzpatrick

Simon takes a small break from Brands Hatch to visit racing legend John Fitzpatrick. With Scalextric models in hand, Simon discusses all things motorsport and is even lucky enough to grab a couple of signed cars for competition prizes!

Festival Season at Brands Hatch!

It's back-to-back festivals for Simon as he catches us up with his recent visits to Brands Hatch!

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