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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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All things American at Brands Hatch

On the 1st and 2nd June, Brands Hatch enjoyed American SpeedFest, a celebration of all things American motorsport. In this edition of Test Track Pit Stop Simon writes up his experiences from an incredible weekend witnessing the best of this fantastic event.

Ep. 13 - Championship Competition

May's Test Track welcomes BTCC legend Andrew Jordan as he races Mike in a 50-lap showdown. We also show off three new samples which we recently received and end with our trip to the UK Slot Car Festival and the first public outing of the new Spark Plug system.

Truck Racing at Brands Hatch!

Simon's latest trip to Brands Hatch saw an incredibly enjoyable weekend of truck racing with the British Truck Racing Association (BTRA).

Ep. 12 - Mini Magic!

In this episode, Mike challenges Scalextric designer Caitlin to 50 laps, there's a detailed look at the upcoming Mini Diamond Edition Commemorative Triple Pack and we also take a look at our recent trip to Brands Hatch.

Scalextric at Brands Hatch for the BTCC!

Simon reports back from an eventful opening weekend of the BTCC at Brands Hatch, checking in on how Scalextric Brand Ambassador Andrew Jordan fared, as well as other drivers who have been included in the Scalextric 2019 range.

Ep. 11 - Pole Position

Join us as we take a closer look at a recent F1 release, discuss our trip to Brands Hatch and have a new competition for you to enter!

Ep. 10 - Most Wanted

In this edition of Test Track, we go inside the garage to take a look at some upcoming models, Mike takes us through his first two top picks of the year, and we have just enough time to pop back to our offices in Margate for a special event!

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.

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