Category Archives: Slot Cars in the Media

Chicagoland Raceway featured on “Planet Funhouse”

Planet Funhouse at Chicagoland Raceway

Chicagoland Raceway featured on “Planet Funhouse” – YouTube vlogger video:

“Fun Things To Do: Westmont Illinois Chicagoland Raceway Slot Car Racing”

Besides being featured on mainstream media, whether online or on local TV, being showcased by a local blogger or vlogger (video blogger) can also result in great exposure to a slot car raceway and our slot car racing hobby!

This video was taken and published a couple years ago – but Chicagoland Raceway owner Mike Swiss was not even aware of the video online until he happened to stumble across it the other day!

Jim Cunningham Spreads the Slot Car Gospel

Jim Cunningham Spreads the Slot Car Gospel

Nice article in the Arkansas Times about Jim Cunningham of Nomad Raceways, following his move from Southern California to Little Rock Arkansas, and his quest to spread the slot car hobby to new enthusiasts in Arkansas. – Paul K @ OWH

Following is an excerpt and link to the full article:

Soul Made: Handmade Slot Car Track

Soul Made: Handmade Slot Car Tracks

Father-son bonds are a cornerstone of automotive passion. Mark Jarel and his son, previous Petrolicious Made to Drive features, share the automotive bond on multiple fronts including dreaming and building epic slot car tracks. For your inner 5-year old or your actual one, Mark makes slot car dreams come true.

Wing Commander MBE Ken Wallis’ 1942 Slot Car Racing Track

Wing Commander MBE Ken Wallis' 1942 Slot Car Racing Track

In spare time between air raids with his Vickers Wellington bomber during WWII, bomber pilot Ken Wallis built small model racing cars with electric motors, running on a slotted track constructed from a “black-out” board for his small hut at the Grimsby RAF base.

1987 USRA Slot Car National Championships – ESPN Pre-Nats Coverage by John Meyers

1987 USRA Slot Car National Championships

ESPN TV coverage of the 1987 USRA Slot Car National Championships at Grand Raceway in Chicago, IL.

1987 Pre-Nats Interview with Csaba Szekelyhidi

1987 Pre-Nats Interview with Csaba Szekelyhidi

1987 USRA Slot Car National Championships at Grand Raceway in Chicago IL.

The 60’s – Slot Cars

The 60's Slot Cars

Slot cars of the 60’s are featured on the History Channel’s 60’s High Tech.

“Spotswood” (aka “The Efficiency Expert”)

The Efficiency Expert (aka Spotswood)

The Slot Car Race Scene from the Movie “Spotswood” (aka “The Efficiency Expert”), a 1992 film featuring Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins and Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn, along with a cameo appearance of writer Max Dann.

Slot Car Racing is a High Speed Hobby in Naperville

Naperville News 17’s Blane Erwin reports.

The term “slot car” might first bring to mind toys for kids you pick up at a big box store, with small cars and tracks to be set up on your kitchen table or living room floor.

Keeping Slot Car Racing Alive in NYC

Buzz-A-Rama Featured on Great Big Story

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Keeping Slot Car Racing Alive in NYC – Buzz-A-Rama featured on Great Big Story.