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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Simon sits down for a chat with legendary driver Derek Bell MBE, reflecting on his glittering career, some of his favourite cars and, of course, our 2019 Scalextric model of a car both he and his son drove at Le Mans.
In episode fourteen we celebrate our one year birthday on YouTube with an in-depth look at Spark Plug, we take to the track with the forthcoming Ford XW Falcon 'Silver Fox' and have a special birthday competition!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!