Not only do they look like their real life counterparts in so many ways, but slot cars also move in great speeds that only the most experienced can do without failing, and only the inexperienced can only dream of doing!
Owning a set, however, is oftentimes a bit on the expensive side. The most affordable ones can do the trick, although not as similarly exciting as how it is seen in reality.
In addition, most of these miniature cars are produced to almost have the same details as that of the real one, including the engine that’s included in it. To be able to capture the capability of its bigger brother, the slot car is built in the same way somehow – same dimensions, same speed, same character.
Also, most of the race tracks made are built in a way that all of the miniature cars launched move in the same manner – enclosed in a space enough to accommodate the edges of the car, guided in one direction where all the others are being navigated as well, and are at all hindered by any obstacles in their paths. Such race track actually brings out the best in the miniature car, as the only distinguishing factor would be the speed and durability of it.
The most thrilling experiences come from racing with friends within a track that is long enough to drain the cars of their energy after several laps. Aside from having a ‘freeway’ track (no designed tracks at all, although there’s a starting and a finishing point to determine winner), there are also other race tracks that would need a big space – just like how the real ones are seen on TV.
Of course, they key to winning the race is to make sure that the slot car being used is in top shape even before it is laid down to the racing arena. If running on removable batteries, the user should make sure that the battery is of heavy duty (if disposable) or fully recharged (if it can be charged.) The edges of the race car should be checked for possible cracks which would eventually contribute to the damaging of the car’s peripherals. Lastly, it’s all about having fun. Though miniature car fanatics do hate the fact that the hobby they love is not being treated with seriousness, they do not deny the fact that the fun factor remains to be the root of their dedication to the said hobby.
Now, where can people buy the best bundles? Online, of course. There are many race track – car miniature bundles sold in premiere shopping sites, with some even offering ‘branded’ race tracks and mini cars featuring some of the world’s most popular characters.
It pays to be not so serious for a while. It can even be a way of living for some, as long as it doesn’t affect their entire lives. One thing’s for sure, however – such hobby like collecting miniature cars, especially if it has its own cult following, will stay and will always be around. Unless something that’s more thrilling comes along, rest assured that these mini versions of the cars we love seeing live, and are afraid to mimic in real life, will just be around.
Plus, if it’s not mentioned already, doing this is an alternative to the much more perilous real-life version. If you’re a guy, don’t pass up on this chance. If you’re a girl, persuade your boyfriend to engage in it. It surely won’t disappoint.