Slot Cars

Slot cars are enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds—and have been for well over 100 years! The simplicity of the concept, coupled with their affordability and freedom of customization, have made slot car racing one of the world’s most popular hobbies.

What are slot cars?

Slot cars are miniature replicas of actual or fictional cars, driven on a slotted track by remote control. The cars are guided by a blade or pin extending from the bottom into the slot, ensuring they stay on course. The key components of a typical slot car include the motor, gear assembly, guide blade, tires, and chassis.

Slot cars come in a variety of scales, which indicate the proportional size of the car compared to its real-life counterpart. HO slot cars tend to be 1:64 scale and are generally 2 ½ to 3 ½ inches in length. 1/32 slot cars are a 1:32 ratio of a full-sized vehicle, making them twice as large as HO scale slot cars. Each scale offers unique features that are suited to racers of different ages and skill levels.

Slot Cars for Beginners

For those new to the hobby, ready-to-race slot car sets are a great starting point. These sets typically include everything you need to get started, including cars, controllers, and a track. As your skills progress, you can expand your collection with additional cars and track sections.

It’s usually best for new racers to start off with a two-car set that can be used on any smooth surface. These types of low-cost sets are great for children or adults who want to try out slot cars without investing too much money.

We’ve made sure to stock a little bit of everything to suit everyone’s racing tastes. Hobbyists who shop with us can find a large selection of slot cars and slot car tracks for sale, empowering you to develop your very own racing stadium.

Slot Car Racing

If you’re looking to race slot cars, you should know it isn’t merely about speed; it’s a thrilling activity that incorporates mechanics, physics, and strategy. From understanding the ins and outs of your slot car's design and track layout, perfecting the art of taking corners at high speed, and knowing when to accelerate or brake, this hobby offers endless entertainment and fun.

Whether you enjoy an intense race or prefer a casual afternoon ride with your kids, you can construct the perfect experience for your household. You can collect scale versions of the fastest cars you’ve seen on the street, the race track, and even in your favorite episode of Speed Racer!

Customizing Your Slot Cars

For more experienced racers, customizing your slot cars can be a rewarding endeavor. By tweaking components like the motor, gears, tires, and even the car's weight distribution, you can fine-tune your car's performance to suit your racing style and the characteristics of your track. At RC Superstore, we carry a wide variety of slot car parts and accessories to fit most scales and models.

Discover the Thrill of Slot Cars at RC Superstore

Slot car racing is sure to provide you with that real racing thrill you can enjoy for hours, and RC Superstore is proud to bring customers the fastest and highest-quality slot cars available on the market.

Our online hobby store is family-owned and operated, and we aim to provide each customer with the best experience for their needs. We help collectors find rare pieces they can’t get anywhere else, and we help racers determine their ideal sets, tracks, and cars for the next big race.