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1/32 Drags?!

1/32 Drags?!

1/32 Drags?! I have seen a few… but generally it seems that 1/32 scale slot racers do not consider drag racing. This, despite the fact that many of the drag racing dominates many 1/24 scale commercial raceways. Drag racing has its advantages… Drag tracks take less space.  Races rarely damage detailed cars. Win/loss drama every […]

Are any slot car tracks still open?

Are any slot car tracks still open?

When entertaining with our portable slot car tracks, I am often greeted by people surprised that slot cars “still exist”.   The question is often phrased: “Are there any slot car tracks still open”?  I understand the reason for the question: With the avalanche of entertainment and distractions available today, nearly all requiring batteries and electronics; […]

Heroes lost and found

Heroes lost and found

In 2005 I bought some motors and gears from “Slot Car Heroes” as upgrades for my racers at Nomad Slot Racing.   The “Heroes” website is fascinating.  Its owner, Tim Johnson demonstrates his passion for slot cars. his project development, test data and even his sources in detail. There are tutorials that show how to build […]

Panoz 1447 Our Fastest Slot Car – or not?

Panoz 1447 Our Fastest Slot Car – or not?

I am often asked which is my fastest slot car.  There are several possible answers. The Panoz 1447 was the fastest by lap count on our favorite track.  Here is the story: The track: Once a year on our 55 foot Carrera track “Quadrophenia” we held a 1 hour LeMans race.  1/24 scale time is […]

Slot Car Track Design Philosophy of Nomad Raceways

Slot Car Track Design Philosophy of Nomad Raceways

Nomad Raceways is now offering slot car track design and slot car track kits for home, club and commercial use.  With them you can create layouts that maximize slot racing potential. Through long experience, racing on every scale and type slot car track, our designs consider all the important elements.  Driver sight lines, marshaling accessibility, […]

For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release

After racing around the world, San Diego company lands in Little Rock Little Rock, AR 9/24/2019 — Nomad Raceways has been entertaining with portable slot car (remote control miniature car) race tracks at events since 2003.  Appearances at conventions, conferences, sports events, sales promotions and parties for audiences from small children to corporate CEOs have […]

A history of slot cars race to oblivion and back.

A history of slot cars race to oblivion and back.

A history of slot cars race to oblivion and back. “Speed kills” is true in many contexts, even in the fun zone that is slot car racing.  to understand this, and keep things fun, let’s go to history and physics.  I said fun, right? Electrically powered model cars were used in the 1890s.  Early versions […]

1963

1963

In the early 1960s, my family built a miniature world in the basement.   Tiny people, each with their own story, lived in tiny plastic houses or worked in charming little shops or the local mill.  Around and through it all, ran the train. Creating that world and inventing those stories was the work of […]

Why the name Quadrophenia?

Why the name Quadrophenia?

The original “Quadrophenia” was a masterpiece rock album and a film. The Who invented the term, “Quadrophenia” to describe a state of confusion and finding oneself through four elements/traits personified by the four band members and the movie’s schizophrenic lead character.  I named our premier slot car racing track Quadrophenia because it has a versatile […]