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Modelcar (slot)racing means building scale(d) models of 1/1 racecars and (after all those hours of carefull building something most people cherish in a showcase) going to the track and actually race them...hard.
As this website's theme is Sports Endurance racing from the Gr. C era till present, our aim was to build a database with references to all the Group C, GT, GTP and LMP's that have been modelled in 1/24 or 1/25 scale. As it turned out this was a gigantic task and even though we've put these pages live..one that is far from finished.
And it probably never will be..finished as more cars and models are hit the tracks each month. But we've given it our best shot, for most of the Gr C's and GT1's if their's a model its now in the database......so we hope you'll enjoy our Cars & Model pages for what they are.

A reference list to create1/24 Modelcars...
Main purpose of the Cars & Models pages is to serve as a reference list for the slotracer who wants to build an accurate, true to scale sportscar.
For each 1/1 sportscar that we've included in the database you will find references as to where and when it raced, which models are available and who makes them.
Comparing the dimensions of the 1/1 cars and their models listed in the database will show you their scale accuracy can also give you an idea of their potential performance. Besides the individial racer/modellist, these pages can also serve as a reference list for those who write the rules for the races the slotcars compete in. After all the database was initialy created to collect and display all relevent data for the rules of the former 1/24 Slotracing Le Mans Series.

...and Modelcar rules.
If you want to organize races for 1/24 scale modelcars, your first and last reference should always be the 1/1 example of the real racecar. So we've gone through great lenghts to collect as much relevant data on the real cars as possible. And most relevant are lenght, width and height, as these are the dimensions that must de reduced by 1/24 to turn it into an actual true to scale slotcar. Funny enough we've found that quite a few models are not 1/24 at all (besides the obvious 1/25th scaled).
Some manufacturers tend to "exaggerate" the shapes of a their models for a better "scale" appearance while others present their models as 1/24 but they are more 1/25th.

The latest devellopment found at some of the Slotkit manufacturers is to "improve" the dimensions of their models to get a better performance. This is a very dangerous devellopment as if left un attended, modelcars of the future will be come less true to scale and more and more like the winged lexan thingies that besides their names bare no resemblance to a real car anymore!
We've included all the models in the database, all we want to offer to you is the facts, and nothing but the facts. All the models have been measured sevral times and by several people. Real car data has been checked and countercheck with several sources where possible. But it is up to you as rulemakers to decide which Car or Model will fit your races and which don'.

Note: These pages are presented here as a service to the (slot)race car modeller, and not for any direct benefit to any particular vendor or manufacturer. No endorsement or guarantee is offered or implied based on a model's inclusion or omission in the database

How to use the Cars & Models pages
Browse the left menu to select one of the cars in the database and you"ll get a short intro withgeneral info of the 1/1 Sportscar. By clicking on "full story" you can see the complete Car profile. For each car there's a list of liveries in the left colum in which a specific car has raced. You can click on each of the liveries to get more info such as where and when that car raced, who drove it and with what result.
Last but not least .... the Models.......with each car you get a list of all the available Models you could use to build your 1/24 slotcar, and who makes them. Wherever possible we've tried to include a short description of each model contents and some more info on what is needed to convert the model into a slotcar.

Source References, many thanks to.......
The Sportscar Model data base is an example of the almost limitless source of information the world wide web can be, specially the latest webchild Wikipedia has been very helpfull. But whatever the source, most of the records and images in this dabase have come from Sportscar enthousiast like you and me. Without their devotion, time and effort, on (web) publishing this material, these pages would not have been possible.

1/1 Sportscar references
The "Holy Bible" for all race enthousiast looking for an images of a car in a specific race must be www.racingsportscars.com the website dedicated to the sportscar racing. There You can find the biggest photo archive of not only sportscar racing but also Formula 1 archives from 1970÷1982 period and European Touring Car Championship.
Their intention is to collect a single photo of every car in each race, and the result is "impressive" to say the least. For each race all cars are identyfied by chassis nr, motor, race class and a list of drivers, and the achieved results. Compiling all the data of the Group C liveries would not have been possible without them.

No need for modesty if you call yourself Ultimatecarpage.com, but fact is that itis one of "the" leading online automotive magazines dedicated to showcase the finest modern, classic and racing cars. In addition to the weekly car features, there are frequent reports from events from all over the world. One of our top priorities is to use as much unique material (pictures and articles) as possible, relying on manufacturer press releases only for the latest releases.
Created and owned by Wouter Melissen his articles of the featured sportscars are both informative and in spirational as fun to read.

An other most valuable source of Images, car history and detail information on the 1/1 GT's and Prototypes has been GTO Racing by Laurant Duquesne.
Go to his site at http://gto-racing.nexenservices.com/ and you'll find over 360 sportscar files ranging from 60's Can Am to new millenium Prototypes. Most pages are in French, but recently Laurant has been adding English translations.

A must for the more technically interested fan is Micheal J. Fullers Mulsanne Corner. Masters of the dark science of aerodynamics frequent this website and share there findings online. At www.mulsannescorner.com you'll find in depth reports and technical analysis of most modern prototypes.

Besides the Official ACO 24 hrs site and regular sources like Maison Blanche, French "automotive " enthousisast Phillipe Boursin pages on the Le Mans 24hrs provides details on all cars entering the French endurance since 1999. http://perso.club-internet.fr/pboursin/lemans.htm
Other sources for the 1/1 car files were found on the numourous Manufacturer, Team and Constructor sites.

Model references
Collecting all the model references has been a real cooperation between several slotrace modellists through out Europe. Beside special thanks to Ralf Schafland and Karl Janda for their detailed info and model remarks, I would like to thank all those who have measured, weighted and posted dimensions of their cars for this d-base.
As there are differences between a buildt and unbuildt models, the actual dimensions of the cars may vary, but not by much.

Images (Model and 1/1l)
As mentioned before we surfed endlessly to collect as many images as possible so you could see what both real car and model look like. Main sources for 1/1 images have been mentioned above. For the model images I would like to specially thank Harald Uhl : http://www.slotundmodellcars.de,
Micheal Graber http://www.automobilminiaturen.de and the guys from Mafma http://www.mafma.com/ What we show here is but a small selection of the models that they and their clients have build.
Last but not least thank god for google, it takes a bit of tinkering with the search words, but they have been able to fill most missing links.

Adding Models or information to the Database
If you are slotracer, modellist or just plain a sportscar enthousiast, that has information (photo's, details,build remarks etc.) and would like to ad them to the database, or... f you are Modelcar/kit manufacturer and would like to add your product information.... please contact us via webmaster@slotracinglemans.com.

Tamar Nelwan


Cars & Models Dictionary
Modelcar terminology can be confusing, so we have collected some of the terms used to describe the various kits

Curbside Kits
Curbside is an additional term used to describe Resin kits, it usually means the kit has a one piece body with no engine detail or removable bodywork. Most Curbside kits have detailing features such as photo etched parts or white metal for cockpit tubs.

GFK
Glass fibre laminated, an additional term used for Slot kits. It usually means that the body has a resin topcoat laminated on the inside with Glass Fibre matting .
This reinforces the resin and makes it more crash resistant. Problems can arise when there are air pockets between the thin resin topcoat and the GFK lamination.
Some manufacturers have tried to solve these problems by producing "full" GFK bodies, meaning there is no resin topcoat, but a GFK gelcoat. (like polyester boats)

Injection moulded kits
The fine detail and crisp lines of hard plastic Modelcar bodies are formed by injecting hot molten plastic under high pressure in a hard metal mould.
The Tooling of these moulds is a expensive process which can only be recovered by high volume sales. As a result injection moulded kits are the exclusive territory of the Corporate Modelcar manufacturers.

Photo etched..or PE parts
Photo etching is a process by which a (Ultraviolet) light sensitive layer is used to mask areas on a piece of metal. The unexposed parts of the layerand metal are removed by acid leaving the masked areas in place. By repeating the process releif can be added within the limits of the metal thickness.
The result for the modeller is usually a small sheet of metal with small detail parts as brake discs, buckles for safetyharnasses, hood clips, tow hooks wing supports etc etc.

Resin Kits
Resin model car bodies are formed by casting high definition resin instead of injection moulded plastic. In general Resin cast are made in soft, flexible Silicon Moulds. As a result of this flexible mold some Resin bodies can be "warped" if the cast is remove to fast from the mold. Resin can include some of the finest detailing features ever found on 1/24 kits. Most of the Resin Kit makers are talented part-time cottage industry people. Therefore, nearly all resin kits are produced in low quantities.

Slot Kits
Slot kits are produced specially for their intended use as slotcar bodies. Most Slotkits have GFK reinforced bodies taken from same mould as the full Curbside kits. Slotkits contain less parts (no photo etched parts, no floorpan so no cockpit detail) which also makes them cheaper. In general the finish of Slotkits is rougher which means more work for the modeller.

Transkits
Transkits are partial kits which are used to supplement existing kits to create a whole new car, usually a variation to a racing car. Transkits can be just a one piece body part or a full conversion set which includes all parts necessary to convert a street car kit into a proper looking race car, or to convert a racecar from one version into an other.

Vac formed
A process by which a heated sheet of plastic (usually Lexan or PET) is formed over a positive mold. The by use of vacuum the heated plastic is "sucked" tight against the mold surfaces. Due to the material thickness the vacformed part is always bigger and less detailed than the original mold. The proces is often used to create clear parts for resin kits, but can also be used for bigger parst such as cockpit tubs and even whole bodies. For the Slot Modellist Vac formed means..Light!!!

White Metal
Is a soft metal with a low melting point, it is often used to cast detail parts that would be to fargile in resin such as steeringwheels, spoilers rims ect etc. White metal parts usually means a lot of work to clean them up an make them fit...`for the Slot Modellist it also means...heavy!

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