Tyco Slot Car Italy
Welcome to our website!
Welcome to our Italian Tyco Slot Car Club website!! Here you can find any information about our races, meetings, rules and follow all the pilots in our awesome championship!
We are a HO Slot Car Club. And we use Tyco slot cars. Our race Track begin to grow in 1995 as a 2 lane small track build in a house basement.
The first official tournament has to be dated in 2006 with the first 4 lane 4 pilots championship. Now we have reached up to 10 pilots with a 8 lane slot car track: every month we race together to win the finale prize.
Tyco Toys was an American toy company, in 1997 was bought by Mattel under the Hot Wheels brand. Like many other slot car brands it is not commercialized anymore but it still survives and grows in all the slot car club like our.
Our is a HO slot car club. HO refers to a family of slot cars: those with a scale factor of 1:64. The advantage of using a HO slot car is that you can increase easily lanes without having occupying an enormous areas. So, unlike others, we can race with eight pilots in the same race, adding a lot of fun.
What is a slot car?
A slot car (sometimes, slotcar) is a powered miniature auto or other vehicle that is guided by a groove or slot in the track on which it runs. A pin or blade extends from the bottom of the car into the slot.
Pilots use a trigger to regulate the power transmitted to their slot car, according to each corner difficulty. The right power in the right lane in each specific section, corner, piece of the track, allow you to be a winner or to smash into the nearest tree.
HO slot cars describe a family of slot car with a scale factor of 1:64. Tyco is the name of our slot car manufacturer.
So now you know the basics of slot car racing. Take your trigger, hold your breath and prepare your car for the starting gird!