“The turbulent 60’s gave birth to all kinds of fads and fun, but one of the most interesting toys to come out of that turbulent decade was the slot car. With its roots in earlier wind-up cars, the slot car was an exciting marriage of wheels and electricity that reached its apex during the 1960’s. Slot cars brought kids and adults closer than ever to the dream of owning and operating their very own racers”-a brief passage from Vintage Slot Cars by Phillippe de Lispinay.
A Slot Car Raceway has existed in these premises since the mid to late sixties. We are located in James Lane Waitara NSW. Click here for the Google Map . We believe the original business was established by a Kevin Thurston who built an 8 lane banked track and a smaller, but decidedly more challenging 10 lane flat track. Both tracks were coin operated and 15 minutes cost 20 cents.
Today the business maintains a remarkable similarity in the sense that it offers two 8 Lane Garry Johnson built tracks, one is a 182 foot Johnson Hill Climb and the other a 108 Foot Johnson Road course. Both tracks are electronically controlled and feature lap counters and timers in hire mode. These tracks are to be supplemented shortly by a new Ninco 1/32 scale Digital Raceway.
Inside you will find a well stocked shop catering for 1/24, 1/32 and HO enthusiasts. We endeavor to carry the latest 1/24 speed secret from manufacturers such as Koford Engineering, Alpha, Cahoza, and Slick7, and are continually expanding our range of 1/32 Cars and sets from the likes of Ninco, Scalextric, Fly, SCX and Revell.
We maintain a comprehensive racing program catering for standard 1/32 cars right up to the lightning fast 1/24 G7 Wingcars and a week doesn’t go by without a birthday party or a community group on the 110 foot track. So if you have children that are looking for a birthday party with a difference, or if your nearing 70 but raced slots when you were a kid and would love to have a go again you are welcome at Hornsby Slot Cars.