Welcome to the NSCC!
30 enthusiasts formed the NSCC in 1980 to bring together people who collected, raced and played with Scalextric. Since then the club has grown to around 1000 members worldwide. We are the independent club for those interested in collecting and racing slot cars.
Come and join us, make new friends, learn more about your hobby and, most of all, enjoy yourself.
Collecting and racing Scalextric and other brands of slot car is great fun and an immensely rewarding hobby. It provides a window in miniature on motor sport and its history. It is a sociable activity for family and friends to enjoy together whether you have a temporary track in the lounge or a larger permanent layout in the loft or garage. Kids enjoy it immensely and can use it to pick up mechanical and electrical concepts. The interests of collectors are many and various. Some collect brands or subsets of brands; some collect particular types of car – F1 or GT for example. Some go for products with links to TV and film. Some prefer historic cars; some like those with higher play value such as off-road systems. Some just collect things they like. Whatever your motoring interests or whichever direction you come to slot cars from, there’s a place in the club for you.
In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in the hobby. Several new companies have entered the market and products have improved in both quality and variety. Digital racing has also arrived, which, depending on the system, caters for up to 4, 6 or 8 cars on a multiple-lane track so you can change lanes and overtake your competitors. Scalextric often appears on TV in adverts, or programmes such as The Gadget Show and James May’s Toy Stories.
There are many slot car racing clubs around the country where people of all ages can prepare and race their cars against other enthusiasts, or you can even start your own. You will also often find slot car racing being used in corporate team-building, environmental awareness and other promotional events. And if you are organising a Scalextric-related event, why not send us some details and be added to our calendar?
If you are interested in collecting or racing this type of slot car we look forward to welcoming you into the club, where you can discover how to get the most out of this unique hobby. Members can also buy the latest club car (pictured above).
Members receive a monthly Journal in the post with all the latest news, and access to special slot car events and limited edition cars such as those shown in the margin. You will find the NSCC stand at most major UK slot car swapmeets – look for our signage. Or you can join online here.
To find out more about us, follow the links in the top menu or contact the committee members listed. Don’t forget to join us on Facebook and Twitter too!