David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/14/12 9:32 a.m.

Whether you grew up with scratch-built cars in the ’60s or pocket-sized AFX racers in the ’70s, you probably still have a soft spot for slot cars. Well, they’re back—and better than ever.
Today’s 1/32-scale slot cars feature the intricate details found on static die-cast models along with trouble-free running gear. Track sections quickly snap together and come apart just as easily, meaning nearly any empty space can be filled with a small-scale version of Le Mans, Daytona or something of your own design.
“I have been doing this since 1962, and these are the good old days,” explains Bob Ward, a consultant to several slot car suppliers. “There are literally thousands—and I mean thousands—of 1/32 slot cars that you can buy.”

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