Thursday, August 13, 2020


Carrera provided with a complimentary slot car racing set to review
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COVID-19 may have cancelled automotive events this year like the Detroit Grand Prix, Roadkill Nights and the Woodward Dream Cruise but it hasn't put a damper on us having some car racing fun at our own house. We've transformed my basement into a motor speedway with a Carrera GO!!! slot car racing set. Slot car racing has been providing us with hours of fun while we've been sticking close to home during this coronavirus pandemic.

We've been playing around with a Carrera GO!!! Formula 1 themed track that includes an acrobatic loop, challenging curves, and fast straightaways. Cars race through the course by connecting with electrified tracks that propel the vehicles. While you don't actually steer the race cars, a controller allows you to control the speed. Go too fast on a curve could cause you to fly off the track or crash into another car. Go too slow on the loop and your vehicle won't have enough momentum to get through it causing you to plummet off the race course. Know when to hit the Turbo button for an edge on getting ahead of your opponent. Slot car racing isn't complicated to do but yet is challenging enough to keep it exciting to continuously want to play with this Carrera GO!!! Formula 1 track set.


The track set comes with highly detailed 1:43 scale cars replicating the real life ones driven by Formula 1 racing rivals Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton. Imagine you are driving Vettel's red #5 Ferrari SF71H or Hamilton's grey and blue #44 Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ around some of the iconic Formula 1 Grand Prix locations from around the world. Grand Prix fun without leaving your house! Carrera has the exclusive worldwide license to depict Vettel's Ferrari #5 and Hamilton's #44 Mercedes in slot car racing.

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Sebastian Vettel is a four-time Formula One World Champion who won consecutive titles from 2010 to 2013 and is regarded by many as one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport. This claim to fame for the German-born racer is supported by 50 pole positions and race victories which ranking him statistically as one of the best racers in F1 history. At 33 years old he still as plenty of time to expand upon his reputation as he races for Team Ferrari on the Grand Prix circuit. In those races you'll often see him facing off in a rivalry against another driver who is also considered to be one of the best drivers in Formula One history → Lewis Hamilton.

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35-year old British-born Team Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton also has staked a claim for being one of Formula One's greatest drivers ever. Hamilton has won six World Championship titles and his total tally of race victories at 87 is second-most all-time in the sport. He also holds the records for the all-time most career points (3538), pole positions (92), and podium finishes (155).  When Hamilton and Vettel hit the track not only are they looking to win every race but each is always looking to beat the other guy. Now you can join in this amazing rivalry with the Carrera GO!!! Speed Grip slot car racing set.

I really like how easy this Carrera GO!!! slot car racing set is to setup. Just connect the clip together track pieces. Insert the cars within a lane slot on the track. Insert a cord connecting the hand controller for operating each of the race cars within a track console. Also insert a power cord in the console that plugs into a standard wall outlet. Then you are good to GO!

Vroom! Vroom! These 1:43 scale replica Formula 1 race cars speed around the track. Based upon your preferences there are three configurations for the track. Have an acrobatic course that includes hairpin and high-banked curves as well as a high-rising loop. Remove the loop for a challenging track full of curves. Or just lay out the track as a standard oval for a focus on pure speed. Configure the Carrera GO!!! slot car racing layout so it provides the most fun for whatever group of family and friends may be playing with it. Recommended for ages 6+ slot car racing is an entertaining activity for adults and kids to have fun doing together.

Carrera GO!!! slot car racing tracks have earned a Geek Daddy nod of approval because I've had a fantastic time playing with this toy set along with my family. Plus when I've been busy working from home, I've witnessed my kids going down in the basement over and over again to do some slot car racing. The vehicle details are sure to geek any gearhead but you don't have to be a car guy or gal to enjoy Carrera GO!!! slot car racing. Easy to set up and fun to play slot car racing is a great way to safely enjoy the thrill of motorsports from the comfort of your home.

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