The Slot Car Handbook Paperback – Aug 1 2007
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About the Author
Dave Chang is a record producer by day and a slot car racer by night. He has been deeply involved in the hobby for years. He is the author of the definitive guide to slot car tuning, The Slot Car Handbook [Crowood 2007]. This is his second book for Crowood. Resident - Englandwww.theslotcarhandbook.com
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Top Customer Reviews
The content is well laid out and I have learned some things about car maintenance etc. that I did not know. Info about the track options and designs is about the same level as one could obtain on the internet given sufficient time and patience.
Overall I found this book a good (very good?) reference and will use it more as I delve into the hobby more. If you are looking for a technical book on tracks and layouts this is not the one. However, if you want more info about the cars and slot racing in general, this will do you fine.
Given it is written in 2007 is does address digital racing but not in as much depth as I had hoped. The author has suggested on the Slot Car Forum that he is researching a new book with more attention on digital. If that is your main interest, or if you are new to the hobby, this book will do until the new one is eventually released.
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Larger coverage would be appreciated, but its objective text and figures are a good addition to the hobby.
That said, good info and nicely printed. Advanced info is best found online, in forums such as slotforum and slotcarillustrated.
They should include this book in every new slot car set!
I have just recently read book, the book tends to be more for those who have just entered or are about to enter into the slot car hobby. It gives an over view of every thing to do with the cars, racing, tracks and every thing that goes to make a slot car race track. A good book for those just entering the hobby.