Happy New Year!

We are open today, Jan 1 2017, until 6pm.

Track setups

For those of you who bought a slot car track from us for the holidays, here are a couple of videos to help you set them up.

For Carrera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcR42iwF_s0&feature=em-subs_digest

For Scalextric: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDMTQU0eep8

Thank you for choosing Races2U!

Last minute shopping

It’s still not too late to have a slot car track running around your Christmas tree tomorrow morning.  We still have a few in stock, and many of them can be set up in 30 minutes or less.  Prices start at just $149.  We will be open from 10am to 4pm today.  Closed Christmas day.

Pictures from Houston AutoRama/World of Wheels

Races2U was in the middle of the action over the Thanksgiving weekend at the George Brown Convention Center in Houston Texas. Our slot cars were right in the middle of some amazing examples of American automotive ingenuity from the earliest cars to roll off Ford’s production line to the latest examples of Detroit’s finest. There was a lot of automotive art, and some amazing custom paint and chrome on display, as well as race cars, fire trucks, a swap meet, and more. Races2U owner was fortunate enough to meet the still dazzling and charming Ms. Catherine Bach, who made “Daisy Duke” a household name synonymous with beauty even 30 years after the show left the air. One of the original “General Lee” Chargers was on hand as well. We even sold a few of our Pioneer slot car replicas of this automotive icon. Of course, we were delighted to meet other cast members and crew from “Dukes of Hazzard” as well, but meeting Ms. Daisy was a special treat. After all, Races2U is known for our beautiful women as well. Our own lovely Laurence turned a lot of heads at the show. We also awarded a Scalextric slot car track to the racer who had the fastest time on our track over the course of the weekend. You can see how happy the family was to be taking home their new Christmas gift.  We brought a lot of inventory to sell at the show that we still have in stock, so if you didn’t get a chance to take home your favorite car or track at the show, you can still find them in our online store.    A big “Thank You” to all the great sponsors of the show, including O’Reilly Auto Parts, Summit Racing, Dan Kruse Auctions, Tremec Transmissions, and Meguiars Wax.

Mecum Auction Dallas 2016

It has been our pleasure and privilege to work with Mecum Auto Auctions, and this past week we set up a track at one of their largest and best auctions yet at the Convention Center in downtown Dallas, Texas.  They auctioned off over 1000 cars, including some of the most rare and amazing vehicles we have ever seen.  Highlights included an Aston Martin Vulcan, Ferrari Dino, Lamborghini Countach, and a 1933 Duesenberg J.

Click here to see the photos

Halloween Deal at Races2U

Come in to Races2U Oct. 28th-30th in your Halloween costume and get $5 off the regular racing rate of $15/hr.   Come check out our decorative zombies, bats, skeletons, and more scattered around our tracks.
Happy Halloween!

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Formula 1 USGP at Circuit of the Americas

It’s race weekend in Austin! Come by our retail store in North Austin and pick up your Hamilton or Rosberg Mercedes models.  They make great souvenirs.  We also have Formula 1 cars from classics to modern, including Red Bull, McLaren, Lotus, and Ferrari.  Our highly detailed 1/32 scale cars range from $40-$60, and not only do they look great, they are FAST just like the real ones.  Come take a spin on our miniature Circuit of the Americas and see what your best time is!

Great weekend for car shows

This past weekend was perfect for two of the more interesting annual car shows that take place in Central Texas each October.  Saturday was the Buda Gearheads show, featuring many American classics, hot rods, and muscle cars from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s though there were a few others there as well.   Sunday was the VW Harvest in Leander, with air-cooled Volkswagens from the same era.  The two shows have a lot in common, aside from the years of the cars.  Both shows are put on and display all the hard work, ingenuity, and craftsmanship of dedicated owners, and the hundreds of hours of time put into these cars.  It is obvious that these drivers are dedicated to their vehicles, and keeping them running and in excellent condition is a labor of love.  Both of these shows are also family friendly, with lots of entertainment, from music to raffles to our slot car racing.  If you live anywhere within a hundred miles of Austin, these are great events worth putting on your calendar for next year!

 

Lighted Lightning!

For our younger racers, we just received a limited shipment of the Carrera Neon Lightning McQueen car from the Disney “Cars” movies.  This one is sure to move fast as we move in to the holiday season, so get yours while supplies last! Click here to buy one online, or come visit us in our Austin location.

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All British Car Day

Appropriately, it was a damp and overcast day for the All British Car show in Round Rock, Texas. However, the weather did not dampen spirits as dozens of marques showed up despite the drizzle. Brands from Aston Martin to Rolls Royce were in attendance, as well as Triumph, MG, and many others. Many thanks to Late European Automotive for sponsoring this annual event, and for having Races2U be a part of it, rain or shine.