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2019 Update on SCI Server move and New Hosting Company.

Published: October 13, 2019

Updated November 19th 2019.

Please read article for latest news, we are slowly getting the new Server configured.



Progress on our move to a new Server. We are finally getting moved from our old hosting Company. This process is taking a lot longer than we expected due in part to the amount of data to be moved. We hope to be live and operating again later this week.

We will then start to rebuild features that has made SCI a place to go to to find out about Slot Car Racing. As always our focus will be the North American market as we are based here and in the changing world of retail we are aiming to become the main source for sales on the Brands we Import, Distribute and Manufacture.


Slot Car Illustrated rebuild and problems with log in.

Published: March 14, 2019

As we continue the rebuild of SCI, some known issues we are working on, and how to see the New Forum. Please check the link to expand this article we are working on the Site to add more features daily. Do not try to log in here this Front Page is not linked to the New Forum. Either see the rest of this article or click here to go to the New Forum on SCI 

http://www.slotcarillustrated.com/portal/forums/index.php





News from the UK Slotcar Festival

Published: May 19, 2018 | Views: 3119
Under the cover of the Media Blitz surrounding the Royal Wedding our Roving Reporter popped over to the UK to see what was on show at the Slot Car Festival.

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