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MRE Slot News 13 June 2013


We have a new Camaro from PIONEER and four new CARRERA cars in stock.

The first of the PIONEER Chevy Camaro SS models to arrive is the satin black Camaro Stealth. This follows a pattern of cars by PIONEER, as the Ford Mustang and Dodge Charger have also been released in a completely black Stealth scheme. Looking at the Camaro, it is everything that was promised, we can't find a bad angle to look at it from, in fact we particularly like the direct front and rear views. We haven't had a chance to get one near a track yet, but if it performs like the Mustang and Charger it will be a winner.

PNR-042 Chevy Camaro SS Stealth

The first new CARRERA car to be delivered is a 1/24 Digital model of the Ferrari 250 GTO. An evergreen favourite (if we are allowed to say that about a bright red car) the latest version is exactly how we imagine a racing GTO should be, and is sure to be popular among racers of the larger scale.

CAR-23784 Ferrari 250 GTO # 77

CARRERA also delivered three cars in 1/32 scale. The Cheetah has a plated finish to replicate the highly polished aluminium prototype. The Cobra has a nice blended metallic finish more akin to a custom car, and is described by CARRERA as 'Universal Memories', we assume it is mythical as we can't find any reference to a real car, but we would be delighted if anyone can tell us any more. The Ferrari 458 Italia is of course a current competitive GT racer.

CAR-27426 Ferrari 458 Italia AF Corse

CAR-27432 Cheetah Polished Aluminium

CAR-27433 Cobra Universal Memories


The new ORIGINAL SLOT CAR model of the Peugeot 205 T16 is raedy to be shipped, so we have have the first car  from this high-quality manufacturer in stock very soon.

OSC-001 Peugeot 205 T16 Monte Carlo

Still on the way is the SCALEAUTO BMW Z4 Liqui Moly car we told you about last week. Also due is the SRC Capri Broadspeed Ltd Ed car signed by Andy Rouse, we have a picture but don't have any more available as they are all sold out to advance orders, sorry.

SRC-900107 Broadspeed Capri Signature - sold out to advance orders

There are some kits due from SLOT-IT, new models from TEAM SLOT, and a delivery on the way from RACER so we should have some fast and good looking cars for you next week.


Here is something very special, a very Limited Edition from PIONEER. A few clear plastic flow models have been built up of the new Camaro SS, and we will be able to get hold of a small number.  Early advance orders and keep your fingers crossed you will be lucky !

PNR-020 Chevy Camaro SS X-Ray Ltd Ed

Two trucks announced by FLY are Limited Editions for the USA. The SISU Truck hasn't been around for a while so many people will not have had the opportunity to get one yet. Finished in the well known courier liveries of Fed-Ex and UPS, we will have a limited number available.

F-201301 SISU Truck UPS Ltd Ed

F-201302 SISU Truck Fed-Ex Ltd Ed


SLOT MAGAZINE OUT NOW. The first issue of the new SLOT MAGAZINE has been despatched to subscribers, and will be available in many branches of WH Smiths and other newsagents next week. If you prefer a hard copy (a digital version has been available for a couple of weeks already) then find a newsagents that has it in stock, or make sure you order your own copy. If thats too hard, we also have it available for sale on the MRE website.

SM-001 Slot Magazine Issue # 1

PIONEER CAMARO TEST CAR. After being able to take orders for the Camaro SS X-Ray shown above, we were able to have a look at another Camaro produced during the manufacturing process. Moulded in a clear red colour, PIONEER have labelled it the Red X-Ray car and confirm that less than 20 were produced when testing plastic blends. Are they ever likely to be available for sale ? Maybe the odd one or two will turn up, but at least you know that it exists.

PIONEER Camaro SS Red X-Ray test blend model

SLOT MAGAZINE - FREE COPIES AND EXTRA DISCOUNTS. Two more things you should know about the new SLOT MAGAZINE. Firstly, the publishers have kindly offered to send a FREE COPY to your favourite slot shop. Anywhere in the world ! All you have to do is send all the details of the shop name, postal address, phone number,email address, and website if available, by email to alan@adhpublishing.com before 30 June and they wil get a free copy.

Here at MRE we have decided to support anyone who has subscribed to the magazine by giving an extra 10% discount off your first order as a subscriber, even if you are already an MRE customer and get the top discount. Just email us when you place and order and we'll ask ADH Publishing to confirm that you have subscribed to Slot Magazine, the you will have 10% of your order value refunded to you. Sounds like a real bargain to us.

SCALEXTRIC BIKE RIDE RAISES OVER 10000. Last weekend several Hornby staff mebers took part in a Charity Bike Ride around the Isle of Wight. Covering 0ver 70 miles in 2 days, the event was a hobby industry sponsored event and Hornby were one of many companies taking part. We are pleased to say that the SCALEXTRIC team raised over 10000. We were hoping for some pictures but on second thoughts the idea of Adrian Norman in lycra shorts is a little too much to bear.......

MRE SALE CONTINUES. Yes, our Silly Price Sale in on for another week. It wasn't intended to be, but we just haven't got time to adjust all the sale prices back to normal today, so all you lucky folks get some more time to pick up some cheap cars.


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