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Power Wheels Lightning McQueen Electric Car – Hours Of Racing Fun

The Disney movie "Cars" was an undoubted hit as was its main character the shiny red race car Lightning McQueen, children around the world were hooked.
Well, Fisher Price have once again come up trumps for all Cars fans with their Power Wheels Lightning McQueen electric car for children between the ages of 3 and 8 years of age. (This age range is dependent on the individual child's height and weight.)
This slick, speedy, bright red electric car is powered by a 6 volt battery which, I have been told will last for around 3 hours of constant riding when fully charged. To be confident that you do have a fully charged battery it is best done overnight. Having a back up battery which is always charged is a useful idea because all you need to do is swap them over and the fun can go on! Removing and replacing the battery is not difficult to do.
You will find that the Power Wheels Lightning McQueen really is a race car - it can get up to 5 mph - for a 3 year old that is pretty fast! I should point out at this stage that 5 mph is actually the fastest speed setting. The slower setting will allow your little racer to get up to 2.5 mph which is way fast enough for any novice. Parents - you can actually lock out the higher speed setting until you are sure that your child is ready. Naturally there is a reverse gear as well and the car is fitted with power lock brakes.
One of the most loved features amongst the children I have spoken to is the race car sound effects and the well known phrases from the movie said in a real Lightning McQueen voice.
Power Wheels Lightning McQueen Features at a Glance:
*2 speed settings.
*6 volt battery.
*Sound effects and real phrases from the "Cars" movie.
*High speed lock out.
*Power lock brakes
Along with many other ride on toys the Power Wheels Lightning McQueen car
sports shiny plastic wheels which appear to cause some problems with traction, particularly on smooth surfaces and grass - particularly if it is wet. However the instances of this seem to vary some people claim to have no problems whilst others state that the wheels just spin. On a positive note, there is a solution, it is possible to source and fit rubber bands to the wheels which immediately resolves any problem.
Another two or three niggles pointed out by parents/grandparents the Lightning McQueen racing car does not have doors which open and close, nor does it have seat belts or a storage area so kids can take their other favourite toys for a ride. As for the kids - non of this seems to matter.
What Do You Get For Your Money?
* Power Wheels Lightning McQueen Race Car
* 6 volt Battery
* Battery Charger
** Batteries for Sound Effects NOT included
The car does require some assembly but I am told that this is simple and straight forward even for those parents who find such tasks a challenge!
On the whole kids and parents alike just love this Power Wheels Lightning McQueen race car. It is safe, durable and well worth the money because it will give its proud owner hours of fun and adventure.
One thing which is probably worth mentioning a racing helmet would make a great addition to the whole theme and ensure that your little one has some protection should any mishaps take place.

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Racing Camera For Motorsports

To analyze the data from driving a vehicle such as a Race Car, a Motorcycle, Boat, or a Snowmobile, you need a on board camera that has real time data overlay. With the capability of receiving the technical information of your altitude you can even use it while your Scuba Diving, Skydiving, or even in a Airplane. With these data overlay on board racing cameras you have a built in GPS for tracking mapping.
A data overlay racing camera with these features will also feature two different modes for recording specific data on to your videos. Having a viewfinder to display instant play back for on site analyzing of the point of view you are recording is another great feature you will find in a racing camera. Having a racing camera with data overlay will help you analyze your sessions and improve your performance! Put yourself in the winner's circle.
Having Real-Time Data displayed on your racing video clips will give you information like Speed, G-forces, Lap numbers, and Lap times. These are invaluable tools for learning how to become faster, recognize where you break to soon or too late, and observe and compare your driving to your team members. A great feature to a real time data camera is that you can configure the data layout for a customized display setting. Being able to see your lap number, rpm speed, gear,lap time, and throttle for example, all at the same time is such a valuable tool for perfecting your racing and vehicle.
These racing cameras integrate real-time data overlay with a solid state digital video recorder with high speed GPS. With a on board racing camera with GPS you will have configurable instrument transparencies, real-time track position and GPS lap timing, which is an ideal tool for all motorsports enthusiasts. Record lap and split times, which can be overlapped to images with GPS manager software which these cameras include. With the GPS software it is possible to configure GPS module, recording the key points of each track, arrival line and splits.
With a integrated 3D accelerometer you will be allowed to get in-line and lateral G, which can be overlapped to images. With the tri-axial accelerometer it is also possible to see display images even upside-down, which can be quite helpful during installation to choose the best frame.

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New RC Car – Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides Racing Car

The Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides Racing Car is a curious mixture of innovation and convention. When you ride it you get to feel a cleverly compiled combination of ingenuity and good old-fashioned dashing fun. A lot of thought has been put into making this little baby. And although it appears to be a midget and you will question the physical returns you are getting for the amount you are shelling out, it can provide a very powerful and thrilling experience once you put it to use. If you want all your doubts to melt there is only one way - go for this Hot Wheels RC Racing Car.
We recommend this car to be used by kids in the age group of 6 to 12, although the manufacturer recommends a minimum age of 8. The car comes as an assembled unit with a controller cum charger cum holder. Also provided with this are 3 extra batteries and a set of instructions. It would be advisable to be thorough with the instructions before you start operating this little devil.
You might have purchased other such cars and waited for them to charge fully before you can operate them. Well The Hot wheels RC Stealth Rides Racing Car is a bit different - you can start operating it the moment you get it out of the box. It has a folding system. When you pack it you first make it flat, as if your foot trampled it upon, by picking it up and gently squeezing it between your thumb and index finger. This action activates an entire set of levers and links that cause the roof and windows to collapse downward into the body and into the sides of the car. Along with this the wheels and tires fold outward to complete the process of transforming a three-dimensional object into an almost two-dimensional one. The folded version of the car fits with precision into the large slot like pouch in the controller. The combined set of folded car and its controller is only as thick as a thick touch screen mobile phone.
Driving the car requires you to only put it on the ground and press a concealed button on the rear window. The entire car comes together in almost a fraction of second and is ready to vroom. And do not be worried about any damage to the car due to frequent winding and unwinding - the process is perfectly safe and absolutely smooth. There are no axles for the car to enable the winding and unwinding actions. The soft rubber tires take a good grip over most indoor surfaces. The Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides Racing Car has a very low ground clearance and therefore should be used indoors only. The front wheels do not steer. For turning the car there are two side motors - one on each side - that drive each of the rear wheels. When you operate one of them the car turns in that direction. If you want the car to spin in place for some extra fun, play both these motors in opposite directions.
Apart from the low ground clearance that restricts the movements of the car indoors, the only other area of concern is the batteries used to operate it. The 3 batteries enable you to run the car immediately after you purchase it. But these AG13 or LR44 batteries are not very common and you may have to visit more than one store before you find one. You get three additional ones with the car. However, that does not diminish the thrilling moments this baby can give you when you drive her. And most importantly this car does not fuss around when you flat it out and park it.

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A Round Up Of Motorsports In 2011

The year of 2011 has certainly been a busy one when it comes to Motor Sports. With Red Bull Racing dominating the headlines for majority of the F1 season and then continuing their success in the securing the constructors' Championship for the second year in a row!
In the World Rally Championship (WRC) Sebastien Loeb took the 2011 world title alongside his co-driver Daniel Elena. Racing in his fast hot hatch Citroen DS3, the 37 year old French driver has managed to secure a record 66 wins during his 12 year career. This is his seventh successive WRC on the trot, so it's fair to say he is one to watch during the 2012 WRC season.
Sebastian Vettel was crowned the Formula One World Champion and in doing so smashed several records. Being the youngest driver to be on the podium in so many successions in one season alone however did not stop him. He also led the race for an astounding 739 of the 1139 total laps completed, alongside his 15 pole positions providing him with yet another achievement to be immensely proud of.under his belt! Another massive change to the F1 season was car tyres manufacturer, with Pirelli tyres taking over from Bridgestone. Sebastian was the only driver to whom visited Pirelli beforehand to gain an inside knowledge of F1 car tyres and to discover possible forthcoming season tactics. In doing his homework beforehand it certainly seems to have paid off!
Unfortunately 2011 was not all filled with racing triumph and the racing world suffered the loss of a magnificent racing driver, Dan Wheldon. Dan, originally from Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire and He was the 2005 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series champion, and winner of the Indianapolis 500 in both 2005 and 2011. The racing driver died, aged 33, from unsurvivable injuries after a crash at the 2011 IZOD IndyCar World Championship which was being held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on 16 October 2011. Sadly another famous fatality was Italian motorcycle racer Marco Simoncelli. Marco had been in the Road Racing World Championship for ten years. He competed in the 125cc Championship before going up to 250cc in 2006. In 2010 he was promoted up through the ranks again to Moto GP where he looked to have a promising future with the Honda Gresini Team. He died aged just 24 after an accident during the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang on 23 October 2011. Our sincere condolences to their families and friends.
Finally the Dunlop tyres sponsored British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) saw Matt Neal taking the trophy for 2011. Matt, who stands at a giant two metres tall (6ft 6) is too tall to drive single seat racing cars. He is the managing director of his father's alloy wheel company and has a claim to fame after appearing on BBC2's Top Gear driving a Mitsubishi L300 camper van in which they had a race and smashed up their motor homes, in style of course!

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Car Racing Games – Fun On Wheels

Ever been on the racetrack or at least want to feel as if you are on a real racetrack? You want to experience that thrill of high speed racing? Want to try out the world of high speed car racing on your desktop? If the answer is a big yes to all the above questions, then take home some racing games.
Car racing games have been a favorite of people of all ages who are fond of video games. Kids who are barely 10 year to adolescents, and even middle-aged people are fan followers of car racing games. They are one of the most popular genres of games. You can enjoy the thrills from roaring engines and screeching breaks and you can win them in the private corners of your room or house.
Car Racing Games come both in two dimensional and three dimensional natures. And this allows the player to see his car and the surroundings from all dimensions while playing the game. With today's standard of graphics and high level of computer simulations, you can have on your desktop races on bumpy and gritty dirt roads or races on roads that are smooth as silk, roads where you will find it difficult to believe that you are driving unless you see the scenes moving. The routes where you race also are very prominent in today's games.
With 3D technology, the player can very well see the street lights and headlights from vehicles coming from opposite. Innovations bought up in the latest and popular gaming consoles let the player perform tricks which can be deified by the laws of physics without the risks of injuries and fractures. Dashing against other cars, hitting them, and flicking things in the course of the game contribute to its popularity. These games offer entertainment for gaming or racing enthusiasts.
There is a long list of such car racing games which will let you have a hang on the real feelings of a racing enthusiast or a gamer, in much simpler terms.

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Need Some Speed? Try A Car Racing Game!

Which kid is not crazy about speed? Every person will remember a phase in their childhood when all the games were about velocity. This is something that all the passing generations have to agree upon. If the old men used to crave speed in bicycle racing, nowadays kids are all for online racing games!
Car racing games have always been a major fascination with children of age ranging from 6 to 14. Why limit it to 14? I know grown up men who love playing car racing games. And now with the launch of internet playing games have been made so much easier and less expensive. Firstly, online games do not need much searching. They are very easy to be found out even more now as they often paste their advertisements in various websites that people tend to cruise through while surfing.
There are many types, variations and levels to car games. They are not as easy as an onlooker might think. It needs great concentration and knowledge of the controls. Games like Need for Speed or NFS have become so popular with children and adults alike.
The games generally involve cruising through levels of races that you try and win and if you win you go up to the next level. Some games involve more stuff such as collecting a series of coins or such interesting items. Mario kart is one such popular game. You can find many free games online; you can also download trial versions of racing games. But most of the most popular ones need to be downloaded fully with the plug in, in order to play them.
The most interesting lesson this kind of a game can teach your kid is the lesson of concentration. When a child is playing a Need for Speed game they do not observe anything else that goes on around them. And by helping them to associate the same concentration with other activities a s well, it's a clear win win situation for the parents and the child.
Sometimes children tend to get too obsessed with their racing video games and online car games that they forget to socialize with other kids. It is the parents' responsibility to be able to know when to say stop.

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Slot Car Racing & Slot Car Test Track – Mid-America Raceway – Midwest’s Largest Slotcar Supply Store

If you are a fan of motor racing such as NASCAR or NHRA, but can't afford the millions it takes to have a "real" racing team, for a small investment you can not only own your own "model" racing team but can be the star driver too. Model racing is every bit as challenging as the real thing!
These little cars zip around the huge track as fast as 4 seconds. The drag racers can get upwards of 100mph when they cruise down the track. You could spend hours and hours working on your car and spend thousands of dollars to get the perfect car. It is a hobby and a passion for many people around the world. Slot car racing is popular overseas in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, & Asia.
There are many parts to a slotcar track and vehicle that need to be tweaked if you want to race your best. You will need the right tires, brakes (controller), motor, gears, and body just like a real race car. The most important part of the slot car formula is the race car driver and his/her ability to brake in the turns and speed through the straight aways.
Mid-America is located in Montgomery,IL and is the home of many large tournaments for slot car enthusiasts. If your interest is a 1/32 slot car racing set for your home, or cars, parts and accessories for your home race set, Mid-America has Scalextric slot cars, SCX, Ninco, Fly, Monogram and Slotter slot cars.
Looking for hard to find slotcar motors? It doesn't matter if you need a Falcon, Plafit, Parma 16-D, Proslot Super 16-D,Koford Super Wasp, Best of the West Hornet, Challenger, Contender, Mura Sportsman, Group 12,Proslot Group-15,Koford Group 27, PK Group-7 or Valiko Eurosport. Motors and replacement and repair parts such as armatures, ceramic magnets and cobalt magnets, brushes and springs are essential for racing. Mid-America Raceway has the widest variety anywhere from Valiko, Koford, ProSlot, Kelly Racing,Lee Gilbert's Speedshop, Parma, WrightWay, PK, Slick7, Camen, Pla-Fit, Falcon, Mura, Champion, Alpha, Cahoza, Red Fox, RL, Kamen, ProFormance Racing Inc., and others. Mid-America Raceway even custom builds motors, built to fit your slotcar needs.
Need a slot car Chassis? There are 1/24 Eurosport 1/32 Eurosport, 1/32 F-1 Eurosport , Open-12, NASCAR, GT-1, GTP, GT-12, Drag Racing, Gr12, Int-15, G-27, and G-7 Open chassis in stock from Brian Saunders, Richard Mack, Horky, Koford, BRM, Mossetti Racing, JK Products, WRP, JDS, DRS, Slick7, Parma, Proslot, Red Fox, Champion, Kelly Racing, and more.
Do you need gears for your slot car? There are Horky, Red Fox, Valiko, ARP, GT-1, Kelly, Koford, Parma, JK, Sonic, Slick 7, Proslot , Sigma, BRM, and more. How about tools? We stock tools for your Slot car needs from Hakko soldering irons , Sonic fiddle sticks, Carlisle Slot Jigs, Goat-Boy can tools, Dremel, Lucky Bob's acid flux , Hudy comm Cutters, and Hudy tires grinders, K&S, Magne-Hone, and more. We stock Wrightway durometers, electronic scales, gauss meters, power supplies, arm meters, moto-tools, commutator cutters, tire grinders, soldering irons, slate blocks, chassis jigs, allen wrenches, silver solder, and flux.
Slot Car racing is also very competitive and there are large tournaments with prizes. To find out more about slot car racing check out Mid-America Raceway and their racing rules. Here is a sample of some of the local track rules.
Slotcar Qualifying:
* Driver qualifying order will be by random selection.
* Qualifying will be 1 minute in duration.
* Overall ranking will be based on the fastest lap time.
* Ties will be broken by the second fastest lap time.
* Any driver who misses their qualifying time will be ranked in last position.
* 1/24, 1/32 and F1 eurosports will qualify on the orange lane.
* Open GP-12, C12, JRL and B-production will qualify on the blue lane.
Slotcar Race:
* Every race will be run as a main starting with the slowest ending with
* The fastest. (i.e. C-main runs before the B-main and the B-main runs before the A-main.)
* Drivers will be loaded into their mains based on the Driver Loading Plan (PDF)
* JRL and B-production will run 3 minute heats.
* Open GP-12 and C12 will run 4 minute heats.
* 1/24, 1/32 and F1 eurosports will run 5 minute heats.
* All slot car races will have a 1 minute intermission between heats.
* Work on slotcars is allowed during the intermission.
Slotcar Turn Marshaling:
* If you race you must turn slot car marshal.
1. drivers at the end of their main must marshal the next main or whenever called upon.
2. the number of slot car marshals must be the same in each main.
3. a 10 lap penalty will be given for missing marshaling.
If you are looking to get into slotcar racing there is a lot you will need to know. I encourage reading the rules and finding out what type of slotcar you would like to race. Many slot car tracks have times and days of the week that someone can take their car in and practice with their friends.

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Racing Car Games – Certainly the Best Choice For Car Drivers

There are a number of people who literally have a problem with driving. Every one may just not be perfect. Most of us do have flaws and so what can be better way of rectifying it than by enjoying you racing car games over the internet. You can always ensure that playing car games may in fact help you to improve your driving standards. You can also experience all the fun and thrill of this sport, especially when playing it online.
There are many people who find these games boring, but you can always be sure that it certainly is one of the most exciting and thrilling sports over the internet. When playing these games you can always get lots to learn and at the same time you can also improve your alertness and driving skills. You always have to be sure that every time you play these games you play with all your winning spirit. To play and win these games you certainly need to use all the talent, determination and skills that you have.
As these racing car games are getting more popular, so there are a number of developers who are working round the clock to make these games more exciting and thrilling. You can in fact use the skills and excitement of there racing car games so that you can always improve your skills with driving. Try to get your hands on game pads which are provided with pedals and steering wheels so that you can use it is clutch and accelerator. Some of the best tamer versions may also help you develop best parking skills.
There are also a number of simulation car racing games that may just provide you with best real time driving experience. Most of the games are also provided with complete information on general traffic rules, weather conditions and road conditions which may in fact help you such that you get a better understanding of driving under different conditions. So, in case you are new on the road then you can always get started by playing some of the most simple games online which may always let you enjoy the game on a single track with practice mode.
People just love playing Try playing Try playing online car games as they can always reduce the level of their stress and at the same time may also get their adrenaline tickling. Mastering these games certainly may never be an easy task, but you can always develop some of your best strategies to make your big win both online and on-road.

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Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides Racing Car: The Perfect Kids Gift

So, you're out there looking for the perfect gift for your niece or nephew, one that will be lots of fun, is portable and carries a brand name you can be confident when giving.
Guess what, the answer is easier than you think. As you peruse toy stores and online emporiums think about a name that has been a timeless classic in children's toys. However, before we get into why I think that the Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides racing car line is so great as gifts for kids, here's some background.
I have always had trouble buying gifts for my nieces and nephews, because they grow so fast and their interests vary so much. Many times I might just get them a gift card, although that always seemed so impersonal. This year, I decided to take the bull by the horns and find a gift that I knew they'd enjoy. With that in mind, I went looking for something that would be both durable and entertaining.
That's how I found the all new Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides line of race cars. I remember my brother and I playing with these little, durable representations of full size vehicles when we were kids. We could spend hours lining up and parking them. They never broke and we weren't that easy on toys, and they came with a level of detail that made them very realistic.
Of course, just like everything nowadays, technology has taken things to the next level. The same is true of Hot Wheels that now offers miniature race cars that are both speedy, portable and come combined with a transmitter that makes high-energy racing a natural expansion on what we used to love to do - pretend to be driving and racing.
The new radio controlled cars have the same level of detail that Hot Wheels is known for, and they are technologically advanced for today's children. They have a whole line called the Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides Racing Car, which you can fold up and carry with you. It is ideal for ages 8 and older, which is perfect for my nephew as a gift.
Now, is that really cool or what?
With the new Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides Racing car line, you have a wonderful set of miniature cars that are inexpensive, and your child will adore. It is foldable and fits into a slim case, and it's the first ever folding Hot Wheels vehicle. The carrying case doubles as the controller, and it can be transformed into a three-dimensional, functional RC racing vehicle. It also performs high-speed turns and spins which children love.

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What Makes Formula One the Number One in Motor Racing?

Over the years and decades there are many things that evolve, but few quite as rapid as within the motor sport arena. The high octane adrenaline pumping sound and smell of a highly tuned motor car racing around a purpose built race track has an amazing affect on the drivers, mechanics, spectators, and everyone else that is involved. There are many reasons the sport of formula one racing has amassed such a widespread audience in the last few years...
Formula one racing has been on the circuit so to speak for quite a few years now, but when first starting out looked nothing like the well oiled machine that we see now going from country to country virtually every two weeks for a new and exciting grand prix dedicated to the particular nation that they may visiting at that time.
It is certainly a World class act that few sports could ever equal or even hold a torch too. The high salaried elaborate lifestyle of some of the drivers, create a certain attraction for some, which is just one reason that drives the sport and young fans on. After all what young budding go-kart driver would not love the lifestyle that goes hand in hand with the title, formula one racing driver.
In recent years there has been campaign after campaign in order to increase all the safety regulations and aspects involved with and around the sport. Over the years many people have been injured and even killed, this ranges from driver right along to spectators, thankfully the figures have been getting less and less, but that should not detract our attention away from how dangerous formula one racing still is.
Thankfully these days the cars are fitted with a multitude of safety devices, which includes a driver safety cell made up from some of the hardest yet lightest composites known to man, this cell is designed to cushion impacts from crashes that might otherwise be fatal to the driver. In some cases this does not stop missiles in the form of other car parts puncturing through to cause injury, but overall tend to keep the driver fairly safe.
The formula one arena is also a testing ground for the car manufacturers that are involved, most of the additions that are available for everyday cars on the road originated from tests in motor sport and predominately formula one racing. This aspect is the lifeblood for some teams to be able to continue within the most expensive motor racing circus in the World, with each of the F1 cars costing in excess of two million pounds sponsorship and investment are also major key aspects that keep this massive industry afloat.
Added to that the funding from the media and television company deals and you have got the most highly priced showcase on Earth... That is Formula One.

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