Slot Car Racing The German author Ferdinand Schmökel has published a few books about slot car racing. ‘Slot Car Racing’ covers the hobby almost completely. The book is written in the German language and is not available in other languages.
The author has written three other small booklets about slot car racing. These books were written under the title ‘Ferdis Garage’ and covered mostly the German brand Carrera.
Slot car handbook
The book ‘Slot car racing’ informs the beginner about all important slot car brands like Carrera, SCX, Ninco en Scalextric. All scales are mentioned with some interesting views on the hobby. The book is not as informative ‘The Slot Car Handbook’ of Dave Chang. Check out the section ‘Book’ for more information about this book.
Slot Car Racing
The book may be not as informative as other publications but it is still interesting for collectors of slot car racing related publications. We hope the book attract some new and young (German) slot car racers. The hardcover book shows many photographs. Unfortunately we have to conclude that the quality of the photos is very poor. All pictures are a bit yellow because they are underexposed. It is incomprehensible that a publishing house as Motorbuch Verlag (very famous in Germany) printed a book with these bad pictures.
Title: Slot car racing
Author: Ferdinand Schmökel
Dimensions: 24,4 x 21,6 cm
Publisher: Motorbuch Verlag
Book review: Slotracing Themenhefte
Three editions of the German ‘Slotracing Themenhefte’ have been published. The booklets are very small: 15 x 11 centimeters and count 128 pages. The price is right: 6 Euro.
The author is Ferdinand Schmökel. He is a collector of Carrera Uni. Carrera Uni is the subject of his first and second publication. The old system is highly collectable in the Germany. The books about Uni are written for new collectors because it gives all the basic information that you need about this system.
Books for starters
The third booklet is called ‘Der Einsteiger’ which means ‘The Beginner’. In this publication the author gives information about three slot racing systems; Scalextric, Carrera and Ninco.
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