Round 2 August Product Spotlight

This months Round 2 Product Spotlight video features the new John Force Racing Dragset and three new 4Gear NHRA Funny Cars. Check out the video and photos below.

John Force Racing Dragstrip featuring a John Force Peak sponsored car and Courtney Force Advance Auto sponsored car.

#1 Matt Hagan – Pennzoil Sponsor

#2 Ron Capps – NAPA Sponsor

#3 Tommy Johnson – Make A Wish Sponsor

Auto World Special Edition – Service Central – Johnny Gray

Another Auto World exclusive slot car, or special edition as they label this one, is the Service Central sponsored NHRA Funny Car of Johnny Gray. The printed insert in the case shows Special Edition where the release number would usually be and there is nothing printed in the white funny car area which is usually where the release number is.

This car was supposedly made exclusively for Service Central,Tire Kingdom (NTB) and only sold through their retail locations and never released by Auto World. The name above the drivers door shows Johnny Gray 201c. The paint scheme appears similar to the Shane Gray Pro Stock slot car in Release 6.

Check out the photos below.

Service Central Exclusive Slot Car Johnny Gray Service Central 4Gear Slot Car
Service Central Johnny Gray NHRA Funny Car Auto World Exclusive Funny Car
Auto World NHRA Slot Car Johnny Gray 201c

4Gear Release 9 NHRA Auto World Slot Cars

Auto World’s 4Gear chassis has an extended wheel base which is perfect for the NHRA Funny Cars and Pro Stocks. There are 2 neodymium traction magnets on the bottom of these cars which offer amazing grip. Release 9 consists of eight cars” six NHRA Funny Cars and two NHRA Pro Stocks. Scheduled for a release date of October 2012, I have found a sell sheet for this release dated August 28th, 2012. Check out the detailed photographs of each slot car.

Sell Sheet - ROUND2 SC252-48 4Gear Rel9 28AUG12

Sell Sheet – ROUND2 SC252-48 4Gear Rel9 28AUG12

Tap-It - Todd Lesenko - NHRA Funny Car

Tap-It – Todd Lesenko – NHRA Funny Car

Stupid Fast Racing - Bob Bode - NHRA Funny Car

Stupid Fast Racing – Bob Bode – NHRA Funny Car

Snap-on - Cruz Pedregon - NHRA Funny Car

Snap-on – Cruz Pedregon – NHRA Funny Car

Patron - Alexis Dejoria - NHRA Funny Car

Patron – Alexis Dejoria – NHRA Funny Car

Freightliner - Jack Beckman - NHRA Funny Car

Freightliner – Jack Beckman – NHRA Funny Car

Castrol - John Force - NHRA Funny Car

Castrol – John Force – NHRA Funny Car

Mopar - Allen Johnson - NHRA Pro Stock

Mopar – Allen Johnson – NHRA Pro Stock

Jegs - Jeg Coughlin - NHRA Pro Stock

Jegs – Jeg Coughlin – NHRA Pro Stock

4Gear Release 6 NHRA Auto World Slot Cars

The second set of 4Gear NHRA Slot Cars came in Release 6. Another eight cars total, six NHRA Funny Cars and two NHRA Pro Stock. I have not been able to find any sell sheets for this release. Auto World 4Gear Release 6 came out around November of 2011. Here are the images I have for this Auto World slot car release.

Auto World 4Gear Release 6

Auto World 4Gear Release 6

 

John Force - Castrol GTX High - Mustang - Funny Car

John Force – Castrol GTX High – Mustang NHRA Funny Car

Tim Wilkerson - LRS - Mustang - Funny Car

Tim Wilkerson – LRS – Mustang NHRA Funny Car

Die Hard - Matt Hagan - NHRA Funny Car

Matt Hagan – Die Hard- NHRA Funny Car

Courtney Force - Brand Source - Mustang - Funny Car

Courtney Force – Brand Source – Mustang – Funny Car

Castrol - Mike Neff - Mustang NHRA Funny Car

Mike Neff – Castrol – Mustang NHRA Funny Car

Bob Tasca - Motorcraft Quick Lane - Mustang - Funny Car

Bob Tasca – Motorcraft Quick Lane – Mustang NHRA Funny Car

Shane Gray - NTBService Central - Pontiac - Pro Stock

Shane Gray – NTBService Central – Pontiac – Pro Stock

V Gaines - Kendall Oil- Dodge - Pro Stock

V Gaines – Kendall Oil- Dodge – Pro Stock

4Gear Release 3 NHRA Auto World Slot Cars

The 4Gear Release 3 was the first release of licensed NHRA Funny Cars and Pro Stocks based on my research. I found a PDF “Sell Sheet” for this release listing all eight cars. There are six NHRA Funny Cars and 2 NHRA Pro Stocks in this release. The sell sheet is dated January 27th, 2011.

Surprisingly this sell sheet listed one of the Funny Cars as being the Canidae Funny Car with driver Paul Lee. The Canidae car was not one of the five cars featured on the sell sheet though. I have not been able to find any images of an Auto World Canidae slot car so I assume it was scrapped and the Auto Club Funny Car of Robert Hight was added to the set. Also, you will notice that the Tony Pedregon Funny Car shown on sell sheet ended up being a Pro Stock instead. One last observation I have made is on the two Castrol sponsored Funny Cars of John Force and Ashley Force Hood you do not see the Simpson Decal on the side right before the window starts, but on the actual cars there is a Simpson decal. You will see this for the John Force Racing Dragstrip set as well. Fine print does state “Design and vehicles subject to change.”

Check out the sell sheet below, as well as the group and individual images of the actual slot cars in the 4Gear Release 3.

4Gear Release 3

4Gear Release 3 Sell Sheet Listing the Canidae Paul Lee Car

4Gear Release 3

4Gear Release 3 – Actual Slot Cars Released

Ashley Force Hood - Castrol - Funny Car

Ashley Force Hood – Castrol – Funny Car

Ron Capps - NAPA - Funny Car

Ron Capps – NAPA – Funny Car

Jack Beckman - Valvoline - Funny Car

Jack Beckman – Valvoline – Funny Car

Robert Hight - Auto Club - Funny Car

Robert Hight – Auto Club – Funny Car

John Force - Castrol - Funny Car

John Force – Castrol – Funny Car

Jeg Coughlin Jr - Jegs - Pro Stock

Jeg Coughlin Jr – Jegs – Pro Stock

Greg Anderson - Summit - Pro Stock

Greg Anderson – Summit – Pro Stock

Tony Pedregon - NitroFish - Pro Stock

Tony Pedregon – NitroFish – Pro Stock