John Force Racing – Pro Racing Dragstrip

One of the first Pro Racing Dragstrips from Auto World is the John Force Racing Set. Featuring a 13′ Dragstrip with a functioning LED Christmas Tree and electronic finish line with win lights as well as in-track sensors for red foul lights. This set includes two NHRA Funny Cars, Castrol sponsored John Force & Ashley Force Hood.

The cars included in the slot car drag racing set are similar if not identical to the same Release 3 versions. Looking at the official images from Autoworld there does seem to be one difference from the printed images to the actual cars though. That is the lack of the Simpson sponsor decal on the side right before the window. On the cars you can clearly see it has been added. The release 3 cars also have this same scenario occurring, missing on the printed marketing material but present on the actual cars.

Note the Release 3 cars listed for additional purchase on this sell sheet compared to the one to the right.

Ashley Force Hood

John Force

The red circle highlights where the Simpson decal appears on the actual cars.

Ultimate Auto World NHRA 4 Gear HO Slot Collection

Interested in purchasing the current complete collection of Auto World NHRA Slot Cars? Check out Frank’s eBay listing for 115 Auto World 4Gear NHRA Drag Racing Slot Cars. All of the Funny Cars, Pro Stocks and Top Fuel Dragsters that have ever been released. I have actually emailed back and forth with Frank a few times and he was kind enough to provide some additional information for me to post here on HO Slot Car Drag Racing. I was actually missing a set on my release list.

Frank is currently asking $6,500 or best offer! If you are interested in purchasing this massive slot car collection send him an email (frankwolfram AT hotmail DOT com), serious inquiries only please. Be sure to tell him you saw his collection here at HO Slot Car Drag Racing!

This is a very impressive collection and would take quite a bit of time to replicate. From my experience over the last several months you could easily find about 70% of these cars on eBay for sale in new or used condition. However there are several of the Pro Racing Dragstrip sets that are very hard to find. The two different Summit Racing Pro Stock sets and the two different Matco Top Fuel Drag Sets specifically I think. I do not see them often or at all, and when you do they fetch several hundred dollars easily. My pick for the 3rd most difficult set to find would be the MAC Tools 5 Car set. I have only seen this set come up for sale twice in the last several months.

The auction listing will eventually end so here are the auction details and photos.

Up for Buy It Now is my complete collection of Auto World 4 Gear NHRA Drag Cars in brand new or new, sealed condition.

This is it!…Every Auto World NHRA drag car made to date since they started in 2010…every NHRA dragstrip set car, every NHRA regular release, every Legends of the Quarter Mile NHRA 4 Gear release. A total of 112 individual vehicles including 41 regular releases, 16 Legends of the Quarter Mile, 2 Auto World exclusives, 46 dragstrip set cars, 5 car Mac Tools set and 2 vehicles in the Napa Transporter/Car set. I’ve got a pre-order on the 3 car rail dragster release coming at the end of the month and can include those 3 as well when I receive them or will update the listing then.

 

It took me over two years of nationwide internet and hobby shop searching to assemble the collection. None of the sealed cars were opened and the set cars that were originally packed only in bubble wrap from the factory have never touched a track. I collected two full sets of everything, one new but opened and one new sealed, I’m keeping the opened set as I plan to display mine open once my dragstrip is put back in operation (remodeling). I stopped counting after spending over $5000.00 for each collection in original retail price or more, not even counting tax, shipping, time and mileage. Prices have increased steadily since and with limited availability I would not want to start again now. I’m selling the collection to fund some more remodeling and car projects and figured, why keep them boxed up stored away?

 

The listing is limited to 12 pictures, the first 2 are the entire collection, the other 10 are detail. If you need any more views please contact me, I’d be glad to provide. If you haven’t researched or viewed the cars personally, set cars that also had regular release same driver/cars are different, usually in subtle decal numbers or graphics differences.

 

Important: I did not collect the iWheels versions of the Legends cars, I believe they made 8 over the last two releases. I thought they were dumb and missed the point of replicating real NHRA drag cars. Also, the 3 car Thunderjet Legends of the Quarter Mile release is not included, that set is still readily available for $80.00 shipped. I have them if it is a deal breaker, I just kept them out because the scale doesn’t match the 4 Gear cars. The Summit release 9 car does not have the outer hanger box as pictured, the cube is sealed, I bought it that way, I can’t figure out why or where those are being hoarded. The collection is listed elsewhere and I reserve the right to end listing early.

 

Plan to display open and rather have opened regular releases still with original packaging? Contact me to discuss. Also, I’m not very interested in breaking up the collection but could consider selling either the regular releases or set cars as separate lots, make an offer. Already started your collection and want to buy this? I’ll buy your new, sealed, unused cars.

 

Shipping, overly careful packing and full insurance is free in the continental US and to the eBay International Shipping center, others please inquire. Local pickup and viewing is welcomed.

Top Fuel Dragsters Slot Car Release 7 Completed!

I completed my Release 7 collection of Auto World’s NHRA Top Fuel Dragsters this past week. I purchased the final Al-Anabi Racing slot car directly from Larry Dixon Racing (via eBay) and Larry even signed it! If you need this Top Fuel Dragster slot car for your collection this is a great deal at just $15 + shipping.

They have 2 more available as of 1/9/17. Here is a direct link. They even included a personalized, signed handout/postcard as well.

Top Fuel Dragster Slot Car Larry Dixon Signed Postcard

Auto World Exclusive Slot Car – Top Fuel Dragster

I know of two different Auto World exclusive, special edition slot cars that were sold by themselves (not in sets). The first one is a NHRA Top Fuel Dragster, MAV TV sponsored Brandon Bernstein. It is a chrome edition slot car and they only made 996 of them. The box states it is Release 11 despite the special yellow Auto World Exclusive sticker. This exclusive slot car shares the exact same sponsors as the regular Brandon Bernstein dragster from release 11, it just has a chrome finish to it instead of black. Check out the photos below.

Auto World Exclusive Slot Car Auto World Chrome Edition Slot Car
MAV TV - Brandon Bernstein - Chrome Edition MAV TV - Brandon Bernstein Slot Car

Auto World Slot Cars 4Gear Release 13

Auto World’s Release 13 features six new NHRA Licensed slot cars. Four Funny Cars and two Pro Stock. All of them are on the extended wheelbase 4Gear chassis. This release was scheduled for release October 2013. Check out the photos below.

4Gear Slot Cars Release 13 Sell Sheet

4Gear Slot Cars Release 13 Sell Sheet

Auto World NHRA Slot Cars Release 13

Auto World NHRA Slot Cars Release 13

Tim Wilkerson - LRS Funny Car

Tim Wilkerson – LRS Funny Car

John Force - Castrol GTX Funny Car

John Force – Castrol GTX Funny Car

Jack Beckman - Wounded Warriors Funny Car

Jack Beckman – Wounded Warriors Funny Car

Courtney Force - Traxxas Funny Car

Courtney Force – Traxxas Funny Car

Jason Line - Summit Pro Stock

Jason Line – Summit Pro Stock

Greg Anderson - Summit Pro Stock

Greg Anderson – Summit Pro Stock

Auto World 4Gear Release 12 Legends of the Quarter Mile

The Legends of the Quarter Mile series brought us the first 4Gear slot car release of vintage NHRA funny cars. This series celebrates the drag racers of the late ’60s through mid ’70s. This first release was scheduled for June of 2012, the sell sheet I found was dated January 31st, 2013. The Auto World Release 12 has four 4Gear slot cars in it. Check out the details and photos below.

Auto World Legends of the Quarter Mile Release 12

Auto World Legends of the Quarter Mile Release 12

1971 Blue Max Mustang

1971 Blue Max Mustang

1971 Hawaiian Dodge

1971 Hawaiian Dodge

1971 Jungle Jim Camaro

1971 Jungle Jim Camaro

1971 LA Hooker Mustang

1971 LA Hooker Mustang

Mac Tools – Team Force Pro Racing Dragstrip (Red Box)

The second MAC Tools Slot Car Drag Racing Set I refer to as the Red Box. You can see that the MAC Tools logo is on a red background on this box where as before it was black. This set also has five NHRA licensed drag racing slot cars. There are two NHRA Funny Cars and three NHRA Top Fuel Dragsters. The Black box is the opposite with two Top Fuel Dragsters and three Funny Cars.

Both MAC Tools drag racing sets feature the full return loop of slot car track. So you get 29 feet of track instead of just 13 or 14. I believe this set was only available for purchase through MAC Tools traveling tool trucks around Christmas.

The Auto World slot cars included are:
NHRA Funny Car – Castrol GTX – John Force
NHRA Funny Car – Traxxas – Courtney Force
NHRA Top Fuel Dragster – Castrol Edge – Brittany Force
NHRA Top Fuel Dragster – Mac Tools – Doug Kalitta
NHRA Top Fuel Dragster – Mac Tools for Breast Cancer – Doug Kalitta

So far these are the best photos I can come up with for the set and the cars.

MAC Tools Pro Racing Dragstrip - Red Box

MAC Tools Pro Racing Dragstrip – Red Box

MAC Tools Red Box Slot Cars

MAC Tools Red Box Slot Cars

The difference between the MAC Tools Red Box and MAC Tools Black Box Pro Racing Dragstrips

MAC Tools Red Box

MAC Tools Pro Racing Dragstrip – Red Box

Mac Tools – Team Force Pro Racing Dragstrip (Black Box)

MAC Tools has released two different Pro Racing Dragstrip slot car sets and a 5-Car set. The key differences in the two slot car drag racing sets are the color behind the MAC Tools logo and the combination of cars included. Both sets include five NHRA licensed drag racing slot cars. I refer to the sets as Black Box and Red Box, which is the color behind the logo on the left of box. This is the Black Box set which includes three NHRA Funny Cars and 2 NHRA Top Fuel Dragsters. The Red box is the opposite with three Top Fuel Dragsters and two Funny Cars.

This Auto World Pro Racing Dragstrip set features a complete loop versus just the main dragstrip. So you get 29 feet of track instead of just 13 or 14. I believe this set was only available for purchase through MAC Tools traveling tool trucks around Christmas. I was able to find a complete set on Craigslist so the photos below are of my personal MAC Tools Black Box set.

MAC Tools Black Box Front

MAC Tools Black Box Front

MAC Tools Black Box Back

MAC Tools Black Box Back

MAC Tools Black Box - 5 NHRA Slot Cars

MAC Tools Black Box – 5 NHRA Slot Cars

Traxxas - Courtney Force - Mustang Funny Car

Traxxas – Courtney Force – Mustang Funny Car

Castrol High Mileage - John Force - Mustang Funny Car

Castrol High Mileage – John Force – Mustang Funny Car

Castrol GTX - Ashley Force Hood - Mustang Funny Car

Castrol GTX – Ashley Force Hood – Mustang Funny Car

Mac Tools U.S. Nationals Edition - Doug Kalitta - Top Fuel Dragster

Mac Tools U.S. Nationals Edition – Doug Kalitta – Top Fuel Dragster

Brand Source - Brittany Force - Top Fuel Dragster

Brand Source – Brittany Force – Top Fuel Dragster

Auto World 4Gear Release 11 NHRA Top Fuel Dragsters

More Top Fuel Dragster Slot Cars! Auto World releases yet another set of NHRA licensed Top Fuel Dragsters with 4Gear Release 11. This time just three slot cars in the set. A sell sheet dated October 1st, 2012 advertised a November 2012 release date. The drivers and sponsors are:  David Grubnic/Optima Batteries,  Brandon Bernstein/MAV TV and  Terry McMillen/Amalie Oil.

4Gear NHRA 1:64 Scale Slot Cars

4Gear Release 11 NHRA Top Fuel Dragster Slot Cars

Brandon Bernstein - MAV TV

Brandon Bernstein – MAV TV

David Grubnic - Optima Batteries

David Grubnic – Optima Batteries

Terry McMillen - Amalie Oil

Terry McMillen – Amalie Oil

Auto World 4Gear Release 10 NHRA Top Fuel Dragsters

Auto World released a second set of NHRA Top Fuel Dragster slot cars with the 4Gear Release 10. Consisting of four licensed Top Fuel Dragsters: Aarons/Antron Brown, Geico/Morgan Lucas, Mac Tools/Doug Kalitta and Parts Plus/Clay Millican.

The sell sheet (dated April 19th 2012) shows a July 2012 release date which is surprising considering that the 4Gear Release 9 was scheduled to release in October 2012. This means release 10 was supposedly available before release 9. Check out the sell sheet and photos below.

Auto World 4Gear Release 10 Sell Sheet

Auto World 4Gear Release 10 Sell Sheet

4Gear Release 10 - Top Fuel Dragster Slot Cars

4Gear Release 10 – Top Fuel Dragster Slot Cars

Parts Plus - Clay Millican

Parts Plus – Clay Millican

Mac Tools - Doug Kalitta

Mac Tools – Doug Kalitta

Geico - Morgan Lucas

Geico – Morgan Lucas

Aarons - Antron Brown

Aarons – Antron Brown