Slot cars represent one of the fastest growing segments of the hobby market. This comprehensive history and guidebook offers enthusiasts a wealth of information for participating in virtually all aspects of the hobby. Author and slot-car aficionado Bob Schleicher examines the most popular scales produced from the 1960s to today - HO and 1/32 - and provides advice on obtaining the most collectible models, as well as instruction for detailing car bodies and tuning chassis, motors and tires for optimum performance. In addition, there is information on designing and building track layouts and discussion of the two major schools of slot-car racing: "scale" racing, in which enthusiasts strive to create accurate replicas of their favorite vintage and modern race cars, and all-out slot racing featuring high-tech replicas built strictly for speed, not realism. Robert Schleicher is a scale-model and slot-car enthusiast whose writing has appeared in Boy's Life and Popular Mechanics magazines.