CARRERA HONORS LEGENDARY LONG ISLAND MOTORSPORTS PARK WITH NEW AMERICAN MUSCLE IN WEST HAMPTON SLOT CAR SET
NEW YORK, NY – (February 17, 2008) – Carrera of America, the world's leading brand of slot cars and racetrack systems, is bringing new life to the legendary Long Island Motorsports Park with its new Digital 1:32 West Hampton commemorative car and track set, which will be introduced at Toy Fair '08, February 17-20.
From 1953 to 2004, West Hampton was the place where torque was king and horsepower prevailed. Thanks to Carrera, everyone from past Long Island Motorsports spectators to highly competitive slot car specialists can now experience the legendary track like never before. The horsepower-packed Chevrolet® Camaro® Concept car and the maximum torque of the 2006 Dodge® Charger SRT8 in 1:32 scale are about to come together in true tribute.
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Racers can utilize a digital fuel gauge to plan pit stops, then draft and pass their way to the winner's circle with Carrera's new West Hampton car and track set (30135), part of its Digital132 series. Pitting Chevrolet's® Camaro® Concept (30411 and 30412) against Dodge's® 2006 Charger SRT8 (30440) at scale speeds of up to 450 mph, race enthusiasts will enjoy competing bumper-to-bumper through two lane change sections that allow for high speed takeovers and last second pit stops. Inspired by Long Island Motorsports Park, a 1/4 mile drag strip with a small oval for karts, the Digital132 West Hampton car and 1:24 scale track system features almost 18 feet of drag strip-inspired straight-a-ways and high banked curves for a real-life racing experience. Add to the realism by revving up the set with motorsports-themed accessories like grand stands, pit stop lane, press towers, figurines and more.
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Superior model making and state-of-the-art technology combine to provide lightening quick tactical moves, peak speed capacity and real-time lane changing in Carrera's newest and most advanced line of digital 1:32 scale car and track systems. Fun for children 8+ and competitive enough for even the most experienced tournament-level slot car racer, Digital132 provides more power, speed and refined maneuverability than any track system in Carrera history. Able to accommodate up to six drivers dueling simultaneously at full speed on the same track, Carrera's 1:32 digital racetrack adventure means optimal racing with real-time acceleration and braking, high-speed takeovers, sensational drifts and power slide action. Digital132 offers a variety of upgrade options, including wireless control, a digital lap counter (accurate to 1/100 of a second), double lane change sections, 3-D elevations, and expandable shoulders for extra-wide drifts. Digital132 cars, tracks and accessories are compatible with Carrera PRO-X and Carrera Evolution.
Founded in 1963, Carrera is the world's largest manufacturer of high performance slot cars and precision racetracks in 1:24, 1:32 and 1:43 scale. Through its close cooperation with the automobile industry, Carrera strives to match every detail of the original cars and offers a wide range of officially licensed models from leading manufacturers in the automobile and entertainment industry. Owned by Stadlbauer Marketing + Vertrieb, GmbH Salzburg, Austria, Carrera distributes its products to more than 40 countries around the world through its subsidiaries, including Carrera of America, Inc. and Carrera Toys. For more information about Carrera and its product lines, please visit http://www.carrera-toys.com