Perfect for the Mancave: Life-size Camaro and Porsche 917 Slot-car Tracks
Lately we’ve seen a lot of automotive household fixtures – Porsche couches, V12 engine wine racks, Mustang pool tables – all of them very impressive, but this latest motoring item has us wishing we were kids again. That’s because it’s an actual 1969 Camaro Z28 with a built-in slot car track modeled after Watkins Glen International. We’ll get the one bad part out of the way first. Having been to Watkins Glen within the past 72 hours, we can tell you that it resembles ‘The Glen’ in the loosest sense of the word, but that quibble aside, it still is quite the statement piece.
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The Z28 sports authentic magnesium racing wheels and a lightweight steel body, which wears a #6 on the door as a nod to Mark Donohue who drove a Camaro to six victories in the Trans Am series in ’69.
To accommodate the two-lane track, the Camaro’s roofline has been chopped and the seats removed, allowing 1/32-scale slot cars to blitz around your living room, garage, or wherever else you could fit a life-size Camaro in your house. Click a button on the included key fob and it turns on the track, and if you touch the door handles it activates LED spotlights to illuminate the miniature course.
But for some reason if historic slot-car racetracks of upstate New York aren’t your cup of tea, there’s also a replica Porsche 917 that hides a 1/32-scale wooden track of – where else – the Circuit de la Sarthe.
At the touch of a button, the 917 – painted and numbered in honor of Steve McQueen’s #20 from Le Mans – clamshells open to reveal the iconic Ford chicane, Dunlop ‘tire’ bridge, and loads of unique Le Mans details. As with its Camaro slot-car contemporary, both tracks include 12 period slot cars: Trans-Am favorites like the Camaro, Mustang, and Challenger, along with Le Mans standouts such as the Porsche 917, Ferrari 512, and Lola T70.
Interested? We’d assume so, somebody put a lot of work into these, but buying either will set you back…considerably. The Camaro retails for $85,000 and the Porsche for $125,000.
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