Here’s a must-have collectible for very rich fans of Formula 1. What you see here is a Formula 1 Slot Car Racetrack, but mind you, this isn’t just any Formula 1 slot car racetrack. This is a custom-built slot car track commissioned by Formula 1 and built by Michigan-based Slot Mods Raceway.
Handcrafted out of wood, this particular set had been to every Formula 1 Gran Prix during the 2018 and played with by patrons of the Formula 1 Paddock Club. It has two slot tracks for two Formula 1 slot cars to compete head-to-head. The set comes complete with built-in electronic lap timing and it even has on-track cameras.
What makes this slot car racetrack stands out is not just because, it was a commissioned slot car racetrack and not only because, it was a 1:32 scale replica of the racetrack in Abu Dhabi, but it is also because of the vast amount of details that it possessed. It has everything that replicates a Formula 1 race scene, details like hand-painted race fans, bespoke buildings, foliage lining the circuit and more.
Even the tracks are suitably weathered with visible rubber skid marks. The details are absolutely breathtaking. Once you look at this set, you will not want to look at another slot car racetrack set like, ever. All told, the set measures 488 cm wide and 213 cm wide (16 feet by 7 feet).
The Formula 1 Slot Car Racetrack (designated Lot 102) is set to go under the hammer in a sale organized by RM Sotheby’s (formerly RM Auctions). The sale, a global auction in collaboration with F1, is set to happen at the Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Islands, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on November 30, 2019.
If you want your hands on this beautiful work-of-art, you ought to be securing your air ticket to UAE, pronto.
A public preview will be held on November 28 and 29. The Formula 1 Slot Car Racetrack is offered without reserve, but it is expected to fetch between $20,000 and $30,000. You ought to be a very rich fan of F1 to be wanting this.
Besides bagging this one-of-a-kind slot car racetrack set, the winner bidder will be doing some good as proceeds of the sale will go towards the Reaching the Last Mile Fund, a global health campaign in collaboration with Bill Gates Foundation with the goal of eradicating preventable diseases in the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities in the developing world.
Images: RM Sotheby’s.