James Dean was an American actor.  He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark.  He was also a ‘car guy’.  He was killed when his Porsche 550 Spyder, which he had named the ‘Little Bastard’ was T-boned by a much larger Ford Tudor sedan in an intersection. 
Around 2009 a group built a commemorative Porsche 356 as a tribute to Dean.  This HO slot car from Bauer Modelautobahnnen is that tribute car.  Produced in exacting detail as all Bauer cars are this car even has a James Dean figure behind the wheel.  This is NJH-003 the third special edition car from Bauer made especially for NJ Nostalgia Hobby.  Production was limited to 50 cars for NJ Nostalgia Hobby and I suspect they will sell out fast. 
Initial offering from NJ Nostalgia Hobby only will be $116.99 + shipping. Don’t delay get yours soon!  908-322-2676  WEDNESDAY – SATURDAY NOON TILL 6


For years Carrera was the ‘go to’ slot car company for 1/32 Formula One slot cars.  Then two years ago, they stopped making F1 slot cars.  Scalextric has just moved in to fill that void.  Three releases from Scalextric, all classics and in my opinion great choices.  First is the Lotus 99T in the Camel livery driven by Ayrton Senna and Satoru Nakajima beginning in 1987 with much success.  Next is one of my favorites, the First National City Bank 6 wheel Tyrrell P34 as raced in 1977.  Last is the iconic John Player Special Renault Elf in black and gold again driven by Ayrton Senna in the Portuguese Grand Prix in 1985.  All are in stock and are $69.99 each. 

AFX MEGA G+ 22025 Collector Series Clear Ford GT40 Mk IV No.1 Sebring

Tomy isn’t releasing a lot of cars this year as usual, but each one is a winner.  This is the Ford GT40 Mark IV driven by Mario Andretti and Bruce McLaren at the 12 Hour Sebring race of 1967, the iconic Yellow No.1 Mk IV was and still is a head-turner. Power is supplied by the Mega G+ chassis.  Car has clear windows and a full color interior.  $49.99 Call for a front door pickup or call in a mail order 908-322-2676.

AFX 22025 Collector Series Clear Ford GT40 Mk IV No.1 Sebring HO Slot Car


Hi All,  The following is a message from Mario ‘the Chief’ Pisano:

Thanks to all my friends and family for all the previous celebrations which were held at N.J. hobby in Scotch Plains and after missing the 2020 race because of Covid. I was honored that Henry Harnish held last year’s race at his Randolph Raceway Complex in Randolph NJ. Henry has generously offered to hold it there again this year.

What’s new in HO 062222

Just in from Tomy AFX is this beautiful copper colored Ford GT40 with full color interior, clear windows and headlight covers (not lighted).  For a limited time only this beautiful Mega G+ racer is $49.99 + tax and shipping (if needed).  A front door pick up can be arranged.

After June 30 the car will be the regular Tomy announced price of $58.99.  


The NJH-02 Bauer Special Edition Porsche 911 Targas have arrived and they are fantastic!  Bauer has once again outdone itself!  I have started to ship out cars to those who pre ordered one.  Again, orders are limited to one per customer so everyone has a chance to own one of the very special HO slot cars.  One of the first cars shipped out got this response in an unsolicited email:

“I just that car in the mail today,  and wow that is well done.   I’m still trying to figure out how he did the sunglasses!   The Targa was such a good idea to have open. “

The price until May 5 is $109.99 and will go up to $129.99 after that.  More than half this very limited production is already sold.  Don’t miss out!  


Just arriving this Spring from Bauer of Germany NJH-02 was this VERY limited edition HO slot car.  This is the second special edition car from Bauer exclusively for NJ Nostalgia Hobby.  If you were lucky enough to get NJH-01 the two tone (red and white vintage VW beetle) you know the level of detail will be fantastic.  NJH-02 is a Porsche 911 Targa with open top and for the first time I can recollect in an HO slot car a female driver.  This will be a blonde woman with wind blown long blond hair (see pics). I am allowing the purchase of only ONE car per person . This is to assure everyone who wants one gets a chance to own one.  Direct purchase price $134.99 + shipping.  Please call 908-322-2676 Wednesday through Saturday noon till 6 PM only to get yours.  Only 50 were made for me and only a couple of handfuls remain.  


Different angle of the driver figure. 

What’s new in HO 012222

While new items are showing up less frequently there are still a few things worth taking a look at.  In HO: Bauer added this new vehicle for 2022. It is the DKW1000S Monte Carlo Rally 1959 Start no. 132 Article number: 15004285 Prototypical replica  This interesting vehicle is now equipped with the DK-4 undercarriage from the manufacturer “JAG Hobbies”. A can motor chassis it will be interesting to see how it compares to the t-jet and t-jet clone chassis Bauer has used for 30 years.  This limited edition is in stock and ready to ship.  $109.99 + shipping/insurance.  

New from Tomy AFX is this beautiful Ford GT40 with clear windows and full color interior.  Power is provided by a Mega G+ chassis $53.99 in stock and ready to ship or front door pick up.