British Touring Car Championship Meets Scalextric!

I have loved cars since I was tiny and my Dad has watched just about every type of motorsport for as long as I can remember. One of my earliest memories is of staying with my Granny and Grandad when my Mum and Dad were invited to watch the British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone and they came back with Brookland Bear for me, I watched it on the TV all day to try and see if I could spot them and I still have Brookland Bear!

I love anything to do with fast cars and over the Summer went to a Supercar event at Santa Pod and watched plenty of other racing events on television but one of the highlights of my Summer was going to Snetterton to watch BTCC.


I love the way the BTCC circuits are so different and the teams have to plan different things for each of them- sometimes they need to change the brake pads loads, other times it’s something else. It’s brilliant to see how different drivers are better on different tracks and I love the way that almost anything can happen and just about anyone can win depending on the circuit.

My favourite cars in BTCC is the BMW’s because they are so fast, although sometimes the rear-wheel drive can cause problems! I do like to watch Jason Plato drive though- my Dad likes the Subaru!

I really like going to BTCC, it always feels exciting and it’s a good day out for the whole family. We all like watching the racing and then there is loads of other things going on, last time we got to race remote control BMW’s before going in the pit lanes. Even my little brother gets excited- he likes the yellow cars best! I can’t wait for the final on Sunday and to see if Colin Turkington can win for BMW.

I was so excited to see that Scalextric have made a BTCC Touring Car Battle Set– it looks absolutely amazing. You can make four different tracks and it comes with Jack Goff’s BMW and ‘Flash’ Gordon Shedden’s Honda Civic which look awesome. I can imagine playing this with my friends and having a real Championship of our own. It says it is suitable for ages 5+ and I know that both Lottie and I would love it, I think my Dad would want to play too so I think it would be great even for adults. I know when we had a Scalextric championship at our school fayre the grown ups didn’t let the children have much chance to play because they were enjoying it so much!

I am definitely adding this set to my Christmas wish list, it looks like it will be amazing!

I had the best day today because I have found out I am going to be going to the BTCC final at Brands Hatch on Sunday, I am so excited but just as exciting is that I am able to offer one reader a chance to win a pair of tickets (under 13’s go free with an adult) to be there as well AND one of these amazing Scalextric BTCC Touring Car Battle Sets thanks to Scalextric and DunlopBTCC – how lucky are you?! Don’t miss your chance to be there too!


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17 thoughts on “British Touring Car Championship Meets Scalextric!

  1. BECCI CLEARY says:

    I LOVE Scalextric – Its something that brings everyone together, can get the whole family completely invested and competing – its a MUST HAVE in every house 🙂

  2. Rebecca Smith says:

    Scalextric is AMAZING definitely a product my husband and boys have always enjoyed a perfect toy for them to play together

  3. Nikki says:

    What a great blog,been going #BTCC wiv my dad since I was small then met my husband who also loved the series now we take our 2 boys who also love it we’ve kept it in the family as it’s the perfect outing for us!

  4. Katie leavy says:

    Love that it’s been going for years scalextric perfect for car lovers makes adults act like big kids as everyone loves to race cars

  5. Vaughan Dee says:

    I have been a BTCC Fan for 23 years since my Dad took me to my first race at Donington Park in 1994. I have loved it ever since and have been an avid fan for over 23 years now. This would be an amazing experience to experience the live thrill of BTCC Racing and then when i get home i can recreate the excitement in my living room 🙂

    I’m supporting Sutton for the Title! Team Subaru all the way!!!

  6. BTCC is more exciting and accessible compared to F1. I’d like to see Gordon Shedden win again but I fear there might be a bit too much competition this year. Scalextric is great fun for all ages so the whole family can play!

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