The idea for this club for slot car fans was thought up in 2010 by two old friends who ran into each other one day and started to reminiscence about old times. They discovered that they still shared the same passion for slot car racing and decided to regularly pursue their joint hobby. More and more people with a similar passion began to show up at the new club. Today, it has more than 70 active drivers.
Slot car racing is experiencing a revival
In the 1960s, slot car racing was a popular hobby, particularly in the United States. More than 3,000 public racetracks were set up there. But interest in the sport ran out of gas in the 1970s. It increasingly became a hobby that racers pursued in their basements with friends. Slot car racing is making a comeback today, as the club in the Bavarian town of Kolbermoor shows.
The new clubhouse makes a great impression with HARO’s design flooring
The club completely renovated a former grocery store in 2017 and filled it with new life. The drivers can pit their beloved Carrera model cars against one another in the light-flooded room. The floor in the “racing arena” has been given new brilliance thanks to the DISANO design floor made by HARO. Regional roots, global demand: the family-managed company Hamberger Flooring is Germany’s leading parquet manufacturer. It practices a business philosophy that combines sustainably produced products with a high level of innovativeness. The healthy living DISANO design floor is such an innovative product. It gleams not simply because it uses absolutely no PVC and plasticisers. It also sets standards with its robust, easy-to-maintain qualities.
This was also the reason why the club selected the healthy living and warm-underfoot DISANO design floor. Above all, the club needed a floor that was both easy to maintain and tough. This is exactly what all racers need as they concentrate on their next racing challenge.
Name: Vereinsheim Karo Slot Racing e.V.
Product: Disano by HARO saphir oak country grey
Quantity: 170 m²