Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany
First let me explain what this is all about. Fifty years ago my father bought me a Scalextric race set for my 7th birthday, just after it was first introduced. When I grew up I got interested in what I will call non-commercial (NC) slot racing where both the cars and the track are scratch-built. A friend and I built a four-lane track from hardboard panels in a big hut in his garden. Initially we raced Scalextric cars around it and eventually plucked up the courage to visit other tracks in our area. What we saw astonished us. The cars were travelling at speeds that made our cars look positively stationary! To give you some idea an NC slot car can accelerate from zero to 70mph and back to zero again within a 20 foot straight and the motors run at speeds in excess of 100,000rpm! The cars were blindingly fast.