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Electric car racing fans battle it out on the track at Presto Park Classic Race in Hevingham

PUBLISHED: 16:05 19 November 2017 | UPDATED: 08:18 20 November 2017

Presto Park Slot Car Club, host a race meeting for enthusiasts from all over the country.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Presto Park Slot Car Club, host a race meeting for enthusiasts from all over the country. Picture: Nick Butcher

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They are small, can reach six seconds a lap and run on electricity.

Presto Park Slot Car Club, host a race meeting for enthusiasts from all over the country.
Picture: Nick ButcherPresto Park Slot Car Club, host a race meeting for enthusiasts from all over the country. Picture: Nick Butcher

And such is their appeal, fans of miniature race cars gathered for the annual Presto Park Classic Race in Norfolk.

The contest on November 19 attracted 21 people from across Britain who battled it out on a 97 foot track, featuring five lanes, at the Presto Park Slot Club headquarters on Pound Farm, Hevingham.

Vehicles taking part in the 25-lap trials were based on Formula 1 models, saloons and sports/GT cars, dating from the 1960s until the early 1980s.

Mike Harvey, owner of the Presto Park Slot Club, said: “We are petrol heads but cannot afford to do the real thing, so we race scale models of cars. They are scrutinised before the races and have to be spot on. A lot of the guys here are very competitive but it is very friendly too.”

Presto Park Slot Car Club, host a race meeting for enthusiasts from all over the country.
Picture: Nick ButcherPresto Park Slot Car Club, host a race meeting for enthusiasts from all over the country. Picture: Nick Butcher

The mini vehicles reached speeds of between six and 7.5 seconds for each lap.

Visit www.prestopark.co.uk

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