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Scotland's largest Scalextric races through Kublai Khans

Scotland's largest Scalextric races through Kublai Khans

Did you know you can enjoy your camel and springbok stir-frys with a side of childhood nostalgia?

Merchant City Mongolian barbecue Khublai Khans has become home to Scotland's largest portable six-lane Scalextric track one night per week.

Accommodating around 24 players per event, the massive electric road slots into the restaurant every Tuesday night from 7pm - 10pm.

Billed as a "new type of entertainment", it's something a little different for your average stag night or work night out replacing the likes of bowling, paintball or giant Jenga.

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Never played before?

Then where have you been?

The electric car racing track first whizzed into children's play rooms in the 1950s, and is currently owned and distributed by Hornby.

However, this monster track from Mighty Atom Racing has been completely modernised with a whopping 20 metres per lap and no dead zones - so there's no picking up your vehicle after it comes to an inexplicable halt.

Winners are measured by computer software which can detect first place within a margin of 0.2 seconds.

Events are fully compered accepting up to six teams of four with prizes available and the chance to play your own racing soundtrack.

Race marshalls and pit crews have the choice of various (mini) GTs including the Nissan 350, Toyota Supra and Honda NSX with the event climaxing in a high-octane race with Slot-It Le Mans models.

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So what's the key to winning?

Owner of Mighty Atom Racing Scott Hodgson said: "Don't pay attention to who has just passed you.

"People fall off the track because someone else passes them and they'll to catch up and speed. But I'm surprised how keen people are to learn - I've seen a brilliant learning curve in that people get better after only five minutes on the track.

"Some people have said the track is way too big, but I needed a wow factor. There's agony and ecstasy racing on this track - you could be doing great for laps on end then fall off at the last minute, so there's usually whoops, screams and anguish.

"It's definitely a nostalgic toy but I like to think I've brought it into the 21st Century as a new type of entertainment."

You can also book this giant Scalextric for private parties and functions by emailing Mighty Atom Racing or by visiting their website.

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