The slot car track at Hotel Resort Relax

hotel Relax,
Dolní Vltavice

The slot car track at HRR was inspired by “GRAND PRIX” of 1966 - a film by director John Frankenheimer (three Oscars). This film is undoubtedly one of the best motion pictures on car races. The most famous Grand Prix tracks in Europe include the municipal circuit in Monte Carlo, the “natural” GP in Spa, Belgium, and, definitely, Germany-based Nuerburgring. This was the underlying inspiration for the hotel track - it was at these tracks where specific sections of these circuits had been selected. In Monaco, this involves the section following the exit from the tunnel nearby the port - the chicane, while at Spa-Francorchamps it is the difficult section located before Eau Rouge. A detail of the German racing track is illustrated through the inclined turn-back - Karussell. It is certainly interesting that all parts of these tracks are still in active use albeit they have undergone adaptations in the course of the years. Since racing cars from the period of 1960 to 1974 will be operated as part of the HRR track, some of the details are of universal nature and are acceptable for the whole time span. The same was applied when selecting the adverts of that time along the track.

The emphasis on the impact and effects - precisely in the spirit of the film Grand Prix, the shape is complete with reprints of still images in the professional quality; the photos were made by German photographer of F1 and motor sports, Mr. Rainer W. Schlegelmilch. To conclude, there is another interesting thing. The track was proposed and produced by FAROfaktory s.r.o. - a Czech company and an immediate successor of the manufacturer of the slot car track ITES, which was still produced back in the 1980s in Trhové Sviny, South Bohemia. As a result, some of those born earlier may find the HRR track familiar.

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