Nomad was founded by Jim Cunningham, whose passion for and vast experience with, slot car racing began with fun of playing with slot cars as a young boy. His lifelong participation in the hobby at all levels including building of world class tracks, cars and victories in international competitions, has given him a deep understanding of the attraction and advantages of this form of miniature auto racing.
Jim's strong creative skills have lead him to optimize the equipment and presentation for maximum fun, ease of participation and excitement, tailored to any audience. Before founding Nomad Slot racing in 2001, Jim founded built and lead a team of craftsmen at CyclArt, Inc. performing exacting restoration services, and creative finishing for the bicycle industry. Clients included the most exacting of collectors and the marketing departments of the world's largest bicycle companies. Jim has provided technical and marketing consulting services throughout the industry.
Nomad Slot Racing has thrilled innumerable private party and club events. Our list of corporate clients Includes: Kasperski Lab, CA Technologies, Watchguard Technologies, Cintas Corporation, Volkswagen North America, eBay Motors, Blue Coat Systems, Naturally Fresh Food Products, FastTrack Exhibitor MC2, Marconi Automotive Museum, Porsche Parade National Convention, Aston Healey Conclave 2009, San Diego Pantera Club, South Bay Cruisers, San Diego Vintage Motorcycle Club, Blue Coat Systems, San Diego Corvette Club, KUSI Television., James Entertainment.
Product and technical support has been provided for several television commercials, a History Channel “Modern Marvel” episode and Mariah Carey’s “Touch My Body video directed by film-maker Brett Ratner.
Nomad Portable tracks are delivered to events in the southwestern US in our trucks. Frequent venues include San Diego, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. For more distant events, tracks are available for shipment or even as checked baggage and assembled on site. Such tracks have appeared at events in Austin TX, Orlando FL, Seattle WA, Reno NV, Salt Lake City UT and Copenhagen Denmark.
Our race tracks come in a variety of sizes and can be located indoors or out. We can provide canopies and can run on silent battery power if needed. Our wireless microphone and video displays provide adequate coverage in most cases, but can be linked to multiple displays or larger sound systems on request. We can provide specific types and brands of cars on request and our tracks, cars and canopies can be branded to put client logos where the action is!
Nomad Slot Racing provides a self-contained, fully supervised entertainment for a broad range of environments. It's always Fast Fun!
Jim Cunningham: Founder, Cheif Race Director
Our founder has raced slot cars since childhood an participated in hundreds of slot racing events of all types in more than 50 different raceways. We have adapted the best aspects of large commercial tracks,club track and home tracks, stirred in some creativity and new technologies and developed a superior form of racing entertainment.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 600 minutes
We encourage everyone for take part in hands-on racing. It's so easy anyone can do it. 3 year olds play, elderly play, serious gamers play, real auto racers play and everyone has fun. We have the system optimized for ease of play, yet there is room for skill and tactics, so our racing is highly addictive.
This is not traditional slot car racing with one car per lane and crashing every time you go to fast. New technology allows multiple cars per lane and passing while the cars can be safely driven at top speed. Lots of crashes occur, but hey are part of the fun! We think our slot car racing is more exciting to watch than real auto racing, it's not loud, you can see the whole race, it's faster, there is more action, more winners and the racers are not wearing helmets so their faces and comments are part of the show! for all to see!
We use sound effects and high quality PA to address the racers and fans. Just like real racing there are many opportunities for logo placement and catchphrases can be worked into our verbal presentation.
So, we can entertain a small group for any age or mixed ages, or we can functions as a traffic builder to attract and engage in a trade show or promotional situation.
1000W standard houshold type outlet or order our battery pack
Poeple who like to have fun!
Shade if outdoors or order our canopy
Space for track size ordered
For mostof our track we require a 10 x 20 space, indoor or shaded amd 100W of 110v power. If neccessary we can bring a canopy, lights and battery power buy request and ad extra cost. Our tracks canbe carried into any man sized door and can travel in elevators or other obsitcals oif they allow for 4 x 8 x 2 foot components for be carried. We charge a base rate, and hourly rate while in operation and a lower waiting time rate if we need to wait to set up and set down. We carry 2M liability insurance.
2006: 75 gigs
2007: 90 gigs
2008: 110 gigs
2009: 90 gigs
2010: 80 gigs
2011: 70 gigs
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Casino, Christmas Party, Club/Nightclub, Competition, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Ethnic Celebration, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Luncheon/Tea, Private Party, Restaurant, Retreat, Reunion, Seminar, Sporting Event, Trade Show, Wedding Reception, Workshop