This game entry refers to two nearly identical games which are not compatible with one another. Ages 6 and up.
PitchCar and Carabande are dexterity games where large, wooden, puzzle-like pieces are used to construct a race track that looks very similar to a slot car track when finished. But instead of using electrons, players use finger-flicks to send small pucks around the track, a la Carrom.
Eight car discs
One black "spacer" disc
Ten 90-degree curves
Rail pieces for straights and curves
One Start/Finish line sticker
One rule sheet with suggested track layouts
One score pad
Carabande was produced by Goldsieber and had only the single expansion with the Action Set. Both are currently out of print. It was also produced in a special "Audi" edition, titled Rennspiel-Action. In the BGG photo gallery, Carabande has yellow/orange rails.
Carabande Action Set
PitchCar is produced by Ferti. It currently has five expansions which add "tight" curves, crossroads, small jumps, long straightaways, 45-degree curves, and curved bottlenecks. PitchCar apparently also has two editions, where the first edition has the black laminate on the top and bottom of the track pieces, where the second edition only has the laminate on the top of the track pieces. In the BGG photo gallery, PitchCar has red rails.
PitchCar Extension 2
PitchCar Extension 3: Special Long Straights
PitchCar Extension 4: Stunt Race
PitchCar Extension 5: The Cross