Welcome to Modelville Hobby

Come and try slot car racing. We have everything you need, rental cars and controllers. With four tracks for rentals and one for those with their own cars we have plenty of space for you. No need to call ahead for small groups, just walk in.

My love of racing inspired me to buy this race track where kids, families, and long-time racers alike can explore a new hobby or practice something they love. I hope Modelville Hobby can inspire in you a love of racing like it did in me! From weekly races to parties or just as a family activity on a rainy afternoon, Modelville Hobby is hoping to Preserve the Past, Enjoy the Present, and Protect the Future.


Modelville Hobby holds weekly races every Tuesday for IRRA Retro classes and every Friday for “FlexiCar” classes. Tuesday’s we change classes and tracks every week. We run IRRA CAN-AM’s, Coupe’s, Stock Car’s, and F-1. We do race on all the tracks but more often on the Blue, Red, Green, and Black. Friday’s we change tracks every week. We do change classes every once in a while, but most of the races are for the Factory Stock Cars. We do race on all the tracks but more often on the Blue, Red, Green, and Black.


There are currently two regional race series who visit Modelville on some Saturday’s during the winter. NERR runs two IRRA Retro classes on a Saturday. Yankee USRA visits Modelville Hobby normally on the first Saturday of every other month. They run the fast wing race car mostly on the Red track.


Modelville Hobby is the perfect family activity. Spend an afternoon introducing your kids to a hobby that you loved back in your own childhood! From younger kids to teens to adults, the love of racing never gets old. Thinking about bringing a large group? Check out our party packages!


Modelville Hobby is a great place to celebrate a birthday! We offer three different party packages that include eight cars and controllers for one hour of racing fun on the Blue Figure Eight Track! Learn more about the different party packages here.



Dick Cafarelli opened Modelville Hobby in May of 1965. It was a little store with one track in downtown Framingham.

Later in 1965, Dick moved to a bigger location that had three 1/24 race tracks and one HO scale race track.

In 1978 he closed the Framingham location and opened a new location in Ashland with two tracks. He moved one track into the basement and built a second one.

In September of 1990 Dick sold the business to Richard Payne. Richard moved the business to Eliot Street where we are today.

We have five 1/24 scale race tracks, a HO road course track, and a HO drag strip. Read more of our history under About Us – Our History!

Have your next birthday party at Modelville Hobby! Check out our party packages here.