Hey guys, I've been a racing enthusiast for longer than I can remember, and an HO slot car racer since 1966. Growing up in central Texas I spent as much time at my local track in Converse just north of San Antonio as I could, and still have a lot of memories of those days. Earlier this year I started building my 5th HO oval track, based partially on the old Kearney Bowl here in Fresno, which unfortunately I missed by a decade when I relocated in the early 1980's. But the cars I wanted to race were the older style Auroura Thunderjet's that I grew up with, and thankfully are still readily available in NOS and in new release from Auto World. The body styles were to represent the old Pan American Speedway hobby stockers, '55 and '57 Chevy's, '57 Fords and '58 T-Bird bodies are all still available, and I threw in a few oddballs like a 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk. Some of the cars needed to be modified to appear like Fairgrounds cars but one company, Road Race Replicas, provides resin cast bodies needing no modifications to them. Here are some of my cars and my track: Three Palms HO Raceway is the name of the track, it's roughly a 1/5th mile scale, 4 lane with all lanes powered by a 12 volt transformer that I can turn the voltage down when the kids race (restrictor plate). Right now I have 12 cars that are owned by either my wife who races, my 25 year old daughter, her boyfriend and myself, and with other club members we have a total of 28 cars and more building. Cost for each car is around $30 and replacement parts as well as high performance parts are readily available. We do have a strict rule set to keep things under control, even then these cars can crank out a lap in about two and a half seconds. We have our own Facebook group page if anyone is interested in our program, we're not holding another series until January but we do race on either Thursday or Saturday nights. The Facebook page is at http://www.facebook.com/?sk=2361831622#!/group.php?gid=150693061630235. If anyone has 1:1 pics of these types of cars I would love to see them, I'd like to do some real world guys to race with my slot car drivers like Donnie baker (Bob & Tom Show), Big Johnny Johnson and Bubba Brooks. Thanks!