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  1. Flathead Dave
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    They were all over Riverside, Ca. back then. Probably 20 places.
     
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  2. I built a couple scratch built HO slot cars for Auto World mail in contests. Both are fiberglass bodies made from carved wood patterns. Willys has chrome brass frame w/ leaf springs and brass axle, steering wheels. Front wheels are 1/4" ball bearings with O-ring tires.
    LSR car has two Aurora motor/chassis. I sent in the Willys to the contest but didn't win anything. Had a broken wire lead and didn't run. Company went out of business before I sent in the LSR car. I never ran either on a track.

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  3. I thought that someone may like this. I was going through my dad's attic today. And found some old slot cars. That I ran on those old rental tracks. Back when I was a kid. I had two motors in this one, as it is 060.jpg 063.jpg a heavy car. But it was an attention getter. lol I'm sure if you had a nice car. This one would have been pretty scary. ha ha Ron...
     
  4. Notice all the motor and tire dust. It had lots of scale miles on it. lol 061.jpg 062.jpg
     
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  5. jnaki
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    Hey Ron,
    Great find. It looks like a solid body car that hit the pillow at the end just a little too fast. We had solid body Corvettes that ended up looking the same after a few runs...Ours had the DC 85 big time motors with epoxy and bearings. We tried a dual set up, but could no get them to work together. So, kudos to your ingenuity and your dad for saving that cool car. Straight front axle with internal bearings made the fronts go faster.

    A long time ago, I was trying to be a good guy and gave away all of my slot car stuff to a kid that did not have anything to do, but had a mechanical mind. He liked the R/C cars I built, but could not afford one, so I gave him the whole tackle box with all of my slot cars and paraphernalia.
    Your garage/house is like an automotive treasure trove. It should be a museum... ha!
    Junji
     
  6. Thanks Junji, my dad is in great health at 85. He still lives in the same house that he built new. I was a week old when we moved into it. I had the whole upstairs as my room, which is a large center room with the attic on both sides. That's how that I've been able to save most of my childhood toys. That attic still holds a lot of treasures and memories of mine. I was bad for taking a candle and making wrecks with the old models, or slot cars. That I thought had ugly body styles, like that old dodge. And yes most of my slots were hard bodies and scratch built. I had a 1/24 scale slot car layout in that room. It is boxed up now in the attic. I do have a modern Carrera Layout in my garage. Some kids never grow up. lol Ron...
     
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  7. I been taking the grandkids to this drag strip. Some of the guys there have some fast and sweet cars. There's plans for more track lay outs too. A lot of fun just like the good old days. Ron... 20170812_145319.jpg 20170812_145140.jpg

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  8. gnichols
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  9. nrgwizard
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    Neat thread.
    While not an actual real location, I suppose some consider virtual to be a location. <shrug>.
    I suppose everyone knows about this by now(started in '16), but if you don't:
    http://slotcarmods.com/summer2017.html
    Might be worth the time to check out. I have no connection, except reading it... :D.
    Marcus...
     
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  10. woodbutcher
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    :D:eek: All I have to say is Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh myyyyyyyyyyyyy.Outstanding.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  11. Modded 105E
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    Great thread. Need to properly get back into this but as a starting point I have bought about 80 feet of Airfix slot car track from the 60s. Thinking of an early to mid 60s f1 and sports car theme. Yes late 60s early 70s was the key era here in the U.K.
     
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  13. dreracecar
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    Same racers from the 60's all grown up

     
  14. We have a great 10 lame huge Slot Car Track about 30 Mi North... my wife and I have been there in the last year to rent cars and track time by the hour... Ton’s of fun!


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  15. BrerHair
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    Looked again for pics of this great mid-60s facility in Chamblee, GA and found a slotcar forum with a 1967 Champion of Chamblee catalog posted here:
    http://slotblog.net/topic/74383-1968-champion-official-parts-price-list/

    They were located just a few blocks away from the slotcar track of my youth. Anyway, browse this catalog, this really brings back the memories of the 60s heyday. Here's a few examples from the catalog:
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  17. BrerHair
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    April 24, 1965 Atlanta Constitution newspaper classifieds. The 60s slotcar explosion was happening.
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  19. You do paint the bodies on the inside, but with proper “r/c” paint. Regular rattle can wills flake off when you crash


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  20. BrerHair
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    A glorious time to be a kid.
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  21. dreracecar
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    Testors offered special paint available at the track, all sorts of colors along with floresents, Cap had a small brush attached for those that did not have access to an air brush/compressor. I use to paint bodies in exchange for track time at my local emporium
     
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  22. Mike VV
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    Hmm..the "quote didn't come out quite right..!
    The question was about painting the above body.


    The paint required is just paint that works on "Lexan" bodies.
    And yes it IS rattle can and yes, it's most easily found in R/C (radio controlled cars) shops, if not slot car shops.
    And yes again, paint the underside of the body, the paint job will be as brite and shiny as the outside of the body is smooth.
    Beware...cheap it...isn't.

    Mike
     
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  23. philo426
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    Just traded for a couple if old Strombeckers.Repainted the Ford GT because it was painted an ugly green color. 20190616_184325.jpg
     
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  24. Deuces
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    Gee... I wonder if Aurora had something to do with that...??....
     
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