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Slot Car Racing

Post by gonzomantis » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:06 pm

Back when I was a kid, I had a newspaper route for a job. I spent most of my earnings on bicycle parts and slot cars. I think the local track was 1/24 scale. Anyway, I was just thinking about it recently. I couldn't find any tracks in my area, but did find this race video.

https://youtu.be/GtwkRd6zHwg[/youtube]

Man, the cars now are crazy fast!

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Post by jimyritz » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:34 pm

Just found a place 10 minutes from my house and took my son..Brought back great memories.

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Post by rockmastermike » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:52 pm

gonzomantis wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:06 pm
Back when I was a kid, I had a newspaper route for a job. I spent most of my earnings on bicycle parts and slot cars. I think the local track was 1/24 scale. Anyway, I was just thinking about it recently. I couldn't find any tracks in my area, but did find this race video.



Man, the cars now are crazy fast!
way, way cool
and yeah, sooooo much faster my than my old slot car rig that I kept beneath my bed
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Post by HapaHapa » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:19 pm

Holy hell. How do they get enough traction to accelerate a lightweight car like that?
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Post by DoctorC » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:29 pm

HapaHapa wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:19 pm
Holy hell. How do they get enough traction to accelerate a lightweight car like that?
On my slot car track I used to wrap my back tires in double stick tape :headbang:
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Post by DoctorC » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:42 pm

Anyone remember the Saturday Night Live Slot Meatwagon Slot car set commercial?

https://vimeo.com/211400697

:dance: :love:
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Post by HapaHapa » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:54 pm

Haven't seen that but very cool.
I like this one 'slot car dreams'
https://vimeo.com/213016729
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