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bobski 01-12-2013 12:47 PM

who remembers slots cars?
as i approach spring cleaning and begin thinning out all the boxes of life's stuff, i stumbled across my old slot cars that i use to race back in the 60's. long before r/c, these old cars were quick. anyone still have theirs?
i also found a wind up set from the 40's i was given as a child. and who can forget motorifics?

BillM 01-12-2013 12:54 PM

Wow. Old memories. Used to build my own, and was on the team for the
local slot car track for a couple of years in the mid/late 60's. Pretty
fanatic at the time---might explain some of the arthritis in my right
thumb now.:)

bobski 01-12-2013 12:58 PM

ahhh the old slot car parlors of the day....
were equal to video parlors of the 80-90's.

Chainfire 01-12-2013 12:58 PM

HO or 1/8 scale?

Yep, I remember them, they were around into the mid 80s at least because I got my son a set for Christmas one year.

vincent 01-12-2013 01:01 PM

I do!! I had a set in the 70's, simple circle or oval track, changable rubber tires, working headlights and all. Night racing was a blast! I remember using it so much we wore holes in the contact rails on the underside...had to wait what seemed like an eternity for replacement parts. And of course I've no clue what became of that set...:( Great memories though...

bobski 01-12-2013 01:01 PM

man scale.....1/24 and 1/32.


beaglesam 01-12-2013 03:24 PM

Still have all of mine in the basement. My son played with them. Soon my grandson will.

ScottA 01-12-2013 03:41 PM

I remember the slot car set my parents got me for... I think it was my 8th or 9th birthday. Desert dunebuggies.

I was never that good at keeping them on the track.

winds-of-change 01-12-2013 03:46 PM

My brother was very into slot car racing. He would build one then show it to me (the little sister) all excited.

Back in the late 80's-early 90's. there was a hobby shop that specialized in slot cars. They had a couple huge tracks and you could rent cars and run them. It cost about $3.00/hour/rented car. I would take my kids there for an hour or two of fun. I was a broke single parent and it was cheap entertainment.

mrm14 01-12-2013 04:00 PM

Heres the exact set my brother and I had in the late 1960's. SMO_R3000.JPG

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