I got a track and some cars for one of my birthdays, I loved it. then one day i had a "great" idea. i thought it would be awesome to put ketchup on the track and have the cars go thru it like it a mud pit. my beloved track never worked again.
I wish my son got into those slot cars in the late 80's and early 90's instead of those damn RC cars. I used to pay $150 per battery pack for him to race on dirt, carpeting and concrete. The motors and tires weren't cheap either back then. Now I got $3000 worth of crap in my basement. It was fun I guess but too damn expensive and I blame a friend of mine who owns a gas station and races cars. Those 1/10 scale cars had to be set up like the real thing and I left that up to my son and others to do. I just watched.
Had Strombecker 1/32 scale cars and track (still have the cars somewhere), moved on to Aurora AF/X 1/64th scale cars and I still have them in storage. Also collected Hot Wheels, have my complete set of original issue 1968 vehicles.
Built and raced slot cars back in the late 60s for several years. Our team traveled to other tracks twice a week for league racing. Wound all my own armatures for my motors. Even held the track record on the front track at Hobby House Raceway in San Bernardino, Ca. for a couple of years. That was my home track. Was lots of fun back then....
Dosn't matter what day of the week it is, the best day is the day with your finger on the trigger--jra
I remember my buddy and I building our own track on 3/4 inch plywood. Routing the slots and using contact cement to attach the conducting tape. We used batteries in the braking circuit. We would take the track to the YMCA on Saturdays for the kids. Good memories from the middle 60s.