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Forum: Vintage Slots

"Vintage" collectable type slot cars, revitalized vintage and "scale" slot car racing, as well as slot car history and nostalgia!

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Introducing The IRRA

    This post is to introduce the IRRA, the International Retro Racing Association, an organization developed in collaboration with racers of retro-style...

    Started by Noose, 11-17-2007 11:53 AM
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  1. Manta ray - no brakes

    I have a Classic brand Manta Ray and when I run it on my track I have no brakes at all. My other vintage slot cars all have moderate breaking. Any...

    Started by slotcar7, 04-19-2014 04:45 AM
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  2. Gar-Vic thingie

    Does anyone know the colors the firebird GTX 1000 came in? I"ve seen blue and gold.

    Started by slotcar7, 04-22-2014 01:59 PM
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  3. Shores raceway

    Does anyone remember Shores raceway. I went there as a kid it was at 9-mile and Harper just outside of Detroit. The place was huge with 5 or 6...

    Started by slotcar7, 04-19-2014 08:11 AM
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  4. 1/24 vintage body- best handling????

    Out of the new current vintage style bodies made by jk and outsight- What is the best handling body for a 1/24 vintage class- Running flexi chassis...

    Started by stoneman, 06-25-2012 08:43 AM
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  5. WARNING - Do NOT Watch this video if you love slot cars

    I came across this video on YouTube, and thought that it could possibly be compared to 4 1/2 minutes of fingernails scraping on a blackboard to...

    Started by oldweirdherald, 08-04-2013 07:45 PM
    video, vintage
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    03-25-2014 06:22 PM Go to last post
  6. Champion 26D type question (with pics)

    Hi guys I recently came across this 26D can with shims which should be a Champion (no sticker though). ...

    Started by edober, 09-22-2005 03:56 AM
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  7. 1964 A/Production Corvette coupe - saved

    One-off build - A/Pro Big Block Mark II Z33 427 CID "Mystery Motor" killer Vette. :shok: A vintage brush painted junk box oldie... repaired,...

    Started by Professor Fugly, 01-21-2014 11:01 PM
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    01-27-2014 09:30 AM Go to last post
  8. very excited picked up a classic manta ray in origanal box and othere goodies today help?

    Hey racers i just picked up a nice classic manta ray in its original box today along with a cox mark 3 or 4 not sure controller and anothe vintage...

    Started by dhamby, 10-16-2011 05:14 PM
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    01-15-2014 04:02 PM Go to last post
  9. Drill bits and Pittman motor shafts

    What is the correct drill size to get a gear to mate with a Pittman motor? The factory spec sheets list the shaft diameter as 0.092" which is...

    Started by mr moto, 12-21-2012 01:36 PM
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    01-15-2014 02:22 PM Go to last post
  10. Smile Does Anybody Remember "emmra" With Its 475 Ft Road Course?

    IN THE MID TO LATE 60'S THERE WAS A RACEWAY IN EAST MEADOW LONG ISLAND THAT HAD A 475 FT TRACK IN THE BASEMENT. IT TOOK YEARS TO LEARN HOW TO DRIVE...

    Started by UNCLE FRED, 07-24-2003 07:04 AM
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    01-05-2014 07:07 AM Go to last post
  11. Teaneck hobby center

    Anyone remember and or race at the Teaneck NJ hobby center? Mike

    Started by afwrench, 12-15-2011 06:38 AM
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  12. Tiny's Tires

    http://slotblog.net/uploads/monthly_05_2012/post-984-0-21780800-1337084903.jpg LASCM obtains unobtainium! Joe Lupo and Scott Bader...

    Started by lascm.com, 08-12-2012 07:07 PM
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    12-28-2013 08:12 AM Go to last post
  13. Question Mura Tiger Milk

    What is Mura's Tiger Milk used for? Seems like I remember some discussion previously about it being used to clean pickup braid... Thanks, Jim

    Started by satchmo, 09-21-2002 02:27 PM
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    12-28-2013 07:55 AM Go to last post
  14. Vintage Corvette Grand Sport Body

    If my memory serves me right (?) Revell had a 1/24 Corvette Grand Sport clear body available back in the day. Tips on where to find any? ...

    Started by GrandSport, 08-23-2013 01:44 PM
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    12-28-2013 07:46 AM Go to last post
  15. Any Survive?

    Recently saw an Ebay listing for a Strombecker commercial track advertisement, probably from the sixties. Does anyone remember any of these tracks...

    Started by s2oh, 12-18-2013 03:16 PM
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    12-20-2013 07:32 PM Go to last post
  16. Richie's Speed City at the X in Springfield Ma

    Anybody remember Richie's Speed City at the X in Springfield Ma. Looking for Pictures or info

    Started by trhobbys, 03-21-2013 06:44 AM
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    08-24-2013 09:31 AM Go to last post
  17. Any info on my Ford?....

    Hey everyone, new to the forum, wanted to see if I can get more info on this Ford I picked up at a local thrift shop. Its a 30's Ford 2 Door Coupe,...

    Started by justchilin, 06-15-2013 09:15 AM
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  18. 1/20th scale lexan DeTomaso Mangusta...........

    Does anyone know the source/origin/maker of this body? I've grafted it onto a donor Ferrari F1, keeping it Italian, and really would like to find a...

    Started by lrs, 05-15-2013 01:11 AM
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  19. Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance

    The LASCM was invited to show part of it's collection at this prestigious Beverly Hills car show. Many thanks to PDL and Robert Hackl for their...

    Started by lascm.com, 05-06-2013 08:27 PM
    carrera track, electric dreams, lascm, scalextric, slot car track
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  20. Something I found...

    ...while I was rummaging through my stuff: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/teamburrito/doc020.jpg Back in the days before the internet &...

    Started by team burrito, 01-13-2013 10:05 AM
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    04-21-2013 04:15 PM Go to last post
  21. new member/old racer

    i stumbled upon this website a few weeks back, and have spent quite a few hours bringing back good memories. I raced in the late sixties and early...

    Started by elvis44102, 04-21-2013 03:35 PM
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  22. Question Chaparral 2E Body Kit Cat. No.31040 Blister Pack Value?

    I used to build and race back in the late 1960's early 70's while living overseas. I have recently started selling off some of my old slot car stock...

    Started by vraptor1, 04-22-2012 09:02 PM
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  23. Seeking pictures of Schrocks slot car racing center in Canton Ohio

    I m seeking pictures of the interior and exterior and the tracks etc. that were taken of the building and inside Shrocks in Canton Ohio. I...

    Started by flywelder, 03-01-2013 05:45 AM
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  24. Cukras 1967 Car Model race winning P3 body ebay find!

    Not too many noticed this NOS Dynamic Ferrari P3 body on ebay recently. To me, it's neat to find one complete and un-cut like this....

    Started by TrueScale, 07-25-2012 04:47 PM
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  25. Kox Lacucarcha bodies??????

    Hello: Over on ebay a seller has a Kox Cuc body listed it shows a nice Box with " KOX" printed on it like the old COX symbol. This is an item I...

    Started by clydeomite, 01-14-2013 06:46 PM
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    01-16-2013 09:35 AM Go to last post
  26. Slot cars in 1/12 scale - You won't believe it

    As an addendum to the other thread about the 244ft tri-oval I thought I would mention one class of cars that they race on the this track. Here are...

    Started by mcseitz, 06-17-2004 10:46 AM
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  27. Help trying to identify this body and motors! Thanx experts

    Help trying to identify this body and motor! Thanx experts

    Started by pickle, 12-31-2012 10:23 AM
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    01-02-2013 10:14 AM Go to last post
  28. Rebuilding My American Blue King

    before & after pitchers of my king track (ALL SCALE RACEWAY) Texas http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff460/ngetso/100_0444.jpg ...

    Started by hotrod 64, 09-05-2012 11:25 PM
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  29. Please help identfy my car!!! Thanx experts!

    Need a little help here who/what is the car? Manta?

    Started by pickle, 12-31-2012 07:30 AM
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    12-31-2012 08:44 AM Go to last post
  30. Where to buy/find vintage parts

    I've become interested in building/collecting vintage cars from my time (1965-69) I check E-Bay and have looked at Electric Dreams, Mid-America,...

    Started by badfast, 08-29-2012 06:07 PM
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  31. Getting a bunch of Aurora T-Jet, Thunderjet Vibe Chassis, motor parts, how do you assemble ??

    Hi ALL! I'm getting a bunch of Aurora T-Jet, Thunderjet Vibe Chassis, motor parts .I haven't touched this stuffina while. I can't remeber how to put...

    Started by SlotTedB, 11-26-2012 04:42 AM
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  32. Howkill motors

    Phillipe mentioned the Howkill in a semi-recent post, so I thought I'd post a pick. Lovely translucent epoxy on the arm. Steve C.

    Started by stevefzr, 07-27-2004 05:23 AM
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  33. Hello all...New old guy with old Strombecker

    I'm thinking of putting my two old mid 60's Strombecker sets back in action during the winter months. My Son and I enjoyed them shortly in '90 but...

    Started by ed52, 10-12-2012 06:42 AM
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    11-06-2012 11:56 PM Go to last post
  34. Strombecker 'Drag Racing Set"

    Is this a rare/collectible item?

    Started by ed52, 10-12-2012 05:19 PM
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    10-15-2012 11:42 AM Go to last post
  35. Cox driver

    I'm looking for a Cox painted driver like used in the LaCucaracha.....the blue and white one. I'd prefer an original, but a painted reproduction...

    Started by GaryG, 05-01-2012 05:06 AM
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    08-26-2012 08:56 AM Go to last post
  36. Vintage equipment need help

    I have in my possession a small part of a rather large vintage slot car collection from a friend of mine who has collected this stuff for a long...

    Started by racerx410, 07-16-2012 08:55 AM
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    08-09-2012 05:16 PM Go to last post
  37. $700 for old vac bodies

    Call me crazy but, have you ever looked for something (for the last 25 years) you knew you had somewhere, only to find it on ebay? The seller surf439...

    Started by TrueScale, 07-06-2012 08:26 AM
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  38. SE Michigan Vintage HO and 1/24th Slot Car Swap Meet and Race

    SE Michigan Vintage HO and 1/24th Slot Car Swap Meet and Race Vintage HO and 1/24th Slot Car Swap Meet and Race Saturday July 7,2012 12:00PM ...

    Started by Tbolt427, 07-04-2012 07:38 AM
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  39. Any value in these old bodies

    Take a look at this item from ebay, , can you look at this auction: # 130710816123 It was for 29 old painted bodies I bid on and won from...

    Started by TrueScale, 06-18-2012 06:15 PM
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    06-19-2012 04:46 AM Go to last post
  40. Thumbs up rego raceway queens n.y.

    Does anyone remember rego raceway on Woodhaven blve in rego park queens. I raced there in 1965/66 when I was 13 years old. I worked the counter at...

    Started by jeff bates, 03-04-2006 02:49 PM
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  41. Help me ID these please

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.238052969644157.53154.100003183680917&type=1 Not sure if this link will work, but I posted pics of a...

    Started by Aubin 3 sixteen, 06-03-2012 12:02 PM
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    06-07-2012 10:51 AM Go to last post
  42. Controller advice

    Putting together a vintage car, Pittman can motor.I raced in the mid 60's and used ,I think, an MRC controller.What should I look for.I cant remember...

    Started by afwrench, 05-23-2012 10:58 AM
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  43. Tire advice

    Hi guys, need advice . Putting a vintage type car together,Dynamics frame ,Pittman can, Porsche 906 body. What wheels and tires should I look for and...

    Started by afwrench, 05-03-2012 08:27 AM
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    05-03-2012 10:46 AM Go to last post
  44. May SE Michigan Vintage HO and 1/24th Slot Car Swap Meet and Race

    SE Michigan Vintage HO and 1/24th Slot Car Swap Meet and Race Vintage HO and 1/24th Slot Car Swap Meet and Race Sunday May 20, 2012 12:00PM ...

    Started by Tbolt427, 05-03-2012 03:32 AM
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  45. Cox RTR 2e exhaust

    Anyone have a cox RTR 2E exhaust? Thanks, mikeacro

    Started by mikeacro, 03-26-2012 07:52 PM
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    04-28-2012 02:53 PM Go to last post
  46. Please Help! New Find.

    I picked up several slot cars the other day at an estate sale. While most of them I could identify this one I have no clue what it is? Any ideas ?...

    Started by matthardy, 04-22-2012 12:25 PM
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    04-23-2012 06:10 AM Go to last post
  47. Smile Down Memory Lane #2, K & K Armature

    Evening All, A few more photos of some of the stuff I have in the basement. This time it is a K & K armature wound by Randy Kemp around 1975 or...

    Started by kkjva, 04-03-2005 04:33 PM
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    03-25-2012 09:38 PM Go to last post
  48. March SEMI Vintage HO and 1/24th Slot Car Swap Meet and Race

    March SEMI Vintage HO and 1/24th Slot Car Swap Meet and Race Vintage HO and 1/24th Slot Car Swap Meet and Race Sunday March 18, 2012 12:00PM ...

    Started by Tbolt427, 03-07-2012 07:33 AM
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  49. Parma Flexi

    Mornin Here's one for ya.... Is the original Parma Flexi defined as a vintage chassis, it's been around since 85/86?. Thanks CG

    Started by comagramps, 02-19-2012 11:27 PM
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    02-21-2012 08:59 PM Go to last post
  50. Februay SEMI Vintage HO and 1/24th Slot Car Swap Meet and Race

    Februay SEMI Vintage HO and 1/24th Slot Car Swap Meet and Race Vintage HO and 1/24th Slot Car Swap Meet and Race Saturday Februay 18, 2012 2:00PM...

    Started by Tbolt427, 02-10-2012 03:30 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-10-2012 08:46 PM Go to last post

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