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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 12:53 PM
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  1. Wards Thunderbolt Monza 1/32 Raceway by Strombecker for sale

    This set seems to be complete except the cars are missing. Original Box 17 corner pieces 17 straight sections 2 cross overs 1 lap counter 1...

    Started by Brainchild, 06-28-2015 07:55 PM
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  2. Modified Kemtron motors

    Ram-Tron- 503x set-up with Ram 7 pole arm . Kem-Man - Mustang set-up with a Pittman DC85-6v 5 pole arm.

    Started by Professor Fugly, 06-22-2015 03:18 PM
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  3. Vintage Dragsters

    It would be Great to come on down and have a good Vintage Dragster Race at Buena Park Raceway. It would be fun to race with freinds down there and...

    Started by donaldg, 03-31-2015 01:46 AM
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    06-22-2015 07:43 PM Go to last post
  4. 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, 09-06-2012 12:25 AM
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  5. 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 04:56 AM
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  6. 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 08:04 AM
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  7. Model Cars - June 1964

    Here is a scan of the British magazine "Model Cars" from June 1964 Pit Chatter Track Making Without Tears Plans - Mercedes Benz Type W154 Plans...

    Started by David D Stevens, 04-15-2015 12:18 PM
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  8. Handbook of Model Planes Cars and Boats

    Over on the "SlotForum" web site I have been posting scan's of old model slot car book's and magazines, Here is a couple od articles from the...

    Started by David D Stevens, 03-28-2015 02:25 AM
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  9. Parma catalogues

    Hi, I am looking for old (70's & 80's) catalogues of Parma. Does anybody know if they (pdf copies) are available in somewhere?

    Started by finscale45, 02-17-2015 08:32 AM
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  10. Mike Morrissey Wins 1st R&C Race for Team Russkit

    Here we have one of my all time favorite slot cars. Mike Morrissey's winning McLaren-Elva is to slot car aerodynamics what Jim Hall's Chaparral's...

    Started by dc-65x, 02-06-2005 09:48 AM
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  11. Need Id on weird Slot ? tires. UGO ? Record Elastik, German.

    Hi ALL. I came across some very weird tires that I can't find anything on. I have a package by a US company called UGO from Hayward, Cal. Anybody...

    Started by SlotTedB, 01-08-2015 01:09 PM
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  12. Need ID for Lancer OR Pactra Lola ?

    Hi ALL! I think I have here a vintage Lancer Lola body with a custom paint job......OR maybe it's a Pactra body ?? Any guesses ? Many Thanks, Ted...

    Started by SlotTedB, 10-16-2014 10:39 AM
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  13. vintage 1/32 Pyro table top series models

    I have some Pyro models I bought in the 60's that I never used with my 1/32 slot car track. They are new kits un assembled in excellent condition....

    Started by sharmon, 10-06-2014 08:18 AM
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  14. Nice lot of vintage Wing Car Chassis

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/261502947021?_trksid=p2771.m570.l4455&_trkparms=gh1g%3DI261502947021.N7.S1.M340.R1.TR3

    Started by La Cucaracha, 06-17-2014 08:41 AM
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  15. Removing decals and stickers

    I'v bought a few vintage slot cars with old decals and stickers on lexan bodies. Any ideas on the best way to remove them? Thanks

    Started by slotcar7, 06-05-2014 06:38 AM
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  16. What was the Lindsay (or Lindsey) 1010?

    Back in the 60's there was a motor called a Lindsay 1010 that was apparently an absolute terror in slot drags. I've never seen one and heard very...

    Started by moto1313, 05-17-2005 08:48 PM
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  17. 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 03:49 PM
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  18. 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 02:59 PM
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  19. "VINTAGE" stuff dug from the depths of the closet

    I posted some pictures of my "retired" old Modified Hoffman's box, & some of the cars that I built all the way back in the early seventies, It may...

    Started by Muzbnuts, 04-27-2014 05:14 PM
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  20. 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 05:45 AM
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  21. 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 09:11 AM
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  22. 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 09:43 AM
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  23. 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 08:45 PM
    video, vintage
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  24. 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, 01-22-2014 12:01 AM
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  25. 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 06:14 PM
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  26. 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 02:36 PM
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  27. Teaneck hobby center

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

    Started by afwrench, 12-15-2011 07:38 AM
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  28. 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 08:07 PM
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    12-28-2013 09:12 AM Go to last post
  29. 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 03:27 PM
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  30. 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 02:44 PM
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  31. 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 04:16 PM
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  32. 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 07:44 AM
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    08-24-2013 10:31 AM Go to last post
  33. 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 10:15 AM
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  34. 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 02:11 AM
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  35. 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 09:27 PM
    carrera track, electric dreams, lascm, scalextric, slot car track
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  36. 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 11:05 AM
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  37. 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 04:35 PM
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  38. 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 10:02 PM
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  39. 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 06:45 AM
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  40. 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 05:47 PM
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  41. 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 07:46 PM
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  42. 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 11:46 AM
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  43. 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 11:23 AM
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  44. Please help identfy my car!!! Thanx experts!

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

    Started by pickle, 12-31-2012 08:30 AM
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  45. 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 07:07 PM
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  46. 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 05:42 AM
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  47. 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 06:23 AM
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  48. 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 07:42 AM
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    11-07-2012 12:56 AM Go to last post
  49. Strombecker 'Drag Racing Set"

    Is this a rare/collectible item?

    Started by ed52, 10-12-2012 06:19 PM
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    10-15-2012 12:42 PM Go to last post
  50. 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 06:06 AM
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    08-26-2012 09:56 AM Go to last post

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