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Thread: Definitions and Acronyms

  1. #1
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    Definitions and Acronyms

    I wish we had a list of words, slot car lingo for the newly initiated. I came to this hobby late and not as a racer. I was corrected in my first week from using the term engine instead of motor. Funny now but when you've never even held a slot car, all bets are off in understanding what a flexi is, or an FCR or hardbodies (unless it's memories from Gold's Gym), yelling TRACK and on and on it goes. And that doesn't even account for words that i KNOW some of you guys just make up! Then there are the names for tracks that aren't exactly in the catalog.
    Anyway... can one of our senior races that has heard it all and raced it all, construct a list of slot car lingo for the beginner? I'll probably have it printed on a shirt and make everybody wear them!

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    John Ford's Scale Auto Racing News had a Slot Car Dictionary.
    It had most of the commonly used terms used in slot car racing, along with a lot of the slang & lingo.

    The SARN site is down and domain appears to have changed hands now,
    but you can access the page via the WayBack Machine archives here:

    John Ford's Official Slot Car Racer's Dictionary

    https://web.archive.org/web/20060908.../glossary.html

    From that page click on the A - Z links to the dictionary pages.

    Bon Apetit!

    - Paul K @ OWH
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    Paul Kassens
    OWH Slot Car Talk "Mom"
    The Old Weird Herald
    email: paulk@oldweirdherald.com

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    Got it, copied to a Word file and put the link on my web page.
    https://upstatespeedway.weebly.com/s...r-terms.html#/
    Thanks!
    Last edited by Michael.cannonj; 03-29-2020 at 05:49 AM.

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