601

(46 replies, posted in Race Rules)

Personally, I just want to make the cars go around.

602

(2 replies, posted in Cars)

Hey guys, after last nights race I got online looking for a spare body for my GT40 as it's getting a little road worn. On Electric Dreams site I found one for $27.99. On the next page they had a complete car for $29.99. I don't know how many they have for that price, but they have one less now.

603

(6 replies, posted in Slot Talk)

Bill, I run mine every week still trying to get it right.  I think I have it smooth enough now, now I just need to learn to drive the darn thing.

604

(6 replies, posted in Slot Talk)

I might have an extra set, I'll try to remember to bring them.

I think it was actually "Boys Life". I think it was called that. The photo was of vintage F1 cars, though I don't think they were vintage then. The caption I think was about the fun of "nerfing " your buddies off the track. I guess nothing changes very much.

That picture, I remember seeing that picture when I was a kid. That one and a photo from an issue of I believe Life magazine are the earliest memories I have of slot car racing.

607

(6 replies, posted in Cars)

I just couldn't make myself pull the trigger on a Racer, but I found enough parts laying around to make my own version, and with that Pioneer motor it's pretty quick.

608

(6 replies, posted in Cars)

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http://www.naste.org/members/bill/mitchgto3.jpg

609

(6 replies, posted in Cars)

Before

http://www.naste.org/members/bill/mitchgto2.jpg

610

(6 replies, posted in Cars)

It is amazing what a little floor polish can do for these old car bodies.

http://www.naste.org/members/bill/mitchgto1.jpg

611

(129 replies, posted in Slot Talk)

I saw last night that the Salem Track (Edgewater) is listed in Portland's Craigslist for $3,000. Shame it was a nice track, I hope it finds a home.

612

(13 replies, posted in Too Bad Motorplex)

Thanks Bill for another great night of racing.

613

(60 replies, posted in Too Bad Motorplex)

My second chassis would not stretch out far enough for my AMT Bonneville body, but this option fit very well.

http://www.naste.org/members/bill/ferrarigto.jpg

614

(60 replies, posted in Too Bad Motorplex)

I bought a Revell 250 GTO body for my other chassis. I'm waiting for it to arrive from Canada. I'm starting to think Canada moves their mail by pack mule until it gets to the border.

615

(60 replies, posted in Too Bad Motorplex)

Nice job on the wheels Rico. I have some here that I might have to take a wire wheel to, luckily I had some extras here that weren't too bad.

That looks less complicated, at least from here it does.

617

(60 replies, posted in Too Bad Motorplex)

Mine too, now I find myself shopping for other people's cars from the 60s. Actually Dad's were better, but they really got rid of a lot of stuff when they came from California to Oregon. I assume that's where/when they went.

618

(129 replies, posted in Slot Talk)

You too Bill, Merry Christmas.

619

(60 replies, posted in Too Bad Motorplex)

The last time I was in that old toy/ coin store in Oregon City, he had about 3 vintage 1/24 slot cars in his display case if anyone is interested. I didn't pay much attention at the time. I was looking for something else.

620

(60 replies, posted in Too Bad Motorplex)

The last time I was in that old toy/ coin store in Oregon City, he had about 3 vintage 1/24 slot cars in his display case if anyone is interested. I didn't pay much attention at the time. I was looking for something else.

621

(3 replies, posted in Modifications)

John, if you go to his online store you can get the tires made for that car. That being said, I ordered some last month, he sent them but included another set with a note that he actually prefers them on his own car. Let me know if your order doesn't fit I still have the ones in his online catalouge for that car.

Just when I gave up on my historic F1 and bought a Vintage F1, I'm digging around in my junk box at the far end of my workbench and I find some abandoned chassis with Slot it axles, a small gear and some steel insert wheels. I put them in my scalextric Ferrari. Wow, smooth fast and quiet. It's no longer legal due to the wheel change, but it is sure fun to drive. I think it is almost competitive with the vintage class. But now with the slightly smaller tires it looks more like a midget racer than an F1.

623

(60 replies, posted in Too Bad Motorplex)

I got it from a guy in Seaside, it said it was "New Old Stock" for what that's worth. Everything but the body sure looks new. There was a separate box for the motor, it looked like it could have sat on a shelf for 50 years, it was yellow enough.

624

(60 replies, posted in Too Bad Motorplex)

I don't know anything about this style of chassis or motor, but I guess this is how you find out.

625

(60 replies, posted in Too Bad Motorplex)

Still trying to figure out how to upload photos, this might work, then again maybe not.

http://www.naste.org/members/bill/kb.jpg