April 16th, 2020

SLOT CAR RACING AGAIN

As a kid, I raced slot cars at commercial hobby tracks pretending to be the famous British driver, Sterling Moss. I still have my box of cars and controller. Twenty years ago, I started collecting the 1/32nd scale slot cars that were being produced at the time.

Since Porsche, “LeMans”, and McQueen are close to my heart, I purchased every Fly and Scalextric slot car represented in the 1970 film/race, including the Ferraris. I also found an original race program. I then expanded from there to include earlier and later Porsche scale model race caras.

To make it all make sense (yeah, right), in 2000 I built a 40 foot 1:32 Scalextric track of Spa in my basement crawl space. I just got my slot car track back up and running again to fill my off hours during the Covid 19 lock down. That’s one way to have fun safely!

(Photo of Buffalo Springfield: Henry Diltz)

Below, a great Neil Young song orchestrated by Jack Nietzsche.