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Slot cars

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Posted by freddo30 at 9:41 pm (PDT) on Sat April 2, 2016   
Sure did dig my Strombecker even though Eldon made better noise.
Posted by kluv42 at 3:10 pm (PST) on Tue November 6, 2012   
I remember there used to be a big two-track slot-car place in Concord, CA. that used to give out 30 free minutes of track time per "A" on report cards... That was usually about the only time I raced there, though my older brothers were more into it and had souped-up cars and their own controllers... I often volunteered to stand in the middle area of a track and put spun-out cars back on their slots.

This one time I was there, some dude I didn't know had a souped-up car with a mechanism that would raise the front end and "pop a wheelie" when accelerating!

This very cool effect made the guy the envy of the place... Many stopped racing their cars to watch his car zip around, popping wheelies on every long straightaway... This was really great until the guy decided to "floor it" on the long backstretch this one time... The car "caught air" under it and took flight, straight off the end of the track and... CRASH!!! Right into the electrical equipment that supplied power to the tracks... That was the end of THAT day's racing... :)
Posted by Mikeaz1946 at 1:33 pm (PDT) on Mon September 24, 2012   
They were so much fun for about 30 minutes. When the larger cars came to be and going to the place that had tracks.......now that was fun. I had upwards of 5+ cars. For different uses, or so I thought. This fad lasted about year or two and poof, the locations disappeared as quickly as the came. $300 or $400 up in smoke. No idea what happend to them.
Posted by paktype at 2:42 pm (PDT) on Mon March 19, 2012   
I wanted one of these in the WORST way when I was a kid. Never did get one.
Posted by Beth at 12:40 am (PDT) on Fri August 28, 2009   
Our skating rink had an upstairs section that had a giant slot track. Boys would bring their cars and race on Saturday. Every once in a while they would let us girls drive.

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