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Randy V

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Wow Joel!!!! Those are seriously cool cars! The technology in the chassis and suspension are something I’ve not seen before!
 

Bob Jones

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I’ll second that.
They are seriously cool cars!
I started indoor RC racing with a model called the Lectricar back in 1976.
There is still an enthusiast restoring them today.
http://www.car69.me.uk/mk2-lectricar-restoration.html
Model cars were always a second love.
I’ve been an aeromodeller ever since my sister bought me a Kielkraft Nomad glider kit when I was 7.
Free flight, control line and then finally RC.
I built this a few years ago before they started calling them “drones”.

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This link might be useful for any other ”vintage” aeromodellers out there.
https://rcbookcase.com/index.php
 
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Wish I kept my old COX GT40 and Chaparral and tool box full of goodies.
Bill, I had a white chaparral 1/32 scale Eldon slot car. Also had a root beer colored GT40 Hotwheels. But it was the 1/32 nd Scale Blue 63 Corvette Coupe that ignited my car passion when I was four years old. My dad brought the slot car set home and once I saw that Corvette I was hooked!

Here is a pic..

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I started with a Scalextric Lotus, then put a Mustang body on, then got into scratch building cars, then ended up working full time as the `resident driver` for a slot cat company called Pitstop here in New Zealand which lead onto being the North Island champion 1 /32 scale 3 years running. Sadly I did not keep all my trophy`s but still have a couple of early ones. The rest is history...road racing go karts, circuit racing small saloons and now building race / road cars. Not much has changed in 70 years this January. That trophy was 51 years ago........
 

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I started in HO slots as at 8 years, RC 1/8 gas at 14, then the Associated RC 300 came out (fully independent suspension). That car ruined RC for me, so expensive I decided to go real road racing. 20 years later I was back to playing with cars.
 
#13
Joel, those are some LARGE cars! What and where is the track with infield grass at? As a kid I always wanted to drive one of the cool European grass infield RC tracks. I finally had to settle for the SPA 1:1 full scale racetrack in Belgium ... LOL.

My second favorite track after Phillip Island.
 
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Mesa,

The oval track is in Wall Township NJ, we race on a Quarter Midget track 3 Thursdays a month from May-October. There are quite a few 1/4 oval tracks in the US. Check out www.qsac.org for more info or on Facebook Jersey Shore RC Racing

The 1/5 Scale Road Racing(2WD, 4WD, and F1) I do is at an abandoned park in South Jersey, we run once a month during the race season. In California there are two world class tracks that I know of, one near LA and the other in Freemont. 1/5 scale is huge in Europe, but not much organized racing in the states.
 
#15
Ha!
That ''Fremont'' track you mentioned is the RAMS club. Of all the places in the country, that is THE club I started racing with as a young teen. I see by scanning the entry lists that some of the guys I raced with then are still involved. So are their sons, and in some cases grandsons! THAT is a mind blower!

Thanks for the thread and indirectly getting me reconnected with friends from my youth. I'll have to get out there and say hello.
 
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