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#1 Don Wedding

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 08:20 PM

I just picked this up with some slot stuff over the weekend. The magazine is Model Racing International's very first issue, dated Spring/Summer 1989. Contents inlcude a list of the top 1,000 international slot racers and their standing, a story on Jean Van Rossem retiring as chairman of IMCA, 1989-1994 IMCA rulebook, illustration for rulebook, tech sheets for Worlds Championships, time schedule of events - 8th Worlds, new IMCA approved products, US IMCA racing series, a full color picture of painted bodies by Gary Cannell of Great Britain, and other slot racing articles and products.

I have never seen this magazine and did not know how many were issued. Or did it fail and fold quickly?

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#2 John Streisguth

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 08:32 PM

JK Raceway in Chicago had one of those MTT tracks, I think exactly as pictured on the cover. Difficult to learn but rewarding when you got the rythm.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 09:18 PM

That is Jerry's old track.

I hated that track, :angry: but I still miss it. :wub:
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:21 PM

That was a magazine published by Andy Smith AKA Professor Motor. I believe there were four issues published.
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 07:25 AM

Bob is correct.

Model Racing International

And if you don't know who Professor Motor AKA Andy Smith is, here's his bio.

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#6 John Streisguth

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 07:45 AM

I hated that track, but I still miss it.

I only drove on it one day while visiting the area. But I can understand how it can be a love/hate relationship! ;)

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:38 AM

I raced on that MTT track in the early '90s for the Chicago 500 races. I had borrowed a Eurosport car and hadn't seen the track before that weekend. Let's just say it was a humbling experience. I could see if you could spend some time learning it, it would have been a fun track.

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 05:16 PM

Model Racing International is an incredibly cool magazine from that era of slot racing.  A good friend gave me a copy and I had to find them all.  No one is selling them on eBay.


Bob is right. Only 4 issues were published; I've got three.


I still can't find this one .. the first issue .. and I've been looking for it for well over a year.


Anyone have issue #1 of Model Racing International you'd sell me? 


I'd really appreciate the help in completing my collection!



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