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#376 Vay Jonynas

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Posted 01 April 2023 - 12:36 AM

I am from NYC so I was lucky

there were tracks all over 

 

At one time there were 49 tracks in the New York City metropolitan area 

I must have hit most of them back in the mid 60’s when the hobby was on fire 

Those were the days!

 

What's the closest track to New York City these days?

 

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Posted 01 April 2023 - 12:46 AM

 

 

I've seen many Maine raceways come & go. Besides Lemans, the late 60s had Portland (2) Lewiston, Farmington, &  Rockland. 

 

I'm familiar with many of those Maine town names - Portland, Lewiston, Biddeford, Sanford, Brunswick. I'm wondering now though whether there was already a slot car track in Portland when I visited there around Thansgiving Day of 1965.

 

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Posted 01 April 2023 - 07:18 AM

 

What's the closest track to New York City these days?

 

:huh:

In New Jersey (afaik):

 

Teaneck Speedway  https://teaneckspeedway.com/

 

Zeppelin Hobby  https://zephobby.com/


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Posted 01 April 2023 - 08:03 AM

 

I'm familiar with many of those Maine town names - Portland, Lewiston, Biddeford, Sanford, Brunswick. I'm wondering now though whether there was already a slot car track in Portland when I visited there around Thansgiving Day of 1965.

 

:huh:

I don't know about '65, but in the fall of '67 when I started commercial racing, Portland had two raceways, an American Royal across the street from Portland HS & a Mr. Raceways 220' track at Woodfords Corner. I do not know when either raceway actually opened, but slot racing in Maine wasn't widespread until '67. Maybe one of the old '65 slot car magazines has a raceway listing?


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Posted 01 April 2023 - 08:07 AM

In New Jersey (afaik):

 

Teaneck Speedway  https://teaneckspeedway.com/

 

Zeppelin Hobby  https://zephobby.com/

How about the new raceway, Race Ya, that recently opened on Staten Island? They post race reports on here.


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