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#1 eshorer

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 11:54 AM

Here are pics that I took at yesterday's MS Friends Farrout Slot Cars at the Petersen event.

Slot Cars at the Petersen

It truly was a huge effort by many who brought it all together. It certainly put slot cars in the spotlight AND raised some money for MS Friends, a very good thing.

Special thanks to Stephen Farr-Jones and Bruce Talamon for being the driving forces behind the event, and to all who played a part in it, large and small. It was great seeing racers from Buena Park Raceway, Nomad, Sacramento, Arizona, etc. It was a memorable event.

And Bob Scott just pulled up to deliver King Mini Boola. Pics to follow!
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Posted 25 July 2010 - 12:21 PM

Eddie great show and I loved the slide show you made, :wub: can't wait to see Keith's Pictures on top of this. ;)
You guys sure put a lot of effort to make this event a great one and its to bad that the guys from the rest of the country did not
have a chance to be part of it. :)
I guess this is the best we can to do is showing a lot of pictures so they can see what happened.


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Posted 25 July 2010 - 02:12 PM

Man, if only California wouldn't shake so much.



And I had a few mil in the bank.



I'd BE there!



Looks like a great time yesterday!
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Posted 25 July 2010 - 04:17 PM

Hey! I would have loved to make it my-self but I'm just not road worthy yet. Gus in Sacto.
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Posted 25 July 2010 - 11:46 PM

Eddie's new track at the event.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 10:02 AM

Dave,
It was great to see you and your friends from the great state of Arizona. I hope that you had a great time playing on the museum's track with our little pocket rockets.
Looking forward to see you again soon. :)

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 05:08 PM

Thanks Philippe!

The Arizona Garage Racers (AZGR) had a great time and we salute all of those who worked so hard to make this great event happen.

Roger and I definitely had quite the adventure, since we flew in and out of LAX on the first and last SWA flights of the day on the standby tickets I won in one of our 2009 race series. (see "Fight for the Flight" in the home and club section of SB) I had planned everything out but we were lucky that all of our transportation plans worked out...I even planned for the slow and go on the 405 back to the airport.
We had left my house at 5:30 A.M. and were back home just a little after 9:P.M. Quite the "Turnaround"!
Mike, our other group member had fun too but he had a more relaxing itinerary and got to stay all day.

I wish I could have gotten into the big race but it was still fun to participate as a turn marshal.

I enjoyed seeing the guys from BP who came over here to race in '05 and enjoyed meeting some of the local club members and John Cuckras whose little cars kept me playing when the shops closed up here in the late '60s.and'70s.

I was also happy to see TSR represented among the manufacturers, as you know I have a few of both scales.

Now I need to win another race series so that I can do this all over again to visit LASCM and ED!
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 07:05 PM

Eddie, what did I ever do to you? Not ONE picture of my track???
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 07:48 PM

Come on Stan, he is in love with his new toy. :)

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:03 PM

Maybe I can help... I enjoyed running the Slot-its on Stan's track and I wish I could get some of that awesome Slot-it skirting not to mention the banners hanging on the tent sides.

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This is what I'm talkin about...These banners are so cool! Three or maybe four would probably fit on a standard two car garage door. You guys should sell them!

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:28 PM

Stan, HONEST, it had nothing to do with fact that you had those slick Slot.it's and I had those... well... nevermind. Just a clumsy oversight in a very busy day. My apologies. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it! Now... wanna come and race???
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Dave, according to Stephen, the wall hangings will be auctioned off.

Eddie, what did I ever do to you? Not ONE picture of my track???


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Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:33 PM

Stan, HONEST, it had nothing to do with fact that you had those slick Slot.it's and I had those... well... never mind.

Eddie was stuck with 1/24 scale Carrera cars, you know, the ones that are so well engineered by these geniuses over there in Austria, that their guide flag can only get 1/16th of an inch in the slot, causing them to de-slot at every corner.
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:43 PM

Now now.... to be fair, I started out on Friday with the Carrera 124 digital cars, but Stephen supplied enough SCX cars from his own collection to make it a fairly trouble-free day on my track. They weren't the fastest, but they did go around and around.

Eddie was stuck with 1/24 scale Carrera cars, you know, the ones that are so well engineered by these geniuses over there in Austria, that their guide flag can only get 1/16th of an inch in the slot, causing them to de-slot at every corner.
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 09:01 PM

Eddie, I wish that you would have been able to spend some time playing with us on the Emperor... there was some truly great racing there. I love your baby King. :)

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 09:28 PM

Well Philippe you never offer me to have a chance to run on it, did you? :angry: I was mostly the celebrity's that had a chance to run on the Emperor. :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:
You want me to list who raced on it? Sure wasn't the little guy's with no fame. ;)


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Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 09:43 PM

Nesta, utter baloney. ANYONE who wanted to play, did. From older adults to 4-year old kids.
Did you even ask? We probably had 200 people who did, and I have no idea who the heck they were, I was damned too busy processing people there so that they could have a good time.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 09:50 PM

I just wanted to see your reaction. ;) Still would have love to race on it. :) Maybe later down the road.
Hope that you know when I'm joking by now?
I can't believe that you are getting hissy about a stupid comment like that? :)


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It's our duty to remember the past so we can have a future.

Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 11:11 PM

Just a clumsy oversight in a very busy day. My apologies. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it! Now... wanna come and race???


No worries, Eddie, just kidding. We were all so busy, I barely had time to even look at everything else.
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 11:37 PM

Not that i think it matters but they were Scalextric Ford GT40's - all from the 1966 Le Mans race - on Fast Eddie's new mini-King. And I only had to glue 5 pieces back onto the 6 cars that were made available Posted Image



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Posted 26 July 2010 - 11:44 PM

All of you were incredibly busy especially poor Bob Scott who took time away from his tracks to walk us around and introduce us to so many of the club members and others. It was kind of funny to watch Bob trying to race in the Le Mans race while dealing with wiring issues and helping P with timing and scoring. I've always been in awe of how much energy that old fart has. :D

Hey Nesta,I have to side with Philippe...he even let Zonies drive on the Emperor and you know what bad drivers we can be!
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:26 PM

All of you were incredibly busy especially poor Bob Scott who took time away from his tracks to walk us around and introduce us to so many of the club members and others. It was kind of funny to watch Bob trying to race in the Le Mans race while dealing with wiring issues and helping P with timing and scoring. I've always been in awe of how much energy that old fart has.


:lol: Ubetcha :lol:

Funny how I got Jim Wiseman to run my track most of the day while I did a TV segment next to Eddie's donut....heh heh...

THEN I somehow got into the Celeb race...shucks and with a little more practice I'd have gotten us 2nd. There was no beating Michael Smally. He's a true madman on the track each and every turn of every lap :lol:

Eddie's track is now safely under his porch. Scott Bader's Emperor is now up and running again at his home as well :)
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:40 PM

Hope that you know when I'm joking by now?

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Everyone knows that I have absolutely zero sense of humor.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:48 PM

I think you are wrong, I find your way of dealing with things quite amusing my self. :laugh2: Well let me put it this way me and Flygirl are always cracking up on your commentary. ;)



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In this bright future you can't forget your past.
BMW (Bob Marley and the Wailers)

United we stand and divided we fall, the Legends are complete.
I'm racing the best here at BP but Father time is much better then all of us united.
Not a snob in this hobby, after all it will be gone, if we keep on going like we do, and I have nothing to prove so I keep on posting because I have nothing to gain.
It's our duty to remember the past so we can have a future.

Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:32 PM

Nesta, please give her my best. I did not even have a chance to chat with her last week.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 11:09 PM

Side note Dokk .... Flygirl got her job back and more.....! WTG Girl!

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