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#1 vfr750

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 10:11 AM

Here's a nice piece of film that captures a different era...

Early days of London slot car racing

Cheers,

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 10:58 AM

Thanks for the link.


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Posted 04 September 2010 - 01:58 PM

Hi mates,
Great link. The first track I ever saw and drove on was in Hammersmith, and thats when I got the bug. My main commercial track was Hounslow. Would love to make contact with anyone that raced at Hounslow Raceway.
Where do you think the track in the video was? Tottenham maybe ?
Martin.
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Posted 07 September 2010 - 11:00 AM

Team Russkit would have been UNDERDRESSED at that track!:laugh2:
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Posted 07 September 2010 - 01:46 PM

This was the day when AMF introduced their program in the UK.
All the cars are of course the AMF "Mako Shark", manufactured by MPC for them, shipped to the UK in pieces and assembled there, then marketed in UK-produced clear plastic boxes.
The American versions were sold to participating raceways with a Pittman 703 motor at first, then with the MPC can motor, in AMRRC cardboard, then clear-plastic boxes.
Lots of the UK versions survived new in their original boxes, few of the US versions did.
The whole AMF/AMRRC saga caused some to believe in some kind of a conspiracy that only exists in their minds.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 10:12 AM

This was the day when AMF introduced their program in the UK.
All the cars are of course the AMF "Mako Shark", manufactured by MPC for them, shipped to the UK in pieces and assembled there, then marketed in UK-produced clear plastic boxes.
The American versions were sold to participating raceways with a Pittman 703 motor at first, then with the MPC can motor, in AMRRC cardboard, then clear-plastic boxes.
Lots of the UK versions survived new in their original boxes, few of the US versions did.
The whole AMF/AMRRC saga caused some to believe in some kind of a conspiracy that only exists in their minds.



Oh Man o man,

I have never seen that before.

Takes me right back.

It was definetly not Tottenham.
As I went there often.

The commentators accent is sooooo BBC.

I actualy bought one of those MPC kits,
it came with a vacum formed Mako Shark shell.
And an injection moulded Dodge Charger.

And I remember buying a Champion controller.
Which if memory serves me right was dark blue,
with a square section plunger.

This would have been around 1967/8.
And I was a spotty face little school boy about thirteen years old.
With paper round money burning holes in my pockets.

Wish there was a raceway like that near me now.
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Posted 16 September 2010 - 03:34 AM

Well, John, there are two BSCRA (Raceway-style) clubs in Blackpool - check them out on the Slot Car Map of the UK.

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 02:17 PM

In a topic I posted , Feb 18 , 2010, called "1966 film of American Model Raceways", this track was identified as being the old Hammersmith track( London?). Hopefully you can access this comment and others at that thread with this linc or by searching the title in the index http://slotblog.net/...l=&fromsearch=1

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:23 AM

I assumed it must be Hammersmith, but it's more than 40 years since I was there, and the decor changed a little. And the clothes. I hated those steering wheels and the happiest day ever was when I got my good MRRC throttle.
I still talk like that though, don't y'know.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 11:06 AM

I still talk like that though, don't y'know.


Wouldn't expect anything less, mate!
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Posted 07 May 2017 - 06:58 AM

Hammersmith was where I was first introduced to slot cars 1967

 

My local tack was Hounslow raceway. Can anyone tell me when it closed?

 

Thanks for any Help on this.


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:45 PM

i believe there was one of these in downtown New Brunswick, NJ USA


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