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#51 Noose

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 09:45 AM

Here is an oldy but goody.

 

My price sheet from 1968.

 

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 11:34 AM

Shading instead of fogging?

Must be a gravy/sauce deal. LOL.


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 11:41 AM

LOL yeah.


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 12:37 PM

Any pictures of #8...?

 

I would like one of those and seven (1/32) dwarfs to match please. LOL.

 

Joe, you were quite the entrepreneur at a young age. Love those old 'script' typewriters. :good:


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 12:45 PM

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 12:50 PM

Nice shot, great looking cars... I think mine was a 36D though... Did they come with both small and big block 'chrome' motors?


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 12:51 PM

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 12:57 PM

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 01:00 PM

Bob, not sure on the motors.


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 03:01 PM

Hey, Noose, what was the difference with the "concourse" bodies compared to the regular ones?

 

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 03:13 PM

Hey Noose what was the difference with the "concourse" bodies compared to the regular ones?

 

Back then lots of extra detail. Now it is always there. C'mon, I was 16 then.


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 03:43 PM

Nice shot, great looking cars ... I think mine was a 36D though ... Did they come with both small and big block 'chrome' motors?

 

Bob, only the very first ones came with the 16D motors; it was shown in the ads, and in the first article on these cars, but it must not have lasted very long, because all the ones found have been with the two types of 36D motors. 

 

Philippe just added some info on a thread about this very question - I think he's looking for a MIB version of the 16D car for the museum. 

 

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 03:51 PM

My 1/24 GT40 had the 36D. We were about two years behind the west coast back east so I doubt we ever say the 16D versions.


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 04:06 PM

Thanks, I would have guessed the 36D came first then the 16D... but that would've been the 150.

 

With the heavy body maybe the 36D... :mosking: handled better. :mda:


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 04:13 PM

36Ds were faster.


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 04:20 PM

Good thing you weren't testing your 'race cars' on the King in Closter when I was on track with a Cox car ..  could you just picture that Tony ...

 

"Hey kid .. while your over there picking up all that broken plastic ... make yourself useful and put me on orange ... there better not be any chrome in my slot." LOL


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 10:32 PM

This contest never came about because Fireball died as a result of complications from a racing accident around the time this ad ran.
 
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Posted 29 August 2015 - 01:14 AM

Did any racer ever get their prize of a new car back then?


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 04:56 AM

Yep, Aurora ran four or five of these competitions, with the final on a national TV show each time, even on the Tonight show one year. Another one was on What's my Line? with Stirling Moss as race marshall - there are some clips on YouTube I believe, and I got a compilation DVD with clips some years ago via ebay. 
 
Bob, I think the '64 championship did go ahead, despite the death of Fireball, because I entered the race at my local hobby shop, and pretty sure there was a final that year. Still have a Mustang tie tack (remember those?) somewhere... 
 
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Posted 30 August 2015 - 05:48 PM

Today's ad:

 

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 06:09 PM

6368 Arizona Circle… those were the days! If only the dumpster dive collection existed today! Some amazing things were tossed out regularly…


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 08:16 PM

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"Imagine me beating the Fireball's time".

Aurora must not have had a Greg Wells to get rid of "the". LOL.


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 08:53 PM

LOL.


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Posted 31 August 2015 - 08:21 AM

The "the" is actually perfectly legitimate there - English often has many different grammatical possibilities, and no academy... 

 

About the '64 championship, just found this on the Net, on a site called SlotcarAcademy - haven't double checked yet, but it sounds right - and I still didn't make it to the nationals, or the regionals, or the municipals, or past the door of the hobby shop - and that's why I've always hated Mustangs! 

 

In-store racing competition

Beat the Champ was an in-store racing competition in 1964. The tracks were based on Ford's Dearborn, Michigan, test track. A celebrity should record a fast lap and the public was invited to beat that time. The Ford Mustang was chosen as the official competition model. It was allowed to tune the model but not to modify the car. Unfortunately something went wrong. The chosen champ was the Nascar driver Glenn "Fireball" Roberts. Just after the start of the Beat the champ competition the driver crashed at a 600-mile race in North Carolina. The car got fire and the Roberts burned over seventy percent of his body. He was not wearing a fireproof suit. The Aurora champ died five weeks after the crash.

The concept of the competition was changed and the race of four finalists (local winners) was organized at the Steve Allen Show (I've got a secret, Sunday, November 14, CBS) on national television. The host Steve Allen, the famous driver Stirling Moss and four referees had a close look at the race of the four talents. The winner won a Ford Mustang and a $2,000 college scholarship. 


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Posted 31 August 2015 - 08:32 AM

There are many benefits from being involved in Scouting and in 1963, being eligible to enter this contest was another one.

 

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 09:53 PM

How about a video?


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Posted 22 September 2015 - 05:24 PM

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 05:49 PM

Greg,

When you post these ads would you kindly note the date of the ad (if you have it); this way we can see the development of the cars.
 
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Posted 22 September 2015 - 05:58 PM

Bill,

Almost all of these ads are snagged from Facebook, which means I have no idea of where or when they were published. Sorry...

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 06:16 PM

When you post these ads would you kindly note the date of the ad (if you have it); this way we can see the development of the cars.


It will all be covered in a much-anticipated book. :search:
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Posted 22 September 2015 - 06:34 PM

Here's another Gilbert video.


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Posted 22 September 2015 - 06:45 PM

Here's a pretty cool A/FX commercial from 1971.

Maybe someone can identify the awesome Can-Am car the Oscar Kovelski Auto World McLaren is dueling with on the track.


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Posted 22 September 2015 - 08:47 PM

Actually had that one in the early 70's, was my favorite. Might still have it! Called something with "Turbine" in the name!


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Posted 22 September 2015 - 09:05 PM

Looks like Evel Knievel might have drove it. LOL.


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:48 PM

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:50 PM

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Anyone recall "M.A.R.S.I."?


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 02:49 PM

I know Strombecker released the Brabham, but a Ferrari 1512???
 
Fire the ad agency, would ya believe it the did release a Ferrari 158, but it was nothing like the quality of the Brabham:
 
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I especially like the Americam Mag chrome wheels... not!

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 06:24 PM

Just picked up a couple ads with slot cars from various sellers. 
 
The first is an odd one: Playboy, May 1962, and a brand of shirts I've never heard of, that may not have survived beyond this issue. So all the cool Ivy League guys were racing slot cars, eh? And, goodness gracious, not your plebian Strombecker, or, heaven forbid, Eldon, but good British quality, Scalextric by gum! I don't think $3 or 4 was a high price for a shirt even then... 
 
Truval%20shirt%20ad%20Scalex-Playboy0562
 
Now here's a more recent one: the seller wasn't sure, but he thinks it came from Car magazine, July 2005 - and Smart is using Scalextric to sell their new car in the UK! 
 
Smart%20Scalex%20ad-Car0705_zpsctgrzcaq.
 
And back to where we started from, another slot car shoe ad, by Pedwin again - think the CEO was a slotter? 
 

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 07:55 PM

Here are a few ads that ran in the DC comic mags that hit newsstands in November 1965:

 

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 08:00 PM

And many of the DC comics that hit the newstands fifty years ago this month contained this short feature:

 

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 02:03 PM

Thanks much for that Cap's, Vay - I hadn't seen that! Interesting figures too, if they're accurate, and first time I've seen a distinction between hobby shops that add tracks, and commercial raceways... total of 3,500 for early '66 sounds about right - assuming other figures we've seen are correct! 
 
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Posted 06 February 2016 - 08:04 PM

Here are a couple of other Cap's Hobby Hints that ran the same month in DC comics:
 
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Posted 07 February 2016 - 07:14 AM

Here are some I found earlier...
 
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Posted 08 February 2016 - 01:10 PM

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Do you know where that ad appeared?
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Posted 08 February 2016 - 04:06 PM

It was in all the model car mags Vay. 

 

Just by chance, happened to open to the right page on my index and it was in the Jan 65 issue of Model Car & Track, for instance...

 

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 08:43 PM

The first time I ever saw an ad for individual slot cars was in the fall of 1963 in Boy's Life magazine. It was an ad for the first series of Monogram slot cars including the 1934 Ford Coupe, 1936 Ford Coupe, and 1956 Chevy. I was captivated! I wanted one of those cars so badly!
 
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Posted 09 February 2016 - 04:48 AM

More likely it was the fall of '64, Vay - the Monogram cars didn't come out till '64. 
 
Fall of '63 is when the first Revell cars were announced, and I think it was mostly components - their kits would be end of the year or early '64... 
 
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Posted 09 February 2016 - 08:34 AM

Do you know where that ad appeared?


Vay, I'm grabbing these ad scans off Facebook and in general have no idea where they appeared.

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 01:04 PM

More likely it was the fall of '64, Vay - the Monogram cars didn't come out till '64. 
 
Fall of '63 is when the first Revell cars were announced, and I think it was mostly components - their kits would be end of the year or early '64...

 
At my age if my memory of things is off by only a year I classify it as a major victory.
 
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I'm going to have to track down some reading copies of Boy's Life magazine from 1964-65.
 
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Posted 10 February 2016 - 01:43 PM

Lots of 'em on eBay, Vay - and don't overpay, it's circulation was probably up in the millions, so lots should be left. 

 

They had slot car ads in pretty much every issue around that time, and there were also slot car prizes in whatever Boy Scouts were selling door to door... only a couple real slot car articles however. 

 

Scout's honor! 

 

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