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#1 Detroit Dave

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 11:40 AM

I was wondering if anyone might remember seeing this car in the past. The gentleman I got it from was named Lonsky.



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 11:30 PM

Hi Dave,

I've never seen it before but I'm glad I just saw it now.


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 12:14 AM

The Russkit Marcos Mantis was the original body I believe.  Some good re-pops out today including one by Parma.  

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 01:43 AM

Another Bloom Mantis can be seen in the below thread from about 3 1/2 yrs. ago.

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 06:54 AM

one time World blue king single lap qualifying record holder..

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 03:25 PM

Hi Dave,

That paint job(black stripe, pearl white with gold highlights, black db dot) was sold out of the showcase at local

Chicago area raceways. I remember buying a mclaren m8a with that same paint job from Tom Thumb in Evanston around 69.

It may have also been sold all over the country.

I simply mean, you didn't have to special order it. It was available across the counter.

Most of the pros, as well as the ams and semi-pros with bucks up, would special order from Dave Bloom in their favorite

colors with their names, numbers and sponsors all hand painted on the outside.

I remember wishing I had the bucks for the custom paint job.

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 10:17 AM

Thanks gentlemen for the interesting and insightful input.  This particular slot car is one of my "treasures" and love getting the info.

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