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#101 MWA

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 10:20 PM

Happened on this site looking for Frank's Hobby Shop which was formerly Knappers in Tustin.

Bud passed a few years ago - great fiends of the family - his wife used to baby sit for us in my junior years and I did the same when their kids came along. Bud started me coin collecting and we followed suit opening King of the Road Raceway on the intersection of Whittier Blvd and Telegraph Rd - La Mirada (though the directory above says it was Whittier)

Jerry Schwecke passed this last November - complications in a hospital stay. Ironic as he never spent a day in the hospital prior to this. Jerry was my stepfather - spent a lot of time helping behind the counter scratch building. Great days lots of life skills transferred to adulthood.

We opened the shop and sold out my junior high years- great childhood experience.

Lived in Anaheim so made a few visits to Daytona raceway(Lincoln Ave??)

Great to reminisce and know how much this has impacted others as well.

I'll be checking out this site from time to time - keep the thread alive!


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#102 Tim Wilkins

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Posted 12 December 2020 - 09:39 PM

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Posted 12 December 2020 - 09:49 PM

Happened on this site looking for Frank's Hobby Shop which was formerly Knappers in Tustin.

Bud passed a few years ago - great fiends of the family - his wife used to baby sit for us in my junior years and I did the same when their kids came along. Bud started me coin collecting and we followed suit opening King of the Road Raceway on the intersection of Whittier Blvd and Telegraph Rd - La Mirada (though the directory above says it was Whittier)

Jerry Schwecke passed this last November - complications in a hospital stay. Ironic as he never spent a day in the hospital prior to this. Jerry was my stepfather - spent a lot of time helping behind the counter scratch building. Great days lots of life skills transferred to adulthood.

We opened the shop and sold out my junior high years- great childhood experience.

Lived in Anaheim so made a few visits to Daytona raceway(Lincoln Ave??)

Great to reminisce and know how much this has impacted others as well.

I'll be checking out this site from time to time - keep the thread alive!

Wasn’t the track in Tustin in the old town district and had a figure 8?

i was small and my older Brother raced there. If I remember  it was tall and steep but again I was small


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