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#51 Dennis David

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:18 PM

Well that's more like it. :-/
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#52 Dennis David

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:20 PM

I'm beginning to realize why slot car racing is doomed. Even when we agree... we don't.
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Posted 03 July 2015 - 04:59 PM

Come on, guys, how about polyester leisure suits...


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 06:17 PM

Sorry, 1970.

Not legal. LOL.

In 1970 American designer Jerry Rosengarten (c. 1945–) invented a new style of suit that paired a shirt jacket with matching pants to demonstrate the usefulness of a new double-knit polyester fabric. Pants maker Lee Jeans marketed Rosengarten's design in a line for men and boys called LEEsures. Influenced by the extremely informal style associated with the hippies, a group of young people who rejected conventional values and dress, men of the 1970s wanted to be able to dress more casually. Leisure suits were marketed to these buyers as comfortable business suits. Though they were never really accepted as business dress, they did become popular for parties, discos, and other social events. Mothers especially liked the new suits for their young sons, because the polyester fabric was extremely durable and easy to care for.


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 06:20 PM

Wish I still had my sharkskin suit with the collarless jacket.


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 06:23 PM

I think what they wear in the Philippines as formal wear makes sense as a leisure suit

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 06:44 PM

Did you guys hear the one about the guy went into his local bar where he hung out, wearing a bright pink suit with all kinds of lace and frilly stuff on it. His buddy's all started joking around and making fun of his suit, then one of them asked him where he got it. He said, that dumb wife of mine, I told her to go to Cox's and get me a Sears Sucker Suit and that dumb bitch went to Sears.  :D


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 05:34 AM

Back when I was a serious bicyclist, I was thumbing through the latest Bicycle slick and remarked to my friend the shop owner how I was seeing repeats of articles - same content, diff'nt author &c. "That's the 'Turnover Factor' at work," he said. "The basic information you need to ride well can be expressed in nine months' worth of magazines, so you rotate that info to keep the latest crop of noobies informed."

 

There may be a similar thing at work here. sure, we've seen it before, we who got nothing better to do than check in here three-eight times a day.

 

I don't have a prollem with redundant threads. Like a former member loved to say, it makes things "interesting" - if not to me (and, yup, reeely not to me!), then someone. It don't hurt things, long's it don't get hurtful.

 

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I would agree with your analogy for the situation but for one nagging issue. To keep with the Bike 'zine thing, it is like skateboarders writing in the same old question about bicycles. Or a least mountain bikers asking about road race bikes.

 

I don't go on the Wing car forums every three months and ask why the cars don't have front wheels.


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 11:09 AM

Maybe because you don't have much interest in wing cars.

But for your information I am very much interested in Retro. Luckly I've been around the block and have dabbled in slot cars since the '60s so can easily ignore snippy answers.

Others reading here may not feel the same way so maybe some people should think twice for the sake of the hobby or maybe say nothing at all.
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Posted 04 July 2015 - 11:31 AM

OK.

 

Next time anyone asks why Retro is not vintage I'll ignore them.


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 12:07 PM

The cars are Retro, most of the drivers are vintage.

Sort of like... is it gravy or sauce. LOL.
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Posted 04 July 2015 - 12:15 PM

Most of the drivers are geezers IMO... including me!

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 01:40 PM

I'm not sure most Retro drivers are asking for their AARP discount at the raceway just yet. Looking at the last 6HR Enduro at Speedzone there were quite a few under 50 drivers. So how old is "Vintage" for a driver? Over 50?, 60?, 65?


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 01:43 PM

Over 35.


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 02:22 PM

I'm not sure most Retro drivers are asking for their AARP discount at the raceway just yet. Looking at the last 6HR Enduro at Speedzone there were quite a few under 50 drivers.

 

I don't resemble that remark! :)

 

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 05:45 PM

"How come you don't make the racers wear Nehru jackets?" :unknw:
 
I have a pair of bell bottom pants but they seem to have shrunk over time.

 
If you're looking for some attire for the next event...  I never met him but... I think The King of the Slot Car Track shows up at 2:17... :dance3:  :laugh2:

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 06:14 PM

My gosh... Monti Rock! Thanks for jogging my memory.

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 07:20 PM

My gosh... Monti Rock! Thanks for jogging my memory.

 

Out of 300,000 views only 32 people 'didn't like' it.  :dash2:  :laugh2:

 

BTW: it's Sir Monte Rock the 3rd. :wacko2:


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 11:14 PM

I don't resemble that remark! :)


Neither do I. :dash2:
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