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Posted 01 August 2015 - 04:14 PM

How about The Underpass? Or Freedom Raceway?

 

Please feel free to post good names. 


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Posted 01 August 2015 - 04:57 PM

If I was to open a shop the name would be something like miniature auto racing world Something that someone not familiar with slot cars might be intrigued by. Most of those born in the past 2 generations have no idea what the hell a slot car was or is. I always thought the term slot car was never a good term to use for the general public. Just my 2 cents.
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Posted 01 August 2015 - 05:03 PM

Now that all the local commercial tracks are closed, I race at Sick Puppy, a club track. I like the names In-the-Groove Model Car Raceway & LeMans Raceway.


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Posted 01 August 2015 - 05:10 PM

I raced in the early sixties at "Miniature Freeways" in Costa Mesa!! 


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Posted 01 August 2015 - 07:40 PM

My good friend Mike McKinney used to own a slot track in Oregon called "Cottage Grove Raceway".  He loves to tell the story of phone calls that he used to receive from people who were clearly looking for the local 1/4 mile oval, dirt track, "Cottage Grove Speedway".  The conversation would go something like this:

 

Phone: ring-ring

 

Mike: Hello, Cottage Grove Raceway

 

Caller: Is there a race tonight?

 

Mike: Yep, we're racing NASCAR tonight.

 

Caller: NASCAR?... really ???

 

Mike: Sure, come on down.  We even have rental cars, if you want to race.

 

Caller: What?  Really?

 

Mike: Yep, $5 entry fee, $10 for the car and controller.  We're in the old Armory building downtown.

 

Caller: Wait.... what ???

 

Mike: You're probably looking for the dirt track.  Hang on, I'll get you the number.  :laugh2:


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Posted 01 August 2015 - 08:13 PM

Slots-A-Lot would get calls asking how many Slot Machines they have.


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Support your local raceway, or you won't have one.
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Posted 01 August 2015 - 08:20 PM

Buzz-A-Rama

 

Of course.

 

 

 

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 03:17 AM

I have raced at more than one track named Race-O-Rama.
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Posted 02 August 2015 - 04:15 AM

The first commercial centre that i raced at was called Quickslot Raceway


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Posted 02 August 2015 - 06:25 AM

I think my point was made in a couple of the above posts. Lol. Honestly I don't think more than a half a dozen people in the past 8 years since I started racing again had any idea what slot cars were. And if they had an idea it was completely wrong.

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 08:06 AM

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 10:05 AM

Indoor family fun and speed center


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Posted 02 August 2015 - 01:30 PM

Something along the lines of Model Car Speedway or Raceway.  Leaves less room for confusion.  I remember the calls I got from my raceway, Daytona Slots.  I even had churches in the area question whether or not the name was appropriate for children. 


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Posted 02 August 2015 - 01:49 PM

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 10:02 PM

I agree with Tony, leave slot out, MINIATURE CAR RACEWAY & HOBBIES

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 06:01 AM

Slots-A-Lot would get calls asking how many Slot Machines they have.

Some raceway owners have had trouble with business permits because of the word “slot” because of the slot machine connection.

Use a name that’s not cryptic, use model raceway, miniature speedway, etc. 


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 06:25 AM

Slots is just a bad word lol. Isn't it on George carline list of world you could not say on TV. Lol
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Posted 03 August 2015 - 09:37 AM

The very first commercial raceway that I raced at was called Midamerica Model Raceway.  Hence why I named my raceway that when I opened.  It tells exactly what it is.


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 10:46 PM

There used to be a track in Sydney called SLOTZ. I always liked that name.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 08:15 AM

eBay Raceway :laugh2:

 

Then people who buy from Ken- :o can race there.

 

Turbo-Blasting.....what a f'n joke.


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 09:35 AM

Sam, have you noticed he's recently been trying to sell a zapper? Probably because his source for Deathstars dried up. You too could become a "Turbo Blaster." :victory:


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 08:14 PM

Maybe you could also have an Expresso machine...a quick pick-me-up before the race...gives the term "Speedway" a little extra kick... :laugh2:

A small counter top case with some donuts and bagels...a wifi hotspot...space limitations permitting of course...


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 09:07 PM

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 09:21 PM

I agree with Tony, leave slot out, MINIATURE CAR RACEWAY & HOBBIES

I agree with the above, but would leave out the "hobbies" unless one was a full service hobby shop.

When I worked for "Downtown Hobbies", I had a woman come in looking for macrame supplies.

Our back and forth was so crazy, I'm not sure I want to share it.

PS- in the Chicago area, in the 60's, among the 200 or so raceways, we had 2 Tom Thumbs and 2 Motorama's.

I'm sure the Tom Thumb's weren't connected, and I'm pretty sure neither were the Motorama's.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 09:38 PM

:shout: Slot Car Hobby-Rama Miniature Model Raceway Party Emporium. :yahoo:


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When the only tool you have is a hammer, everything is a nail.
Support your local raceway, or you won't have one.
Slot cars are quad-pods.
Support your "Local Racer."
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:31 PM

We used to have a place in SoCal called Hot Slot......Just hang a red light on the porch...... :sarcastic_hand:

 

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 07:13 AM

Maybe you could also have an Expresso machine...a quick pick-me-up before the race...gives the term "Speedway" a little extra kick... :laugh2:

A small counter top case with some donuts and bagels...a wifi hotspot...space limitations permitting of course...

Tom, have you ever tried to solder a lead wire after about four cups of coffee?  :shok:  That's why I only drink decaf on race day mornings.


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Posted 07 August 2015 - 07:16 AM

My raceway is called "The Herman P. Finklemeyer Memorial Race Park". 

 

I think that pretty much says it all since Herman P. Finklemeyer is the guy credited with inventing the guide pin.  :)


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Posted 07 August 2015 - 09:50 AM

Guide Pin Raceway would have been less of a mouthfull. :laugh2:


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