An old-time hobby is revving up again in the Tampa Bay area.
Ed Hoffman is reintroducing slot car racing — speeding miniature cars around a grooved, wooden track — to a new generation.
It's a great way to get your hands on that muscle car you've always wanted, and there's no age requirement.
But in recent decades, the brakes have been put on slot-car racing.
"Back in the '60s and '70s, there were probably 2,000 tracks in the United States, and today, we would be lucky if we have 150 now throughout the country," said Ed Hoffman of Fast Eddie's Slot Cars & Raceway in Pinellas Park.
In August, Hoffman opened what is now the only slot-car raceway in the Tampa Bay area. He's hoping to get the younger generation on track.
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