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'Champion cave' tells Bobby Rahal story

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 11:43 AM

This isn't a slot car story especially, but there is some slot car content, which I have bolded in the quote to make sure you don't miss it.

From the IndyStar newspaper...

Trip Down Victory Lane: 'Champion cave' tells Bobby Rahal story
by Curt Cavin

Fourth in a series of visits with Indianapolis 500 winners.

JOLIET, Ill. – You have a man cave, I have a man cave. This is not our man cave.

With 9,000 square feet, Bobby Rahal has a champion’s cave.

Distinguished trophy cases and historic artwork displayed in cool ways. A half-dozen pristine Porsches. The last Indy car Rahal drove in a race. Even the yellow Corvette he received for winning the 1986 Indianapolis 500.

There are the signed gloves from all the CART drivers Rahal battled in his final season (1998). He has an original “Grand Prix” painting, signed by the movie’s lead actor, James Garner; it hangs with other Jim Clark memorabilia Rahal has collected and hung above his desk. Clark was Rahal’s racing hero.

Across the showroom is a slot-car track modeled after Rahal’s favorite road course, Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.

“If you were a kid in the '60s," Rahal explains, "you raced slot cars."



Bobby's track, photo courtesy Slot Car Illustrated


Read the rest of the story HERE.

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 09:30 PM

IIRC, he had an Olgilvie King track at one time. Mike McMasters could tell you more.

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