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#1 vdel11


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 07:10 AM

My neighbor just passed these on to me while cleaning out his garage. I'm in the process of just categorizing. Several cars are complete, lots of Classic motors, one Mura rewind and several Pittman. I'm still in shock with all this neat stuff so it will be awhile.









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Posted 22 August 2016 - 08:19 AM

Uh... WOW!
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Posted 22 August 2016 - 08:56 AM

I'll second that...


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 09:40 AM


Straights are for fast cars. Turns are for fast drivers.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 10:12 AM

Hey, Vince, I know you are a busy guy so I will give you $5 a pound to help you out. :D
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Posted 22 August 2016 - 10:13 AM

Classic (no pun intended) "barn find" as they would say in the car collector world!
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Posted 22 August 2016 - 10:48 AM

This again shows that it pays to be friends with your neighbors!
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Posted 22 August 2016 - 11:21 AM

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 03:27 PM

All I get when my neighbors clean out their garage are their old lawnmowers.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 03:52 PM

Ha! The only thing I get when a neighbor moves out is the honor of keeping their lawns mowed until the new people move in.
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Posted 22 August 2016 - 09:41 PM


Will it be going up for sale, or no?
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Posted 22 August 2016 - 09:48 PM

Nice acquisition!

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 10:04 PM

Wow. Really nice. You should stop in and show it to us.

Actually... it would be nice if you just dropped in. We are in Vince withdrawal... LOL.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 10:23 PM

This again shows that it pays to be friends with your neighbors!

Or... With neighbors like that, who needs friends.
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Posted 22 August 2016 - 10:45 PM

Goldmine indeed! :good:

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 08:46 AM

Winner... chicken dinner!
I'm sooooooo jealous!

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 02:48 PM

Oh man nice! Guessing those are pretty nice cars judging by how nice the bodies are painted.
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Posted 28 December 2016 - 10:08 AM

A friend asked me recently if I thought the phenomenon of ebay meant the end of vintage slot car collecting since sellers would jump on every little piece and sell the last remaining items.


I said No because slot racing was not just a regular hobby like trains, crystal radios or Tandy leather-craft. It was THE hobby for a baby boom generation. A massive wave of boys were funneling through High School and dreaming of real cars. Fast cars, wild cars, cars they could drive! Slot cars were far more exciting than trains or the horribly expensive RC planes of the day. And it was inexpensive! Any parent could afford to give their kid a slot car from the local toy store and take him to a local track. Many parents used slot tracks as drop off babysitters. Tens of millions of boys were introduced to slot racing before it fell and all the stuff got stashed away. There will be new caches of slot car material appearing as long as houses, garages and barns are still standing and keep changing owners! Some day Archeologists will date their digs by them!


People today probably have trouble comprehending how all-encompassing World War II was in our society and the slot car boom was a single after-effect. I remember talking with track owners and slot car industry folks ion those days and it is astounding just how big the industry was in terms of volume for a short period. I'm looking forward to DOKK's next book whenever it gets done.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 07:07 AM

Nice neighbors! 
Let us see a couple shots of the Classic and Pittman motors if you get a chance. 
Thanks for sharing, 


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