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Posted 04 October 2016 - 08:47 AM

From Great Big Story:

"At one time there were thousands of slot car racing enthusiasts. But now, excitement around the sport has dwindled, and there is only one place left in New York City to race. Welcome to the mean racetracks of Buzz-A-Rama."


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 09:02 AM

Nice video. Thanks for sharing.


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 06:47 PM

Always fun to race there.

 

If any of you are in the NY City area you should stop in. Just don't expect a Gerding with 18 volts. Pinball type lap counters and original American Model Car Raceways power supplies. Just call ahead since he has limited hours.

 

Buzz-A-Rama
69 Church Ave (at Dahill Road)
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(718) 853-1800


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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 October 2016 - 07:48 PM

Thanks for posting.

In 1982 I walked in to Buzz-A-Rama ama and I was hooked all over again.

I have to go this weekend.


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Posted 05 October 2016 - 12:06 PM

Thanks for posting, Greg - is that some kind of website, Great Big Story? 

 

I went to Buzzy's once too, back in' 93 or '94 after rediscovering slots: one trip out to Elmsford, one to Buzzy's (a lot easier without a car!). First time I had seen the wing cars run... well, sort of seen them! 

 

Did he mean 48 in NYC, the five boroughs? Wouldn't be too surprising. 

 

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 12:15 PM

Don,

 

If you clicked on the link to Great Big Story, you know about as much as I do. Seems to be a kind of curated video story collection/feed. And looks to be a pretty interesting place actually. I've stumbled on it once or twice before.


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Posted 05 October 2016 - 12:36 PM

True, Greg - clicked but didn't want to think about it. You know the new generation: if it doesn't get across in 1 second, we go on to something else... 

 

And most of my net efforts go into slot car porn of course... 

 

Don 


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Posted 05 October 2016 - 03:30 PM

Buzzy. He just keeps them rolling...







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