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Posted 12 June 2017 - 10:44 AM

 

Gotta love that grindstone starter!


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 12:38 PM

Wow, Cheater!
 
A sport more obscure than our own!!!
 
150 people in the USA... three tracks... Hang in there, slot cars!!! ;)
 
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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:00 PM

That looks earlier than 1967. I did some of that around 1963.

 

McCoy made RTRs that you could run in the local clubs. Our fast cars used a lead belly pan, and fiberglass upper body. Out in SoCal we ran on board tracks with dividers between lanes. I only did it for two summers, it was too expensive and I decided to stay with slot racing. 

 

I still have an almost new McCoy.



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:29 PM

Dave,
 
Don't forget that the video is from British Pathé, not the US. Could that be why it looks earlier to you?

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 07:49 PM

Love the hat! :D

 

People will take you very seriously in such a chapeau.

 

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 08:41 PM

My dad built a tether car for me in the early 1950s. Resembled a deuce roadster (all metal) in about 1/22 scale with a Herkemer .049 cid motor.  Our Aurora Aeronuts model airplane club used the Packard Garage in Aurora, IL, for a small ring with a 1930s Packard flywheel for the center pivot. Same club also built a rail course for 1/32 (electric) in the late 1950s.


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 06:17 AM

On the British Pathé site it says a file is available with more technical data from Mr. Bennett. That would be interesting to read, too.


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 08:29 AM

MAP Press has a great book about rail racing and tether cars to a lesser extent. It was published in the '50s and copies still surface every now and then.

 
"Rail Racing" by D.J. Laidlaw.


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 02:50 PM

I believe the Brits were into rail and tether racing before we were. The cars just look dated earlier than 1967, but that might just be the years catching up with me.







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