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#1 Dennis David

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 04:50 PM

What were some of the top clubs during the 60s besides MESAC?

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 05:51 PM

Was that the Miniature Electric Scale Auto Club, Dennis...??  :scratch_one-s_head: 


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#3 Dennis David

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:34 PM

I'll need to confirm the actual name but yes. I am specifically wanting names of the mid-west clubs that were active during the early 60s.


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:55 PM

Glenwood Club was in downtown Lombard, IL.  Others in the midwest 'circuit' were in Rockford, Milwaukee, Kalamazoo, and Detroit.  Maybe others.

I raced at the Glenwood group in 1968 and 1969 after my Army stint.   Mike McWilliams, who wrote early 1960's articles had a small track in Aurora, IL that I got to run on, but was too young then to be invited to a race. I also recall a "1/32 invitational Race" in Berwyn, IL around 1968 or 1969 that I attended.

Richards' Hobby Shop  (Aurora, IL) had a railracing track from about 1957 until they closed.  The owner told me the track is in the basement of the land under the (now) parking lot.


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:07 PM

Thanks Larry, do you remember any of the actual names of the clubs so I can continue my research?


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:22 PM

Dennis,

The guy to contact would be Al DeYoung.

 

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:45 PM

Thanks Mike!

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:37 PM

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