Jump to content




Photo

Coming soon - Duffy's SlotCar Raceway, LaSalle, CO


  • Please log in to reply
49 replies to this topic

#1 Matt Sheldon

Matt Sheldon

    Duffy's HMI Executive

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,711 posts
  • Joined: 19-January 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Platteville, CO

Posted 15 November 2017 - 02:11 PM

It is official, Northern Colorado has a new slotcar raceway.

 

Duffy's SlotCar Raceway is slated to be open to the public by late January/early February 2018. We started moving tracks in this past weekend and as you can see I have a lot of cosmetic work ahead of me, but the facility is 5,000 sq. ft. so we will have lots of room for varying tracks. Tracks will be an American blue King, an Ogilvie Hillclimb, and a 1,000 ft. drag strip to start. We are trying to work a deal on a tri-oval as I type. Future plans will be either an American orange or a flat track of some sort.

 

LaSalle is a small but growing community, roughly 35 miles north of Denver and 5 miles south of Greeley for reference.

 

Plans include - weekly racing, rentals, arrive and drive beginner league, birthday and team building events, autistic therapy, full parts department, concessions, etc.

 

I am cutting back some from my normal profession to concentrate deeper on the Duffy product line as well as the raceway. Looking forward to the challenege and getting beat up a little.

 

Address -

 

Duffy's SlotCar Raceway

125 N 2nd St. (which is 85, which is Can-Am highway)

LaSalle, CO 80645

Phone number  soon

 

Will update Greg with finished pictures and updated information once we get closer to opening date.

 

EF05E984-3579-4F47-8427-6E68897E7CC9.jpeg

 

18C0C6BF-3CDD-4853-BFD9-A7DF3F198CF0.jpeg

 

9543B38E-219E-4F10-96C4-27E312BB6C31.jpeg

 

FF0B7941-E530-4613-B07C-FCB611355660.jpeg


  • Cheater, MSwiss, Tex and 20 others like this
Matt Sheldon




#2 Racer36

Racer36

    Race Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 798 posts
  • Joined: 09-October 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Posted 15 November 2017 - 02:17 PM

Congrats, Matt.


  • Matt Sheldon likes this

Dennis Dominey

Lifelong half-assed slot racer


#3 slotbaker

slotbaker

    Dan Gurney Fan

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,361 posts
  • Joined: 16-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sydney, Australia.

Posted 15 November 2017 - 02:24 PM

Very cool.

 

Looks like a great slot shed in the making.

 

:)


  • Matt Sheldon likes this

Steve King


#4 Eddie Fleming

Eddie Fleming

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,119 posts
  • Joined: 27-April 14
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fayetteville, GA

Posted 15 November 2017 - 02:44 PM

That's a long way for me to drive to race.

 

Looks and sounds great, I am glad to see a new slot shop opening anywhere any time.

 

Good luck with it.


  • Matt Sheldon likes this
Eddie Fleming

#5 TG Racing

TG Racing

    On The Lead Lap

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 440 posts
  • Joined: 11-December 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Kettering, OH

Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:07 PM

Matt, 

 

This is great to see. 

 

Good luck!!


  • Matt Sheldon likes this
Thom Greene

#6 Bernie

Bernie

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,235 posts
  • Joined: 11-March 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mundelein, IL

Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:32 PM

Well done, Matt!

 

Best of luck with the new venture.  :good: :good:


  • Matt Sheldon likes this
Bernie Schatz

#7 The Sawdust Man

The Sawdust Man

    Backmarker

  • Full Member
  • PipPip
  • 99 posts
  • Joined: 24-October 16
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canton, MI

Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:52 PM

Excellent! Best of luck to you, Matt!


  • Matt Sheldon and Terry Tawney like this
Robert Manzitti

#8 Gator Bob

Gator Bob

    Grand Champion Poster

  • Banned
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,350 posts
  • Joined: 12-April 11
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:.

Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:52 PM

WTG, Matt!

 

It even has that vintage slot shop supermarket look to the building front.  :good:

 

Are you putting in a drop tile ceiling? 

 

Also... is there a good 'pot shop' near by? :o


  • Matt Sheldon, garyvmachines and olescratch like this
Posted Image
                            Bob Israelite

#9 Cheater

Cheater

    Headmaster of the asylum

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 23,135 posts
  • Joined: 14-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Norcross, GA

Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:01 PM

LOL, Bob.

 

Dunno how near to LaSalle, but they're all over the Denver area. And you would probably qualify for the ones that only sell medicinal weed, rather than recreational. More of the former, I am told.


Gregory Wells

Never forget that first place goes to the racer with the MOST laps, not the racer with the FASTEST lap


#10 Tim Neja

Tim Neja

    Grand Champion Poster

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,722 posts
  • Joined: 11-June 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Orange County

Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:19 PM

Congratulations and good luck!! I hope those Colorado racers come out to support you!! Always great to see a NEW facility going in!! 


  • Matt Sheldon likes this
She's real fine, my 409!!!

#11 Gambler77

Gambler77

    Rookie Keyboard Racer

  • Subscriber
  • Pip
  • 33 posts
  • Joined: 13-November 12
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Whitehall, PA

Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:24 PM

Nice place matt!!!!
  • Matt Sheldon likes this
Chris Gambler

#12 Gator Bob

Gator Bob

    Grand Champion Poster

  • Banned
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,350 posts
  • Joined: 12-April 11
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:.

Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:25 PM

Greg,

Like slot cars all weed is medicinal and recreational. 

 

Both make can you 'feel better'  .... :D ....

 

:laugh2: 


  • garyvmachines and olescratch like this
Posted Image
                            Bob Israelite

#13 Matt Sheldon

Matt Sheldon

    Duffy's HMI Executive

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,711 posts
  • Joined: 19-January 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Platteville, CO

Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:30 PM

WTG, Matt!

 

It even has that vintage slot shop supermarket look to the building front.  :good:

 

Are you putting in a drop tile ceiling? 

 

Also... is there a good 'pot shop' near by? :o

The retro look was an added bonus. There is old school teal tile underneath the carpet even.

 

For now I am keeping the ceiling open.

 

6 miles north you can get whatever you need


  • Gator Bob and garyvmachines like this
Matt Sheldon

#14 raisin27

raisin27

    On The Lead Lap

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 426 posts
  • Joined: 11-March 13
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Garden City, MI

Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:34 PM

Good luck Matt


  • Matt Sheldon likes this

Michael Garrett

 

Proud to drive an American car, from an American manufacturer, assembled by American workers.

 

 I own a car from each of the big 3, I have a Ford, a Mercury, and a Lincoln.


#15 Mattb

Mattb

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,517 posts
  • Joined: 13-August 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:IN

Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:54 PM

Good luck, it's great you are willing to go for it!


  • Matt Sheldon likes this
Matt Bishop

Vintage Cox Slot Cars

#16 Samiam

Samiam

    Posting Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,660 posts
  • Joined: 18-January 12
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Long Island, NY

Posted 15 November 2017 - 05:37 PM

Great to hear about this Matt. :good:

 

And a big thank you from all of Duffy's friends and fans. Naming the raceway after him is a very heartwarming and noble touch. 

 

I'm sure " Duffy likes this "


  • race301, Half Fast, Tim Neja and 3 others like this
Sam Levitch
 
"If you have integrity, nothing else matters, and if you do not have integrity, nothing else matters."
     Robert Mueller, special counsel (2013)

#17 olescratch

olescratch

    olescratch

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 763 posts
  • Joined: 19-July 13
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ravenna, OH

Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:12 PM

Almost used up all my 'likes' for the day on this post!  You're making it hard for me to continue to refuse to fly into Denver, 1st it was the weed, now a new track, nice one at that.  Congrats to ya!


  • Matt Sheldon likes this
John Stewart

#18 Gator Bob

Gator Bob

    Grand Champion Poster

  • Banned
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,350 posts
  • Joined: 12-April 11
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:.

Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:18 PM

Only six miles north to Alice's Restaurant. :good:  


Posted Image
                            Bob Israelite

#19 NSwanberg

NSwanberg

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,057 posts
  • Joined: 01-April 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canton, MI

Posted 16 November 2017 - 03:17 AM

How about some information on that King track?


Remember the Steube bar!
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RACEWAY!!
"The denial of denial is the first sign of denial." Hank, from Corner Gas
Nelson Swanberg

Peace be with all of us and good racing for the rest of us.
Have controller. Will travel. Slot Car Heaven

#20 slotcarone

slotcarone

    Posting Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,381 posts
  • Joined: 23-January 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Dutchess County, NY

Posted 16 November 2017 - 06:55 AM

WOW thats Awesome Matt!!! Good Luck!! :dance3:


  • Matt Sheldon likes this

Mike Katz

Scratchbuilts forever!!


#21 Gary Adams

Gary Adams

    Old 'N Slow

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 380 posts
  • Joined: 20-September 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Twilight Zone

Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:11 PM

That is so great Matt, congratulations!
  • Matt Sheldon likes this

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


#22 bbr

bbr

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,410 posts
  • Joined: 08-March 12
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:LA

Posted 17 November 2017 - 12:06 AM

how's living up there?    a nice place to hang your hat?
 
pros?
weed is legal
Pikes Peak
open carry
 
 
cons?
cold winters
open carry
  • Samiam likes this
Mike Low
Cry like a baby, drive like a girl, walk like a man.
Give me enough rope and I'll build a fast car... or hang myself?

#23 Matt Sheldon

Matt Sheldon

    Duffy's HMI Executive

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,711 posts
  • Joined: 19-January 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Platteville, CO

Posted 17 November 2017 - 10:16 AM

how's living up there?    a nice place to hang your hat?
 
pros?
weed is legal
Pikes Peak
open carry
 
 
cons?
cold winters
open carry

It is great, but we are honestly in a bit of a bubble compared to a lot of the US. The cost of housing is by far the biggest turnoff. I have added to and revised your list -

 

pros?
weed is legal
Pikes Peak
open carry

sunshine 300+ days per year

snow typically melts within 1-2 days unless you are directly in the mountains

craft beer a plenty

great state and national parks including hiking trails

very little humidity

unlimited outdoor activities

great mom and pop Mexican restaurants

resale value on Subaru's is very good here

you can still be a cowboy in some areas

9 bald eagles within 300 yards of my backdoor

In general friendly people
 
 
cons?

weed is legal
cold winters (the Midwest is colder)
open carry

cost of housing

rattlesnakes

8,000 people move here per month

lack of quality Italian restaurants and ice cream parlors


  • Howie Ursaner and Tim Neja like this
Matt Sheldon

#24 MG Brown

MG Brown

    Grand Champion Poster

  • Administrator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,806 posts
  • Joined: 16-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Land of Lincoln, where governors make the license plates.

Posted 17 November 2017 - 10:30 AM

Congratulations on your new venture. :)


  • Matt Sheldon likes this

"I'm just here for the entertainment." George Carlin


#25 Bill from NH

Bill from NH

    Age scrubs away speed!

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,517 posts
  • Joined: 02-August 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Boston, NH

Posted 17 November 2017 - 10:38 AM

My first time in Colorado, about 40 years ago, the big complaint of my friends there was the lack of pizza shops. Five years later, there was one on just about every corner. :)  I worked in Littleton during 1995-96, but Mexican & Oriental restaurants were my favorite then.


  • Matt Sheldon likes this

Bill Fernald
 

"I'm not short, I'm just down to earth."






Electric Dreams Online Shop