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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 12:15 PM

With the recent "dealer adjusted markup" brought to light in this thread;
 
http://slotblog.net/...-jk-retro-hawk/
 
I've come up with an idea for a proxy race, or at least a plot for a slot car movie.
 
The year is 2050.
 
98% of the U.S. population is eliminated in a natural disaster.
 
Manufacturing is limited to making essentials.
 
wBay no longer exists.
 
How do the 2% of the remaining 2% still slot race?
 
What do the cars look like?
 
Please , no real names, close to real names, or any company slamming.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 12:48 PM

In your scenario the only thing that would matter would be bullets guns and canned goods

Those who work for a living are being quickly overwhelmed by those who vote for a living.

Thomas Jefferson: "Paper is poverty. It is only the ghost of money, and not money itself."
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Posted 10 December 2017 - 12:52 PM

We Blacked Flagged the only racers that may have made it.......


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 01:00 PM

In your scenario the only thing that would matter would be bullets guns and canned goods

My scenario would be about 4 steps above a Spam only scenario.


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 01:06 PM

The only thing left to eat is Koford Heavy!


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 04:33 PM

Swiss patrolling the streets in 2050:

 

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 09:33 PM

The scene opens with Sparco, Menrow and Le'nay wondering what once was Ogden Ave, scrounging for food amidst the litter and broken glass.....  A lonely wind blows beckoning them to a doorway over which hangs a rusted sign "Chicagoland" creaking in harmony to the stale breeze.... 
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Posted 10 December 2017 - 10:45 PM

Great imagery, Fred.

I edited in the street my raceway is on, vs. my home address, where I get checks and some packages, mailed to.

On the proxy idea, the thought would be a car that was built totally from non-slot car company, parts.

Mike Swiss
 
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Two-time G7 World Champion (1988, 1990)
Eight-time G7 King track single lap world record holder
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Posted 11 December 2017 - 01:30 AM

Geez, if 2% of the present  American population were involved in slot cars there'd be a slot car track about every 5 miles across the country. if 98% of (the present population, about 325,000,000) were eliminated... (318,500,000) you'd have 6.5m people left... 2% of that is 130,000 slot car racers. Sound like a healthy market for slot cars and replacement parts. It would get done.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 01:57 AM

A foreign army is marching across Texas and comes upon a shrine from a long-ago battle. The officers of the army have their scouts check out the building and, perhaps, whether there are enemy soldiers stationed there.

 

The scouts report back that nothing is of interest but in the *basement* there are over 100 men playing with little electric vehicles. 1973 vintage Lone Star beer and early 1970s clothing are noted. It seems the entire group have defied time and are stuck in a time warp (just a jump to the left...). These men talk in a strange language that sounds like English but makes no sense. Words like Wallblasted, Bogged, Bullet, Nerf and Jet are easily spoken to describe the little machines.

 

A ritual occurs about every 5 minutes where these people stop and run around the course to manipulate their litte machines and then run back to the side of the course to hold onto what look like guns with wires coming out of the bottom of them.

 

The officers are baffled...


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 02:53 AM

Better rip those old Xerox's apart now before the slotracermadmen find them


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:57 AM

The boys enter the dusty domain to find an old codger propped up against a counter.  They approach the ancient creature to find a trigger devise in his hand attached to a morphine drip...........he mumbles through parched lips "Mo glu stu....I still have a few good laps left"  Sparco recalls as a child visiting the Smithsonian and seeing a book on some sort of electric toy car history written by some  Frenchman....  " I didn't pay much attention since I was eager to leave that old place, it had no cell phone reception. Besides, my parents promised me a $35 hamburger at King Trump Tower if I behaved......."


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 04:05 PM

What I see is the excavation of a landfill where it is rumored that all the slotcars were buried fifty years ago, sort of like what

happened with a certain video game cartridge a few years ago. A track will be discovered in the basement of a ruined building

which is powered by recovered surplus hand operated field telephone generators.


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