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#1 MG Brown

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 05:26 PM

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In honor of the 10th anniversary, Ford upped the ante with a two-day event at the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center in New York on November 17-18, 2017. Ford donated $10 to New York City public schools for every person that participated in a slot car race, up to $10,000.

 

The event featured amazing on-site activities, such as a larger-than-life (ed: not entirely sure what they mean by this?) slot-car racetrack (appears to be a King), a chalk and mural wall stationed with a swing for photos, and even a kiddie course. These activities centered on the impact school makes and showcased the difference Ford and Drive 4 UR School have made for education over the past 10 years.

 

More information at: https://www.forddrive4ur.com/


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 05:30 PM

This is great!

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:13 PM

Now where did that beautiful extremely flat King with non-standard lane color order come from?

 

Aside from that, typical...one picture out of how many and it has 2 guys trying to get a car out from under the bridge.  :D


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 10:35 PM

WOW! I didn't know Ford did anything like this. Thanks for posting it.


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 05:20 AM

That is a fascinating building. We were there this fall visiting with our number 2 son who now works on the lower east side of Manhattan and must have known about this. But then I can't even get him to check out Buzz-A-Rama and he lives in Brooklyn.


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 09:11 AM

In the early 90's we built a track for the UAW that was at the Detroit Auto Show for at least 10 years as part of a family activities area. It was a lot of fun to go down before the show opened and help set it up and then get to see all the exhibits without thousands of people clogging up the building. I do not recall what layout that track was.

 

We also built tracks for the RCMP for their Racing Against Drugs program. They had a portable tri-oval and portable drag strip as well as local racers would bring cars to put on display. That lasted for about 15 years, setting up in schools in Ontario and the eastern provinces.

 

I don't know anything about the king in the picture though it might be one of ours it is impossible to tell from the pics. The reason the lead-on corner is fairly flat is so the straight in front of the drivers can be flat and level to make it easier for kids to reach the cars.



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Posted 24 December 2017 - 10:56 AM

Just saw this.

Sadly, another example of how dysfunctional 1/24th slot racing.

Zero news about this ahead of time.

The track looks great with the wall's running down to the floor, but unless they are soft and flexible, and give, totally impractical for marshaling / one retrieving their car.

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 11:33 AM

Yeah, if I had known about it I might have been tempted to go check it out.  

 

Interesting...two blue lanes??  Or maybe it's a problem with the colors in the photo?


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Posted 24 December 2017 - 03:21 PM

It looks like;
Purple,
White,
Grey,
Yellow,
Black,
Orange,
Blue,
Red

Of course, to match the popular colors Mustangs are available in.

I had an interesting experience, racing IROC Dodge Daytona's, on a nice Ogilvie Lazy 8, at the 1991 Chicago Auto Show.

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 03:22 PM

Those look like 1/32 scale Mustangs in the first picture. I think the lane spacing is pretty narrow. Looks like it in the aerial too. :)


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Posted 25 December 2017 - 12:35 PM

Those look like 1/32 scale Mustangs in the first picture. I think the lane spacing is pretty narrow. Looks like it in the aerial too. :)

 

I'm going to assume that those are re-painted 1/25th scale Mustang promotional models since as far as I know, no 1/32nd scale current generation Mustangs exist.


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