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#1 Brian Cochrane

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:10 PM

Hi,does any of you guys have a trophy or trophies from slot racing back in the 60's or 70's you care to show off and also tell the details of what you can about it.....Please comment here with a picture of them.I'm interested....Thanks






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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:49 PM

OK,let me get this going...Heres a first place trophy from a very famous Long Island New York  slot car speedway from the 60's.Glen Oaks Speedway, home track to such famous racers as Big Jim Greenaway, and Gunther Faas and so on and so on....



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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:59 PM

z glen oaks trophie.jpg z glen oaks slot car trophy 2.jpg


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:40 AM

I use to win a lot of races in the 60's at my local tracks. But I always sold the trophies back to the raceway to get the money to buy more brass, piano wire and parts to build more cars. Slot car money was hard to come by back in those days for a kid.


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:04 AM

I have a few boxes of them but they are frozen in the attic right now!! Earliest ones are from Monogram Midget races at Vic's in Cambria Heights.


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:32 AM

Never saved any.


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:58 AM

only kept one....its here some where....lol



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Posted 31 December 2017 - 10:10 AM

1972 I won the Åland Islands GP - this has never been out of the box.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 10:21 AM

My father put up shelves so I could display my trophies.  Only one remains from a NAMRA 1/24 Sports Car Race at EMMRA.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 12:49 PM

    I didn't save any of my own but 60's champ Terry Schmid recently gave me this very impressive trophy (almost 2 feet high) he won for 2nd Place in a  8/16/67 Car Model race. I don't know where the race was held but I'm sure it's in an old Car Model magazine.

 

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 12:53 PM

My mom threw all of mine out when she found my stash one day. I guess she thought that was going to deter me. Or something.  :-/ 

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 05:24 PM

oldscratch 17.jpg oldscratch 17.jpg oldscratch 15.jpg oldscratch 16.jpg Here some of mine from 1966 67 68 69 Hobbytrack Speedway Levittown Long Island


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 05:31 PM

    I didn't save any of my own but 60's champ Terry Schmid recently gave me this very impressive trophy (almost 2 feet high) he won for 2nd Place in a  8/16/67 Car Model race. I don't know where the race was held but I'm sure it's in an old Car Model magazine.

Do you know who won?


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 05:48 PM

Sandy Gross.


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 04:38 PM

First Feature in 1967.

 

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 05:03 PM

Bob,

 

Was this for a race on the "road course" at Parma (in the back)..When i found out we could trade in trophies for merchandise i always got merchandise.


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 05:18 PM

Yes,I should mension that back then the track I raced at gave you a choice of a trophy or a store credit.I took the store credit at times instead of a trophy....



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Posted 01 January 2018 - 05:34 PM

Looks like we got a couple of Cleveland area racers from the 1960s posting here. Good to see. Here are 2 of my trophies that have traveled with me for about 50 years.

 

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 06:51 PM

I noticed that John Wisneski posted above. I remember him from the Cleveland Car Model series. Also, in the various pics on this page, we have Jan Limpach, Paul & Donna Hubble, Gil Pataky, and others. Jim McElhiney was a great motor builder.

 

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 06:54 PM

John,

 

Can't remember what track at Parma it was from. I was like you and just about everybody else who traded their trophies for parts and I'm surprised I hung on to the trophy. Not sure how many of you people know it but John was Jan Limpach's right hand man.

 

Dan,

 

Good to hear from you. A 500 win was huge back in the day. I remember 50 plus racers every Friday night running 26 D powered open wheel Indy cars on the figure 8 and even more for the 500. Got me a Car Model Magazine win trophy from the Parma round of the series but it somehow got lost.

 

You guys will like this, I went to a 2 hour enduro today to watch and there was this slot box there covered with race stickers that Ken McDowell would always have printed up for the big races and I asked who's box it was and it was Buddy Bartos'. As I was looking at all the stickers on the box there on the inside of it was a racers name. Turns out the box was Don Dueches old box.

 

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