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1961 Car & Driver five-page slot car article


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#1 TSR

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 11:48 AM

The blessed days when slot cars got some respect from full-size car magazines! 

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 12:31 PM

Magazines? Tell me of these things! :laugh2:


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 02:57 PM

Philippe,

 

The fickle-finger-of-fate writes, and having writ, moves on.

 

Novelty - activity - hobby - sport... Slot racing grew up. Modern commercial slot cars are hardly scale models of anything. And even if the 1/32 club and home track segment is far more "scale" and far better performing than it ever was, it is no longer a fascinating and attractive novelty.

 

Sadly, the arrow of time goes only one way.



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Posted 02 March 2018 - 04:41 PM

Steve,
 
Of course I know that, but when one looks as the ugliness of modern SUV horrors, even current "wing cars" slot machines doing 1.3-second laps on "King" speed bowls, can be considered no worse!  :)

This is of course why I have so little interest in that "New World Order," and prefer spending my time being totally comfortable in nostalgia.
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Posted 02 March 2018 - 10:49 PM

Thanks for posting this article, Philippe. i missed it when it came out, probably because I was only eight years old.  :D

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