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#1 Cheater

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 09:51 AM

Almost anyone involved in 1/24 slot racing will know that the 'world famous' Port Jeff Raceway, now officially called PJ Raceway according to the owner Doug Bauer, is now located in Ronkonkoma, NY, on Long Island.

I doubt there are many, slot racer or not, who know that nearly 110 years ago, there was a much bigger raceway planned for Ronkonkoma but, alas, it never happened.

Ronkonkoma: the never-was speedway that could have brought Indianapolis-scale racing to Long Island
 
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Posted 06 March 2018 - 07:14 PM

This was already posted by a member here. You see him every morning in the mirror when you're shaving.
 
Ronkonkoma, NY, was almost Indy East
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Posted 06 March 2018 - 07:17 PM

Kinda looks like a King track!


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 07:20 PM

This was already posted by a member here. You see him every morning in the mirror when you're shaving.


I know that guy and he doesn't shave any more frequently than once a week.

Sucks to be getting old and forgetful...

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 09:23 AM

Cheater has a good memory, it's just not too long. About the same length as... never mind.   :D

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 09:47 AM

Oh, no, my memory is longer than that these days...

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