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New book: A Day At The Slot Car Races

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#1 ravajack


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 04:06 AM

As PdL's "definite book" (ten years in the making) seems to linger indefinitely, (Waiting for Godot?, anyone...)  :D , maybe this book can be of some consolation.
Foreword by John Cukras, who is also featured in a long interview in the book. Other interviewees(?) in the book are PdL, Frank "Buzz-A-Rama" Perri, and Maurizio "Slot.it" Ferrari, to mention but a few.

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 07:48 AM

Buy it through Amazon HERE.
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Posted 30 July 2018 - 08:30 AM

Carlo sent me a copy of this to read and I simply haven't been able to get all the way through it yet due to all the traveling I have been doing over the last month or so. And I am headed out again soon, for about a 2,500 mile round trip (though not in the Model A at 47 MPH, thank goodness...).


Look for a detailed review of this new book here at Slotblog soon!

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 10:58 AM

Meanwhile, here's my brief review:  


As someone who has attempted to write a book about slot cars (and found that three successful articles/presentations about the subject is an entirely different accomplishment), I cannot praise Carlo Tonalezzi’s “A Day at the Slot Car Races” enough! Sure, it could use another pass or two by a proofreader, and probably benefit from losing a few of the exclamation marks!


But his passion for racing slot cars comes shining through. This overview of the hobby-sport, and his beautiful photography throughout, is exemplary. He’s structured it in such a way to include many important slot car topics, from the history to preparing for a big race. It’s a really good read. And best of all, this self-published second edition is available on Amazon now, and belongs on any serious slot car racer’s shelf.



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Posted 04 August 2018 - 12:11 PM

My copy arrived earlier this week, have spent some time with it. Definitely worth the investment. Nicely bridges the older slot books (Hertz, Braverman, Schleicher, et al) through Greenslade and PDL's first book, to the present. I claim no expertise on slot car history, but I'm not without some knowledge, and this turned up some things new to me.


Would've benefited from an editor, and I'm always a fan of MORE pics, especially of vintage slots, but all in all a keeper and a good read.


Oh...and if Oscar K. is still around and feels like talking...include an interview with the next reprint.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:29 AM

Seriously  disappointed.  Didn't expect much but  …. damn.

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