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#1 Cheater

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 07:54 AM

Today is Frank 'Buzz' Perri's 93rd 83rd birthday.

 

So how come he looks at least twenty years younger? LOL...

 

Buzz-A-Rama, opened in 1965, may also be the oldest operating raceway, too. Anyone know of a raceway still operating that opened prior to 1965?

 

Have a great day, Buzz!


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 08:48 AM

Buzz may be in business at the same address twice as long as the next longest running slot center at the same address.


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 09:18 AM

Happy Birthday, Buzzy!!!


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 11:56 AM

A track owner who has kept it going since the very beginning of commercial slot racing when the Beatles were new and so were we. What can we say but thanks and many more birthdays to come!



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Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:26 PM

That's incredible and certainly deserves respect!

 

Happy birthday, "Mister" Buzz!


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:59 PM

Happy Birthday, Buzz. Many, many more...

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 04:13 PM

Happy Birthday, Buzzy!!
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 07:46 PM

Happy Birthday – here's to many more!! :)
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Posted 10 November 2018 - 05:09 AM

Hes 84 years young, not 93 years old.
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Posted 10 November 2018 - 06:54 AM

Happy birthday, Buzz.


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Posted 10 November 2018 - 10:38 AM

Happy Birthday, Buzz. See you soon.
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 11:49 AM

Very cool. Happy Birthday, sir!
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 12:26 PM

So how old is Buzzy: 84 or 93?

 

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 01:39 PM

This article would have him at 83;

35 Years Later, Mr. Slot Car Remains in the Driver's Seat
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 04:59 PM

Has this been publicized before?

The Buzz story starts about 50 seconds in.

Totally fascinating stuff.

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 05:28 PM

So how old is Buzzy: 84 or 93?


Well, when Buzz registered at Slotblog, he entered his birthday as Nov 9, 1925, which seems to be in error on the year.

From doing a little research on the web, it sounds like the correct year is 1935 and I'll correct his profile to show that. His Facebook page confirms November 9 as the correct day.

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