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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:19 PM

How New York City's Last Slot Car Track Has Survived For More Than 50 Years

Back in the day, there used to be 50 slot car tracks across New York City, but now there's only one.

"I am the lone survivor," said Frank "Buzz" Perri, owner of Buzz-A-Rama.

The slot car track located in Kensington section of Brooklyn opened in 1965 and has managed to survive the changing times and trends thanks to the excitement and passion of Perri and his wife Delores, who helps run the place when she's not working as a professional nutritionist.

"This is really a Brooklyn throwback," said Jerry Weider. "It hasn't changed one bit from when we would bring my children. Now I'm bringing my grandkids."

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:44 PM

Wow! Marathons?


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Posted 11 December 2018 - 05:02 AM

Yep... Buzz is an animal, in the best meaning of that term.

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 08:27 AM

I was there last week and ran old cars with Tom and Buzzy. It was great.

 

This is a picture of the Emperor. God, I look old.

 

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 09:43 AM

Thank you, Nick, for posting this picture. It is the first one I've seen of the larger bank on this track.

 

Did this track have a “sweeper” in the infield of the bank to clear the cars that fell off the bank?


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Posted 11 December 2018 - 02:58 PM

Yes, it did. 


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Posted 11 December 2018 - 03:02 PM

Was this track located downstairs or on the main floor?

 

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 03:05 PM

Main floor.


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