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Is this the silliest set in the history of slot racing?


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#1 don.siegel

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:35 PM

Speedking banked circle set.jpg

 

Speedking banked circle set-2.jpg

 

Speedking banked circle set-3.jpg

 

I rest my case... Speedking is a Hong Kong brand, and I would guess the set is from the early 70s, maybe a bit earlier, the cars are about 1/43, and perhaps Abarths. 

 

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:24 PM

The box art resembles a SWB 250 GT Ferrari, but the cars in the box look more like a roofline of the RS60 lemans coupe with the notchback top.  Abarths I have seen were fastbacks.


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:46 PM

You paid good money for that? :D


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 12:23 AM

Wow!

 

I've never seen anything like it.

 

Sure wouldn't need much space to use it - ha ha

 

Interesting!

 

Thanks for sharing that Don.

 

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 05:31 AM

You paid good money for that? :D

 

I paid 15 euros - think he was asking 20 and I offered 15 - he didn't argue! 

 

But it must be super-rare, because even Bernard doesn't have one in his Museum! 

 

I find the Hong Kong slots rather charming in general, and they're generally very affordable. However, OK Kader made some nice 1/32 and 1/24 cars that are not easy to find, and generally fetch pretty high prices. 

 

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 07:43 AM

Skidpad!! :)


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 09:00 AM

Let's see...  Guy in Hong Kong buys defunct business and warehouse, finds new slot car items never brought to market, but straight and flat curve track boxes/pieces are COMPLETELY covered in rat/roach/pigeon/chupacabra droppings..  I know, track with only banked curves and call it "exciting and stimulating"! 

 

Marketing.  Genius.


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 11:28 AM

The silliest slot car set was the one with two grandmas in wheelchairs that were available from Toys-R-Us several years ago. 

Some of the basement racers I hung out with at the time bought them. One night they put a couple of sets together and we

had IROC style races with them. I think the only time I ever laughed harder was when we had the trailer races on Norb Jillich's

oval.



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 11:41 AM

Here's the flat out budget track "USA version".

Notice there going opp-hand direction according to the detailed instructions.

 

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 10:27 PM

In answer to your original question.... and only IMHO... yes.


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