Jump to content




Photo

Slot cars in Portugal in the '60s


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 milmilhas

milmilhas

    Rookie Keyboard Racer

  • Full Member
  • Pip
  • 25 posts
  • Joined: 18-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Murtal Lisboa

Posted 08 May 2019 - 06:12 PM

The first 2 photos are from the first track of my father in his office in 1965 the other ones are from his raceway called Mil Milhas as you can see Pirelli tires and Dunlop  were   sponsor. 

Attached Images

  • P1014284.JPG
  • P1014285.JPG
  • P1014289.JPG
  • P1014288.JPG

  • MarcusPHagen, Pablo, Tex and 6 others like this




#2 don.siegel

don.siegel

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,337 posts
  • Joined: 17-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Paris, France

Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:37 AM

Thanks, now we know where your pseudo comes from! (is it like mille miglias?)

 

How many commercial tracks were there in Portugal/Lisbon at the time? Did it also get to be a bit of a fad? 

 

It's like the tracks in France - lots of guys in ties and suits! 

 

Don 


  • milmilhas likes this

#3 milmilhas

milmilhas

    Rookie Keyboard Racer

  • Full Member
  • Pip
  • 25 posts
  • Joined: 18-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Murtal Lisboa

Posted 09 May 2019 - 04:41 AM

Thanks, now we know where your pseudo comes from! (is it like mille miglias?)

 

How many commercial tracks were there in Portugal/Lisbon at the time? Did it also get to be a bit of a fad? 

 

It's like the tracks in France - lots of guys in ties and suits! 

 

Don 

 

Hi Don,

 

Yes is the transladtion from Italian to portuguese.

 

From120 to 6 in 1972.

 

Yes everyboby with ties and suits like the Russkit Team.



#4 jokar124

jokar124

    Backmarker

  • Full Member
  • PipPip
  • 74 posts
  • Joined: 25-May 14
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Posted 09 May 2019 - 05:53 PM

Milmilhas, by any chance did you ever go to the slotcar track at the "Feira Popular" (public amusement park) in Lisbon?

 

I was there  in 1971 and if I recall correctly it was an outdoor (!) track using the T-slot system so that the rental cars wouldn't deslot. 

 

Do you have any pictures of it or know it's history or what became of it?


  • milmilhas likes this
Jo Salvaterra

#5 milmilhas

milmilhas

    Rookie Keyboard Racer

  • Full Member
  • Pip
  • 25 posts
  • Joined: 18-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Murtal Lisboa

Posted 10 May 2019 - 09:40 AM

Milmilhas, by any chance did you ever go to the slotcar track at the "Feira Popular" (public amusement park) in Lisbon?

 

I was there  in 1971 and if I recall correctly it was an outdoor (!) track using the T-slot system so that the rental cars wouldn't deslot. 

 

Do you have any pictures of it or know it's history or what became of it?

Hi Jo,

 

Yes it was a track with Steering Wheel from American Raceways.

 

I don`t have pictures but i know is somewhere near Lisbon in a garage.



#6 jokar124

jokar124

    Backmarker

  • Full Member
  • PipPip
  • 74 posts
  • Joined: 25-May 14
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Posted 11 May 2019 - 04:42 PM

Great to know that the track still exists. It's funny that I remember the t-slots but not the steering wheels!

 

Milmilhas, does the current owner have it set up and in use or is it in storage?


  • milmilhas likes this
Jo Salvaterra

#7 milmilhas

milmilhas

    Rookie Keyboard Racer

  • Full Member
  • Pip
  • 25 posts
  • Joined: 18-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Murtal Lisboa

Posted 11 May 2019 - 06:17 PM

Jo,

 

Is in storage.







Electric Dreams Online Shop