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#1 MattD

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 03:31 PM

This is from the same Dec 63 Car Craft.   Kind of funny that when I paged thru it,, the first 15-20 pages are almost all model car or slot car related ads and articles.

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 03:34 PM

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Greg has changed my  forum name to MattD, not to be confused with the other Matt B.


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Posted 08 June 2019 - 03:36 PM

I wonder if the slot car guys could take a day of kneeling and running drags on a track at ground level, today??

 

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 06:21 PM

Look at that big ole hunk of metal on the front of Braverman's rail.


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Posted 08 June 2019 - 07:47 PM

Greg has changed my  forum name to MattD, not to be confused with the other Matt B.

 

What other Matt B? And weren't you Dale B at one point? I'm so confused!


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Posted 08 June 2019 - 08:11 PM

Matt B is a scale & sometimes retro racer who posts as Matt Bruce.

 

Matt Bishop, who posts on here a lot, went from being MattB to DaleB to MattD. 

 

Not to confuse you, Slotblog also has a Matt C & several other Matts among its membership.


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Posted 09 June 2019 - 09:36 AM

Both Car Craft and Rod and Custom had a lot of model car and slot racing articles. I would guess they were trying to cover

all facets of the hot rod scene. I didn't see this event, but my cousin took me to one earlier in the summer in an airplane

hangar. Don't remember what airport, but it was a small private one with one concrete strip. It enthused me to build a few

slot dragsters, even though there was no track with a drag strip in this area that I can remember at the time. 



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Posted 09 June 2019 - 11:24 AM

Matt B is a scale & sometimes retro racer who posts as Matt Bruce.

 

Matt Bishop, who posts on here a lot, went from being MattB to DaleB to MattD. 

 

Not to confuse you, Slotblog also has a Matt C & several other Matts among its membership.

 

Sure, everyone knows who Matt Bishop is. Did this Matt Bruce guy complain that members were thinking he was Matt Bishop?


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Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:03 PM

Lucky for you guys there is only one of me!   I have to change my name every year or so to  stay in the witness protection plan.

 

That period from 62-64, I guess was a coming of age for many car guys like us.   Model cars, slot cars real cars.   I think Car Craft and Rod and Custom both added the toy cars because there were so many 10-15 year old guys reading those magazines.   Then the amount of slot and model advertising in those issues contributed a lot of money to them, also.     I remember seeing quite a few Car Craft mags with slots or models on the cover and R & C added the "models" to their name for a few years.

 

That era from 59/60 until around 71 was a great time for gear heads of all types!


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Posted 09 June 2019 - 08:20 PM

 

Sure, everyone knows who Matt Bishop is. Did this Matt Bruce guy complain that members were thinking he was Matt Bishop?

 

No, it was the other way around. Matt Bruce is a very good slot car racer, but he seldom posts on here. He's made 627 posts since he joined in 2007.


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:17 AM

I can't remember when I first was interested in cars, but I'm sure it was when my father was working on his, and

I was probably around seven or eight. I entered a lot of model car contests starting in my early teens, but I was

building models before that. As far as I can remember, there really weren't that many kids entering car model

contests. Most were late teen-agers, and a few older. In So-Cal most of the builders were service men, especially

down around San Diego where I would have thought they would be building ship models. Or maybe there was a

large contingient of ship modelers and I just didn't go to those contests. At my local slot track by far most of the

racers were late teens, in their 20's, and even older. Most of the kids my age came on weekday afternoons when

the older guys were at work.  







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