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#1 TSR

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 01:13 PM

Now into actual production after 10 years of arduous research. We don't have yet a release date. This 400-page, 750-picture hardcover volume has an interactive website providing all the information that would have made the printed book far too large. At the end of each relevant paragraph or sub-chapter are simple links to a web address where a person who purchased the book will be able to read the added information, that is dynamic, and add comments to an incorporated blog.

We believe that it could be the first book of the kind.

This book was edited by Don Siegel and is being produced by the extremely competent and well known in full-size car collecting circles, Larry Crane.

It will be available from many sources in the USA, including Electric Dreams, Auto Books in Burbank, CA and plenty of other outfits, and will be available in Europe and Asia from various retailers.

Called "Slot Car Dreams," its focus is mostly about 1960s commercial raceway slot car racing and models produced in Europe and Asia, inspired by the American models. It is not so much a "picture book" or a catalogue, more of a history book, the tale of the companies and the men who made it possible. It features plenty of never published information, rarely seen production and professional racing cars, and encompasses the "Classic Era" of slot car racing, the great years between 1962 through 1968, expanding to historical information before and after these years. For the first time, it will show the production cars inside their original packaging, that have become as important as the contents for slot car collectors.

Below are the book's cover (which is not its final version) and a pair of sample pages.

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 01:17 PM

Congratulations!
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Posted 02 July 2019 - 01:41 PM

Congrats, PdL. Cannot wait to get a copy.

I also approved you on the VW diecast site yesterday. Cool stuff as always.


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 02:11 PM

Looking forward to it. Many thanks for all your and others' hard work.
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Posted 02 July 2019 - 02:12 PM

Excellent, and congrats!


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 02:37 PM

Woo-hoo!

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 03:12 PM

Fantastic news, congratulations!

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 03:16 PM

Do seniors get a discount?   :laugh2:


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 03:31 PM

Congratulations!  I've been waiting sooo long for this. Almost like the next Beatles album when I was a kid.

 

If you put a pre-order on Electric Dreams, I'll bite.


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 03:42 PM

Wonderful news ..  I'll need two (2) - books, sir (with the French accent) ..  


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 05:10 PM

Dokktor,

 

 Congratulations and thank you for all of your efforts and dedication to our hobby!!!


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 07:42 PM

Yah!

You can now get a martini and enjoy a sunset on the beach


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 08:54 PM

WOW!!!

 

:good:  :good:  :good: 

 

Any idea on price yet?


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 11:40 PM

Hi Dokk!

 

That is fantastic news!

 

I guess I need to get in line and pick a number to purchase the book?!

 

What an achievement, Dokk - congratulations!

 

Ernie


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Posted 03 July 2019 - 08:49 PM

Signed copies?


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Posted 15 July 2019 - 04:14 AM

Can't wait to get one. put me down for one ,maybe two.

 

How much will they be?

 

Thanks again.


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:16 PM

It's been a long wait - I want it!!

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 04:01 PM

Final book cover:

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 04:18 PM

Looks great. Can’t wait.

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 06:03 PM

Don Williams, the country singer? What's his connection to slot cars, or cars in general?


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 07:21 PM

http://www.blackhawk...s&sortnews=year

Don began his professional life as a 'gofer' at Classic, at the very beginning, before even the production of the Manta Ray.


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 07:39 PM

If I had a hat like Don Williams the singer I'd wear it to every race.... if I ever get to race again:-)

 

I have been running into trouble locating the son that was orphaned when Joe DeHalle and his wife were killed in a tragic Spitfire/Train collision New Years of 1971. I told Philippe I was going to buy a copy of the book and present it to Joe's son, the family I have been able to find seem to think the son was also killed. That is per the obituary anyway.

 

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 07:47 PM

Jesse, a sad story altogether.


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 07:40 PM

Any news as to a release date yet?


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 07:56 PM

No, still under construction.


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