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#1 Martin

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 04:33 PM

Anybody have any info on these? I am not sure if this is all all of them, there may be others.
 
Did anybody here ever earn/win some of these pins back in the day?
 
Can't say the American Model Car Racing Congress did not make it cool to drive/race at their tracks.

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 09:25 AM

worked at a raceway that had these--the top left I don't recall

 

the 1-2-3 were race results

 

the bottom row was for number of hours of track time you purchased. usually kept track of in the "official" time seller book each racer

 

was issued when first purchasing track time.


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Posted 22 August 2019 - 11:45 AM

Thanks Brian for you input.

 

Could the pin on the top left ( with crown) be a reward for the lap record or maybe track owner (the King)?

 

I have been collecting these for many years and I asking if there are others designs I do not have?

 

How much did track time cost? that way I can figure what you would pay to get the hour pins.


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Posted 22 August 2019 - 12:17 PM

Buzz A Rama has a whole box of them …………….all different


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Posted 22 August 2019 - 12:45 PM

track time

 

as I recall

 

.35 for 15 minutes

 

.65 for 30 minutes

 

1.00 for 60 minutes             1968 pricing


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Posted 22 August 2019 - 01:23 PM

Nicky, Just recently I spotted that box of pins in the video taken at Buzz-a rama.

 

So $500 in 1968 is equal to $3,700 today or it could be 500 entries and at $.35c that would be $1,300.

Bet they did not give many of those pins out?

 

Thanks again Brian.


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Posted 22 August 2019 - 04:32 PM

track time

 

as I recall

 

.35 for 15 minutes

 

.65 for 30 minutes

 

1.00 for 60 minutes             1968 pricing

 

$1.00/ hour is what I remember from the mid sixties.

 

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 08:59 AM

At my local track it was $.25 for 15 minutes.(1965ish) The track was so crowded that you used a grease pencil at

the counter to put your initials on the quarter and placed it in line behind the others. You initials were called out when

your quarter reached the front and you got the next open lane. No choosing lanes. You west-coasters can verify this, 

but as I remember the prices were pretty much the same in the LA area. The tracks around there were less crowded,

except in Long Beach where the track was always packed with sailors.


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Posted 13 July 2021 - 03:55 PM

These are what was given out at the track I raced at the most.  The silver circles with the flags are for class lap record holder. Your name whet on a board until someone went faster. You had to ask the guy in charge for a clear track when you wanted to go for it. Very cool for a 15 year old, building his own cars. Notice I only ever got 2.

 

Thanks all for sharing your memories, what a wave of popularity it was. 

 

Do we know if this ( post 1) is a complete set of pins?

 

Anybody actually win a pin here?

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Posted 07 October 2021 - 11:25 PM

Nice set here for sale, if anyone is interested.

 

https://www.ebay.com...DUAAOSwNHthVhzf

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