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#1 NSwanberg

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 12:33 AM

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Slot car racing remains an enjoyable pastime
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#2 Pappy

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 04:38 AM

I will be racing on that track on the weekend of September 7th and 8th. We are having our I-75 Orange Barrel race there. The Orange Barrel race started out as two 6 hour endurance races between Clover Leaf and Grizzly Racing here in Cincinnati. The total laps of the two races determines the winner of the Orange Barrel trophy. Right now Clover Leaf has it and we want it back. It was named the I-75 Orange Barrel race because of all the orange barrels on I-75 between them and us. We will be racing Racer/Sideways Group 5 cars with Piranha non-ball bearing motors on silicone tires.

 

Mike Stott is also the host of the Michigan 24 hour race. But that race is held at his house in Fenton, Michigan on a totally different track.


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#3 raisin27

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 06:29 AM

I was lucky enough to be invited to participate in the Michigan 24 hour race this year with these cars.

It was a grind, but I loved it. Hope they have me back again (but without the cats!).


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#4 A. J. Hoyt

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 07:18 AM

On Nelson's tag-along invite, I got to race there a couple of times - really fun track in an awesome slot racing "subterranean man cave".

 

Gorgeous field of cars, too, from a great era!


Sorry about the nerf. "Sorry? Sorry? There's no apologizing in slot car racing!" 

Besides, where would I even begin?   I should probably start with my wife ...

 

"I don't often get very many "fast laps" but I very often get many laps quickly."

 

The only thing I know about slot cars is if I had a good time when I leave the building! I can count the times I didn't on one hand!

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#5 Pappy

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 07:21 AM

Don't worry, Raisin, you will be invited back.

 

We've been working on your drivers contract for over a week now. It doesn't pay anything but you get to hang around with me for couple of days.  :laugh2:


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Anything is possible IF you don't know what you are talking about.
 

I'm so sunny and bright I am now being blamed for global warming.

 

I don't always go the extra mile, but when I do it's because I missed my exit.

 

 

 


#6 Courtney S

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 07:31 AM

Wait, getting to hang out with Pappy that is payment enough i don't even need slot cars.

 

I will have my management team  get in contact with you to negotiate my contract.

 

You may want to know more of my background...

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Mid-Ohio is my favorite track


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 07:43 AM

Courtney,

 

I have "people," so just have your "people" get in touch with my "people" to work out the details. 

 

Thanks. 

 

:laugh2:


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Anything is possible IF you don't know what you are talking about.
 

I'm so sunny and bright I am now being blamed for global warming.

 

I don't always go the extra mile, but when I do it's because I missed my exit.

 

 

 


#8 Courtney S

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 08:40 AM

Done.

 

This could  be White House/Kremlin negations for world power.


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:24 AM

Beware of Butch's hospitality. When we visit him, he makes us stay in his barn.

 

It wouldn't be so bad if he had a gorgeous young 'farrmer's daughter' to sneak out at night to entertain us... but he doesn't. He won't even let his dog visit...


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:26 AM

Love it! While I have yet to drive a 1/32 hardbody that made me want to dive deeper into that aspect of the hobby, I watch every post from Clover Leaf. Some very talented 1/32 racers worldwide.

 

Thanks for sharing.


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 10:31 AM

Gorgeous row of cars!

 

Hope you gents have lots of enjoyment that day!

 

Wish you had "live action" video in real time so I could watch - LOL!

 

Have fun guys!

 

Thank you.

 

Ernie


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 11:24 AM

It wouldn't be so bad if he had a gorgeous young 'farrmer's daughter' to sneak out at night to entertain us... but he doesn't. He won't even let his dog visit...


The only entertainment you old geezers require is someone to show you how to turn the TV set on.

And I don't let my dog visit because I don't want him to catch fleas.  :laugh2:  :tease:
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Anything is possible IF you don't know what you are talking about.
 

I'm so sunny and bright I am now being blamed for global warming.

 

I don't always go the extra mile, but when I do it's because I missed my exit.

 

 

 


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 02:52 AM

"We are having our I-75 Orange Barrel race there. The Orange Barrel race started out as two 6 hour endurance races between Clover Leaf and Grizzly Racing here in Cincinnati."

 

The local all news radio station here in Motown, WWJ, recently referred to their traffic report as "The Game of Cones". 


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 03:50 AM

We played I-75 today

 

 

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 07:27 AM

:laugh2: The only thing missing is the dead deer in the median strip. 

 

I always thought the dead deer in the media strip would make a good Far Side cartoon. The caption would be something like "Deer flock to sacred burial grounds to die". 


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Anything is possible IF you don't know what you are talking about.
 

I'm so sunny and bright I am now being blamed for global warming.

 

I don't always go the extra mile, but when I do it's because I missed my exit.

 

 

 


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 01:26 PM

What's orange and sleeps six?

 

An ODOT truck.


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 11:43 PM

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Remember the Steube bar! (ask Raisin)
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Peace be with all of us and good racing for the rest of us.
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