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#1 Cheater

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 05:19 PM

"Six-lane "orange" track.

$1,200.
 
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We have sold our building and our oval track has gone to Indiana. I thought our orange track was sold but buyer backed out. So, am relisting. 
 
It is 10' x 32', comes with SRT timing system, and Pyramid power supply. Can easily be made shorter by removing a section. Located in Grand Island, NE. 
 
Shafer's Speedway Slotcars
Grand Island, NE"

Reposting the above from Facebook's 'Slot Car Classifieds - USA.' Message 'Mike Shafer' on that platform if you're interested.
 
Just the latest example of a raceway shutting down where not a single person seemed to think it important to inform me so I can keep Slotblog's Raceway List accurate. If I had not spotted this ad on Facebook, Shafer's might have continued to be listed here for years.

I'm getting awfully close to deleting the Raceway List permanently. There have been no more than about ten members who have assisted me with this endeavor over the more than ten years I've been maintaining it and that's pretty damn discouraging.
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Posted 02 October 2019 - 05:33 AM

Kinda tells ya where slot cars are going, huh?
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Posted 02 October 2019 - 05:44 AM

Actually, I think it says more about the people who participate in this hobby, rather than about the hobby itself. The 'me generation' doesn't seem to be a myth.

Chivalry may or may not be dead, but altruism almost certainly is in the model car racing hobby.

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 06:16 AM

Kinda tells ya where slot cars are going, huh?


Seriously, why don’t you just leave the hobby now? Every single thing you post is doom and gloom. It gets pretty old.
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Posted 02 October 2019 - 06:27 AM

Dennis,

While I agree with you that Mark is overwhelmingly negative on the hobby to a fault, let me ask you this:

What positives do you see in the slot racing hobby as it exists today?

I've expended over fifteen years trying to promote this addictive leisure-time activity we call slot racing, with minimal effect, and for a variety of reasons, many of which are beyond anyone's control or influence, the trajectory going forward is not encouraging to me.

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:27 AM

Greg,

This hobby has been trying to commit suicide since the late '60s and has still not gotten the job done. It is simply a fact of life that we are a niche group of kooks with wildly-divided interests with regards to classes and formats.

That said, I have met people over the last 45 years or more that have made the ups and downs of the hobby more than worthwhile. I have forged friendships that I never would have had the chance to make with people from literally all around the world.

I certainly share your frustration with people that don’t see the value in documenting the past and current goings on in the hobby and I truly don’t know how to get through to people that it is important.

I guess the short answer to your question is fellowship. We get the chance to create bonds with folks from all walks of life, with no regard to political beliefs or anything else that muddys the waters these days.
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Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:39 AM

Great reply, Dennis. Thanks for it.

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 08:41 AM

We get the chance to create bonds with folks from all walks of life,


I might add extremely successful, intelligent, inventive, and talented folks.

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 09:06 AM

As I get older, (67) and all the old friends have either died, moved away or gone rogue, My closest friends are all slot racers.
 
Depending upon perspective that is either wonderful (mine) or pathetic (my wife's). But we have fun and enjoy each others company and competition every week..

 The good news is for our local track, is that I've been taking my son.(35) for several months. He is now bringing his buddies, So we have a new group entering.

We have three generation of racers that show up. At least locally in Rochester, NY, at Fantasy Raceway, when you see new faces, it seems to be expanding.
 
Admittedly slowly, but expanding.
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Posted 02 October 2019 - 09:42 AM

I might add extremely successful, intelligent, inventive, and talented folks.

 
Thanks, Butch!  :D

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 10:05 AM

:laugh2: I forgot "comical."  :laugh2:

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 02:18 PM

I certainly share your frustration with people that don’t see the value in documenting the past and current goings on in the hobby and I truly don’t know how to get through to people that it is important.


Very true, but for me, the central problem is that there's virtually no part of the slot car hobby that feels it is important to promote the activity itself to the general public as a viable, enjoyable leisure-time activity. I can't think of another leisure-time activity where a similar situation exists. Well, perhaps tether-car racing...

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 06:19 PM

But the good news here is that there is a nice track for sale for only $1,200.


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 03:05 PM

Here in Oregon, commercial tracks come and go, but club racing just keeps on.  I race at three active club tracks all within an 1-1/4 hour of my home.  And another is due to open soon!

 

Admittedly, new participants are a rarity and time will unquestionably thin our ranks as we keep getting older.


You can't always get what you want...

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:14 AM

Had a video show up from a slot car facebook page of the ISRA worlds being held in England.

I was shocked that the entire event was being held in what appears to be a hotel and the extremely large number of racers participating from all over the world. Old and young racers...

Just when I think the hobby is fading into the mist I see something like this. I was wishing I was there if just to watch....
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:29 AM

Steve, you can come here next Saturday night and you won't have to watch, we'll let you race.  :D  

 

Don't forget to bring Gary.  :)


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 05:09 PM

Kinda tells ya where slot cars are going, huh?

Gatomark.. or whatever your name is... You are perceiving  slot car centre "retail success" or the lack of it as an indicator to the health of the slotcar industry. You are looking at this the wrong way.

Slotcar centres only represent a tiny part of a huge industry. 1/24th is now heading in the same direction 1/32 scale has done for the last 50 years. As raceways close more and more enthusiasts are going and finding sheds or home space to set up 1/24th scale tracks where rent and overheads are not the deciding factor of success.

Within a 100 k's of my place there are at least 5 private tracks, all racing 1/24th one night a week and many of the members come together for interclub events.. It only takes a few mates with the same passion.. Go find somewhere, pick up an old track, or build your own... happy days!  


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Posted 12 December 2020 - 05:31 PM

Is this track still for sale?
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Posted 24 July 2021 - 11:39 PM

Is this track for sale?
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