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#1 don.siegel

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 02:27 PM

As requested by a fellow SB member, the 6-page Classic parts list in my files. Not sure of date, maybe 1967. Gonna take 6 different posts, sorry. 

 

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 02:28 PM

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 02:29 PM

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 02:29 PM

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 02:30 PM

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 02:31 PM

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 02:56 PM

Thanks Don.


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Posted 04 November 2019 - 06:19 PM

Perfect. Thank you sir for posting this.  Great timing too. I've got an Astro V and a Viper on the bench.


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 07:57 AM

Thanks for posting, Don.

I remember how the bargain $6.98 Tornado kit was a favorite with the low bucks racers, at B & C Hobby Shop.

When I refer to them, these days, I usually get skepticism on the low price.

I also remember doing a lot if soul searching to shell out $15.00 for a Stinger, and then being sorely disappointed with it's performance, after being "spoiled", with having a La Cucaracha as my first 1/24 car.

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 09:51 AM

The Manta Ray was the first "expensive" slot car I bought. A week and a half pay from the local hardware store where I worked.

But it was what everyone was running. Didn't do well with it, so went back to building my own cars with rewound motors, where

I could develop an edge over the other racers. Still have it, and have run it at Chicagoland.



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Posted 05 November 2019 - 10:38 AM

Wow you guys are old.. lol. But I am too. My first car was a Cox Chaparral kit. Did the usual, got glue on the clear bits, tried every trick in the book to make it faster, and then my best friend got a Manta Ray and was beating me like my car was going backwards. The Toronado is one I never had but I just ordered a Toronado chassis from Slot Car Central and will be looking for the rest to complete it. If you guys are looking for one they have them incorrectly listed as a Viper chassis, no drop arm. I also just picked up some Astro V chassis. Needing front wheels & tires for that project. 


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 10:42 AM

Mark,

While the $6.98 Tornado kit didn't have a drop arm(maybe why it ran well on our local track), I seem to remember reading, or was told by a "Classic guy", the RTR Tornado had one.

 

I'm not an expert on this, so don't take the 2nd part of my comment above, as fact.


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 10:52 AM

Back at my home track on the south side of Chicago, ca 1966-68, I don't remember seeing any Classic cars - and even tho I worked there, don't really remember if we had any for sale in the showcase. I do remember using GarVic cars as our rentals - they were not great! 

 

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 11:11 AM

Don,

I think part my raceway's stocking preferences were based how what was available at Trost Wholesalers (47th and Kedzie), where Charlie Vrba's son-in-law worked.

 

We were a pretty big Classic place, with along with the RTR's and Tornado kits, Classic CM360's were seen as a hop-up upgrade for Cox mag chassis cars.


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 12:15 PM

Mike, 

I didn't pay attention at the time, but I imagine that Joe used Trost as well, since we were on the South Side. 

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 01:29 PM

I had a Gar Vic Coronado I thought was the greatest thing since sliced bread. But I was probably 10 or 11 at the time.


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 02:05 PM

I'm pretty sure I bought my Manta Ray in early 1965. A better way to be sure would be if I knew when

Champion came out with their copy of the design. I had started using the Classic chassis for drag racing

during the summer, and bought the Champion one, to be used in the same way, a couple months after I

started doing that. In any event, the Manta Ray was still dominating the RTR class at that time.  



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Posted 05 November 2019 - 02:36 PM

Dave, 

 

First ad for the Champion chassis was in November 65 - and there was usually a three month leadtime before publication, plus issues usually came out a month before cover date at the time, so maybe mid-65, unless it was still a prototype. But Oct-Nov 1965 seems likely for a Champion chassis. 

 

The Champion chassis wasn't really a copy of the Manta Ray I would say, except they were both in aluminum and sidewinders. Still, true that the Classic chassis set this pattern for a lot of cars to follow. 

 

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 09:56 AM

Sounds about right, Don. End of summer '65 is when I really ramped up my slot racing program, since I was making

good money (for a teenager) that summer. The Champion chassis never saw road course use, it went directly under

a Willys body, just as the Classic chassis already had. By the summer of that year I was almost 100% drag racer. 

 

The Champion chassis may not have been a perfect copy of the Classic, but it was damn close. Same overall design. 







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