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Posted 26 November 2019 - 01:27 PM

Appomattox County slot car racing business brings old hobby back to life
 
Nov 24, 2019, The News & Advance, Lynchburg, VA

 

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"Slot car racing fanatics are dusting off old equipment after the competitive hobby that was popular in the 1960s but sputtered out found its way back to Appomattox County this year.

Mach 1 Raceway in Spout Spring opened in mid-October and is a slot car raceway that races 1/24-scale cars on slotted wooden tracks powered by electricity. It offers weekly races, car and controller rentals, as well as birthday party rentals.

The raceway is in a 3,000-square-foot former floor and cabinet shop off U.S. 460.
 
Slot car racing is a hobby that uses electric-powered cars operated by a hand controller. Eight people typically race at a time.

The raceway features three tracks: a 60-foot oval track, a dragstrip and soon to come, a 155-foot king track which currently is being restored.

Owner B.J. Carter said he hopes customers find fun and happiness in a family environment at the raceway."

 

Read the remainder of the story HERE. (Note: You'll need to answer a brief three-question marketing survey to view the full story.)


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Posted 26 November 2019 - 04:33 PM

How awesome!

 

Thanks for sharing the story Greg!

 

Have a wonderful "Gobble-gobble" day - LOL!!

 

Eat plenty!

 

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 04:37 PM

Greg,

 

I clicked on that link you provided, and what popped up for me was a trial subscription for 99 cents!

 

Here is a link that provides the full story without a questionnaire or subscription request: 

 

 https://www.newsadva...806d9fc71f.html

 

Thank you.

 

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:28 PM

Some people may say that I am splitting hairs or wince at the suggestion but I wish the media would call the activity model car racing or scale model car racing.

 

Why? I have found that searching with "slot" as a search argument generally brings up a lot of un-wanted hits on gambling (IE: Slot Machines).


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Posted 28 November 2019 - 06:30 PM

Interesting response... 

 

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 11:18 PM

Here's the track: https://mach1raceway.com/


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Posted 29 November 2019 - 04:47 AM

Thanks Dallas. 

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