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#1 Bob Lalich

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 11:24 AM

I decided to scan a vintage Monogram catalog from my archives in hopes that someone here can identify the year it was issued. However the file exceeds 2.93MB. Is there an area to upload bigger files? In this case the entire catalog is 4.28MB. If that is not possible, I can post a few pages at a time.

 

Here is the front page.

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#2 Isaac S.

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 01:57 PM

Looks like 1966 to me based on the set styles. 


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Posted 28 October 2020 - 03:25 PM

I especially like the Riverside and Sebring sets in this catalog. A few years ago, a friend and I bought a collection of cars that included the four cars from the Sebring set. Each of us got two of those cars. The rubber tires are still reasonably grippy.

 

 

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#4 Lone Wolf

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 04:02 PM

Nobody I hung around with had these. Only for the rich kids.

 

$100 in 1966 is equivalent to $803 today. Let that one soak in a while :scratch_one-s_head:


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Posted 28 October 2020 - 05:00 PM

If you need a little more grip for the very old tires rub in some STP or any fuel additive and you will see a big difference. 


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Posted 29 October 2020 - 12:05 AM

Love the old slot car catalogs. My buddy's Dad had the big home sets he bought in the sixties that we raced on in the seventies when he figured we were old enough.

 

It was my initiation into the best hobby on the planet, and I was absolutely captivated by the race sets, the packaging with those awesome box top visuals and the catalogs.

 

As a kid, my favorite episode of Batman was when they raced on the mammoth custom built home set that was created especially for that episode, Always wondered what happened to that set.  


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Posted 29 October 2020 - 07:27 AM

Lone Wolf - not many kids in my neighborhood had one of the big sets either, but one friend of mine had the big Revell set with the banked turn sold by Sears in the late 60s. It was a real treat for me to race on that set.

 

Ricky Vegas - I agree about the old catalogs. I have a Revell catalog from roughly the same time frame. Some of the layouts were very creative. I believe Robert Schleicher designed the Revell set layouts.

 

I wonder if your buddy's dad picked up those sets at a deep discount from stores clearing their inventory. I have two Strombecker 1/24 kits still in the original boxes and packaging. One of them has three price stickers starting at $5.97 ending at $1.88.

 

If there is a way to post larger files here, I will scan the Revell catalog and post it.







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