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#1 Maximo

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 12:45 AM

Is there any info on this obscure SoCal body maker?

 

So far we are aware of only the BAT model, which was apparently Model #22. This body is called BAT and there is one at the LA slot car collection somewhere in Los Angeles.

 

There has to be some or more information about them somewhere. Who owned this small enterprise? Who made their molds? What additional models did they produce if any?

 

Preservation of this hobby should be important!

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 09:36 AM

Why don't we have more information about this slot car body producer?

 

Companies no matter how obscure should be remembered and their history documented.

 

A SoCal maker like this needs to be remembered...


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 10:07 AM

If PDL can't produce any additional info on these, it's a long shot anyone else will know anything about it.

Other experts like Don S, and Matt, have participated in the past threads about it, and didn't have any insight.

I'll most likely see Mark Mattei this week.

I'll bring it up to him on the longshot he has missed the past chitchat about it.
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Posted 28 July 2020 - 11:03 AM

Thank you Mike. I hate to see so much history go by forgotten!


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 01:58 PM

Max, are you still planning to have the "thingie" museum in the San Antonio area, that you once talked about, before falling ill?


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 03:08 PM

Bill,

 

That's up in the air right now. It would only work if it is situated in a unique placement, like the SA River Walk.

 

Otherwise it is dead for now.


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