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#1 mreibman

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 10:10 AM

Not mine. saw on eBay. Looks like a great size for a home track.
 
Professor Motor Commercial Slot car track 1/24th scale with stand cars lap timer
 
Location: Parker, CO
 

This is a complete custom large scale slot car track and accessories from the largest slot car dealer in America - Professor Motor. The unique think about this setup is it is designed to be assembled and disassembled in minutes. It consists of only two pieces and four bolts with wingnuts to connect. The track has flip-out feet and everything connects with alligator clips.

You can assemble and disassemble this track in under five minutes with two people!


Also included is the custom-built roller stand for storing the track. When on the rack the track takes up very little space.

Also included are tons of Parma brand cars and controllers for every lane, as well as a huge set of Carrera cars, for vintage look racing. Also, power supply and tons of other parts are included in a large roller box.

If you are a slot car enthusiast but do not want to commit to a full-time space hog permanent track setup, this is what you are looking for in a track.

Please view the video of the track in action:



Shipping would be arranged via USHIP or local pickup. Easy loading into a 6 ft bed pickup truck.


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Posted 05 January 2021 - 12:23 PM

Not sure where the Professor Motor comes in. Anybody know if this track was ever there? Looks pretty tight for 1/24 cars. Maybe run those Carrera 18 volt cars at 12 volts and have something manageable.   


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Posted 05 January 2021 - 04:22 PM

Not sure where the Professor Motor comes in. Anybody know if this track was ever there?

 

It does not look to me like the track that Andy had at his shop in the Detroit suburbs.


That's thirty minutes away. I'll be there in ten.
 

 


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Posted 05 January 2021 - 07:19 PM

Hey guys,

 

This looks like the track that that Jokers4fun had. They rented out for parties, and had bouncy houses and stuff like that. He had the Professor's shop fix it up a couple times, and bought stuff to use during rentals. He is in Redford, MI, but his main website no longer lists the slot car track. No idea how it got to CO. Was a neat and portable little track.

 

Found http://jokers4fun.co...ar_race_track_/ but I'm sure leftover on his site.


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Posted 06 January 2021 - 03:27 AM

I think the Professor sold that track as a product.


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Posted 18 February 2021 - 12:46 PM

This is definitely a Professor Motor product, I know because it's in my basement now and there's a Professor Motor label on the bottom of one of the sections. I've seen a couple others online and at least one of those showed the bottom and the label also. It seems to have been a standard product although I don't know if they are still being built.
 
The track is larger then it looks here and will easily handle 1/24 cars although there are only two lanes with enough clearance under the bridge for wing cars. The most fun though is with old Parma Flexi-Womps with Gp 12 motors.
 
It's located in northwest Vermont now and I'm hoping to get a handful of racers together every two weeks or so to race whatever classes they want to, I'll race whatever.   
 
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Posted 18 February 2021 - 03:17 PM

Paul, in what Vermont town or city are you located? There used to be several Vermont slot racers who traveled to Manchester to race.


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Posted 18 February 2021 - 06:50 PM

Bill, I'm in St.Albans, north of Burlington, almost to the Quebec Border I used to race in Claremont NH many years ago



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Posted 18 February 2021 - 07:36 PM

Sorry, but Professor Motor did not build that track.  They worked on it a few times when Joker brought it to the shop.  No idea who built it, and again, was a neat little track, but not built by PM.


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Posted 24 February 2021 - 11:27 PM

That track for sale and the one on the jokers4fun site are NOT the same track, there's several of these out there and if they were built by Professor Motor or not is a moot point, they WERE sold by Professor Motor, I've seen a couple on line and the ones that show the bottom of the loop all have the Professor Motor label on them



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Posted 25 February 2021 - 07:50 AM

Brad,

 

How long have you been associated with Prof. Motor??? 40 years?


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Posted 25 February 2021 - 09:22 AM

Been a friend of Andy Smith (the Professor) for over 30 years.  Was helping when he incorporated, helped him here and there, built his website and worked there in 2010-11, then worked there again between 2016 and 2019 as he needed help, and I still help out when I can. 

 

I will say again, Professor Motor didn't make the tracks, he didn't sell the tracks, we only worked on Joker's a couple times. Fifteen minutes ago I got a text from Oliver (the Professor's son) that they had nothing to do with those type tracks. Thinking about it, whoever made them (assuming there are more than one as I'm not aware of others) might have stuck PM stickers on them as a "contact these people if you need supplies."  Oliver is certain there is no affiliation.

 

If it gets questioned again I'll drive to Andy's house and get him on video confirming this. Perhaps that will convince...


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Posted 25 February 2021 - 07:20 PM

Well, I stand corrected, I e-mailed P.M. the other day and asked about it but have yet to receive an answer, there deff are several of these out there as I've seen others on line and in you tube videos that are not the one I bought, easy to tell as one video is 5 years old and track is in much more beat up condition then mine is, that track has the Professor Motor label on the bottom the same as mine does



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Posted 25 February 2021 - 07:42 PM

here's another one:

 

 

This one does not have the sticker on it, but another I saw does (maybe that one is the same track I bought) this one looks like it was used for demolition derby races,

 

The braid is especially beat although I've seen as bad at some commercial raceways I've visited.



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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:32 PM

Please understand, very happy to see the track go to a good home.  Joker's track was a nice little unit and I know he did very well hauling it around and setting it up for events.  I love seeing tracks brought to life and used, and cringe when one is destroyed for no reason other than lack of space or interest.  John Ford once told me about how many original American tracks he personally cut up and replaced, and actually seemed proud of it.  I was pissed!

 

I'm sure PM will get to your email eventually, but they have been short-staffed since I went back to Ford and then with Covid issues.  Oliver and Bonnie have been working hard for a year!  Good people and will help when they can.

 

Good luck!


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