https://dantalion1umni.blogspot.com/?book=1847979750Airfix has been at the forefront of the model industry since 1955 when the first Airfix aircraft kit appeared in UK branches of Woolworth’s. The kits were made to a constant scale and covered a wide variety of subjects, from aircraft to birds and from tanks to dinosaurs. In 1981 the famous London-based company closed down and only the kits survived intact. For the next twenty-five years Airfix was run by Palitoy and later Humbrol, but suffered from a lack of investment. In 2006, Hornby Hobbies Ltd, the train and Scalextric manufacturer, bought the ailing company and transformed it. Money [More]
See 1960’s Shinoda slot cars and the upcoming Shinoda Reunion race at Downriver Speedway and Hobbies. Instagram @caseyputsch https://www.instagram.com/caseyputsch
Imagine doing something, for two and a half decades. That’s quite an achievement, but some area racing fans are celebrating 25 years, with their Indy Slot Car League.
Tucked away in an unassuming Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood is Buzz-a-Rama, a slot car racing track that’s been in business for over half a century. “I will never retire,” proprietor Frank “Buzz” Perri told InsideEdition.com. Racers used to come from the neighborhood, “But the neighbors changed, and now they come from Jersey and Connecticut. They have to travel now,” he said. Buzz continued, “I run a tight ship here. Maybe that’s one of the reasons why I’m still here.”
https://nanggorte.blogspot.com/?book=3768838293Carrera: 50 Years on Track is published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Carrera, a slot car brand introduced in the early 1960s by Josef Neuhierl GmbH & Co. The name Carrera was inspired by the Porsche Carrera models which took their name from the Carrera Panamericana road race. Used in the competitive hobby of slot car racing, these are miniature cars, all scale models, that run along grooves or slots in tracks with a pin or blade extending from the bottom of the car into the slot. The cars are operated using hand-held control sets. In 2006 Carrera held [More]
I picked this set up for $10 at a yard sale last summer . the owner said it was his as a kid and they were cleaning out his parents house to sell, so lets see how they held up after sitting for so long.
How cool is this…found my old case of slot cars a few months back from when I was a 10 year old kid in 1964. My Dad, who passed in 68, used to take me and buy me a car every few times we went. These were all purchased and raced at the classic North Jersey slot car tracks… Hi-Way Hobby House in Ramsey NJ, Closter Raceway in Closter NJ and Preakness Raceway in Wayne NJ. Opening up the case after 40 years brought back a lot of memories for sure. Check the cars out! Comments welcome! see more pics [More]
http://boilerroom.tv/session/poland-10-years-of-sideone/ We’re back in Poland after summer hiatus, celebrating 10th anniversary of iconic SideOne record store. Located in a Warsaw backyard, it’s been supplying Poland’s most popular DJs with records for nearly a decade while serving as the hanging spot for artists, promoters and music lovers. This fall sees the release of Side One Ten – a compilation of 12 unreleased tracks prepared by the most important Polish electronic producers of the past ten years – released by an affiliated imprint S1 Warsaw and crowd-funded by the local community. Watch the short behind-the-scenes documentary here to hear how (and why) the album came about. Side [More]
Video long out of production from 1988. Presented by Mike Robertson (Ex-Magpie). Includes interviews with Fred Francis inventor of Scalextric. Transferred from original VHS. Some great cars from the 1980’s Scalextric ranges as well as a good coverage of historic tinplate models.