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Sadly my father Murray Scott passed away peacefully Monday morning on his 80th birthday at Lourdes valley in care, I know there are members here who knew him and I'm now trying to compile a list of significant results from his time racing, so far we have the Duncan 200 in 65, Third in the 68 Brabham and I see he won the Lincoln park f1 race in 67, if anyone is able to fill in more details we his family would be very appreciative, 

Kind regards 

Alexis Scott 

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Hi Alexis,

Sorry to here this news.

I knew your Dad more through his motorsport photography than slot car racing though i was aware of his involvement in the early days.

I was a young marshal at AIR in those days and often saw your Dad walking around the circuit with his camera(s). He would often stop at the flag points and have a quick chat with us.

I also remember him flying an RC helicopter in a lunchtime display  at a Rallycross meeting at the old Tailem Bend Racecourse back in the early 80's.

Please accept my condolences to you and your family

Alan O'Dea

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I first met Murray Scott through the Road Runners Slot  Club on Port Road. He was also working at Myer and was the hobby dept. manager. Bought my 1/24 Cox BRM there and a 1/32 Monogram Ferrari. I raced big cars at AIR and Mallala and met Murray again, and brother Peter who also raced. We had a re-union a few years ago .........I took along several cars raced at the RoadRunners track by Dave Trengove. I was 12 in the Road Runner days...........am 69 now.  I am building a large 4 lane track in my garage for my x5 grandsons aged 6 to 13........still love my slot cars and models. I have lots of great memories of my association with Murray and Bev his wife who worked at the Jam Factory. RIP to a good man. Pete S.

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On 11/25/2020 at 11:59 AM, lenny broke said:

Hi Alexis,

Sorry to here this news.

I knew your Dad more through his motorsport photography than slot car racing though i was aware of his involvement in the early days.

I was a young marshal at AIR in those days and often saw your Dad walking around the circuit with his camera(s). He would often stop at the flag points and have a quick chat with us.

I also remember him flying an RC helicopter in a lunchtime display  at a Rallycross meeting at the old Tailem Bend Racecourse back in the early 80's.

Please accept my condolences to you and your family

Alan O'Dea

Thanks for the kind words and condolences Alan, I used to love going  to both AIR and Tailem Bend Rally cross with dad, you might also remember Dad organised another model flyer to do a lunch time helicopter demo and it crashed into grandstand full of people while dad was trying to concentrate the modelling action, luckily nobody was hurt, my son Hamish  his grandson, has gone on to be an Australian champion and internationally know Rc heli pilot, something Dad was extremely proud of.

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On 11/28/2020 at 10:27 AM, smeetsie said:

I first met Murray Scott through the Road Runners Slot  Club on Port Road. He was also working at Myer and was the hobby dept. manager. Bought my 1/24 Cox BRM there and a 1/32 Monogram Ferrari. I raced big cars at AIR and Mallala and met Murray again, and brother Peter who also raced. We had a re-union a few years ago .........I took along several cars raced at the RoadRunners track by Dave Trengove. I was 12 in the Road Runner days...........am 69 now.  I am building a large 4 lane track in my garage for my x5 grandsons aged 6 to 13........still love my slot cars and models. I have lots of great memories of my association with Murray and Bev his wife who worked at the Jam Factory. RIP to a good man. Pete S.

Hi Pete,

Dad and I used  to enjoy your visits into Mac'ùs models back in the 90s too, if anyone would like the link to his funeral service I can post that here, but only if there are people would like to see it, there was a lot of great stories from many people he came in  contact with over his lifetime, 

I have the task of going through his shed etc and sorting out the stuff Mum doesnt need to keep around, during this last week I came across another trophy for slot racing in the 60s, it's the Uniroyal cup from '66 To my Knowledge Max Newcombe, Bill Hamley Clark and Craig Patterson are  now the  survivors of Team Scott of Road Runners club 

Regard

Alexis 

 

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On 12/11/2020 at 12:35 AM, Alexis68 said:

 

To my Knowledge Max Newcombe, Bill Hamley Clark and Craig Patterson are  now the  survivors of Team Scott of Road Runners club 

 

 

 

Hi Alexis,

Max is still around and has been very active in slot car racing in the recent past, mainly at The late John Smeadley's Fulham Park Raceway and occasionally at my track, Spitfire Model Raceway among others..

We haven't seen a lot of him recently as he was actively involved with some sort of model aviation for a time. Hopefully he will be coming back to slot cars at some time soon.

Cheers, Alan

 

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On 12/16/2020 at 12:13 PM, lenny broke said:

Hi Alexis,

Max is still around and has been very active in slot car racing in the recent past, mainly at The late John Smeadley's Fulham Park Raceway and occasionally at my track, Spitfire Model Raceway among others..

We haven't seen a lot of him recently as he was actively involved with some sort of model aviation for a time. Hopefully he will be coming back to slot cars at some time soon.

Cheers, Alan

 

Yes Max, Dad and I have all flown all forms of modelling together over the years, hes an active member of the Barossa model aircraft club at Rowland flat, he spoke at Dads funeral, a out all sorts of cool topics in their life long friendship 

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Sorry to hear about Murray who I knew at Shelton Raceway in the 1960s. I do not know if you have seen the following video clip from a few years back featuring some old buggers still racing slot cars here in Adelaide. It shows Murray talking about the 24 hour endurance race his team won in 1965.  The photo shows him with Rick Bishop & Maurice Piper who were both hard to beat at that time in Adelaide.  From memory my team managed to crawl back to third place despite a couple of extended times in the pits for running repairs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbS9WZEF3oo

 

 

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