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Hi Guys... I used to be a forum member here a long time back, so long that i don't remember my old username :ph34r: so had to sign-up all new again! I think I made less than 10 posts back then so no-one would have missed me anyway!

 

Like a heap of others here, I am revisiting the hobby (sport??) now that I am over 40 and have kids that are interested... well, that's my excuse anyway :)

 

I still have a small collection of Scalextric track from when I was a kid that we have dragged out and cleaned up, and am in the process of resurrecting a couple of cars, and maybe getting a few more and adding to the track as well. We also have some 'Life Like' HO stuff, though my son likes the bigger 1/32 stuff now.

 

I also have a couple of 1/24 Flexi's, which was my passion... and now that I can afford it would love to get back into it. Might have to drag the lad down to a big track sometime I think. Unfortunately, the closest is miles out the other side of Adelaide from me at the moment.

 

So, anyway... here I am! :)

 

Cheers,

Tim


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Welcome back to the forum Twinturbo440. It is a great "sport" to be involved in, especially if you have kids that you can enjoy it with. (my 14 yo son just beat me in our club championship this week).

 

I now have my own routed track and have 16.5 metres of scaley classic track that is no longer required. So if your looking for more track, let me know. I am in the south of Adelaide.

 

Again, welcome back.

 

Triggy


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Where do you live Tim? You are always welcome to come play with us (Triggy is part of our "Club") on Monday nights....


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Gday Tim Adelaide is still the Slot Capital of theworld so you sure are in the right place.........quite a few guys on the forum from Adelaide you have already heard from Hoffy and Triggy, both great guys until you hand'em a slot car controller, great to have you back onboard oldtimer, kids are a great excuse to race slots its just all the other issues they cause.............lol...welcome again Magoo :ph34r:


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I was going to allow this to flit by but given I've already been rude to you..

 

Welcome aboard ya Lurker.. :ph34r:


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Hi Tim

Welcome to the forum.

so you raced flexis? are you a redline old boy?

I raced then for a couple of years back then. Good fun till they let the hi down force bodies in.

I f you are from down south I reinforce what Hoffy has said about the south city group. they are a good bunch of blokes and good racers at that.

I reckon we should get you along to Fiday night race meeting, a bit more like what your used to racing.

Cheers Alan

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Thanks for the welcome guys, and it's good to see a few 'Southerners' are here, I'm 'inner-south' I guess, at St Marys, not too far from the big Foodland at Pasadena.

 

I have not really been into the 1/32s much, but it looks like there is a fairly big following now so the racing has got to be good! I'll have to slide around for a look and chat one night, probably in a month or so... a bit much going on between now and a QLD holiday in July.

 

Did a few laps on the Redline track years ago I realised a year or so ago while talking to Bob Crawford, but started out my racing at the track that used to be upstairs in the Ilford building in the city. Does anyone here even remember that track? Or are you all just gonna make me feel old?? Bob was a veteran racer even back then!

 

Cheers, Tim.


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Thanks for the welcome guys, and it's good to see a few 'Southerners' are here, I'm 'inner-south' I guess, at St Marys, not too far from the big Foodland at Pasadena.

 

I have not really been into the 1/32s much, but it looks like there is a fairly big following now so the racing has got to be good! I'll have to slide around for a look and chat one night, probably in a month or so... a bit much going on between now and a QLD holiday in July.

 

Did a few laps on the Redline track years ago I realised a year or so ago while talking to Bob Crawford, but started out my racing at the track that used to be upstairs in the Ilford building in the city. Does anyone here even remember that track? Or are you all just gonna make me feel old?? Bob was a veteran racer even back then!

 

Cheers, Tim.

 

Hi Again Tim

Oh yes I remember AMR in Pulteney St. Loved that place. 234 feet of slot car heaven for me

That was where I started racing too , back in 1977. I raced mainly womps/ clubmans and sports sedans. I dabbled with group 20 wing cars as well but they weren't really my scene.

I have recently been in contact with the owner, Len and he sent me a drawing of the track he had Kym Axton build up there after the ex Sheltons track was replaced. I have plans to make a smaller 4 lane replica if I can get it to fit in the space I have available

I raced mainly with the Tuttle brothers, the Harrisons, Mike Elsner, Dave Tunn etc. Do you remember the imfamous "Boris"?

I also knew Dennis Traegar, Rick Bishop, Jason Jones, Bob Sherry and Gary Griffey. (A few national Champions in that lot) Bob races at Thunderbird raceway from time to time still.

I know Bob Crawford as well, he races with the South City Raceway guys at present.

I still have my modified womp/clubman chassis still with plans to get it running again with the south city Friday night scratch built group.

 

Cheers , Alan

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Lenny,

 

Finally someone thats older than I am :lol: I remember all those names, I was only a wee schoolboy at the time. I remember overhearing a Gary Griffey story about him and some of the lads having to "borrow" a toploader gearbox out of a Falcon that was in a caryard. It was conveniently hoisted up on ramps in the yard. All done by moonlight and torches at 3am. The look on the caryard's owner would have been priceless the next day.

 

rick1776


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rick1776

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Hi Rick

Hadn't heard that story before though I do remember Garry as a bit of a lad.

Sorry Tim we've Hijacked you hi post a bit here.

 

Here's the drawing of the "Daytona" as Len christened it. I thought it might evoke a few memories for some of us.

 

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A clubman / Womp would lap in the hi 7's to mid 8's I think, memories a bit hazy

Cant remember the outright record.

Cheers Alan

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Back to what this thread is really about, WELCOME Tim. Are you sure you can afford flexi's????? It's about $200 for a race ready, competative car these days. :lol:


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Back to what this thread is really about, WELCOME Tim. Are you sure you can afford flexi's????? It's about $200 for a race ready, competative car these days. :lol:

 

Compare that to buying & attempting to race a FLy slot car...$100 for the car, $100 for the bits to make it go properly


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Where do you get $200 for a competative Fly? My Proxy cay only cost me $180 and it's doing pretty good.

 

And welcome Turbo. Where does the name come from? You're not a MOPAR man are you?


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Hi Again Tim

Oh yes I remember AMR in Pulteney St. Loved that place. 234 feet of slot car heaven for me

That was where I started racing too , back in 1977. I raced mainly womps/ clubmans and sports sedans. I dabbled with group 20 wing cars as well but they weren't really my scene.

I have recently been in contact with the owner, Len and he sent me a drawing of the track he had Kym Axton build up there after the ex Sheltons track was replaced. I have plans to make a smaller 4 lane replica if I can get it to fit in the space I have available

I raced mainly with the Tuttle brothers, the Harrisons, Mike Elsner, Dave Tunn etc. Do you remember the imfamous "Boris"?

I also knew Dennis Traegar, Rick Bishop, Jason Jones, Bob Sherry and Gary Griffey. (A few national Champions in that lot) Bob races at Thunderbird raceway from time to time still.

I know Bob Crawford as well, he races with the South City Raceway guys at present.

I still have my modified womp/clubman chassis still with plans to get it running again with the south city Friday night scratch built group.

I was still at school when I started racing there... maybe 77 or 78. Started out with a lot of second hand stuff including a well used womp chassis. Had bugger all money really, but ended up wth a couple of cars and a heap of stuff in the end. Then somehow found the money to put a flexi together later and buy a controller, though I don't think I kept them that long. All I had left when I pulled out a box a couple of years back was an almost complete battered womp and an almost bare flexi chassis. It was enough to rekindle the interest, and I had a drive of a mates car at King Willie's while in Melbourne... left there with a huge smile on my face.

 

Now that I think back, I sold most of it to get the money for something else at the time and was then going to save for a better car and a Defalco controller. This must have been when I was starting work and had a chance to be able to afford these 'Big Player' items! I reckon that around this time I heard that the track had gone interstate. Very early 80's maybe? Or maybe earlier?

 

My memory of the track at AMR is a little fuzzy now, but did the other track have a long straight on the opposite side to the drivers station? I remember my wompy getting launched and hitting the end wall of the building at the end of that straight! It was the wall at the opposite end from Pultney St.... and hit hard too.

 

Sports Racer - the name says it all I guess... yeah, have an RB Mopar powered 1:1 scale project in the shed, but I am not a one eyed Mopar man. I'm in the process of culling the fleet a bit at the moment, so I'll have a bit more space to move... and maybe for a track too :snipe:


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Hey,

Hmm Welcome back turbo!!!

Hey arnt you the guy i sold some spare parts to??

Cheers

Sam @ Scalexworld. :snipe:

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Hey,

Hmm Welcome back turbo!!!

Hey arnt you the guy i sold some spare parts to??

Cheers

Sam @ Scalexworld. B)

Thanks for the welcome Sam... pretty sure it wasn't me buying the parts, though I did speak to you about tyres over 6 months ago. But if you can remember what you sold... I'll have a look around here and see if I've got them :lol::lol::lol: :vomit: :blink:


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G'day all , It's Sunset Bob .

Reading your postings is interesting to see farmilular names .

Some one told me when I started making Bodies ( Slot Car ) 1965 That it wont last ! .

Now 42 years on & on & on it goes .

Regards to All ,

BOB Slot Car ,

The Sunset Body Man

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G'day Spunge Wubber Bob,

 

Those early days must have been interesting. Having to wind the key up to make the car go. How things have changed.

 

cheers

rick1776


cheers

rick1776

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Thanks for the welcome guys, and it's good to see a few 'Southerners' are here, I'm 'inner-south' I guess, at St Marys, not too far from the big Foodland at Pasadena.

 

I have not really been into the 1/32s much, but it looks like there is a fairly big following now so the racing has got to be good! I'll have to slide around for a look and chat one night, probably in a month or so... a bit much going on between now and a QLD holiday in July.

 

Did a few laps on the Redline track years ago I realised a year or so ago while talking to Bob Crawford, but started out my racing at the track that used to be upstairs in the Ilford building in the city. Does anyone here even remember that track? Or are you all just gonna make me feel old?? Bob was a veteran racer even back then!

 

Cheers, Tim.

Ain't the slotcar world a small place . I remember the track off Pultney street , I was on a push bike in them days , Welcome back into the game , welcome into the forum Bob C as well - you don't look old enough to have been making bodies for 42 years :vomit: but then again didn't you go to school with a bloke that collected animals two by two , I think his name was Noah

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G'day all , It's Sunset Bob .

Reading your postings is interesting to see farmilular names .

Some one told me when I started making Bodies ( Slot Car ) 1965 That it wont last ! .

Now 42 years on & on & on it goes .

Regards to All ,

BOB Slot Car ,

The Sunset Body Man

 

Sunset - Now that's a name i'm familiar with!!!!!!

G'Day Bob!!!!!! Good to see someone so dedicated to this sport!!!!

 

Oh yeah, Welcome back Turbo!

 

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