1960s slot car sets

1960s slot car sets DEFAULT

Model Electric Racing Cars make their First Appearance
1912 LionelModel racing cars have been around as long as there have been racing cars to model. Most were static models but for some early propulsion was provided by a wind-up clockwork mechanism. Some of the first commercial available slot cars or more accurately model electric racing cars operating under constant power were made by Lionel (USA) and appeared in their catalogue in 1912. The cars drew power from a toy train rail sunk in a trough that was connected to a battery. They were surprisingly similar to modern slot cars, but independent speed control was available only as an optional extra. Sets of cars and track sold for between $7.50 to and $18.00 which though expensive sold fairly well. For reasons unknown, Lionel discontinued their racing car set in 1915 after an estimated 12,000 sets were manufactured.

Sporadically over the next forty years, several other electrically or more often clockwork powered commercial racing car sets came and went from companies such as Marx and the Bachman Brothers in the United States as well as German model railroad and toy companies Marklin and Fleischmann in Europe.

Louis Marx and Company was an American toy manufacturer in business from 1919 to 1978. Its products were often imprinted with the slogan, "One of the many Marx toys, have you all of them?" In 1938 Marx was selling a single track set called the "Motorcycle Cop and Car Single Track Speedway". The set includes two tin litho clockwork vehicles, a Police Department Motorcycle with Sidecar and a torpedo shaped #2 Arrow Racer. The set comes with 12 interlocking speedway track sections (4 straight, 8 curved) which provided layout of 9ft. in length. Each track piece was litho-printed to look like a brick paved roadway with red and yellow stone walls on either side. The also includes two identical winding keys.


 

During the same period Marx also sold a more expensive electric speedway with a double streamline racing car track which included a humpback bridge. The set include a rheostat speed control for the cars but it is thought that this controlled the speed of both cars and not individually. Marx would return to the hobby in the 60s producing inexpensive slot car sets for the Sears Department stores which were targeted to the general public, Marx having no interest in serving the enthusiast market.

Marklin the pioneer German toy company produced from 1934 to 1938 a 20-Volt electric autorennbahn (highway) racing car system that included German Reichsmarshall Hermann Göring as one of its customers. The 20-Volt transformer replaced a 50-Volt transformer which was outlawed on safety grounds. Initially nearly all these clockwork or electric motorized cars were guided by raised rails, either at the wheels (railroad-style), the lane center, or along one edge.These came to be known as rail cars as opposed to true slot cars. After 1938 the autorennbahn was dropped from their product line only to see Marklin return as slot car manufacturer during the sixties, Marklin being spurred after rival Carrera produced their first set.

Robert L. Mapson who along with Lee A. Woolley produced the Electricar for the Kokomo Stamped Metal Company which ran inside a fence. Originally the fence came rolled in two 10-foot lengths which was then assembled with wooden posts to form a continuous oval or corral. Electrical pickup was accomplished using a front bumper guide system that ran along the interior of the course. In 1930 the company was consolidated with the Kingston Products Corporation. Additional bodies included both a dump and ice truck, a fire truck   and in 1931 you could even race a bus full of terrified passengers using a 6-wheel chassis extension.

Kokomo ElerticarFinally the country's continuing economic depression forced production of the Electricar to be halted in 1933. At the time the set was considered pricey ... it cost $8.00. While certainly a novelty these early efforts did not produce the speed that enthusiasts expected from their racing cars. It should be noted that the companies mentioned so far were primarily in the business of selling model railroads and the cars were considered to be just another accessory. Leave it to an American to introduce some speed. That happened in 1937 in of all places Los Angeles, California a traditional hotbed of car racing in this country.

Tether Cars
Tomm Dooling - Pee WeeTether cars powered by small gas engines are connected or tethered to a central post hitch by a steel cable and run around a circular track or raced on the surface of a board track usually consisting of 4-6 lanes. The cars were attached to a pair of ball bearings mounted on the front and back axle and guided by a rail on the track. In order to allow for side by side racing the tether was replaced in some instance with lanes containing an individual rail for each lane on a board track.

These cars were powered by miniature internal combustion engines, which gained wider availability in 1931 with the introduction of the Brown Junior spark ignition motor in the USA. While the first of these were individually constructed by Bill Brown in his home workshop, by 1934 the 10 cc Brown Junior "B" was in full-scale production by Junior Motors of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their success was quickly challenged by a number of rival products, predominantly manufactured in the USA.

Without the support of the big toy companies and with the country still in the midst of the Great Depression it was left to the backyard hobbyist to keep the dream alive. In the United States the first rail racers were actually model airplane enthusiasts led by Tom Dooling in 1937. Writing later in the June, 1940 issue of "Model Craftsman" magazine, Tom Dooling noted that he and his brothers were sitting around the fire in the living room of their Southern California home, discussing the day's activities at the Los Angeles Model Airplane field located at Rosecrans and Western... at that time a barren field that was affectionately known to hobbyists as the Dust Bowl. In his article, Dooling described himself as: "an ardent model airplane fan, had a plane of my own, and like most amateurs in aero-dynamics, I managed to bring my plane home in pieces after each Sunday's flying escapade.

"This particular Sunday evening, the discussion came around to the possibility of building a miniature car powered by a small gas engine similar to the motor used in my airplane. Being like any other average American, I have always had the desire to tinker with gadgets of one sort or another, and this model car idea could not be passed up. The following week, with the aid of my brothers, we assembled our first car." The first gas-powered car that the Dooling brothers built was a rather crude contraption, with front wheel drive powered by a Bunch Gwin Aero engine. In describing the car, Dooling remarked: "This little buggy had the beauty and grace of a one-legged duck - and with all its ugliness." The performance of Dooling's first car was marginal; but, nonetheless, it attracted the attention of a number of fellows who had come to the Dust Bowl to fly their model airplanes.

Tether Racers
While most of the die-hard model airplane buffs ridiculed the unreliable little racer, a few decided that they too wanted to try their hand at building their own gas-powered cars. Following their initial attempt at building a gas-powered miniature racecar, Dooling noted: "The basic principle proved a success, and we immediately started designs for a new one." On that Sunday afternoon early in 1937, a new hobby was born on the West Coast and the Dooling Brothers were in business. These big cars, built to a scale of 1/18th to 1/16th, ran largely uncontrolled on tethers or sprawling tracks. In rail racing the cars raced on the surface of a board track usually consisting of 4-6 lanes. The cars were attached to a pair of ball bearings mounted on the front and back axle and guided by a rail on the track, which added more fun for the spectators. Maximum speed, which reached close to 100mph, was the goal here, as the electronics required to control these cars remotely had not yet been invented.

Rail Car RacingIn November 1939, the B. B. Korn Specialty Manufacturing Company of Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, offered its first commercial race car product, the Meteor. It was one of the few cars with a sheet metal body. B. B. Korn's first Indy car was produced in 1940, The cars were cast aluminum with louvered sheet aluminum hoods and belly pan. These were top-of-the-line cars and so were their prices. Every Indianapolis car was personally assembled by hand by Barney Korn and an assistant. In 1949 a Dooling 61 engine was installed in a British tethered hydroplane with an immediate and quite controversial impact. During the early post-war period in the UK, importation of American engines by was impossible. During this period, the tethered hydroplane scene in Britain was the domain of the home-built two and four stroke motors. The outright hydroplane speed record had been continuously held by British home-built engines from 1936 onwards but when George Stone installed the American engine in his "Lady Babs II" hydroplane he immediately extended the existing British outright speed record from 51.7 mph to 70.1 mph causing quite a backlash against imported US commercial engines, which were seen by many as representing unfair competition allowing racers to "buy" their way to success.


Around the World on Four Wheels and a Guide Shoe

During the 1960s when the slot car craze was in full swing the United States could rightfully be considered the center of the slot car universe. Fast forward 50 years and Italy along with Spain can be described as one of the centers of multi-polar slot car world, with flexi and retro racing centered in the United States, Eurosport in Eastern Europe, 1/32 and 1/24 Scale Racing in Italy and Spain with a strong push for composite chassied LMP racing in Germany and 1/32 racing in the United Kingdom. The slot car scene is of course is more diverse than that with scale racing taking place in the Pacific Northwest and Flexi racing in Spain but each type of racing has a distinct center of gravity. In this article we will attempt to travel this multi-polar world stopping at various spots to discover the richness that makes up our hobby. READ MORE

The story to be continued ... In writing The history of slot cars and slot car racing. there is a lot of misinformation on the web and often different individuals were creating racing systems oblivious to what was happening elsewhere. The period between the wars is especially murky. If you have comments about this article or just wish to provide additional insight please do not hesitate to contact me: Dennis David

 

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Scalextric
ScalextricIn 1939 Bentram "Fred" Francis 1939 started a tool-making company, which ran twenty-four hours a day throughout the war years. Two years after the armistice he turned to a gentler cliental following a childhood ambition to become a toy-maker, and founded Minimodels Ltd which, among other toys, produced Scalex and Startex clockwork cars. Sclextric with Jim ClarkWhat separated his Scalex cars from the competition was that a hidden fifth wheel discarded with the need for a key.

By 1952 demand for Minimodels toys was so great that in order to expand the company relocated to a new, purpose-built factory at Havant in Hampshire but as often happens with toys the public soon was demanding something new. At a London toy fair Francis saw a display featuring battery-powered cars running around a track, but without user control. As a true toy man he new straight away what was missing, real 'play value'. After 6 months of investigation and seeing the giddy reactions of his marketing people as they tried to control the now electric-powered Scalex cars - renamed Scalextric convinced Francis that he was onto a winner.

 

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ScalextricIn 1957 Scalextric caused a sensation at the Harrogate Toy Fair with cars running on a rubber slotted track that picked up electric current from beneath a groove with the aid of a 'gimbal' wheel. Power was supplied by batteries located in a little cardboard hut with each driver had his own on-off button to control his car and the race was on.

After two hugely demanding years he sold the expanding company at the end of 1958 to Lines Brothers Ltd, producers of the Tri-ang Railways system. Tri-ang replaced the tinplate bodies with plastic moldings and replaced the motors with ones of their own make. Tri-ang also introduced hand controllers that greatly improved the users ability to control their car. The American public by this time had been introduced to the new hobby by retailers such as Polk Hobbies of New York, a major promoter of slot car racing in the 60's.

By 1964 Scalextric was well established having signed the 1963 Formula 1 World Champion, Jim Clark to promote their brand. Cars were being produced in factories in France, Australia and New Zealand as well as establishing a manufacturing and distribution agreement in Spain which would evolve in later years to the SCX brand. Also that year the first ever Scalextric World Championship was held in London, England. To this day, Scalextric is synonymous with slot cars in the UK.

The results were reported on in the January 1965 issue of Model Cars:

Former World Champion, Jim Clark, who acted as timekeeper, led the terrific burst of cheers for Fritz Jakober - for 14-year-old Fritz of Lucerne sailed through heats and finally won the overall championship at the miniature European Grand Prix organized by Scalextric.

1964 Scalextric World Championship in LondonFrom France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and the United Kingdom competitors converged upon London. Each competitor, already a National Champion, had raced the various preliminary heats in his own country and had been flown by Scalextric to London for the Grand Prix at the Tri-and showrooms in Haymarket. Over 20 laps of the tricky and exciting circuit in the final there was literally nothing in it, first Jakober and then (Andre) Plumier. Jakober at the first bend then Plumier at the second, Jakober over the fly-over and neck and neck down the straight, with the Porsche and Lotus miniatures reaching scale speeds of over 150 m.p.h.

VIP

VIP Slot CarAround the same time as Scalextric came out with their racing set another company called Victory Industrial Products produced their own set that was in some ways superior to that of Scalextric but due to better marketing VIP is no longer well known except to those that had the privilege of owning a VIP model raceway in their youth. A very small company that began it's life during the second world war to manufacture small electrical components for the Ministry of Supply. The new 1:32 VIP Raceways system first appeared at the London toy fair in February 1961. With stunning set-top artwork by the then relatively unknown artist Michael Turner, the new R1 sets were given a very warm reception by the trade press. The sets were available between 1961 and 1965. These sets generally included one R60 Cooper and one R61 Lotus but were also sold with two Coopers or two Lotus throughout their production life.

MRRCWithin a short space of time, other British companies such as, Wrenn, SRM and Airfix introduced their own slot car racing systems while MRRC continued to supply cars and parts, now for the new slot cars. One of MRRC's most important introductions was their famous blue thumb operated variable speed hand controller replaced the common (and unsatisfactory) “push-button” finger operated “on or off” power control of the cars. Variable speed added a completely new dimension to slot car racing, resulting in much improved car control and more realistic driving experience. Soon everyone was using their thumb to control the slot car. it would be many years before the thumb was replaced by the finger on a trigger grip.

Wrenn Formula 152Wrenn was a toy company specializing in the manufacture of model railways. It was founded in 1950 by George & Richard Wrenn. In 1960, the company branched out into electric car racing toys similar to Scalextric but whereas Scalextric adopted the popular 1/32 scale, Wrenn produced their "Formula 152 model racing system" to 1/52, and with a unique twin conductor rail on each side of the 'slot' the system was capable of running three cars at a time on each lane.At the time of their design there wasn't an electric motor readably available, small enough that would fit their cars so the designers had to produce their own motor, based on a miniature vibrator design, a typWrenn Deflector Tracke that was later used by Aurora for their HO cars or more accurately 1/64 scale cars. This first motor could be run on 16v AC or 12v DC current, with AC current providing slightly more power. Power was either 'on' or 'off' and cars would freewheel around corners, needing a totally different driving technique to variable speed motors. Later developments moved on to more traditional DC motors with a variable speed control. Wrenn set up a '152 Drivers club' complete with metal badge and a short lived newsletter. Wrenn would also introduce a l Deflector Sec, a track that allowed for mechanical lane changing or so it was hoped.

Tri-ang strove to stay on top of an ever-growing hobby by heavily promoting Scalextric through the efforts of various drivers including Graham Hill and nationally sanctioned events. In America manufacturers such as Aurora, Strombecker, A.C. Gilbert, Eldon Industries and Revell produced cars and racing sets while in Continental Europe, mMarklin Sprint Slot Carsmanufacturers included Miniamil, Circuit 24 and Jouef in France, and Marklin, Faller, Fleischmann and Carrera in Germany. Of the Continental European companies. only Carrera continues to produce slot cars. Carrera would later be joined by a number of new companies from Spain and Italy.

Carrera
CarreraIn 1920 Josef Neuhierl from F�rth in Franconia started manufacturing toys made of tin. 1963 In 1963 Neuhierl�s son Hermann introduced the "Carrera Universal" which was the very first electrically powered Carrera car racing track made to a 1:32 scale. It was immediately a great success. In 1967 the "Carrera 124" was introduced to the market. This was a new system with a larger size of car. 1970s and 1980s Carrera racing tracks were developed further throughout the 70s and 80s, and many classic and modern cars were added to the range. In 1985 the firm�s huge success was overshadowed by the tragic death of Dr Hermann Neuhierl. 1990s Following internal restructuring in the late 1990s, the Stadlbauer Group from Salzburg (which had been responsible for distributing Carrera in Austria since the early 1970s) took over the family company in 1999.

Jouef
Jouef Slot CarsGeorges Huard founded Jouef in 1944 toward the end of World War II for the manufacture of toys, primarily model trains. Around 1960, Jouef made a series of plastic 1:87 (HO) scale cars, trucks and buses mainly for display with its train sets and in 1963 started producing electric slot cars in their Champagnole factory. Jouef was called "Record 64" in France. Between 1964 and 1968 the system was marketed in England by the makers of Corgi Toys-Mettoy/Playcraft. At the same time the range was made under license in Germany and was known as Egger Silberpfeil. Jouef slot cars were also manufactured in Spain during the 1960s. The factory in France continued to produce slot cars and racing sets until 1980. Thereafter, Artin Industrial Company Limited, the toy exporter out of Hong Kong would sell their own budget range of slot cars under the Jouef brand name right up until the mid 1990s. Jouef slot cars and accessories made in the French factories between 1963 and 1980 are now much sought after by collectors, some of the rarer liveries command very high prices.

Strombecker
Monopoly CarDowst soon began producing more metal items, including die-cast promotional trinkets for clients like the Flat Iron Laundry Company, which bought them to give away to its customers' children. These items, which included a car, a flatiron, a top hat, a Scottie dog, and a candlestick, would much later be adopted for use as tokens in the board games Monopoly and Clue.

TootsiecarIn 1906 Dowst introduced the world's first die-cast toy car, and several years later began making one patterned after the Model T Ford, which went on to sell more than 50 million copies. The firm's toy vehicles were known as "Tootsietoys," after company founder Charles O. Dowst's granddaughter "Toots." Their popularity was such that automobile manufacturers paid for creation of the molds so they could be included in the company's line. In 1926 Dowst Bros merged with Cosmo Manufacturing Company founded by Nathan Shure. Cosmo's niche business was making small prizes for inclusion in boxes of Cracker Jacks. After the war control of the Dowst Bros. firm passed to Nathan Shure's grandsons Myron, Richard, and Alan.

StrombeckerMeanwhile Strombeck-Becker from Moline, Illinois that was started by Swedish immigrants as a recycler of scrap wood, started to produce wooden toys in 1922. Besides trains they would also make doll house furniture. In 1961 Dowst Bros. acquired the hobby division of Strombeck-Becker, hired 14 designers, and retooled its factory to facilitate production of car-and-track sets.

StrombeckerThe first model from the company now called Strombecker was a modified version of the battery-powered Maserati 250F. Strombecker sold its cars in kit form and ready-to-race models. RTR models were also offered in sets. Sales of the toys, which were marketed under the name Strombecker, jumped from 20,000 to 500,000 sets by 1963. With the cars now comprising the firm's main source of revenue, Dowst Manufacturing changed its name to Strombecker Corporation. Originally the company offered two scales, 1/24 and 1/32. The production of the 1/24-scale models was ceased in 1964 and the company concentrated on the 1/32 home market becoming Scalextric's main competitor.

Strombecker Slot CarFor several years the company rode high on the slot car fad, but then sales plunged in the latter half of the decade. When the firm's largest customer, Sears, Roebuck & Co., canceled orders and tried to return all of its inventory, Strombecker faced financial ruin. The firm, which had recorded profits of $3 million at the peak of the boom, suddenly found itself facing annual losses of more than $6 million. As a consequence, Myron, Alan, and Richard Shure were forced to personally guarantee the company's loans, and to avoid bankruptcy they decided to return to the more traditional toys with which the firm had earlier found success. At this time Alan Shure left to run a business that made small electric motors, leaving Myron and Richard to run the company.

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Pittman Motors

Up to that time Pittman supplied open-frame motors to the model train hobby for upgrading the stock underpowered motors that came with locomotives. These motors such as the DC60 series were derivatives of motors used my the US Navy during WWII had built a reputation for quality and proved popular as a motor to propel model kits for the new slot car hobby. This had caught the attention of the company and after seeking feedback from pioneer slot car racers like Alan Swartz decided to produce motors for the new hobby. Pittman produced the DC 704 motor in 1962. Pittman actually called these motors "Motor & Axle Units", because the geared output shaft extended out both sides of the motor was intended to be used as the rear axle of the car. But, the DC-704 still had train motor windings, and its output shaft (axle) was still in the middle of the motor, a situation most racers did not want. In 1963 Pittman released their legendary DC196 in 1963.

The DC-196 had two significant design improvements over its predecessor the DC-195. The first was incorporating an integral formed sheet brass axle bracket, and the second was replacing the five pole armature with a three pole. These two improvements, plus slightly heavier windings on the armature, made the DC-196 an immediate and lasting hit with builders and drivers alike. Pittman's improved DC704A and DC85A motors would power many a race winning dragster. Both Ram and Strombecker with their popular Scuttlers would produce successful copies of Pittman motors.

The Birth of HO
AuroraAurora Plastics Corporation was founded in March 1950 by engineer Joseph E. Giammarino, his cousin Gennaro, Abe Shikes and John Cuomo as a contract manufacturer of injection molded plastics. In 1952 the company began the manufacture of its own line of plastic model kits. In 1960 Aurora went slot car racing basing their Aurora Model Motoring HO or "half O or OO gauge as it was called in England on the work of English inventor, Derek Brand who first developed a small motorized car to be used with model railroads. His company, Playcraft Model Motoring system was on display at an English toy fair and Aurora promptly acquired the marketing rights to the Model Motoring product line for sale in the U.S. Market. Aurora ThunderjetThe cars had what was called a vibrator motor developed by Brand. The motor used a miniature push rod that would supply and then cut electrical power to a coil that would become magnetized and demagnetized. This caused an actuator reed to vibrate up and down and in so doing turn the drive gear.

After numerous complaints the cars were replaced by the legendary Thunderjet 500 slot car model that was introduced in 1963. The T-jet motor, also invented by Brand sat upright in the chassis and were easy to service because of the simple gearing and replaceable parts. This motor is sometimes referred to a pancake type. The size of the cars made it possible to easily set up a course on the family carpet. By 1965 Aurora had sold an astounding 25 million HO slot cars, the most popular line of slot cars in history. Dwarfing the sales of any other slot car company in the United States regardless of scale.

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Around the World on Four Wheels and a Guide Shoe

During the 1960s when the slot car craze was in full swing the United States could rightfully be considered the center of the slot car universe. Fast forward 50 years and Italy along with Spain can be described as one of the centers of multi-polar slot car world, with flexi and retro racing centered in the United States, Eurosport in Eastern Europe, 1/32 and 1/24 Scale Racing in Italy and Spain with a strong push for composite chassied LMP racing in Germany and 1/32 racing in the United Kingdom. The slot car scene is of course is more diverse than that with scale racing taking place in the Pacific Northwest and Flexi racing in Spain but each type of racing has a distinct center of gravity. In this article we will attempt to travel this multi-polar world stopping at various spots to discover the richness that makes up our hobby. READ MORE

The story to be continued ... In writing The history of slot cars and slot car racing. there is a lot of misinformation on the web and often different individuals were creating racing systems oblivious to what was happening elsewhere. The period between the wars is especially murky. If you have comments about this article or just wish to provide additional insight please do not hesitate to contact me: Dennis David

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#1378 INDIANAPOLIS RACER.  red body w/white trim.  mint on card but the cardboard header has been taped in place.  125.00

AURORA VIBRATORS - the very first Aurora slots! 1959 to 1962

Aurora 1960 CORVETTE Convertible.  Yellow with red interior.  driver is wearing beige shirt and black hat.  silver paint is near mint.  one of the yellow wheel hubs is worn.  original motor - chassis is incomplete.  no cracks - no chips.  near mint plus.  69.50

Aurora 1934 FORD COUPE Hot Rod in red.  tan interior with silver trim.  vibrator chassis.  chrome wear to bottom exhaust on each side.  missing one front tire.  overall near mint.  75.00

Aurora JAGUAR XK-140 Convertible.  tan with red interior and black tonneau.  driver wearing white shirt - missing the driver's head.  windshield intact.  this is the BODY only.  no chassis; no motor.  there are no cracks; screw posts are intact.  has decals applied.  excellent.  25.00

Aurora JAGUAR XK-140 Convertible.  tan with red interior and tan tonneau.  no driver figure.  missing windshield.  vibrator chassis.  silver trim.  despite aforementioned flaws car is near mint plus.  45.00

Aurora JAGUAR XK-140 Convertible.  white with red interior.  Driver has gray shirt and red cap.  yellow wheel hubs on rear are nicked.  one tire is split.   minimal rubs to silver paint on rear bumper.  original motor - chassis is incomplete.  no cracks - no chips.  near mint or nicer.  49.50

Aurora JAGUAR XK-140 Convertible.  yellow with red interior.  Driver has white shirt and blue cap.  2 of the yellow wheel hubs are worn.  minimal rubs to silver paint on rear bumper.  original motor - chassis is incomplete.  no cracks - no chips.  near mint or nicer.  50.00

Aurora JAGUAR XK-140 Open Convertible.  white; black interior with red tonneau and silver trim.  note: body has yellowed!  driver has yellow shirt and red cap.  virtually no play wear.  stored for years with the foam pad which caused surface corrosion to base screws and rivets otherwise car is mint (except for yellowing).  sorry sold

Aurora JAGUAR XK-140 Open Convertible.  British racing green; black interior with tan tonneau and silver trim.  driver has yellow shirt and red cap.  virtually no play wear.  stored for years with the foam pad which caused surface corrosion to base screws and rivets otherwise car is mint.  79.50

Aurora MERCEDES BENZ 300SL open convertible.  beige with black tonneau; red interior.  Driver wearing yellow shirt with red cap.  original motor - chassis is incomplete.  no cracks - no chips. near mint to mint.  65.00

Aurora MERCEDES BENZ 300SL open convertible.  red; black interior with tan tonneau.  silver trim.  driver has white shirt and red cap.  virtually no play wear.  stored for years with the foam pad which caused surface corrosion to base screws and rivets otherwise car is mint.  sorry sold

Aurora MERCEDES BENZ 300SL Hardtop.  yellow with red interior and silver trim.  vibrator chassis.  missing driver's head.  chip out of driver's side of roof.  scratch in roof.  otherwise very nice.  45.00

Aurora THUNDERBIRD.  blue with tan roof.  silver trim.  clear windows.  version with the roof painted from underneath.  original vibrator motor.  no cracks - no chips.  the chrome on the wheel hubs is worn.  missing one tire.  overall excellent or nicer.  scarce color.  120.00

Aurora THUNDERBIRD.  white with black roof.  silver trim.  clear windows.  version with the roof painted from underneath.  original vibrator motor - chassis is incomplete.  no cracks - no chips.  no flaws.  near mint plus to mint.  69.50

Aurora THUNDERBIRD.  white with black roof.  silver trim.  clear windows.  version with the roof painted from underneath.  original vibrator motor.  no cracks - no chips.  no flaws.  near mint plus to mint.  72.50

Aurora THUNDERBIRD.  white with black roof.  silver trim.  clear windows.  version with roof paint on exterior.  original vibrator motor.  no cracks - no chips.  there is very minimal wear to silver trim on right rear bumper.   near mint plus.  74.50

AURORA THUNDERJET HO slot cars

Aurora RACING MUSTANG Fastback.  White with red stripes; race #7.  black interior.  complete chassis and motor.  minor wear to the chrome.  tiny nick to one of the hood stripes.  Overall very nice.  65.00

AURORA HO slot car bodies

CORVETTE.  red with silver trim.  includes window glass and front chrome grill.  rear screw post is cracked.  right front windshield post is cracked.  left front windshield post has stress mark.  body only - no chassis.  17.50

DINO FERRARI.  red with white stripe.  includes window glass.  rear screw post is cracked.  overall body is excellent plus or nicer.  body only - no chassis.   sorry sold

THUNDERBIRD.  turquoise.  MISSING the roof and window glass.  both chrome bumpers intact.  front screw post cracked.  wheel wells enlarged.  body only.  no chassis.  17.50

Aurora AFX Model Motoring
AFX CORVETTE FUNNY CAR.  yellow with black tampos.  chromed driver.  photo shows tire missing but we have replaced it.  no flaws.  excellent to near mint used condition.  sorry sold
AFX CORVETTE #10 black and yellow.  white wheel hubs. light wear to contacts. no flaws. near mint plus or nicer.   sorry sold
AFX Mobil CORVETTE #21 silver gray & black.  440-x2 rear tires. light wear to contacts. no flaws.  near mint plus or nicer.  sorry sold
AFX LOLA 260 CAN-AM.  white/red/black L&M.  missing the stickers; one tire & missing the wing.  otherwise no flaws and near mint.   sorry sold

Aurora MAGNA TRACTION HO slot Cars (circa 1975)
#1936. Volkswagen THING ROADSTER convertible; camouflage green.  Gem mint; unused; w/orig. box & brochure.  30.00
#1936. Volkswagen THING ROADSTER convertible; camouflage brown.  Gem mint; unused; w/orig. box & brochure.  30.00

Aurora SUPER MAGNA TRACTION HO slot Cars (circa 1978)
#1101.  DODGE STOCK CAR.  mirror gold finish with blue hood.  Racing #11.  old store stock.  unused.  mint in box.  159.00

Aurora TOMY HO slot cars
THUNDERBIRD SC with lights.  metallic blue and silver.  no flaws.  gently used.  near mint.  24.00

Aurora AFX ULTRA-5 Slotless HO Slot Cars (c.1975)
(HO Scale; the ULTRA 5 series was run on "slotless" tracks. The bodies can be used on regular Aurora HO cars)
#3008 - Type B. LOLA T-260; white with blue; green & yellow tampo with #39 on sides. Unused; MIB.    25.00

BSRT HO Slot Car bodies
618. PORSCHE 917 COUPE.  HO scale.  clear vac form body.  mint in polybag with header card.  7.50

LIFE LIKE HO slot cars
NASCAR DEWALT #17.  yellow and black.  no flaws.  gently used.  near mint.  35.00
NASCAR #51 T-BIRD.  bray and black with white/orange hood flame.  some paint flakes on front edge of hood.  gently used.  excellent.  22.00

PLAYING MANTIS HO Slot Cars - Johnny Lightning Thunderjets.
AMC JAVELIN AMX.  pink and black with racing #5.  pull back motor.  snap-off body for use with your HO SLOT chassis.  mint in very good box.  25.00
DODGE DAYTONA CHARGER #7.  translucent dark red with silver #7 on black hood.  black wing.  gently used.  near mint.  sorry sold
FORD GT.  blue and orange.  no flaws.  gently used.  near mint.   sorry sold

TYCO 1960's HO Slot Cars
Tyco CHEETAH in rich blue.  complete.  Tyco chassis.  the body is possibly Aurora.   no flaws.  used lightly.  near mint.  45.00

TYCOPRO HO Slot Cars
Tycopro.  1934 FORD ROADSTER.  maroon with black chassis and white roof.  side mount spares.  chromed radiator.  brass pan.  used but no flaws.  near mint.  45.00
Tycopro.  COBRA Race Car #8.  blue white stripes.  white roll bar.  black tonneau.  driver has red helmet.  white side exhausts.  chromed gas cap.  clear windshield. brass pan.  used but no flaws.  near mint plus.  59.50
Tyco silver chromed CORVETTE w/lights.  Has fluorescent hot pink and orange trim.  Used; excellent plus.  24.00
Tycopro.  DUNE BUGGY.  yellow with chrome roof and exposed chrome engine in rear.  tire mounted on front.  has the fold down red pennant flag which is intact.  roof mounted horns.  front "light bar" broken off.  has factory "mud splatter" finish.  brass pan.  left front tire is damaged.  overall very nice.  scarce!  49.50
Tycopro MAINTENANCE VAN #3 with lights.  red and white.  pair of red roof dome lights.  gently used.  no flaws.  excellent plus or nicer.  sorry sold
Tycopro.  MCLAREN M8F Race Car #4.  orange with chrome exhaust tubes.  REYNOLDS on spoiler.  black tonneau and roll bar.  driver has dark red helmet.  brass pan.  minor chipping to decals.  no flaws.  near mint.  45.00
Tycopro.  PORSCHE 908.  red/white/blue Stars and Stripes.  lighted headlights.  missing the carb stacks that fit on rear deck.  pin head sized melt mark in middle of roof.  still display nicely.  sorry sold
Tycopro.  TRICK TRUCK - Dodge Little Red Wagon.  red with black tonneau; exposed chrome engine in rear; silver roof frosting.  minor wear to silver roof frosting.  the very tip of each side last exhaust tube is snipped.  Parachute pack is intact.  brass pan.  overall very nice.  scarce!  79.50
Tycopro.  DUNE BUGGY.  dark gray with black roof.  driver figure.  red antenna/flag.  used.  excellent plus or nicer.  38.50

TYCO HO Slot Cars
Tyco.  NIGHT-GLO CORVETTE.  1983 day-glo white with blue stripes.  no flaws.  gently used.  25.00
Tyco.  FERRARI TESTAROSSA.  red.  circa 1991 issue.  no flaws.  gently used.  sorry sold
Tyco.  red TURBO HOPPER #27 off road vehicle.  1980's issue.  red.  spare tire on roof. flag and antenna intact.  light wear to contacts.  no flaws.  near mint plus.  25.00
Tyco.  black TURBO HOPPER #49 off road vehicle.  1980's issue.  black.  spare tire on roof.  flag and antenna intact.  light wear to contacts.  no flaws.  near mint plus.  25.00
Tyco.  AERO HOPPER #49.  1980's issue. black with orange/red stripes and silver wrap around windshield.  flag and antenna intact.  light wear to contacts.  no flaws.  near mint plus.  21.00
Tyco CAMARO Z28.  yellowish orange with black and orange tampos.  designed for headlights but has the wrong type of chassis.  minor play wear.  excellent.  18.50
Tyco CAMARO Z28.  white with black hood stripes.  orange/red/yellow side stripes.  no flaws.  used.  near mint.  21.50
Tyco.  CHAPARRAL 2G LIL DEUCE.  orange.  Racing #2.  driver figure in red helmet.  circa 1973 issue.  gently used.  no flaws.  near mint.  39.50
Tyco CORVETTE Hardtop.  White with red stripe down the middle.  Racing #3 on hood.  Dark windows with chrome VETTE on top of windshield. it may have had side view mirrors; but these are not present.  otherwise near mint to mint.  20.00
Tyco CORVETTE w/blue stripes GLOW IN THE DARK.  1980's issue.  blue stripes.   very miniscule wear to contacts.  no flaws.  near mint plus.  18.50
Tyco CORVETTE w/red stripes GLOW IN THE DARK.  1980's issue.  blue stripes.   very miniscule wear to contacts.  no flaws.  near mint plus.  18.50
Tyco NASCAR #15 MOTORCRAFT 1986 FORD THUNDERBIRD.  red.  no flaws.  near mint to mint used condition.  21.50
Tyco NASCAR #7 1986 FORD THUNDERBIRD 7-ELEVEN.  blue and red on white.  Tycopro chassis.   gently used.  missing one rear wheel. excellent plus.  sorry sold
Tyco Richard Petty 1981 BUICK REGAL #43 ESMARK. 1980's issue.  blue and dark red.  white tire hubs.  very miniscule wear to contacts.  no flaws.  near mint plus.  28.00
Tyco RICHARD PETTY STP DODGE STOCKER.  blue.  STP logos and #43 decals.  no chips; no cracks.  some wear to decals; nothing bad.  used but not abused.  overall excellent.  sorry sold
Tyco SUPER PINTO Funny Car.  circa 1972 issue.  White with blue and red stripes and yellow parachute pack on rear.  white rear tires.  black plastic base.  used but not abused.  no cracks or chips.  excellent plus.  35.00
Tyco SEMI TRUCK & P.I.E. TRAILER.  cab is red with white and lots of chrome.  trailer is gray with red/black P.I.E. tampos.  very minor use.  no flaws.  near mint plus.  sorry sold
Tyco US1 PETERBILT black & gold SEMI TRACTOR.  1984 issued for one year only.  VERY hard to find!   black with gold stripes with chrome trim.  the contacts show almost no wear - possibly run a couple of times.  no chips; no cracks; no flaws.  near mint plus.  sorry sold

TYCO Magnum 440-X2 High Performance.
Tyco.  KRACO #18 F1 Indy Race Car 440-X2 HO slot Car.  1980's issue.  blue and yellow #18.  light wear to contacts.  no flaws.  near mint plus.  22.50
9037  Ricky Rudd's TIDE #5 NASCAR Stock Car.  1992 issue.  never used; never opened.  Factory sealed in blister packaging.   mint in package.  21.50
MAZDA MIATA CONVERTIBLE in dark blue with black interior with red driver.  gently used.  near mint plus.  23.00
MAZDA MIATA CONVERTIBLE in dark green with tan interior with white driver.  gently used.  near mint plus.  24.00
LAMBORGHINI in vivid red with black.   gently used.  near mint plus.  23.00
LAMBORGHINI in vivid yellow with black.   gently used.  near mint plus.  24.00
NISSAN PICKUP #55 TYCO RACING.  green and black.  the roll bars are missing.  gently used.  near mint.  scarce.  39.50
PENNZOIL #5 INDY Race Car.  front spoiler wing has stress crack and is slightly bent.  overall very nice.  sorry sold
TYCO complete chassis with wheels.  gently used.   sorry sold

TYCO HO "TCR" slotless Race Cars
Tyco.  CHEVY CAMARO #6.  dark red with yellow stripes and chrome strips.  working electric headlights.  Slotless Race car.  circa 1978 issue.  minor wear.  excellent to near mint.  20.00


ODDBALL SCALE

Artin.  SILVERY GRAY #29 with multicolored labels.  gently used.  1:43. excellent.  10.00

Hong Kong BLUE RACE CAR.  open wheeled.  white driver with red helmet.  Shell and Bell stickers.  3.75" long.  clear windshield.  complete.  no flaws.  excellent to near mint.  28.50

CORVETTE STINGRAY.  yellow.  racing #88.  has Radio Shack sticker on rear.  Base is marked #RC-34.  blue windows.  3.5" long.  late 1960's vintage.  used.  complete and excellent plus.  no flaws.  26.00

TOOTSIETOY;  scarce metal slot car.  Circa 1960; approx. 1/48 scale; CORVAIR in gold.  Casting is mint; paint is excellent.   It is so heavy; I can’t imagine obtaining any noticeable speed while racing!!  65.00

CORVAIR in red.  Tootsietoy.  scarce metal slot car.  Circa 1960.  approx. 1:48 scale.    Casting is mint.  paint is excellent.   It is so heavy.  I can’t imagine obtaining any noticeable speed while racing!!!!!  67.50

CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY in red.  3.5" long.  (approx. 1:43).  vinyl plastic body with #1 on hood.  Hong Kong.  Late 60's vintage.  mint in box.  25.00


IDEAL TCR (Total Control Racing)
approx. HO Scale

IDEAL Toy, TCR-Total Control Racing, HO SCALE Slotless Race Cars. Circa 1977, mint.   hard plastic cases may show wear.  UNUSED.

3257-2.  RACING RIG Semi Truck cab.  red with orange and yellow tampo.  unused.  mint on factory sealed card.  card is worn.  35.00

3274-8  VAN-ATIC (Jam Car).  red & white.  blue & white checked roof.  van-atic blue and orange stickers on side.  Black roof rack.  used.  near mint in hard plastic case but the cardboard hang card has been removed.  23.00

3278-8.  Lighted Blazers DODGE MAGNUM.  blue and red racing #34 in white.  headlights work.  unused.  mint on factory sealed card.  card is worn.  45.00

3279-7.  CHEVELLE Racing Car.  red with white and black  tampo.  Racing #6.   unused.  mint on factory sealed card.  card is worn.  38.50

3328-2.  COBRA Racing Car.  white with blue and orange tampos.  Racing #2.  unused.  mint on factory sealed card.  card is worn.  38.50

4729-0.  STREET JEEP CJ-7.  white with black and red tampo.  unused.  mint on factory sealed card.  card is worn.  39.50

4730-8.  OFF ROAD JEEP CJ-7.  orange with black tampo.  unused.  mint on factory sealed card.  card is worn.  39.50

unknown number.  FORMULA RACE CAR.  red and white with #1 on sides.  includes extra replacement springs.   used.  near mint in hard plastic case but the cardboard hang card has been removed.  23.00

unknown number.  FORMULA RACE CAR.  black and white #19.  checkerboard pattern on sides and spoiler.  chromed engine.  underside is clean and shows no signs of wear.   no box but near mint.  23.50

Ideal TCR Parts and Accessories.  Old warehouse stock.  multiples available of most.  all are BRAND NEW, never used, factory packaged!!!   If you love these old cars, you KNOW how hard it is to find replacement parts!  items marked with an asterisk (*) are in very short supply.
3251-6*.  Package of 2 rear wheel hubs with axle for Racing Car only.   2.50 (6)
3261-5.  Package of 1 MOTOR with Worm Gear for Jam Car only.  sorry sold
4727-4.  Package of 1 chassis with eyeletted attachments for Mark II Jam Car only.   3.50 (39)
4799-3.  Package of 1 chassis with eyeletted attachments for Super Jam Car only.  3.50 (68)


Ideal MOTORIFIC

CHEVROLET STINGRAY.  yellow with reddish orange flames and silver trim.  Racing #5 on roof.  complete with chassis and motor.  needs to be cleaned but no flaws.  excellent plus to near mint.  scarce.  49.50

IDEAL MOTORIFIC Standard Size Car Bodies. The following are bodies only, chassis or motor NOT included - unless state otherwise.

ASTON MARTIN, lime green, nm/mint with box. 39.50

ASTON MARTIN, dark maroon, MIB (factory flaw with glue reaction creating a distortion in roof). 30.00

BUICK RIVIERA, red, complete chrome but rear wheel wells have been enlarged. 15.00

BUICK RIVIERA, turquoise, near mint but missing front grill and rear bumper. 15.00

CHAMPION HOT ROD, red, near mint. 45.00

CHRYSLER IMPERIAL, red, ex/nm – missing hood ornament. 20.00

CHRYSLER IMPERIAL, red, vg, missing tail light chrome, hood ornament, drivers door handle. 15.00

CORVETTE, turquoise, missing front bumper and small piece that goes below front bumper, otherwise ex/nm. 17.00

FORD "COUNTRY SQUIRE" WAGON, red, wood insert sides, vg/exc – very sloppy glue line on top edge of front bumper. 20.00

1964/65 FORD MUSTANG, turquoise, minor discoloration to chrome, near mint. 45.00

1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD, turquoise, exc+ - missing rear bumper. 24.00

JAGUAR XKE, dark grayish blue, chrome is complete but worn, body is rough. 10.00

LINCOLN CONTINENTAL, turquoise, mint in box. 35.00

LINCOLN CONTINENTAL, cream, nm/mint in box. 30.00

MERCEDES BENZ, ivory with black roof, hood ornament intact. Missing rear bumper. excellent. 25.00

ROLLS ROYCE, black, missing hood ornament, overall excellent. 24.00

©1970, Ideal Mini-Motorific JALOPY SHOW-DOWN. 98% complete, ex/nm. I   It is missing: both metal chassis; bottom section of the green car; 1 blue curve; the cardboard road sign (easily replaced with any sign of your own choosing); the booklet. Overall, the contents and the box are in superior condition. No defects outside of minor wear from use.  Measures approx. 17” by 16” by 4.5”.    45.00

IDEAL "Mini Motorific" CARS - brand new, mint in box.  Includes the body, chassis and wheels and brand new, unused motor - all mint in clear plastic box, still mounted to display card.
4924-7 CUSTOM HOT ROD in green   box is cracked.  49.50


1/32 Scale SLOT CARS and Accessories

AIRFIX 1:32 slot cars.  Made in Great Britain.  early 1960's issue, solid enclosed chassis.  Unused, old store stock.  Mint in illustrated cardboard box.
5034.  COOPER Formula 1 race car.  #2.  green.  Minor paint rubs to the white on top of the tail fin.  unused.   NMIB.  86.00
5035.  FERRARI Formula 1 race car.  #7 decals.  red.  unused.  MIB.  89.50

AURORA 1:32 scale slot cars
1965 PONTIAC GTO.  molded in red with black stripes.  includes driver figure.  complete body with glass and chrome.  NO CHASSIS.  this is the body only.  no cracks; no chips.  near mint to mint condition.  hard one to find!  sorry sold

COX 1:32 scale
box only.  15000:798.  CHEETAH Bill Thomas authorized Custom Racer by Cox.  1:32.  NO CAR.  this is the box; box insert and illustrated instructions.  box has 2 split corners but displays nicely.  sorry sold

DU-BRO 1:32 scale Slot Car Bodes.  1960's issue.  clear plastic bodies, detailed.
32-17  GIORDINI LIBRE GP.  1:32 scale.  unused.  mint on card.  card shows wear.  29.50

ELDON 1/32 SLOTS. early 60's. chassis built into shell of car & motor & wheels snap in. Bodies made of vinyl.  Excellent untested.
INDY FORMULA CAR Open Wheeled with driver.   YELLOW.    42.00

ELDON 1/32 SLOTS; 1962 w/enclosed carriage. Excellent; used; untested.
empty box #3486.  INDIANAPOLIS FORMULA CAR.  includes color brochure.  intact.  overall very good plus to excellent.  20.00
#3846  INDY RACER Open Wheeled; push-button contacts; motor completely enclosed; decal reads "Eldon Streak"; BLUE color.  49.50
#3846  INDY RACER Open Wheeled; motor comp. enclosed; WHITE - crack in underbelly.  20.00
 #3846 INDY RACER Open Wheeled; motor open under belly; RED.  30.00
#3856  DELUXE RACER Closed Wheels; motor comp. enclosed; RED.   30.00
 #3856  DELUXE RACER Closed Wheels; motor comp. enclosed; WHITE.  30.00

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A.C. GILBERT 1/32 scale
GO-CART Slot Car;   ex/nm.  sorry sold
blue HOT ROD w/hard plastic body; white wheels; decals.  Missing 1 contact.  used but overall in excellent condition.  50.00
blue HOT ROD body.  no chassis.  brighter blue than most.  some decals.  no damage.  near mint.  32.50

LANCER 1/32 scale
#1005 PORSCHE Interior Kit with driver.  vacuform thin plastic.  Molded in black.  driver's head molded in white.  mint in package.  10.00

MARKLIN SPRINT 1/32 scale Slot Cars from Germany  - 1960's vintage, boxed
#1302.  PORSCHE CARRERA 6.  white with red center stripe #11.  has been used.  very minimal wear.  nothing missing, no flaws.  near mint or nicer with excellent box.  175.00
#1306.  BMW Formula 2 Race Car.  White and grayish blue #6.  has been used.  Minor discoloration around the engine area.  excellent plus with very good box.  150.00

MARX 1/32 scale Slot Cars 
Marx MASERATI BIRDCAGE with electric headlights.  1:32. 1960's.  molded in hard green plastic.  Yellow stripe with racing #352.  driver figure with red helmet.  has been gently used.  the only flaw is the typical windshield warpage that is found on Marx cars.  complete and near mint condition.  scarce!  85.00

MONOGRAM 1/32 scale complete slot car kits
SR3205-598.  FERRARI 250 GTO/LM.  1:32.  1964.  molded in red.  LeMans body; chassis; motor; wheels; tires; power pickup; racing driver and decals.  Ready to assemble and go.  Tiger X-100 Hi-Speed Motor.  parts mint and factory sealed in blister with display sign inside.  there is crack in the blister where the electric motor is.  box displays very nicely; but does have a split corner.  295.00

MONOGRAM 1/32 scale Slot Car Kits -BOXES
SR3208.  box only.  LOTUS 33 GP Formula Race Car.  NO SLOT CAR.  this is the empty box only.  box is mint.  35.00
SR3208.  LOTUS 33 GP Formula Race Car.  Super X-88 motor with swing pickup.  this was a kit car that has been assembled and painted blue with race #1.  the one side view mirror is loose but included.  has the illustrated instructions.  overall excellent with mint box.  125.00
SR 3209:800.  box only.  FERRARI GP Formula 1 Race Car.  NO SLOT CAR.1966.  1:32.  includes instructions; pamphlet; inner cardboard display; box.  corner wear.  very good or better.  displays nicely.  27.50
3209.  box only.  FERRARI TYPE 158 GP FORMULA 1 Race Car.  NO SLOT CAR.  this is the box; pamphlet and instructions.  box is excellent plus.  30.00

REVELL 1:32 scale slot cars
MERCURY COUGAR in gold.  1968 issue. complete.  includes: body; windshield; interior w/driver; front & rear bumpers; tires; wheels; chassis and motor.  used.  very good plus.  32.50

REVELL 1:32 scale slot car KITS
R1086:600.  empty box.  CORVETTE STING RAY GT.  1:32.  no kit.  this is the empty box only.  front looks decent.  side panel has heavy water damage.   nice to have if you own the car.  15.00
R1087:600.  empty box.  XK-E JAGUAR GT.  1:32.  no kit.  this is the empty box only.  some surface tears on far left.  shows wear but still useable.  great item if you have the car to go with it!  15.00

SCALEXTRIC 1/32 Slot Cars from England, made by Triang.
C67.   LOTUS.   red.   floating guide.  no box.   nm/mint.  59.50

SCALEXTRIC USA.  1:32
AUDI TT COUPE.  dark reddish purple.  1:32.  modern issue.  never removed from box.  unused.  mint in Plexiglas display box.  box crack in top.  out of production.  35.00

C2437.  1970 FORD MUSTANG #16.  brownish mustard.  1:32.  modern issue.  box top is autographed in black sharpie by PARNELLI JONES & GEORGE FOLLMER.  includes driver figure.  very detailed.  never removed from box.  unused.  mint in Plexiglas display box.  box crack in top.  out of production.  scarce!  125.00

STROMBECKER 1/32 Scale complete SLOT CAR kits w/motor & chassis
#9426  FERRARI BERLINETTA in black w/red interior w/12 V. Scuttler Motor. Parts are mint/sealed. Photo illus. boxtop is vg. Right end flap is water damaged, and paper is wrinkled.    139.50
#9345 CUSTOM ROD. Gorgeous turquoise blue-green body. Canned motor, decals, chrome trim. Kit was factory sealed inside, with slit in shrinkwrap. I tore it open to confirm that all parts were still there. It is missing ONE of the pickup brushes & the chassis screw (both very minor items that are easily replaced). An extremely hard to find Hot Rod slot car.   sorry sold

 Made in Italy by POLISTIL for STROMBECKER in Canada.  1:32 Scale slot cars.  factory built in window display box.
GITANES #26 Formula race car.  blue.  Matra J. Laffite.  unused.  old store stock.  mint in window box.  sorry sold
109100 McLAREN F.1 - TEXACO MARLBORO #7 Formula race car.  red and white.  unused.  old store stock.  mint in window box.  59.50|
FERRARI #11 Formula race car.  red with Michelin and AGIP logos.  unused.  old store stock.  mint in window box.  59.50

Strombecker 1:32 scale USED slot cars
FERRARI BERLINETTA GT.  1:32.  molded in black with red interior with driver figure.  complete with chrome and clear glass pieces.  racing #2.  excellent or nicer used condition.  72.50
1966 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA.  1:32.  molded in white.  blue interior.  aluminum pan.  clear class.  racing #3.  chrome loss on front bumper.  MISSING the rear bumper otherwise complete.  excellent.   sorry sold

UNGAR 1/32 Scale Slot Cars. Very early 60's, this company was bought out by ELDON. These are open wheeled INDY style racers, with sealed undercarriage. Very similar to ELDONS first ones. These are used, and are excellent. I have not tested them. Historically significant, I believe these were the FIRST American made slot cars!
UNGAR "SPECIAL" in blue.  45.00
UNGAR "FIREBALL" in red.  45.00

VIP 1:32 scale slot cars from United Kingdom.  early 1960's
COOPER #7.  red with white nose.  driver figure with blue helmet.  clear windshield.  yellow spoked wheels.  missing the mirrors and gas caps.  excellent.  45.00

LOLA 18 #4.  green with white nose.  driver figure is missing head.  clear windscreen.  has both of the gas caps.  yellow spoked wheels.  missing both side mirrors; intake and ends exhaust broken off.  body is excellent.  32.00


1/25 & 1/24 Scale SLOT CARS

AMT 1:25 slot Cars
9002:600.  COBRA ROADSTER kit.  1:25.  complete slot racer including driver and tonneau cover; chassis; engine; wheels; etc.  body molded in light blue.  parts are mint and factory sealed.  box shows shelf wear but is intact including cellophane window.  displays nicely.   sorry sold

COX 1:24 slot Cars
14000:898.  empty box only.  JIM HALL CHAPARRAL with the 1:24 sidewinder motor.  no car.  this is the illustrated box only.  no split corners.  the STP sticker on the box top is covering up box damage.  looks great - but it is not original to the box.  very hard to find box for rare and desireable slot car.  displays great. sorry sold

K&B slot cars
LOTUS Body Shell by K&B.  1:25 scale.  circa 1964 vintage.  enclosed chassis.  molded in orange with clear windshield.  includes the screws to hold base in place.  does not have driver figure, nor is there a roll bar.  unused.  mint.  45.00

K&B "Challenger" slot car body kits - 1960's
1805:100.  empty box only for LOLA T-70.  no car.  just the illustrated box.  box is intact with no split corners - no rips - no stains.  light shelf wear.  overall excellent or nicer.  40.00

MONOGRAM Slot Cars
SR2411:1000.  427 COBRA DAYTONA COUPE BODY & LOLA T-70 BODY & Tiger Chassis.  1:24.  1965.  large boxed set is incomplete.  it is MISSING the Lola body.  The COBRA as been assembled and is near mint to mint with no flaws.  The drivers head is included but has not been attached.  decal sheet is mint and unused.  Blue body is factory painted pre-trimmed vac-formed.  New Tiger Super X-220 motor; Tiger Sponge Slicks; swing pick up.   it includes illustrated instructions and color pamphlet.  Car is mint.  box interior is near mint.  outer box shows wear and has a split corner.  150.00
SR2415:1100.  MUSTANG 350 GT & CHAPARRAL II Double Set.   1:24 scale.  1966.  contains two pre-trimmed vac-formed bodies and one chassis.  The box top says that both bodies are pre-painted BUT only the Chaparral is.  The Mustang is clear unpainted.  the chassis and motor are NOT the ones that should have been in the set (in other words they are not the Tiger X-220S motor nor the Sidewinder Chassis).  includes near mint box insert; instructions and mint decal sheets.  box is near mint.  119.50

PACTRA 1/24 Slot Car Bodies (clear vacu-form type) 1960's.  Old Store Stock.
no car body, just the decal sheet for the #122 - 1965 MECOM SCARAB.  no body.  mint  5.00

Rannalli 1/24 scale LOTUS (RIVERSIDE) slot car. Completely assembled and ready to run. Has ELECTON R-V Motor, RUDDER series chassis, PAINTED vacuum form body and CHAMPIONSHIP slicks.   Car is unused - never run, BUT there are 2 splits on the right side of the car behind the front wheel well.   Box has moisture damage.  photo #3  *   photo #4.   Paper missing from top side flap/and top edge of box.  175.00

REVELL 1:24 and 1:25 scale slot car BODY KITS
R-1022:200  BRM. 1963. mint/parts sealed;  does not include motors; chassis; or wheels.   59.50

Revell 1:25 and 1:24 scale slot car kits.  full kits with body, chassis, frame, motor, wheels.
R1088:600  GRAND PRIX BRM.  1:25.  with SP500 Motor; body; chassis; wheels; tires and pickup.  1963.  Small parts are mint/sealed in poly-bag.  Interior cardboard display holds body & motor in place.  molded in blue.  Mint in box.  new old store stock.  189.50
R1089:600. box only.  GRAND PRIX LOTUS-FORD.  1:25.  no kit.  this is the empty box only.  water stained on left side.  still a nice item to have if you own the car!  15.00


COMPLETE BOXED SETS

HO scale.  ELDON  Road Race Set #5020  RIVERSIDE ENDURO "Double Loop" Set. Complete H-O boxed set with inserts. Contains blue FORD GT and a red DINO FERRARI. Complete set contains lap counter; chicanes; fencing; bridge supports; banked curves; transformer; speed controls; paperwork. The decals have been applied to the cars. Overall the set is near mint to mint; run maybe a couple of times. The box is also near mint. ELDON H-O sets were not very popular; and as a result; are rarely encountered today; as compared with AURORA and TYCO and ATLAS! A beautiful set w/scarcer cars.  195.00

HO scale.  Marx.   RACE ‘N ROAD CROSS-OVER set for SLOT CARS w/turguoise CORVETTE & red T-BIRD.  includes: track; fence; cars; powerpack; hand throttles.  complete.   very minimal wear.  near mint.  boxtop has minor age soiling.  149.50

HO scale.  Marx.   RACE ‘N ROAD CROSS-OVER set for SLOT CARS w/red CORVETTE & aqua T-BIRD.  includes: track; fence; cars; powerpack; hand throttles.  complete.   very minimal wear.  near mint.   150.00

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approximately 1:52 scale, cars are about 3.5" long.  SPEEDKING #6441 "Deluxe Road Race Set". Excellent to near mint boxed set.  Has instructions, 2 battery operated speed controls, 2 cross-over lanes, an oval track, and a red PORSCHE GT and a blue PORSCHE GT. Colorfully illus. boxtop is excellent w/1 split corner. The set appears to be missing the terminal section, and 2 curves. Made in Hong Kong for American market. Late 60's.   125.00


1:32 scale.   ELDON #9525; POWER "8" Road Race Set. Smaller boxed set contains 6v. power pack; 9' of track; start & finish post; guard rails; bridge supports; lap counter; 2 pistol grip speed controls; & 2 INDY "500" FORMULA RACERS; 1 yellow & 1 white. Complete & in exc/nm; and includes instructions; interior cardboard inserts and excellent box with color photo illustration.  1960's.  150.00

1:32 scale.   ELDON #9805 "DELUXE ROAD RACE" Set. 1/32 scale. Includes transformer; speed controls; track for a 2' by 4' figure "8"; fencing; trestles; and 2 open wheeled formula race cars. Circa 1962 set; used but not abused. Overall it's complete and in excellent condition.  125.00

1:32 scale.   ELDON #9805 "DELUXE ROAD RACE" Set. 1/32 scale. Includes transformer; speed controls; track for a 2' by 4' figure "8"; fencing; trestles; and 2 open wheeled formula race cars. Circa 1962 set; used but not abused. A small surface tear on box top has been touched up (it looks very good). Overall it's complete and in excellent condition.  125.00

1:32 scale.  ELDON #9806 - 1962 "Gold Cup" Road Race  boxed set (photo #2)   w/2 cars; 99% complete; (photo #3)   excellent   129.50

1:32.  Eldon #9814 INDIANAPOLIS "8" Road Race Set.  circa 1964 vintage.  boxtop says "As advertised in Boy's Life".  set has no track (you can use any Eldon track).  includes the box; transformer; 4 sections of fence; 2 hand controls and 2 Indianapolis race cars.  one is red and the other one is white.  each approx. 4.5" long.  everything is excellent or nicer.  complete except for the 17 pieces of track.  69.50

1:32 scale.  KADER Race set by "OK" of Hong Kong.  #3749; 1/32 ROAD RACING w/New Automatic 100 Lap Counter and Chicane. Box top color artwork of Golden colored JAG leading the race with checkerboard design on bottom border. All track is included with hand held bat-op speed controllers (1 wire male plug is missing); there are 4 guard rails (I don't know how many should be there). 2 COOPER Formula Racers.  Red COOPER Formula racer is missing it's engine; but car is excellent otherwise; the green COOPER Formula racer is excellent (no decals). Overall; the track and gear is excellent. Box top has weak side panels; and reinforced corners; but is still displayable. Not a bad set. 1960's.   100.00

1:32 scale.  Marx #22934.  INDIANAPOLIS CLASSIC.  boxed set.  pair of race cars: white #4 with blue shirted driver and a blue #14 with driver wearing white shirt (the photo shows the driver's head loose; but is has since been reattached).  includes track; transformer; controllers; lap counter; high and low trestles; criss cross tracks; Le Mans start; turnout & return; fences; 3 trackside figures.  used; but overall excellent.  the cars are excellent or better.  no flaws noted.  the box is nice.  150.00

1:32 scale.  Marx #22755  SKY DRIVER JUMP Road Race Set. Complete boxed set: 2 Indy Formula cars (#49 is blue w/white nose; #31 is white w/blue nose). I'm not a race car expert; but I think these are a WATSON SPECIAL & a WILLARD BATTERY. The 2 cars are near mint/mint. It also has 2 hand held pistol grip speed controls; bag of track clips, instruction pamphlet w/order form. And, the piece de resistance, is the "Sky Driver Jump" ramp, landing ramp, and sign with the crossover underpass. (it is missing it's 18v transformer, at present. Will try to find one by the time you read this). Set has hardly seen any use & the boxtop & interior inserts are all near mint. 1960's vintage, a hard to find set w/couple of scarce cars.   275.00

1:32 scale.  Revell #U-3008 LE MANS HOME RACEWAY.  includes 2 Ferrari 250 GTO's.  one red and the other white.  complete set: 2 cars; 2 controls; transformer; day-glo orange railing; curves; crossovers; chicane; terminal.  maybe used once or twice.  overall condition of contents is near mint.  box is intact and excellent.  225.00


SLOT CAR MOTORS

MONOGRAM "Tiger" Accessories, sealed on illus. blister card. 1960's.
#SR1475  REPLACEMENT ARMATURE for X-220 motor. 6 volts/90 turns/#30 wire. Mint on blister card.  6.50

PITTMAN DC63M 12 volt slot car motor for 1/24 scale or possibly 1/32 scale cars.  Old stock never used gem mint. Packaged and sold by BILET.  MIP.  12.00

Pittman DC70-6.  6 volt electric motor.  Mint in box.  never used.  old store stock.  15.00

Revell-Pittman RP66 SLOT CAR Racing Motor for 1:24 scale and possibly 1:32 scale cars. Box says SUPER ACCELERATION; 5 Pole; 12 Volt; DC. Mint; never used; old store stock.  box is stained.  15.00

Strombecker #8379 "SCUTTLER" Motor 12v.  Model Road & Raceways "Professional Championship Series".  mint in blister card.  15.00

TORQUE MASTER 32 from Electronic Products Co., Detroit.  early 1960's.  Mint in box.  15.00

TYCO "SLOT RACING" Motors. 1960's issue.
#901  INLINE MOTOR 6v., 1/32 & 1/24 scale, mint & boxed.   12.00
#902  INLINE MOTOR 12v., 1/32 & 1/24 scale. Mint & boxed.  12.00
#952 SIDEWINDER MOTOR 12v. for 1/32 & 1/24 scale.  mint/boxed.  12.00


MISCELLANEOUS SLOT CAR STUFF

AIRFIX MOTOR RACING
 Package of 36 EDGE CLIPS to hold the track together. Sealed, but header card is rough.   8.50

ATLAS H-O Scale Accessory sets. 1960's issue - old store stock.
#1227  single piece CHICANE Roadway.  mint  (14 pieces available).  each @  3.50
#1228 boxed CHANGE-A-LANE ROADWAY set, 2 pieces of criss-cross track. Mint. (5 sets available).  each set @  15.00
#1242  single piece 9" STRAIGHT ROADWAY TERMINAL.  mint.  (6 pieces available).  each @  3.50
#1250 boxed ROADWAY PIER SET, mint..  10.00
#1251  boxed set of 12 pieces of 2" ROADWAY PIERS.  mint.  12.50
#1255 boxed set of 12 pieces of 1/4" PIER EXTENSIONS.  mint.   (5 boxed sets available).  each set @  10.00

AURORA "Model Motoring" H-O Scale accessories.
#1517.  9" STRAIGHT ROADWAYS.  boxed set of 6.  original 1960 issue.  possibly used once.  no corrosions; no wear; no breaks or cracks.  they are bright and clean.  near mint to mint.  box is tight with no splits.  25.00
#1518.  6" RADIUS CURVED ROADWAYS.  boxed set of 6.  original 1960 issue.  possibly used once.  no corrosions; no wear; no breaks or cracks.  they are bright and clean.  near mint to mint.  Box has tape on one corner but still displays nice.  27.00
#1518.  6" RADIUS CURVED ROADWAYS.  boxed set of 6.  original 1960 issue.  possibly used once.  no corrosions; no wear; no breaks or cracks.  they are bright and clean.  near mint to mint.  box is tight with no splits.  29.50
#1519.  9" RADIUS CURVED ROADWAYS.  boxed set of 6.  original 1960 issue.  possibly used once.  no corrosions; no wear; no breaks or cracks.  they are bright and clean.  near mint to mint.  box is tight with no splits.  29.50

AURORA AFX  H-O Accessories.
carry case.  AFX PIT KIT.  black vinyl.  9 compartments inside to hold your HO slot cars; controller; parts.  approx. 11" by 6.5" by 1.5".   used but no flaws.  excellent or nicer.  17.50
carry case.  AFX PIT KIT.  black vinyl with silver letter highlights.  dated 1973 inside.   9 compartments inside to hold your HO slot cars; controller; parts.  approx. 11" by 6.5" by 1.5".   used but no flaws.  excellent or nicer.  19.50
carry case.  AURORA or AFX Pit Kit.  no markings.  tan.  has built-in handle.  12 interior compartments (2 with hinged lids).  approx. 11" by 6" by 1.5" (not counting handle).   used but no flaws.  sorry sold

Carrera made in Germany
boxed set of  6 sitting civilians for SLOT CAR sets.  NOT a recent item.  late 60's vintage.  mint in box.  75.00

REVELL 1/32 scale  "Model Car Racing" Accessories. 1965 issue, mint condition.
#R-3607  MODULAR BRIDGE PIERS. Boxed set of 10 pier bases and 48 modular bridge piers. Box is water damaged on one end, but the contents are mint.   22.50
#R-3618  CRASH FENCE for 21" Radius Curved Track. Unused, mint condition. Each section of fence is 12" long.  $2.00 per section or 8 sections.  12.50 
#R-3619  ONE PIECE BRIDGE PIERS. Boxed set of one-piece Bridge Piers, consisting of 20 pieces of four different heights. Mint.  22.50

REVELL 1/25 scale Model Car Racing Accessories
H-1054  DUNLOP RACING TIRES (rear).  issued in 1963.  for 1:25 and 1:24 slot cars.  Special racing rubber formulation - authentic side wall detail.  still soft and pliable.  no flaws.  mint unused condition.  the box is in the picture for reference only.  you are not purchasing the box.  2 individual tires (one pair) for 6.00
H-1055  GOODYEAR RACING TIRES (rear).  issued in 1963.  for 1:25 and 1:24 slot cars.  Special racing rubber formulation - authentic side wall detail.  still soft and pliable.  no flaws.  mint unused condition.  you are not purchasing the box.  2 individual tires (one pair) for 6.50

STROMBECKER accessories
#9292 JUMP TRACK.  Strombecker 1:32.  really cool accessory.  includes the ramp and pylons plus the water pond!  never used.  small parts still factory sealed.  mint in box.  39.50
Wallet sized MODEL ROAD RACING CLUB Membership ID Card from Strombecker.  Unused.  mint.  1960's vintage.  Unusual item!  20.00

TYCOPRO ACCESSORIES, H-O scale.
#6742.  MAGNUM 440 PRO RACING CENTER.  1981.  Shows engine speed in RPM's (keep out of Red Line area to save fuel).  Fuel Level (fuel level goes down when you race in red zone) and RE-FUEL (car stops when fuel is gone.   Re-Fuel to get back into race).  overall box measurement is approx. 17.25" by 12" by 4.5".  does not appear to have been used.  Mint in box with box inserts and instruction pamphlet.  box shows shelf wear.  39.50
#8772  AUTOMATIC LAP TIMER w/Compu-Chart. Near mint in box.  24.00


SPEED CONTROLS

Aurora HO Model Motoring GREEN Steering Wheel control with GOLD lettering.   circa 1960 issue.  This is the very first version that is quite hard to find.  later versions were molded in different colors.  no flaws.  excellent or nicer.  15.00

Aurora HO Model Motoring GREEN Steering Wheel control.   circa 1960 issue.  This is the very first version that is quite hard to find.  later versions were molded in different colors.  no flaws.  excellent or nicer.  14.50

pair of COX Hand Held Speed Controls.  molded in black.  one is missing the little black "top cap" on the plunger.  the other has the "plug in" replaced with alligator clips.  they appear to be very nice.  the pair for one price:  25.00

K&B (AURORA) "Pistol Grip Controller" w/alligator clips; brake and 3 pole jack. 18 ohm. Unused; with box. The box is vg; 1965.  18.00

K&B (AURORA) black pistol grip control with the plunger on the back end. Beige wire w/alligator clips. Used; not abused. Appears excellent, but untested.  12.50

TRADESHIP CUSTOM CONTROLLER, manufactured by A&M PRODUCTS. Molded in a British racing green Cycolac plastic w/dynamic brakes, silver contacts, and maximum cooling. Unused, mint in box, c.1962.  25.00


FRAMES & CHASSIS

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BOOKS, MAGAZINES, CATALOGS

don't forget to check our Model Kit literature and magazines also!

book.  AMT MODEL CAR HANDBOOK.  1962 Petersen Publishing.  soft cover.  approx. 8.25" by 11".  96 pages plus the covers.  hundreds of b&w photos.  heavy on 1:24 slot car racing.   articles include: ten best models; giant model car pictorial; 22 page How-To section; new action packed racing "turnpike"; painting tips by George Barris; meet The KAT from AMT.  tight and clean.  highly sought after!  excellent plus or nicer.  39.50

book/magazine.  THE BIG BOOK OF CAR MODELING.  Volume 1 issue #2. 10/68.   Jalart House.  softcover.  large magazine format.  cover articles: How to make a TV for your winning custom; how to upholster interiors; how to add working suspension to any model car; all you need to know about paint and painting; how to make your HO racing cars do wheelies; how to super detail your HO racing cars; how to put working lights in your HO cars; how to mix custom colors.  66 pages of information and photos.  tight and clean.  excellent plus or nicer.  30.00

book.  VOL. 3.  1979.  Aurora AFX ROAD RACING HANDBOOK "A Complete Guide to Aurora Model Motoring".  soft cover.  116 pages.   tons of photos; articles; tips. minor price tag damage to front cover.  interior is tight and clean.   excellent plus or nicer.  40.00

book.  THE NEW MODEL CAR AND RACING MANUAL.  no copyright date; but appears to be 1964.  By the Editors of Model Car Science and Model Car & Track.  Large magazine format; stiff covers.   130 pages of photos and articles.  All about: Building Model Cars; Racing Model Cars; a Basic book for beginners plus new ideas for experts.  Track layouts; customizing; building; adapting model kits to slot cars.  HO; 1:32 and 1:24.  lots of great ads.  a great reference.  tight and clean.  overall excellent or better.  40.00

book.  AURORA LAYOUT & SERVICE MANUAL for Model Motoring in HO Scale.  1961.  early.  large magazine format.  24 pages.  this is for the old "vibrator" cars and sets.  illustrates layouts; parts; accessories; cars and trucks; buildings; etc. well used.  light stains.  good plus to very good.  15.00

booklet.  Aurora Model Motoring HOP-UP HINTS.  1964 Thunderjet 500.  12 pages.  fully illustrated.  nice schematics of all the parts with parts list.  mint; unused.  10.00

brochure.  AMT Authentic Model Turnpike.  fully illustrated.  12 page fold out.  3.5" by 5" when folded.  circa 1962 for their 1:24 scale race sets.  near mint.  10.00

brochure.  Promotional advertising brochure from Palmer Plastics.  sent to dealers only, not issued to the public.  "Would You Believe.... A $2.49 Motorized Racing Set?".  4 page, full color.   1:32 battery operated TIGER TRACK Model Raceway Set with pre-assembled Chaparral Race Cars.  neat artwork.  clean.  excellent plus to near mint.   scarce!  25.00

brochure.  original 2 sided, fully illustrated ordering form for replacement parts for the RUSSKIT CARRERA "Sidewinder Series".  Full, exploded view illustration of the chassis and parts with complete parts listing.  excellent.  7.50

brochure.  original 4 page bifold RACING TIPS Monogram model Racing.  circa 1965.   mint. 7.00 

catalog.  AUTO WORLD 1979 MODEL CARS Catalog #31.  Great reference material, 102 pages filled with pictures of model car kits, slot cars and accessories, RC Cars, etc.  Covers all scales, all brands.  excellent.   30.00

catalog.  1970 AURORA MODEL MOTORING in HO Scale. large format.  full color.  16 pages.  complete sets; TUFF ONES cars and THUNDERJETS.  55 different vehicles pictured.  accessories; etc.  tight and clean.  has been folded in half and is creased horizontally thru the center.  30.00

catalog.  1970 AURORA MODEL MOTORING in HO Scale. large format.  full color.  16 pages.  complete sets; TUFF ONES cars and THUNDERJETS.  55 different vehicles pictured.  accessories; etc.  tight and clean.  has been punched holed for 3-ring binder.  light vertical fold crease.  excellent or nicer.  great reference.  35.00

catalog.  1974 AURORA AFX RACING.  32 pages.  large format.  full color.  cars; accessories; layouts; sets; store displays; etc.  over 40 different cars pictured.  tight and clean.  some creasing.  very good.  32.00

catalog.  "AURORA XLERATORS II" 1976 Dealer Catalog. 12 pages, full color photography of the entire line. Large, magazine format. Mint. 17.50

catalog.  1973 BACHMANN Electric Trains AND Roadracing.  magazine size.  32 pages.  full  color illustrated.  6 different HO Train sets; 6 locomotives; 15 different train cars in many different road names; lots of track, accessories, Plasticville buildings etc. & N Scale sets, 9 N scale engines, 23 N scale cars, and lots of figures, cars, accessories and buildings in N scale.  Last but not least is the HO slot cars: sets, tracks, cars, accessories.  hole punched for binder.  interior is tight and clean.  overall near mint.  39.50

catalog.  1977/78 CARRERA AUTORENNBAHN Slot Car catalog.  1:32 scale.  Full color.  large format.  16 pages of cars and accessories.  dozens of different slot cards pictured.  catalog has some loose pages.  Has been hole-punched.  overall, a great reference item, but in worn condition.   scarce.  30.00

catalog.  CIRCUIT 24.  from France.  1:30 scale slot cars.  not dated but appears to be 1961 or 1962 issue.  full color photo on cover.   horizontal format.  7.5" by 4.75".  28 pages.  instructions; layouts; equipment and accessories; Porsche; Jaguar; Aston Martin; Go Kart.  b&w illustrated.  color photo on inside back cover.  tight and clean.  early and scare.  excellent or nicer.  40.00

catalog/pamphlet.  ELDON ROAD RACE ACCESSORIES.  #7-73-119.  early.  small format.  12 pages, accordion style.   fully illustrated with layouts, accessories, cars.  tight and clean.  8.00

catalog/brochure.  ELDON ROAD RACE ACCESSORIES foldout #7-73-213.  pictures 10 different cars in full color plus many accessories.  unfolds to approx. 11" by 8.5".  no flaws.  near mint to mint.  7.00

catalog.  ELDON 1966 Fall Catalogue, 8 1/2 x 11, color photos, 56 pages w/24 pages devoted to their SLOT CAR lines. Scarce catalog in near mint.  75.00

catalog.  FALLER from West Germany.  #ST/US 66.  tall thin 10 page fold out.  color.  HO scale buildings for train sets and slot car layouts.  aviation model kits.  Slot car sets (5 pictured).  HO slot car tracks and accessories.  18 different cars offered.  plus HO Auto Kits.  AMS Building kits.  tight and clean.  great reference item. excellent to near mint.  35.00

catalog.  1966 FALLER "NEW ITEMS".  US.  large format.  8 pages.  horizontal folds.  full color.  buildings; slot car street scenes; slot car accessories; 6 HO slot cars; slot car set #4008.  tight and clean.  excellent.  30.00

catalog.  1963 GILBERT TOYS.  large magazine format.  32 pages.  color photos.  fully illustrated.  tabletop hockey games; microscopes; erector sets; science and chemistry sets; 2 pages of diecast Dinky Toys; American Flyer train sets; gas powered airplanes; AND 6 pages of Auto-Rama slot car sets/cars/accessories.  Tight and clean.  excellent.  front cover shows some wear.  scarce!  49.50

catalog.  "LIONEL TOYS FOR 1965", 40 page, heavily illus. catalog. 9 pgs devoted to HO slot sets & equipment. 22 cars illus. on 1 page. Vertical fold in it, overall it is very good plus. 8" by 11".   32.00

catalog.  "LIONEL TOYS FOR 1965".   40 page.   8" by 11".   heavily illus. catalog. 9 pgs devoted to HO slot sets & equipment. 22 cars illus. on 1 page. excellent plus condition.   40.00

catalog.  1990 SCALE AUTO Ho Scale Slot Car Mail Order Catalog #9.  Redmond Washington.  b&w.  24 pages.  illustrated.  excellent  5.00

catalog.  17th Edition SCALEXTRIC INTERNATIONAL MODEL MOTOR RACING Catalog (copyright 1976).  large magazine format.  full color.  24 pages of sets; cars; accessories.  has been hole punched for 3-ring binder.  tight and clean.  excellent.  22.50

catalog/manual.  1962 STROMBECKER ROAD RACING.  32 pages plus the covers.  b&w photos.  pictures all the layouts, the accessories with photos of all the cars.  red, white and blue cover.  tight and clean.  informative.  excellent.  20.00

catalog/manual.  1963 STROMBECKER ROAD RACING.  32 pages plus the covers.  b&w photos.  pictures all the layouts, the accessories with photos of all the cars.  red, white and blue cover.  tight and clean.  informative.  excellent.  20.00

catalog.  4 page (bifold).  Canadian STROMBECKER.  1:32.  b&w photos of 13 of the vehicles, accessories, etc.  pictured are the Ski-Bob, Motorcycle with sidecar, Group 7 Special, etc. tight/clean.  10.00

catalog/brochure.  TYCO PRO2 "Operating Instructions and tuning Guide".  small format unfolds to large 12" by 12" format.  first car pictured is VEGA Funny Car.  color photo of 26 different HO Slot cars including Funny Cars.  excellent plus or nicer.  sorry sold

catalog/brochure.  TYCO PRO2 "Operating Instructions and tuning Guide".  small format unfolds to large 12" by 12" format.  first car pictured is PINTO Funny Car.  color photo of 26 different HO Slot cars including Funny Cars.  excellent plus or nicer.  sorry sold

catalog.  1965-66 TYCO.  magazine size.  16 pages, full color.  17 different HO Train sets, train engine, cars and accessories.  Slot car sets and accessories with 14 different HO slot cars pictured.  tight and clean.  excellent plus to near mint.  scarce, early catalog.  45.00

catalog.  1966-67 TYCO.  large horizontal format.  16 pages, full color.  22 different HO train sets - including the scarce and desireable TV Show PETTICOAT JUNCTION set, as well as THE DISNEYLAND SPECIAL set.  many engines, rolling stock, accessories as well.  4 different HO Slot car sets; accessories and 14 different slot cars pictured.  tight and clean.  near mint.  scarce and early catalog.  42.00

catalog.  1968-69 TYCO.  magazine format.  20 pages; full color.  12 different HO train sets; engines; rolling stock and accessories.  HO Slot car sets and accessories as well as 12 different slot cars pictured.  tight and clean. near mint to mint.  36.00

catalog.  TYCO Catalogue for 1976; their 50th Anniversary Year. Full color photo illus.; 32 pages; magazine size. Lots of train stuff; but there is 8 pages of H-O slot cars sets and accessories. 30 different cars from the "Curve-Huggers" series are illus. Very good to excellent.  25.00

catalog.  1978 TYCO.  large magazine format. 48 pages of HO Scale trains and slot cars.  sets; rolling stock; slot cars; accessories.  tight and clean.  24.00

manual.  AURORA HO MODEL MOTORING Instruction-Layout Manual.  FIRST version from 1960.  32 pages.  tight and clean.  scarce!  no flaws.  excellent to near mint.  24.00

brochure.  AURORA HO Sets 1503 & 1504 INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSEMBLY.  4 page bifold.  fully illustrated.  1960.  early and scarce.  clean.  excellent or nicer.  8.50

manual.  ELDON.  "Official Road Racing Guide and Assembly Instructions."   #7-73-208.  blue and white cover with photo of Dan Gurney.  40 pages plus covers.  photo illustrated.  informative.  tight and clean.  very good plus.  12.50

manual.   ELDON.  "Official Road Racing Guide and Assembly Instructions."   #7-73-208.  blue and white cover with photo of Dan Gurney.  40 pages plus covers.  photo illustrated.  informative.  tight and clean.  excellent plus.  15.00

manual.  ELDON.  "Official Road Racing Guide and Assembly Instructions".  #7-73-169.  orange.  32 pages plus the covers.  photo illustrated.  informative.  tight and clean.  very good plus.  10.00

manual.  ELDON.  "Official Road Racing Guide and Assembly Instructions".  #7-73-169.  orange.  32 pages plus the covers.  photo illustrated.  informative.  tight and clean.  excellent or better.  12.50

manual.  "ATLAS LAYOUT MANUAL" for HO Motoring & Racing. Pictures different layouts, w/photos of accessories & cars available.  1964, 24 pages.  24.00

manual.  "ATLAS LAYOUT MANUAL" for HO Motoring & Racing. Pictures different layouts, w/photos of accessories & cars available.  1970  blue cover, 28 pages, ex.  24.00

manual.  AURORA H-O SCALE "MODEL MOTORING" Service Manual.  1961, Layout & Service Manual for the first sets w/the infamous "Vibrator" motors. 24 pages long, w/illus. of VET & JAG racing on cover. Pictures layout, repair, dismantling instructions, accessories, and cars. Dog eared corners, used, very good plus.   25.00

manual.  AURORA H-O SCALE "MODEL MOTORING" Service Manual.  1963, for "Thunderjet 500" with the famous "Pancake Motor". Picture of STIRLING MOSS on cover. 32 pages long. Illustrates accessories and cars available, plus layout designs, and repair and set-up hints. Magazine size. Dog eared corners, used, still vg.  25.00

manual.  AURORA H-O SCALE "MODEL MOTORING" Service Manual.  1963, for "Thunderjet 500" with the famous "Pancake Motor". Picture of STIRLING MOSS on cover. 32 pages long. Illustrates accessories and cars available, plus layout designs, and repair and set-up hints. Magazine size. excellent.  30.00

instructions.  COX FORD GT.  1:24 slot racer.  4 pages b&w fully illustrated.  excellent.   sorry sold

instructions.  CHAPARRAL.  1:24 slot racer.  4 pages b&w fully illustrated.  excellent.   sorry sold

instructions.  REVELL 1965 CORVETTE STINGRAY.  1:24 slot car body kit,  2 page b&w fully illustrated instructions from kit #R-3260.  very good to excellent.  8.50

instructions.  K&B FORD GT 1:25 scale slot car with the Challenger Sidewinder Motor.  4 page, detailed, illustrated instruction pamphlet.  1960's.  excellent.  10.00

instructions.  Strombecker FERRARI BERLINETTA scale slot car.  1963.  illustrated instructions.  very good.  6.00

instructions.  original pamphlet  for the Atlas 1/24 scale LYNX slot car.  Large, fully illustrated.  excellent.  10.00

instructions.  original 6 page, fully illus. pamphlet for Eldon #9521, 1/24 B.R.M. FORMULA 1 Race Car.  This was one of the Eldon Concours series.  excellent.  10.00

instructions.  original 8 page fully illustrated booklet for the Russkit SPYDER KIT with the  Ferrari F.1/62  body and the 1962 Cooper Formula 1.  excellent.  12.00

instructions.  Original 4 page bifold, fully illustrated for the 1/24 scale Aurora K&B SEBRING CHAPARRAL #1804 racing car. Complete, very good to excellent.  Rare car - nice addition to complete yours!  15.00

magazine.  June 1962 MODEL MAKER & MODEL CARS.  published in England by Model Aeronautical Press Ltd.  lots of articles, photos and ad for model kits.  Heavy on Slot Car racing.  early!  tight and clean.  excellent.  15.00

CAR CRAFT Magazine.
A) MARCH 1962.  cover photo of Starbird's FORCASTA.  10 pages of models.  article and photos on go-kart SLOT racing. lots more.  excellent.  15.00
B) APRIL 1962, part II of article on building slot racer LANCIA FERRARI, excellent.  12.00
C) SEPT 1962, article on slot car DRAGS, exc.  15.00

CAR MODEL MAGAZINE small format.
November - December 1962.  Issue #3 CAR MODEL Magazine.  small format.  cover stories: George Barris tell how to spray Kandy Kolor; How to add price winning details concealed hinges - working lights - swivel seats; build White Thunder; track test Strombecker Road Racing Set; Big Daddy Roth's Austin-Helium.  tight and clean.  near mint to mint.  29.50
November - December 1962.  Issue #3 CAR MODEL Magazine.  small format.  cover stories: George Barris tell how to spray Kandy Kolor; How to add price winning details concealed hinges - working lights - swivel seats; build White Thunder; track test Strombecker Road Racing Set; Big Daddy Roth's Austin-Helium.  tight and clean.  corner chip in lower right of cover.  otherwise near mint.  26.50
January - February 1963.  Issue #4.  cover articles include: Build any car from scratch; Track Test AMT's Authentic Model Turnpike.  tight and clean.  near mint.  26.00
March-April 1963.  Issue #5.  Cover articles include: Big Daddy Roth presents ... a bubble top for any car; build a rare Ford Victoria; build a custom Austin Healy hardtop; track testing the Ho-scale slot racing sets; How to make an operating convertible top - dozens of photos.  tight and clean.  excellent to near mint.  early.  25.00
May-June 1963.  Issue #6.  Cover articles includes: Biggest roundup of new models; how to mix spray paints right from the can; how to build your own portable drag strip in any scale; install an operating rear window; how to build a 1:32 scale dragster; how to put in custom upholstery.  tight and clean.  excellent.  early and hard to find!  24.00
July/August 1963.  cover articles are "The New Aurora Thunderjet 500 Motor".  article pictures the new Aurora HO Slot cars.  also cover article Track Test: Scalextric.  plus all the other great articles; photos; reviews and ads.  Tight and clean. excellent plus.  21.50 
July/August 1963.  cover articles are "The New Aurora Thunderjet 500 Motor".  article pictures the new Aurora HO Slot cars.  also cover article Track Test: Scalextric.  plus all the other great articles; photos; reviews and ads.  Tight and clean. small piece of masking tape on bottom of spine; otherwise excellent plus.  18.50 
July/August 1963.  cover articles are "The New Aurora Thunderjet 500 Motor".  article pictures the new Aurora HO Slot cars.  also cover article Track Test: Scalextric.  plus all the other great articles; photos; reviews and ads.  Cover is soiled and there is piece of scotch tape on spine. interior is clean and intact.  good to very good.  15.00

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CAR MODEL Magazine.  model kits and slot cars.  tons of great articles; photos; ads.  informative.  All are in excellent or better condition, unless stated otherwise.  click the blue underlined section to view cover photo.

book/magazine.  Car Model Magazine presents REVELL PACTRA MODEL CHAMPIONS.  1964 OLR Publishing.  large magazine format.  66 pages.  cover articles:  over 100 top customs in the Revell-Pactra contest; How I built the Pegasus; wild painting tips by the National Paint Champion; photos of all Regional Winners / detailed descriptions of the car; news and winning tips on the 1964 National Custom Car Contest.  tight and clean.  near mint.  sorry sold

book.  CAR MODEL CUSTOM ANNUAL Volume 1.  1965.  O.L.R. Publishing.  large magazine format.  87 pages.  special 4 color insert.  All the Secrets of: channeling; chopping; sectioning; pain ting; styling; puttying; detailing.  The best customizing features of Car Model as picked by Rich Morgan - winner of the Revell-Testor 3rd National.  tight and clean.  chock full of photos and valuable tips.  excellent plus or nicer.  42.00

9/63.  first large size format.  very good.  18.00

10/63.  $20     *     1/64.  $20     *     3/64.  vg.  15.00     *     3/64  $20     *     5/64.  $20

6/64 - $20     *     7/64.  $20     *     12/64.  $20     *     1/65. vg.  $15     *     3/65.  $19

4/65.  minor moisture  wrinkling on top edge. excellent or nicer.  $18

4/65. vg. $15     *     5/65.  $19     *     6/65.  $19     *     7/65.  $19     *     8/65.  $19     *     9/65.  $19

10/65. very good. $15     *     10/65.  $19     *     11/65  vg cover worn  $15     *     11/65.  $19

12/65.  Christmas issue.  $19     *     1/66.  $18     *     2/66.  $18     *     3/66.  $18

4/66.  minor moisture damage in  upper right corner. exc.  $15     *     5/66.  $18

5/66.  vg+  $15     *     6/66.  $18     *     7/66.  $18     *     8/66.  $18

9/16. very faint moisture damage  to back cover.  $15     *     9/66.  $18     *     10/66.  $18

11/66.  $17     *     11/66.  near mint.  $18     *     12/66.  $17     *     12/66.  near mint.  $18

1/67.  $18     *     2/67.  $18     *     3/67.  $18     *     4/67.  $18     *     5/67 vg $15     *     5/67.  $18

6/67.  $18     *     7/67 - $18     *     8/67 vg - $15     *     8/67.  $18     *     9/67.  $18     *     10/67.  $18

11/67.  $18     *     12/67.  $18     *     1/68.   $17     *     2/68 - $17     *     3/68 vg $15

4/68.  very good plus.  $15     *     5/68.  very good.  cover split at spine. $14

6/68 - vg+ sorry sold     *     7/68.  very good plus.  $15     *     7/68.  $17     *     8/68.  very good plus.  $15

8/68.  $17     *     9/68.  $17     *     10/68.  $17     *     11/68 - $17     *     12/68 - $17

12/69 - $17     *     4/70 - $17     *     6/70 - $17

7/70 - $17     *     8/70 - $17     *     9/70 - $17     *     11/70 - $17     *     12/70 very good $15

1/71 - $16     *     1/71 - vg/ex $14     *     2/71 - $16     *     3/71 - $16     *     4/71 - $16     *     5/71 - $16

6/71 - $16     *     7/71 - $16     *     8/71 - $16     *     9/71 - $16     *     10/71 - $16     *     11/71 - $16

12/71 - $16     *     2/72 - $16     *     3/72 - $16     *     4/72 - $16     *     4/72 gd/vg $14

5/72 - $16     *     6/72 - $16     *     7/72 - $16     *     8/72 - $16     *     8/72 vg+ $15

9/72 vg cover faded $12     *     9/72 - $15     *     10/72 loose tattered cover.  $12.50

12/72 - $16     *     2/73 - $15     *     2/73 vg+ $15     *     4/73 - $15     *     9/73 - $15

10/73 - $15     *     11-12/73  $15     *     2/74 - $15     *     3/74 - $15     *     4/74 - $15

5/74 - $15

MECCANO MAGAZINE-The Model World at Your Fingertips. Large format from England, approx. 58 pages per issue. Tons of photos & ads on Dinky Toys, modeling, real life racing, trains, Meccano Construction Sets & SLOT RACING! Many ads for Minic, Triang, Scalextric, VIP, Aurora, Playcraft, AMT, etc, & articles. All exc/nm, unless stated otherwise.
10/64- 1 full page ad and 4 misc. ads. 5.00
3/65- 1 full page ad for MINIC. 5.00
9/65 -article on PITMAN race accessories, 12 page pull-out "Racing Supplement", lotsa good info. 15.00
10/65- article on setting up GRAND PRIX event, 1 full page ad. 7.00
11/65- blurb on SRM's new "B" set, art. on SCALEXTRIC at the National Model Show, 2 full page ads. 8.00
12/65- 3 full page ads, 1/2 page ad. 7.00
3/66- pictures from the assembly line at SCALEXTRIC, 2 full ads 7.00
6/66- cover has artist rendering of MINIC's CRIME PATROL! Set, art. on modifying SCALEXTRIC 2 lane layouts into 6 and 8 lane layouts, art. on MINIC's GOLDEN 500 CUP set, 1 full page ad. 10.00
7/66- article on Scalextric PIT STOP, 2 full page ads. 7.00
8/66- article on "Souping Up" commercial racers, 2 full ads. 7.00
9/66- article on "Scratch Building", art. on "LS 1/24 FORD GT KIT", art. on Scalextric "Hill Climbing", 1 full page ad. 7.00
10/66- 3 full page ads, plus 26 page "SLOT SCENE" supplement. Tons of great info and photos. 18.00
11/66- article on Minic "Heliport International" for slot sets, art. on Scalextric new hot "Mk. IV rewound" motors, art. on "Scratch Building", art. on AURORA MODEL MOTORING's battery operated H-O sets, 4 full page ads. 10.00
12/66- art. on MINIC's "Frontier Post Rally Set", art. on scratch building, art. on SCALEXTRIC Accessories, 2 full page ads, 1/2 page ad, and a color cover. 7.00
7/67- art. on building SCALEXTIC Lotus, couple ads. 6.50
1/68 art. on STOCK CAR Slots. 8.50
8/68- blurb on COX 1/24 Ferrari, full page ad for RIKO.  sorry sold
12/68- art. on building a RIKO slot car. 8.50
1/69- art. on building a "hot" racer from a RIKO Ford Escort Twin Cam, blurb on MATCHBOX "Motorway". 6.00
2/69- art. on Slot Car modifications. 6.00
5/69- art. on new "side-hinged" chassis design on RIKO's 1/32, full page ad for RIKO. 8.50
1/70- art. on TRIANG's new horse racing set "Jump Jockey". 8.50

MINIS INTERNATIONAL Issue #2.  "The scale model car magazine".  1979.  articles in English but printed in France by Adepte.  cover article: collector's miniatures; slot racing; radio control cars.  5 page photo illustrated article on Tootsietoys.  5 page report with photos on Monte Carlo.  photo article on 1:24 scale.  photo article on TSR slotless racing.  many photos and ads.  diecast; model kits; white metal; slot cars; RC.  large format.  informative.  scarce.  tight and clean.  excellent.  20.00

July 1969 MODEL CARS Magazine incorporating Miniature Auto.  United Kingdom.  lots of slot cars as well as diecast and model kits.  tight and clean.  near mint.  14.00

March 1971 MODEL CARS Magazine incorporating Miniature Auto.  United Kingdom.  lots of slot cars as well as diecast and model kits.  tight and clean.  near mint.  14.00

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"MODEL CAR SCIENCE" Magazine. Glossy color covers, 55-75 pgs per issue, filled w/photos & text. Issues after 1968, incorporated "MODEL CAR & TRACK". Covers all scales of slots, & car models in general.  priced as marked.  all unpriced issues are $12.50 per issue

April 1963 Volume 1 Issue #1.  excellent.  $50

April 1963 Volume 1 Issue #1.  excellent plus to near mint.  $55

June 1963 Issue #2 loose covers. very good.  $25.00

August 1963 Issue #3. excellent.  $30

August 1963 Model Car Science. volume 1 issue #3. color cover "How to Make Top Models".  great articles and ads.  tight and clean.  minor wear to cover.  very good plus or better.  $27

9/63 ex $24     *     10/63.  nm. $24

11/63.  Monogram's BIG DEUCE.  near mint.  $24

12/63 Christmas Buyers Guide.  ex $29

1/64 vg $18     *     1/64 ex $20     *      2/64 ex $20     *      3/64 vg/ex $20     *     4/64.  ex+.  $20

5/64.  vg/ex.  $18     *     5/64.  ex+.  $20     *     6/64. ex.  $20     *     7/64.  vg.  $17     *     7/64.  exc

8/64 ex $20     *     9/64 ex $20

October 1964  Model Car Science.  cover articles: Model Building Contest; custom building; first reports on new kits; How to make SHOW & GO hot rods; Table Top Racing; Monogram roars into Slot Racing; build a Daredevil Jump for your track.  plus lots more.  very good.  18.00

November 1964 Model Car Science Magazine.  excellent.   $20

December 1964 MODEL CAR SCIENCE Magazine.  Christmas Buyer's Guide.  60 pages.  model kits, slot cars, slot car sets.  Great cover photo of kits and slots.  lots of great ads.  tight and clean.  light corner crease in lower right corner of cover.  overall excellent to near mint.  25.00

1/65 ex/torn back cover $14     *     1/65.  nm.  $20     *     2/65 ex $20

April 1965 Model Car Science.  color cover photo of HERMAN MUNSTER.  cover articles: customizing the Deuce; Monsters & Models - George Barris Visits the Munsters; Slot Racing - motorizing AMT'S Indy Car; designing an H.O. Super Circuit; super tuning kit cars.  a photo on cover of HERMAN MUNSTER holding the AMT Munsters built-up kit.  plus lots more.  excellent.  25.00

5/65.  vg/ex.  $16     *     5/65.  nm.  $20     *     6/65.  nm.  $20     *     7/65.  ex+.  $20

8/65.  ex.  $18     *     October 1965  near mint.  $20     *     October 1965  very good.  $15

November 1965 Model Car Science.  cover articles: how to pick the right racing gear; twisting the Tiger's Tail - winning variations on the Monogram Slot Racer; the Pros tell their secrets on Striping, lettering and decals.  plus lots more.  excellent.  14.00

2/66.  exc.  $18     *     3/66.  nm. $18     *     5/66.  exc.  $18     *     6/66 ex/nm.  $18

3/67.  nm.  $18     *     3/67.  vg.  $15     *     *

April 1967 Model Car Science.  THE MONKEES.  excellent.  $30.00

7/67.  exc  $18

February 1968 MODEL CAR & SCIENCE magazine incorporating Model Car and Track. Monogram Boot Hill Express; Estes rocketry; painting for prizes; detailing the World War I dogfighters; MPC 1/20 scale CORVETTE; slot car jalopies; Surtees Lola T-70 MKII; soldering slot car chassis; slot car motor comparison; building slot car chassis; and lots more. Filled with approximately 70 pages of photos, ads, and articles on plastic model kit building and slot car racing. Issue is complete, tight and clean. Has Subscription label in lower left.  overall excellent or better.  14.00

February 1968 MODEL CAR & SCIENCE magazine incorporating Model Car and Track. Monogram Boot Hill Express; Estes rocketry; painting for prizes; detailing the World War I dogfighters; MPC 1/20 scale CORVETTE; slot car jalopies; Surtees Lola T-70 MKII; soldering slot car chassis; slot car motor comparison; building slot car chassis; and lots more. missing back cover.  water damaged.  wrinkled.  contents complete.  strictly for reading and as a filler copy.  4.00

3/68 vg $14     *     4/68 vg $14     *     6/68 vg $14     *     7/68 ex $14     *     9/68  vg  $14

2/69 ex $13     *     5/69 ex $13     *     9/69 vg $13     *     10/69 ex $13     *     11/69 vg/ex $13

1/70 nm  $12.50     *     3/70 ex  $12.50     *      4/70 ex $12.50     *     5/70 ex   $12.50

6/70 ex  $12.50     *     7/70 ex $12.50     *     8/70 ex $12.50     *     9/70 ex $12.50

10/70 ex $12.50     *     12/70 nm $12.50     *     1/71  very good $11     *     2/71 ex $12.50

3/71 ex $12.50     *     4/71 ex $12.50     *     5/71 corner damage.  good plus $8

6/71 good plus to vg.  $9     *     7/71 ex $12.50     *     8/71 nm $12.50     *     9/71 nm $12.50

10/71 ex $12.50     *     11/71 ex $12.50     *     12/71 ex $12.50     *     1/72 ex $12.50

2/72 good $9     *     2/72 ex $12.50     *     3/72 ex $12.50     *     5/72 ex $12.50

6/72 ex $12.50     *     7/72 ex $12.50

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"MODEL CARS ILLUSTRATED". Large format mag, color covers, approx. 67 pages. A hard to find publication that deals with models & slots.
11/63, Volume 1, Issue #1, excellent. RARE 1st issue.  45.00
4/64, Issue #3. Very good,  split at spine. Interior is excellent.  30.00
11/64. Coverless copy. Still filled w/tons of info.   10.00

Nov/Dec 1986.  ON TRACK "the magazine for Slot Car Racing Enthusiasts".  48 pages.  excellent.  5.00

POPULAR MECHANICS.  Jan. 1968.  has photo illustrated article "Tips To Tuning A Winning Slot Car".  Magazine is complete.  tight and clean.  spine intact.  no subscription label.   excellent plus or nicer.  12.50

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"ROD & CUSTOM" Cars & Models Magazine.  1960s, full color glossy covers. 80 plus pages in each issue. Tons of photos and articles. Lots of real 1:1 scale, lotta modeling info and articles and photos on slots. Color centerfold in each issue from 1963 until October of 1965.

September 1964.  Scratchbuilt Bugatti Type 35B; how to detail clear plastic bodies; Turin Italy Model car show; L.M. Cox; build a super stock for drags; AMT Cobra; Pet Stop Dragmaster.  tight and clean.  excellent or better.  18.00

December 1964.  Here comes the Strombecker Midgets; paint with an air brush; four wheel drive for racing; how to hand letter your models; Revell 2nd National Contest Winner; HO hop up; new Monogram's 904 Porsche-King Cobra; completion of the Wild Willys pickup. tight and clean.  excellent or better.  18.00

Feb. 1965 Rod & Custom.  cover stories: Restyling Honda and Yamaha; Carbs for performance; Modified Monogram King Cobra; revolutionary Slot Cars by Cox.  lots more.  very good to excellent.  16.50

March 1965 Rod & Custom Models magazine.  exc.  15.00

April 1965 issue.  86 pages filled with GREAT stuff. This issue has a great photo illustrated article on THE MUNSTERS Car from the famous TV Series. Also photos and article on the cars used the GREAT RACE Warner Bros. Movie. Article on building 1/24 Revell FERRARI GTO; article on souping up slot car motors; article on detailing out model kit wheels; article on building a DREAM HO Track; and lots more. 25 cents inked on cover in upper left.. Overall in excellent plus condition.  25.00

April 1965 issue.  86 pages filled with GREAT stuff. This issue has a great photo illustrated article on THE MUNSTERS Car from the famous TV Series. Also photos and article on the cars used the GREAT RACE Warner Bros. Movie. Article on building 1/24 Revell FERRARI GTO; article on souping up slot car motors; article on detailing out model kit wheels; article on building a DREAM HO Track; and lots more. interior is tight and clean.  cover is poor.  12.00

7/65 exc. 15.00     *     10/65 vg. 14.00     *     11/65 gd/vg. 12.00     *     2/66 vg/ex. 14.00

3/66 vg. 14.00     *     5/66 vg. 14.00     *     7/66  vg/ex. 14.00

11/66 exc. 14.00     *     12/66 exc. 12.50


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Vintage 1960s Slotcars

Slot car

Modern commercially made slot cars and track. Ninco, 1:32 scale.

A slot car or slotcar is a powered miniature auto or other vehicle that is guided by a groove or slot in the track on which it runs.[1][2] A pin or blade extends from the bottom of the car into the slot. Though some slot cars are used to model highway traffic on scenic layouts,[3] the great majority are used in the competitive hobby of slot car racing or slot racing.

Description[edit]

Slot cars are usually models of actual automobiles, though some have bodies purpose-designed for miniature racing. Most enthusiasts use commercially available slot cars (often modified for better performance), others motorize static models, and some "scratch-build", creating their own mechanisms and bodies from basic parts and materials.

Drivers generally use a hand-held controller to regulate a low-voltage electric motor hidden within the car. Traditionally, each car runs on a separate lane with its own guide-slot (though recently developed digital technology can allow cars to share and change lanes). The challenge in racing slot cars comes in taking curves and other obstacles as fast as possible without causing the car to lose its grip and spin sideways, or to 'deslot', leaving the track altogether.

Some enthusiasts, much as in model railroading, build elaborate tracks, sculpted to have the appearance of a real-life racecourse, including miniature buildings, trees and people. Hobbyists whose main goal is competition often prefer a track unobstructed by scenery.

Model motorcycles, trucks and other vehicles that use the guide-slot system are also generally included under the loose classification of "slot car."

How it works[edit]

Typical electrical circuit of a 1:24 or 1:32 slot car track.

The diagram at right shows the wiring of a typical 1:24 or 1:32 slot car setup. Power for the car's motor is carried by metal strips next to the slot, and is picked up by contacts alongside the guide flag (a swiveling blade) under the front of the slot car. The voltage is varied by a resistor in the hand controller. This is a basic circuit, and optional features such as braking elements or electronic control devices are not shown. Likewise, the car's frame or chassis has been omitted for clarity.

HO slot cars work on a similar principle, but the current is carried by thin metal rails that project barely above the track surface and are set farther out from the slot. The car's electrical contacts, called "pickup shoes", are generally fixed directly to the chassis, and a round guide pin is often used instead of a swiveling flag.

Today, in all scales, traction magnets are sometimes used to provide downforce to help hold the car to the track at higher speeds, though some enthusiasts believe magnet-free racing provides greater challenge and enjoyment and allows the back of the car to slide or "drift" outward for visual realism.

Common slot car scales[edit]

Models of the Ford GT, in 1:24, 1:32 and nominal HO scales. The 1960s-era HO model has been widened to accept the mechanism.

There are three common slotcar scales (sizes): 1:24 scale, 1:32 scale, and so-called HO size (1:87 to 1:64 scale). These are also commonly written as 1/24, 1/32, 1/87 and 1/64. Usual pronunciation is "one twenty-fourth", "one thirty-second", and so on, but sometimes "one to twenty-four", "one to thirty-two".

  • 1:24 scale cars are built so that one unit of length (such as an inch or millimetre) on the model equals 24 units on the actual car. Thus, a model of a Jaguar XK-E (185 inches or 4.7 m overall length) would be 7.7 inches (20 cm) long in 1:24 scale. 1:24 cars require a course so large as to be impractical for many home enthusiasts, so most serious 1:24 racing is done at commercial or club tracks.
  • 1:32 scale cars are smaller and more suited to home-sized race courses, but they are also widely raced on commercial tracks, in hobby shops or in clubs. This scale is the most popular in Europe, and is equivalent to the old #1 gauge (or "standard size") of toy trains. A Jaguar XK-E would be about 5.8 inches (15 cm) in 1:32 scale.
  • HO-sized cars vary in scale. Because they were marketed as model railroad accessories, the original small slot cars of the early 1960s very roughly approximated either American and European HO scale (1:87) or British OO scale (1:76). As racing in this size evolved, the cars were enlarged to take more powerful motors, and today they are often 1:64 or larger in scale; but they still run on track of approximately the same width, and are generically referred to as HO slot cars. They are usually not accurate scale models, since the proportions of the tiny bodies must often be stretched to accommodate a standard motor and mechanism. The E-Jaguar scales out to 2.1 inches (5.3 cm) long in 1:87 and 2.9 inches (7.4 cm) in 1:64). Although there is HO racing on commercial and shop-tracks, probably most HO racing occurs on home racetracks.

In addition to the major scales, slot cars have been commercially produced in 1:48 scale and 1:43 scale, corresponding to O gauge model trains. 1:48 cars were promoted briefly in the 1960s, and 1:43 slot car sets are generally marketed today (2007) as children's toys. So far, there is little organized competition in 1:43, but the scale is gaining some acceptance among adult hobbyists for its affordability and moderate space requirements. The E-Jaguar would be 4.3 inches (11 cm) long in 1:43.

History[edit]

The earliest known commercial slotcars (Lionel Corp., 1912). They appeared on the cover of the 1913 and 1914 Lionel catalogues.[4]

The first commercial slot cars were made by Lionel (USA) and appeared in their catalogues from 1912,[5] drawing power from a toy train rail sunk in a trough or wide slot between the rails.[4] They were surprisingly similar to modern slot cars, but independent speed control was available only as an optional extra. Production was discontinued after 1915. Sporadically over the next forty years, several other electrically powered commercial products came and went.[6] Although a patent was registered as far back as March 1936 for a slot car,[7] until the late 1950s, nearly all powered toy vehicles were guided by raised rails, either at the wheels (railroad-style), or at the lane center, or edge.

By the late 1930s, serious craftsmen/hobbyists were racing relatively large (1:16 to 1:18 scale) model cars, powered by small internal combustion engines,[8] originally with spark-ignition, later with glow plug engines. For guidance, the cars were clamped to a single center rail, or tethered from the center of a circular track, then they were started and let go for timed runs. There was no driver control of either the speed or steering, so "gas car" racing was largely a mechanic's hobby.[1][9] In the 1940s hobbyists in Britain began to experiment with controllable electric cars using handbuilt motors,[10] and in the 1950s using the small model train motors that had become available.[11] In 1954, the Southport Model Engineering Society in the U.K. was challenged by a patent-holder for using rail-guided gas-car exhibitions to raise funds,[12] so, as a replacement, the members constructed an electric racecourse, a groundbreaking six-lane layout nearly 60 feet long, for 1:32 rail-guided cars, which is widely considered to be the progenitor of electric rail- and slot-racing. In 1955–1956, several clubs in the U.K. and U.S., inspired by the Southport layout,[13] were also racing electric cars guided by center rails, and soon after, by slots in the track surface.[14] The term "slot car" was coined to differentiate these from the earlier "rail cars".[15] As the member-built club layouts proliferated, the relative advantages of rail and slot were debated for several years, but the obtrusive appearance of the rails and their blocking of the car's rear wheels when sliding through corners were powerful disadvantages.[16] New clubs increasingly chose the slot system. By 1963, even the pioneer rail-racing clubs had begun to switch to slots.[17]

Very early Scalextric slot car models in 1:30 scale, circa 1957. These metal-bodied racers were electrified versions of Scalex clockwork cars, and are among the first commercially offered slot cars of the modern era. They represent the Maserati 250F(left) and the Ferrari 375Grand Prix cars.

In 1957, Minimodels (UK) converted its Scalex 1:30 (later, 1:32) clockwork racers to electricity, creating the famous Scalextric line of slot-guided models,[18] and Victory Industries (UK) introduced the VIP line,[19][20] both companies eventually using the new plastic-molding technologies to provide controllable slot racers with authentic bodies in 1:32 scale for the mass market. Both lines included versatile sectional track for the home racer - or the home motorist; VIP produced sports cars and accessories slanted toward a "model roadways" theme,[21] while Scalextric more successfully focused on Grand Prix racing.[22]

As Scalextric became an instant hit, American hobbyists and manufacturers were adapting 1:24 car models to slots,[23] and British-American engineer Derek Brand developed a tiny vibrator motor small enough to power model cars roughly in scale with HO and OO electric trains. In 1959, Playcraft division of Mettoy produced these in the UK, and a year later, Aurora Plastics Corp. released HO vibrator sets with huge success in the USA. The tiny cars fascinated the public, and their cost and space requirements were better suited to the average consumer than the larger scales. In only a year or two, Scalextric's 1:32 cars and Aurora's "Model Motoring" HO line had set off the "slot car craze" of the 1960s.[24]

An Aurora "Thunderjet-500" HO chassis and motor, 1963-1971.

The slot car craze was largely a US phenomenon,[25] but, commercially, it was a huge one. In 1963, after a million and a half[24] had been produced, Aurora replaced the trouble-prone vibrator cars with an innovative flat-commutator ("pancake") motor,[26] also created by Brand, and what is probably the best-selling slot car in history, the Aurora Thunderjet-500 was born. Faller (Germany) produced it for sale in Europe, and competing companies tried in vain to match the speed and reliability of Brand's design. The Thunderjets and their improved versions, the AFX, sold in the tens of millions,[27] completely dominating the HO market for almost a decade, until challenged by the Tyco cars in the early 1970s.[24]

By the late 1970s the slot car boom was well over, the model train tie-ins and miniature motoring concepts largely forgotten, and the market returned to the more serious racing hobbyist, with local and national racing organizations evolving to set standards and rules for different classes of competition. Technological innovation brought much higher speeds in all scales, with faster motors, better tires, and traction magnets to hold the cars down in curves, though some of the 1960s enthusiasts thought that slot racing had become too specialized for the casual hobbyist, and fondly remembered the more primitive cars of their youth as not so fast, but more fun.[citation needed]

In the 1990s, computer design and methods of printing on 3-D objects helped create much more detailed and authentic models than the simple shapes and rudimentary graphics of the slot car boom. In addition, newly manufactured replicas of Aurora's HO slot cars of the 1960s and 1970s appeared on the market and consumers gained the option of racing either the modern high-tech wondercars or the more basic designs of an earlier time. In 2004, the Digital Command Control (DCC) systems, which had revolutionized model railroading in the 1990s, began to appear in 1:32 slot cars, offering the ability to race multiple cars per lane with more realistic passing.

In 2012, Hong Kong Chinese inventor Mak Wing Kwong introduced the "Dynamic Motion Express" slot car system. The DMX track has a series of parallel slots, allowing drivers to choose lanes on the inside, middle or outside of the raceway, passing or blocking other racers. DMXslot cars have a rotating mechanism underneath each car with four pins that retract and protrude as the driver commands the car to move left or right. The car disengages its pin with one lane’s slot, moves to one side or the other, and reinserts a pin in the new lane’s slot.[28]

Related systems and developments[edit]

Digital track (SCX, 1995). Digital technology allows cars to change lanes at crossing points and passing-lane sections.

A number of technological developments have been tried over the years to overcome the traditional slot car's limitations. Most lasted only a few years, and are now merely historical curiosities.

Around 1962, AMT's Turnpike system (USA) used multiple electrical pickups within the slot to allow drivers to control, to a limited extent, the steering of special 1:25 cars.

In the late 1960s the Arnold Minimobil system (Germany), also marketed as the Matchbox Motorway (UK), used a long hidden coil, powered by track-side motors, to move die-cast or plastic cars down the track via a slot and detachable pin. Cars in different lanes could race, but cars in the same lane moved at the same speed, separated by a fixed distance.

Also in the 1960s Eldon Industries, Inc. produced 1/32 scale slot cars and sets with a very modern lane change system for analogue cars branded Selectronc that used lane change sections with a dedicated lane change controller. The cars and transformer used diodes to separate the control signals from the hand controllers that allowed for both cars to run independently in the same lane.

In the mid and late 1970s several manufacturers including Aurora, Lionel and Ideal (USA) introduced slotless racing systems that theoretically allowed cars to pass one another from the same lane. Most used a system of multiple power rails that allowed one car to speed up momentarily and move to the outside to pass. Though briefly successful as toy products, none of these systems worked well enough to be taken up by serious hobbyists.[24]

In 2004, a number of traditional slot car manufacturers introduced digital control systems, which enable multiple cars to run in the same lane and to change lanes at certain points on the course. Digitally coded signals sent along the power strips allow each car to respond only to its own controller.[29]

In addition, imaginative manufacturers have used the slot track system to allow the racing of a variety of unusual things, including motorcycles,[1] boats,[30] airplanes,[31] spacecraft,[31] horses,[1] fictional and cartoon vehicles,[24] snowmobiles,[24] and futuristic railroad trains.[32]

Slot car tracks[edit]

Plastic track created for charity event

The first sectional slot tracks from Scalextric and VIP were molded rubber and folded metal, respectively, but modern slot tracks fall into two main categories: plastic tracks and routed tracks.

Plastic tracks are made from the molded plastic commercial track sections. Sectional track is inexpensive and easy to assemble, and the design of the course can be easily changed. The joints between the sections, however, make a rough running surface, prompting the derisive term "clickety-clack track". The many electrical connections cause voltage drop and contribute to more frequent electrical problems. For a permanent setup, the joints can be filled and smoothed, and the power rails soldered together or even replaced with continuous strips, but the surface is seldom as smooth as a good routed track.

Routed tracks have the entire racecourse made from one or a few pieces of sheet material (traditionally chipboard or MDF, but sometimes polymer materials) with the guide-slots and the grooves for the power strips cut directly into the base material using a router or CNC machining. This provides a smooth and consistent surface, which is generally preferred for serious competition.

Electrical equipment[edit]

Types of Slot Car Controllers(L to R, from top)
  • Telegraph Key
  • Thumb button
  • Wheel or Dial Rheostat
  • Carbon Disc Plunger
  • Rheostat Plunger
  • Full-Grip Style
  • Pistolgrip Rheosta
  • Electronic Controller

Power for most slot car tracks comes from a power pack. Power packs contain a transformer, which reduces high voltage house current to a safe 12 to 20V, depending on car type) and usually a rectifier, which changes AC to DC, for cooler running and simpler motors. High-capacity lead-acid batteries are sometimes used for hobby slot cars. Toy race sets may use dry cell batteries at 3 to 6 volts.

Controllers ("throttles") vary car speed by modulating the voltage from the power pack. They are usually hand-held and attached by wires to the track. Besides speed control, modern racing controllers usually feature an adjustable "brake", "coast", and "dial-out". Braking works by temporarily connecting the rails together by a switch (or via a resistor for reduced braking); this converts the car's motor into a generator, and the magnetic forces that turned the motor are now slowing it down. Coast allows a certain amount of power to continue to the track after the driver has "let-off" (which would otherwise cut all power to the car). A dial-out allows the driver to limit the maximum power that can reach the car.

The early rail-car tracks used telegraph keys, model-train rheostats and other improvised means to control car speed. The first commercial race sets (1957) used handheld controllers with a thumb-button; like the telegraph key, these were either on or off, requiring the driver to "blip" the throttle for intermediate speeds. Later versions had an intermediate speed, and one late version used a buzzer mechanism to provide full-range speed control.

From 1959 to about 1965, most HO slot sets had a table-mounted controller with a miniature steering wheel or simple dial-knob operating a rheostat (variable resistor), which gave precise control throughout the car's speed range. This type could be left on a particular speed setting, making it very suitable for model highway layouts, but they were awkward for racing. Around 1960, handheld rheostats began to appear. Most early examples had vertical, thumb-operated plungers with the rheostat in the grip. Aurora had a plunger design in which a stack of carbon/silicon discs replaced the rheostat. Less common styles included a horizontal thumb-plunger and a full-grip squeeze controller. In 1965, Russkit introduced the trigger-operated pistol grip controller. The pistol grip quickly became the standard rheostat-controller style both for race sets and serious hobbyists, and has remained so to the present day. Control is by the index finger, and the heat-generating rheostat is above the grip for comfort and effective ventilation.

For good response, rheostats must be matched to the particular cars involved. To race different classes of cars, several controllers with different resistance ratings are often required. In the 1970s, electronic additions to the rheostat controllers became popular, which allowed them to be tuned to the particular car being raced. Some modern electronic controllers dispense with the rheostat altogether, and can be used for all classes and types of car. Digital slot cars generally use a controller that is trigger operated, though the rheostat housing is replaced by a slim bulge containing the electronics.

On most tracks, a driver will plug or clip his personal controller to his lane's "driver's station", which has wired connections to the power source and track rails. Modern controllers usually require three connections - one to the power terminal of the driver's station (customarily white), one to the brake terminal (red), and one to the track terminal (black). Conventional slot car tracks are wired in one of two ways: with the power terminal connected to the power source positive and the brake terminal negative (called "positive gate"), or the other way around ("negative gate"). Resistance type controllers can be used with either positive or negative track wiring, most electronic controllers can only be used with one or the other, although a few electronic controllers feature a switch that adapts them for either gate configuration.

Competition[edit]

Slot car racing ranges from casual get-togethers at home tracks, using whatever cars the host makes available, to very serious competitions in which contestants painstakingly build or modify their own cars for maximum performance and compete in a series of races culminating in national and world championships. For information on types of formal competition, racing organizations, standards, etc., see slot car racing.

See also[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Chang, Dave (2007). The Slot Car Handbook (1 ed.). The Crowood Press. ISBN .
  • Clark, John A. (1995). Aurora Ho Slot Car Identification & Price Guide (1 ed.). L W Publishing & Book Sales. ISBN .
  • Drackett, Phil (1968). Slot Car Racing (1 ed.). London: Souvenir Press.
  • Gee, Kenneth (1965). Your Book of Model Car Racing (1 ed.). London: Faber & Faber Ltd.
  • Hall, Prentice (1967). The Complete Handbook of Model Car Racing (1 ed.). New Jersey: Prentice Hall Inc.
  • Laidlaw-Dickson, D.J. (1965). Electric Model Car Racing (1 ed.). London: Museum Press Ltd.
  • Laidlaw-Dickson, D.J. (1959). Model Car Rail Racing (1 ed.). Watford: Model Aeronautical Press Ltd.
  • Plecan, Paul (1965). Paul Plecan's Model Car Handbook (1 ed.). New York: Fawcett Publications.
  • Schleicher, Robert (1967). Model Road Racing Handbook (1 ed.). New Jersey: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
  • Stambler, Irwin (1967). A Guide to Model Car Racing (1 ed.). New York: W.W Norton & Co Inc.
  • Timothy, John K (1994). The Collector's Quick Reference Series - Volume 1 Aurora Vib's and T-Jets (1 ed.). What It Is Pub. ISBN .

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